About Delightful Pastries
Pastry & Bakery Shop...
established in 1989
Our family-owned and operated bakery has been
serving delicious home-style European pastries,
cakes and baked goodies to our faithful Chicago
clientele for more than 10 years. We prepare
our baked goods and scrumptious pastries with
attention to detail using the finest local ingredients
according to European baking traditions handed
down from generation to generation.
Our Baking Pledge…
- We feel strongly that all of our products must reflect
uncompromised baking style.
- Each and every treat is made with only the finest fresh ingredients, including imported chocolates and homemade sauces, without preservatives.
- The tastes and smells are made from real,
all-natural butter, creams, fruits and vegetables
that are procured only from small, top quality
- Our best kept secret is that we use very little
sugar and let the all-natural tastes speak for
themselves. In fact, you can close your eyes…
take a bite of our Black Forest Cake and actually
taste the fresh Michigan cherries in every bite.
What our clients say about Delightful Pastries
Your paczki is divine, the best in Chicago!
Alison, February 2013
"Just wanted to let you know that the cake was fantastic, everyone commented it was the best wedding cake they have had!"
"I just wanted to tell you that I was in your Old Town Cafe yesterday and it was indeed a delightful experience. I was so happy to discover your seven grain bread with no sugar. I have already eaten almost half of the loaf I purchased. The service was warm and friendly and it was truly a delightful experience. I only found out about this place through someone I was supposed to meet there. I was upset that he didn't show, but it was worth the trip just to experience this place. I can't wait to go back."
"I just wanted to send you a quick email telling you that the desserts for the event were absolutely wonderful! Everyone seemed to really enjoy them and our gluten free/lactose intolerant folks thought the strawberry rhubarb was really good."
Melisa & Erin
"I just want to let you know how much we all enjoyed Emmanuel’s birthday cake. It was one of - if not - the best cake we ever ate!!!! We absolutely loved it!!!"
"My wife and I had looked at several different bakeries by the time we visited Delightful Pastries. Right from the start we were impressed by the organization of Dobra and the Delightful Pastries Team. We had a wedding of 225 people and wanted to make sure that we had enough variety in our desert table to meet the tastes of all of our guests. Whether it was meeting the needs of our gluten free guests or providing exotic European pastries she had a recommendation for every type of desert that we wanted. When it got to be time for the wedding, delivery and setup was right on time, Dobra worked with our wedding coordinator at the location perfectly. As soon as the guests walked into the reception they were amazed by the desert display. So amazed that we had to keep a banquet hall employee guarding the deserts to keep people from eating them before dinner. People rushed the table after dinner devouring the deserts. We had so many compliments on how fresh the pastries tasted and people wanting to know where they could get more. Needless to say we were more than delighted by the Dobra and the Delightful Pastries team. I recommended them to our wedding coordinator and I know she added then to her list of preferred vendors.
From the beginning to end Dobra and the Delightful Pastries team did nothing but exceed our expectations on delivery, taste, selection and professionalism. My wife and I both agreed that if we ever had a big party we would use them again!"
Tom and Denelle, Married August 2010
"As a loyal Delightful Pastries patron (both at the French Market and also at the Farmers Market in Wicker Park), I needed to place a last minute order for a 30 piece pastry tray for someone celebrating the completion of their first year with the company. I wanted to ensure that the pastries received would be fresh, so Ryan helped me place an order for next day availability.
When I went to pick up the pastries the next day, Nicole was extremely helpful in ensuring that the pastries were fresh and well packed. Nicole also worked with me to ensure that I had everything else - and even customized an order for me on the spot!
While Nicole had mentioned that the specific instructions from Ryan were to place special care with my order, I wanted to take the time out to ensure that both Ryan and Nicole were commended for their superior service! I hope the appropriate person receives this e-mail to ensure that they are both properly recognized for their efforts.
Needless to say, the pastries were a hit and you were successful in ensuring that my patronage continues into the future.
Salil, September 2012
"(...) They absolutely loved the basket you put together for them. I so appreciate and admire your talent and dedication. And, I’m very glad to not have meddled in the details – it was very nice when Katie offered to let me participate, but as I believed you and your team are the experts!"
Margaret, September 2012