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Bakeries & Treats

Auntie Anne’s got its start in 1988 when Anne Beiler bought a stand in a Pennsylvania farmers market. After some experimentation, “Auntie” Anne created a masterpiece. We continue to bake by a certain philosophy that keeps people coming back for more delicious dough. It’s easy to see: We are so much more than just pretzels.

http://www.auntieannes.com/our-story

 

Since 1998, Azteca Bakery is proud to bring our delicious and authentic Mexican bread to their homes.

211 W. Railroad Ave. inside The Shoppes at Banbury Fair, Bartlett, IL. Our mission is to help create the greatest place on earth. Not here in this little shop, but at your home. For the kids to be having the greatest time of their lives eating delicious candy, popcorn, sno-cones and more, and running themselves ragged in one of our inflatables. For you and your friends and family to be sitting under the shade of a tent on a beautiful day, with the ability to have great conversation, uninterrupted, and to just relax for a few hours knowing the kids are well-occupied and safe. As we grow, we’ll continue to add more of the things that will help enhance this experience. Our mission is to provide an environment where you and your loved ones are having fun, laughing, reconnecting with each other, relaxing, and pausing for a moment to look around and say, “Right now, this is the greatest place on earth.”

Our success begins with always made-from-scratch, premium baked goods… Bagels, Muffins & More.

All of our restaurants are known for freshness because we hand make our products on the premises daily. As a result, we are able to provide our customers with the tastiest and most delightful products anywhere.

Since 1993, BAB has grown into a national brand recognized for quality ingredients, unique and original choices, and personalized service. Whether ordering one of our sensational, hot breakfast bagel sandwiches or biting into a delicious choice from our lunch sandwich menu, you will delight in the satisfying taste of quality you can depend on – all the time, every time.

So stop by one of our many locations and experience the Big Apple Bagels® difference. We look forward to serving you at one of our family-friendly locations soon.

Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses.  The best part….they have a Doctor Who theme!

They have partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company and Boar’s Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.

They are also huge fans of Doctor Who and similar genres as well. They have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!

 

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Cafe Revive works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality.
Their goal is to make your taste buds happy!

Cocoa Cabana offers gourmet chocolates with a local touch. Enjoy hand dipped potato chips, personalized candy bars and special ice cream flavors.

“Cook’s Ice Cream” Cart & Concessions is a mobile event company providing premium hard-scooped ice cream, floats, and other treats for private events.

Craft Donuts + Coffee makes small batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Flavors will vary daily but they cover everything from sweet to savory to gluten-free to vegan. Foodies have to check this unique shop out!

 

Bakery in Elgin!

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN ELGIN ON STATE STREET, WE ARE INTRODUCING THE FLAVORS AND TASTES FROM THE STREETS OF THAILAND TO THE CHICAGOLAND AREA!

When you walk in the door at Herb’s, you’re walking into a family baking tradition that began in Germany almost 9 generations ago.
Since 1954, Herb’s has been creating and baking delicious, real bakery treats for the Elgin and Fox Valley area.
From old-fashion cake donuts, hand-made Danish, Kringles and the Soft Bavarian German Pretzel Roll, to elegant and fun custom cakes and desserts, what you see here-we create here.
Stop by and let the smells and aromas of our bakery entice you to start your own tradition of enjoying our family tradition!
http://www.herbsbakery.com/

Daily Fresh Donuts Made From Scratch, Muffins, Bagels, Cookies and other Pastries along with great testing Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Cappuccino.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/honey-fluff-donuts-carpentersville

This is where the fun starts, we at La Ilusion Bakery are proud of what we do. Our passion is to bake some of the best treats you ever taste. From our homemade style Breads to our customized Cakes and Pastries that literally put a smile on every face.

We deliver for any occasion…
• Anniversaries
• Breakfast Meetings
• Birthdays
• Sweet Sixteen’s
• Weddings

http://lailusionbakery.com/index.html

Here at Mama Lee’s Gourment Popcorn our popcorn is popped and made fresh daily on site. Why??? Because we love to see you smile and there’s nothing like the smell of freshly popped popcorn to awaken the senses and bring a smile to one’s face. Our philosophy is simple (A warm smile and kind word, can go a long way towards helping someone have a “Poptastic” day! We want to see your smile, so expect a kind word, a friendly jester and free samples as just a few ways to bring a smile to your face.

When you stop by to visit, think of Mama Lee’s as your home away from home. Have a cool drink, enjoy some free samples, hang out, relax, let’s talk awhile. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of your family. So whether it’s individual customized orders, weddings, baby shower, party favors, Bulk or corporate orders we want to be there to share in the moment and we go above and beyond to make every encounter, every experience, every taste, a “Poptastic” one. Come “Taste the Love.”

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Original Country Donuts, located on Route 20, just a mile west of Randall Road in Elgin, Illinois.

We have been in the business of offering only the freshest, tastiest donuts in the Chicago area for 30 years.

Stop and see why folks come from miles around for the best donuts and coffee to be found!!!

http://www.country-donuts.com/

Best hometown bakery, with fresh bread and other sweet treats. A must try!

Piece-A-Cake Bakery located in East Dundee, Il, is the dream of Diane Ahrens.
We have been in business since 1994 after a dear friend Barbara Dowling gave her a gentle push and the two of them opened the bakery. Recently the bakery was aquired by AZ Bakeries LLC, but will still be doing business as Piece-A-Cake Bakery. The new owners are proud to have Diane managing the bakery and continuing her high quality custom cakes and cookies.

http://www.pieceacakebakery.net/about.html

 

Shopping Center with more than 120 retailers and eateries including Macy’s, Carson’s, Barnes & Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, The Children’s Place, Gymboree, Panera Bread and more! FREE mall-wide WIFI

Frozen Custard is a high-end ice cream containing quality dairy products with the addition of egg yolks.  This combination makes the final product creamier and gives it a much smoother texture than traditional ice cream.  Unlike traditional ice cream, which is typically composed of 50% air, frozen custard has only 15-30% air.  With less air, frozen custard tastes far creamier than ice cream, as ice crystals form around the air molecules in ice cream products.  You won’t get that gritty taste found in many ice creams.

Finally, frozen custard is served at a slightly warmer temperature than traditional ice cream as the egg yolks allow it to remain colder longer.  This means you can savor frozen custard on your tongue for greater taste and more dining enjoyment.  Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers makes its frozen custard fresh continuously each and every day.  We serve vanilla and chocolate every day in addition to one unique ‘flavor of the day’.  Check on this web page to see what the flavor is today!

Sorbet is a fruity, non-dairy frozen dessert made with 100% fruit purees and fruit juices.  Sorbets are fat-free and cholesterol-free.   Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers has at least one sorbet flavor available each and every day.  This provides a dairy-free alternative to our delicious frozen custard.  If you like, have a scoop of sorbet and a scoop of vanilla frozen custard together and make a sherbet.  Check on this website to see the sorbet flavor of the day.

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