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  • 1. Blommer Chocolate Outlet Store

    River North | Food/Candy

    Why do parts of River North smell like freshly baked brownies?" is a question you hear fairly often. The oh-so-sweet reason: it's downwind from...Read More

  • 2. Eataly Chicago

    Near North | Food/Candy

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali’s sprawling Eataly has a little bit of everything. Part grocery store, part food court, part craft brewery, with...Read More

  • 3. City Olive

    Andersonville | Perfume/Cosmetics

    This cute shop in Andersonville sells olive oil in every imaginable form, from bottles of the extra-virgin variety to bath and body products...Read More

  • 4. Dylan's Candy Bar

    Near North | Food/Candy

    Taking up two floors of the historic Tribune Tower, Dylan’s Candy Bar is filled with imaginative sweets that will delight kids—and kids at heart....Read More

  • 5. Terry's Toffee

    West Loop | Food/Candy

    This local fave hit the big time by becoming a staple in Academy Awards gift bags. Try exotic chai-infused, peppermint pistachio, and lavender...Read More

  • 6. Vosges Haut-Chocolat

    Lincoln Park | Food/Candy

    Local chocolatier Katrina Markoff's exotic truffles, flavored with spices like curry and ancho chili, have fans across the globe. Her ever-expanding...Read More

  • 7. Earwax Cafe


    In Wicker Park, recover from boutique overload with sweet-potato quesadillas and an espresso shake at veggie- and vegan-friendly Earwax Cafe...Read More

  • 8. House of Fine Chocolates

    Lakeview | Food/Candy

    Truffles and chocolates by the pound or piece are the main draw at this family-owned sweet shop, which also sells a tempting assortment of European...Read More

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