Are you a fan of sweet treats? Whether you indulge frequently or rarely, knowing where the best bakeries are in your area is a plus. Celebrating milestones are always better with baked goods, from weddings to baby showers. The same holds true for weekends at home with your loved ones. Here is a list of five of the most popular bakeries in the Arlington Heights area:
This premium bakery shop specializes in French pastries and custom cakes. Their breakfast menu boasts real butter croissants, quiches, scones, and crepes. Customers rave about the delicious croissant sandwich made with two eggs and cheddar cheese. Stop in for lunch and grab the day’s soup or a caprese panini. Enjoy authentic French macaroons, mango cheesecake, or a cup of espresso when you need an afternoon energy boost.
Cakes and cookies can be customized for any special event you desire. Wedding cakes, mini cakes, and monogrammed cookies are popular requests. The Bakester Pâtisserie also hosts on-site private events, including high tea parties. The staff can serve a buffet-style menu for your private event for 10 to 50 guests. Salad or soup is provided along with the main course and a selection of desserts and drinks.
The high tea parties offer several varieties of unlimited tea. Choose from the following packages: Standard High Tea, Duchess High Tea, and a Princess and Prince High Tea complete with cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available upon request. The bakery is closed on Saturdays.
Location: 13½ W. Davis St., Arlington Heights.
Downtown Arlington Heights is home to Sweet T’s Bakery & Cake Studio. Owned and operated by Abel and Tammy Montesinos, this spot delivers exceptional products consistently. The award-winning husband and wife team have over 30 years of retail bakery experience. This welcoming shop inspires a fun atmosphere with its pink polka dot tablecloths and colorful window displays.
Sweet T’s breakfast pastries are baked from scratch in the morning. Coffee cake, muffins, kolaches, pecan rolls, cinnamon rolls, Danishes, donuts, turnovers, biscotti, and loaf slices await your arrival. An extensive menu of post-breakfast treats is available also. Take your pick or two of the brownies, blondies, Bundt cakes, fruit tarts, and more.
What customers really crave from this bakery are the incredible custom cakes. From birthdays to graduation parties, Sweet T’s can whip up an outstanding one for you. Themed cakes are their specialty. Some of their creations include “Star Wars,” 7-Eleven, “Frozen,” Jack Daniel’s, and Chicago sports teams. Get matching cupcakes to complement the theme of your big day. The bakery is closed on Mondays.
Location: 21 S. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights.
Located in Elk Grove Village, this Old World-style bakery has been providing fresh treats since 1959. Ken Jarosch, a third-generation owner, operates the business with his wife, Kathy. Many of the 50 staff members have been with Jarosch Bakery for over 30 years. That continuity inspires consistency in their products for their customers located in the northwest Chicago suburbs and beyond. Touted on television as one of the three best bakeries in Chicagoland, the family-owned staple is also a “Daily Herald” Readers’ Choice Award winner.
Drop by for their daily specials, such as apricot graham squares, vanilla French donuts, cream horns, and salt sticks. You may also want to indulge in their cinnamon raisin bread, almond strips, and double-crusted strawberry rhubarb pie. Fall in love with their extensive menu of delicacies. If you’re not sure which item is to your liking, you can ask for a sample. Choose from butter cookies, coffee cakes, sweet rolls, strudels, and more. Monthly and seasonal specials are also available, such as an 8-inch pumpkin cheesecake, caramel apple cupcakes, and devil’s food cake slices.
Jarosch Bakery specializes in custom cakes for weddings and children’s parties. They can even scan a photo and apply it to the cake of your choice. The bakery is closed on Sundays, but pre-arranged deliveries can be done on that day.
Location: 35 S. Arlington Heights Road. Elk Grove Village.
Another family-owned bakery that serves Chicagoland is the European-style Oak Mill Bakery. Since 1986, this establishment has been providing quality delights, including pastries, tortes, premium cakes, and more. One of five Illinois locations, this Arlington Heights joint creates fresh goods from scratch. They incorporate fresh fruits, purees, real cream, and natural butter among other ingredients to deliver top-notch treats.
Arrange a consultation with Oak Mill Bakery for your next special event. From weddings to first communion celebrations, their team is equipped to give the best service possible. Ask about their unique custom sweet tables. À la carte sweet tables are designed for smaller groups. Staff members will deliver your selections in disposable trays. Deluxe sweet tables are for groups of 100 or more guests. It’s a premium full-service package complete with delivery, setup, service, and cleanup. The bakery is closed on Mondays.
Location: 2314 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights.
This little gem in Mitsuwa Marketplace is open seven days a week for your enjoyment. In business since 1985, Pastry House Hippo is an authentic Japanese bakery. Their ingredients come directly from Japan. It’s what transforms their hand-made bread, giving it an airy bite. No preservatives, additives, or trans fats are used in their products. They take pride in having a healthier offering for their clientele.
Patrons love the sweet buns, known as Kashi Pan. The most popular buns are the potato roll and spinach and bacon, but there are many other varieties to choose from. Other customer favorites include apricot sticks, pineapple Danishes, curry donuts, and green tea mousse cake slices. Kids get a kick out of the oh-so-cute custom pastries made to look like apples, cats, pandas, or bears. Whether it’s petite pies, cheese French bread, or cookies you want, Pastry House Hippo will surely please your palate.
Location: 100 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights.
Are you ready to race over to one of these bakeries now? Our team at Dahme Mechanical Industries, Inc. hopes you savor this list as much as we do. We have been serving our Arlington Heights customers since 1965. Whether it’s for your home or business, contact us today for assistance with your HVAC or plumbing needs.
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