Fritz is a classic neighborhood bakery, named as an homage to head baker Nate Mead’s grandfather. Keeping it traditional, they produce signature baked goods from classic recipes with top-shelf results, from their macarons to their donuts. Cakes, muffins and vegan options are a must. They take themselves seriously, but allow for a bit of good humor—their outdoor announcements depict rock album covers altered with baking plays-on-words (like Metallica’s Bake ’em All).
1408 West Diversey
Best of Chicago 2011