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“My favorite bakery around!”
Review of Bennison Bakeries

Bennison Bakeries
Ranked #1 of 9 Bakeries in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Wilmette, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“My favorite bakery around!”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Love just about everything I've tasted in this place! Lots of variety and seasonal offerings too. Fruit tarts and baguettes are great!

Visited October 2011
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Very good deserts.”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

Bennison, can be very good (if not simply great) just make sure whatever your purchasing is fresh and not stale.

Visited December 2011
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“second choices still good”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Visited on a weekday morning. they were out of my first choices but the back ups were quite good. I especially liked the almond croissant. Prices were a tad high for the portion size. Friendly service. Near the train station if that matters.

Visited October 2011
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The only place for birthday cakes!”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Lovelovelove Bennison's! All the birthday cakes in our house come from here. My kids love walking over for a doughnut in the mornings and the smiley face cookies are always a hit. It can get crowded after school and mid-morning on the weekends, but the staff works quickly & is usually super friendly.

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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quite simply the best bakery in Chicago”
Reviewed December 23, 2010

Bennison's won the world baking cup in 2005 establishing themselves as the best boulangerie this side of Paris. From their authentic macaroons, to their award-winning breads (all made with unbleached flour) and pastries and cakes, Bennison's is not to be missed!

Jory and his father have been running Bennison's for decades, and their pastries are featured as the best restaurants and cafes in Chicagoland.

They have an enormous selection of cakes, cookies, and elaborate pastries like petit fours, eclairs, cannoli, doughnuts (pumpkin, cherry, chocolate, red velvet, etc.), operas, pies, the list goes on and on!

Definitely worth a trip if you have not been here. Buy a weekends worth of french bread and sweets, and check out their holiday menus!

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