Middle East Bakery & Grocery
A Middle Eastern dessert craving is pretty specific, but once you try the baklava or bamyeh from Middle East Bakery & Grocery, that craving will hit you often. The sweets are homemade, authentic and addicting, as are the imported candies and halva. It’s hard to choose between the four baklava flavors, and even harder to choose between the cookie and cake selections. If you really have a sweet tooth, indulge in the Nammura Semolina Cake, soaked through with honey that drenches your fingers in sticky sweetness. The grocery also sells hummus, bread, cheese and other savory snacks, and recently expanded to serve lunch and dinner.
1512 W. Foster, 773.561.2224, middleeastbakeryandgrocery.com
Best of Chicago 2016