The 7 Best Places For Dessert In Chicago

If a picture’s worth a thousand calories then you’re about to undo your whole diet just by looking at this list of the seven best places for dessert in Chicago.

We scoured the Windy City in search of sweet, scrumptious desserts that deliver both on flavour and in looks. These are the desserts that are impossible not to at least upload to an Insta Story, but we’re pretty sure you’ll love them so much you might devour them before you even have the chance to take out your phone.

Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or not, you’re absolutely going to find yourself craving these sweet treats. Get ready to treat yourself to the seven best places for dessert in Chicago.

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1. BomboBar

If you’ve ever thought that what a nice cup of hot chocolate needed was an entire ice cream sundae on top, then BomboBar has got you covered. The Hotter Chocolates here are so over the top that they’re almost too beautiful to be true. Extravagant toppings include Pop-Tarts, white chocolate-dipped rice krispie treat, sour rainbow belts, and lots of creamy drizzle. It’d be a shame not to share this with your Insta followers.

Best Places for Dessert in Chicago

2. Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

While the gravy and biscuits at Bang Bang are pretty legendary, it’s the desserts that we’re after. Locals line up just to get a taste of the delectably sweet goodness that are the pies here. Flavours rotate seasonally and range from key lime and blackberry buttermilk to pink lemonade, strawberry Rhubarb and brown butter coconut. We’re not drooling, you are.

Tastiest Dessert in Chicago

3. Mindy’s HotChocolate Bakery

Skip the main course and head straight to this Bucktown restaurant and dessert bar. At Mindy’s HotChocolate, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of well-crafted dishes, but plenty of people head here just for the dessert. Order from the dessert menu, which features plates such as sweet, gooey bread pudding and cheesecake. Or, stick with the fan favourite and choose from a variety of hot chocolates. Boozy, Mexican, dark, or medium – they’re all mouthwatering and delicious.

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4. Sweet Mandy B’s

Breakfast bites and old fashioned desserts are what Sweet Mandy B’s is known for, making it easily one of the best places for dessert in Chicago. If you’ve got a sweet tooth then this place is going to feel like heaven. Whether you’re indulging in a peanut butter rice krispie bar, banana pudding, or sticking with one of their famous cupcakes, your taste buds will be taken for a sugar-filled journey. It’s worth noting that if you’re in Chicago for a special occasion, this is also one of the best places to order a cake.

Chicago Dessert

5. Stan’s Donuts

While most people might not consider a donut a real dessert, it’s possible that they haven’t experienced the sugary goodness that is a Stan’s donut. With numerous locations all over the city, you’re never too far from one of the best places for dessert in Chicago here. Just imagine ending a meal with a delightful cookie butter-filled Biscoff Pocket or even a birthday cake flavoured donut. There’s no way you’ll be able to have just one.

6. Margie’s Candies

While you’re searching for the best places for dessert in Chicago, it’s likely that you’ve come across numerous freak shakes and other large dishes. However, nobody does massive desserts quite like Margie’s Candies. Here, they’re famous for being home to the world’s largest ice cream sundae. It serves enough to share, but it’s so delicious that you’ll probably want to order one just for yourself.

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7. Rainbow Cone

We’ve saved one of the best for last. If you’re travelling to Chicago, then you absolutely have to take time out to try one of Chicago’s most Instagrammed desserts. The famous rainbow cone features five different flavours all piled on top of each other. Bite into orange sherbert, pistachio, Palmer House, strawberry, and chocolate. If you’re not in the mood for something so extravagant, order one of their shakes, sundaes, or splits.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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