Sarah's Pastries & Candies
70 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-6223Add Hours
12/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I absolutely love this place. I walk there every morning and I am always greeted by name and with big smiles. The staff is so friendly and accomodating, I have never had a request they didnt fulfill. I got a beautiful cake for my dads 90th birthday and the party of 100 ppl went crazy for not only the taste but the gorgeous decorations. I highly recommend this place for everything from coffee to chocolate,to birthday cakes. This is a can't miss shop.
04/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After travelling over two hours to visit this pastry shop, I was so disappointed by the quality of baked goods. The Chocolate cupcake was dry and the fruit slice was underbaked and not no fruit flavor. I was standing beside the cash register to pay and an sales person asked if I would like her to hold my chocolate, when I said , ""No thank you"", she said, ""It will melt"" in a very rude tone and turned her back.
We tried to return the baked goods after one bite and were told that everyone else liked them and maybe we were not familiar with the taste. My friend and I are Pastry chefs!.
I will never return here.
03/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
While we simply experienced the coffee and warmth of this wonderful little candy store, we were simply overwhelmed with the direct friendliness and small-town hospitality of Sarah and her staff, whom personally came out and talked with us about her establishment. Their graciousness and hospitality were overwhelming, offering the warth of her store while we awaited the opeing for which we were town. Based simply on her hospitality, and the appealing appearance coupled with the mouth-watering aromas from her many displayed products, I will certainly include this store on my itinerary on future trips into the city and will certainly recommend her products to my friends here in LaSalle and Grundy counties.
07/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
A wonderful shop: forget cakes made from your local chain grocery store. Sarah's has cakes ready to take home, while also providing a call ahead service where you can custom order your cake. You can get everything personalized, even something you just purchased. The cookies, pastries, candy, and cupcakes are also to die for. You HAVE to taste the buttercream frosting.
11/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I absolutely adore Sarah's Pastries & Candies. Whenever I am in the area I make a special trip to Sarah's for one of her amazing cupcakes (and usually a chocolate chip cookie as well!). Her buttercream is outstanding and I love that she fills the center of her cupcakes with extra frosting. I have had many cupcakes in my day and Sarah's are my favorite by far. Sarah and her staff are delightful and always friendly. This is a fantastic find in the Gold Coast and a great place to indulge!
11/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
If you haven't had the luxury of enjoying one of Sarah's warm rasberry and chocolate brioches in the morning, you must indulge. A true delicacy and testament to her background in french pastry school. Sarah's refined taste in combined ingredients provide a product that is truly unparalleled.
07/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Sarah's Pastries & Candies is the cutest shop in Chicago. Even from the outside, you can tell it's going to be a great experience. The white picket fence blocks off tables in the heart of the city (on Oak St., between State and Rush) - definitely a great place to grab a dessert and coffee and people watch. Once you walk through the door, you are greated with the friendliest faces and the most amazing aroma of CHOCOLATE. My favorite chocolate is milk chocolate royaltine - it is milk chocolate mixed with crispy Feuilletine wafer pieces and caramelized almonds. SO DELICIOUS. It was voted one of the top things to eat in Chicago by Time Out magazine.
But Sarah doesn't just make chocolate. Her blueberry muffins are incredible, my grandmother is addicted to her warm, soft brownies, and her cupcakes are amazing. I was really excited when she started to carry sandwiches, which she accompanies a free ""chocolate delight,"" her signature chocolate which is a mixture of nuts and crispy rice, covered in milk, dark or white chocolate. If you are on the run, and want something quick, grab an empanada. The flaky, buttery crust will melt in your mouth.
Sarah also makes cakes to order, or you can purchase cakes pre-made at the store. I love the carrot cake or the chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse filling. Sarah made our wedding cake and it was definitely a highlight of the night with our guests! Everyone wanted to know where I got the most delicious cake they had ever had.
I could go on and on, but I promise that whatever you try at Sarah's, you will love. Oh, one more tip for you out-of-towners: you can order her chocolates and gift baskets at online.