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Bakeries in Illinois

Illinois boasts a diverse and delicious array of bakeries. In Chicago, renowned bakeries like Sweet Mandy B's offer classic American treats, while Bennison's Bakery in Evanston has been a staple for over 80 years, celebrated for its European-style pastries.

Illinois' bakery scene reflects its cultural diversity—German and Polish influences populate many of the bakery styles and have customers delighting in traditional Eastern European sweets. From artisanal bread to inventive cupcakes, Illinois' bakeries cater to a range of tastes, creating a delectable journey for locals and visitors alike through the state's rich and varied pastry offerings.

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