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    Post #1 - August 17th, 2006, 4:17 pm
    Post #1 - August 17th, 2006, 4:17 pm Post #1 - August 17th, 2006, 4:17 pm
    Starting a new job tomorrow morning and would like to show up with a couple quality coffee cakes or sweet rolls. Does anyone know of a good bakery between Lincoln Sq. and Devon and California thats open before 7am ?

    JSM
  • Post #2 - August 17th, 2006, 4:49 pm
    Post #2 - August 17th, 2006, 4:49 pm Post #2 - August 17th, 2006, 4:49 pm
    Not necessarily right along your route, but on Foster, east of Kimball is Schlegle's Bakery. Their coffee cakes ain't too shabby at all.

    Not sure how early the open, however, you may want to give them a call:
    3334 W. Foster Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625
    Telephone: 773-539-9207

    From their website:
    Using 3rd generation recipes originating from the Bavarian Hills in Germany, the Bornschlegl family have a long sweet history in the Chicagoland area. Owners of Schroeder's Bakery in Chicago and Niles Pastry Shop in Niles, the two current Schlegle's locations continue to bake fresh daily from scratch!

    http://www.schlegls.com/index.html
  • Post #3 - August 17th, 2006, 5:19 pm
    Post #3 - August 17th, 2006, 5:19 pm Post #3 - August 17th, 2006, 5:19 pm
    Check out Levinson's. I haven't tried their cakes in a while, but they might fit the bill for you. Just a block and a half west of California on Devon, open at 6am

    Levinson's Bakery
    2856 W Devon Ave
    Chicago, IL
    (773) 761-3174

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #4 - August 17th, 2006, 8:44 pm
    Post #4 - August 17th, 2006, 8:44 pm Post #4 - August 17th, 2006, 8:44 pm
    eatchicago wrote:Check out Levinson's. I haven't tried their cakes in a while, but they might fit the bill for you. Just a block and a half west of California on Devon, open at 6am

    Levinson's Bakery
    2856 W Devon Ave
    Chicago, IL
    (773) 761-3174

    Best,
    Michael


    If you do go to Levinson's, please report back. It was one of the bakeries of my youth and I wonder if they have held up all these years. I seem to remember a stellar chocolate frosted banana cake.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #5 - August 17th, 2006, 10:52 pm
    Post #5 - August 17th, 2006, 10:52 pm Post #5 - August 17th, 2006, 10:52 pm
    stevez wrote:If you do go to Levinson's, please report back. It was one of the bakeries of my youth and I wonder if they have held up all these years. I seem to remember a stellar chocolate frosted banana cake.


    I grew up within a block of Levinson's, but we were always partial to Gitel's, which is no more. Part of our preference was due to the fact that my grandfather built their shelving, but also because we all loved their cookies. I have stopped into Levinson's for a rye from time to time, but as I said earlier, I haven't tried a cake from there in years. I'd love to hear about how things are going there.
  • Post #6 - August 17th, 2006, 11:41 pm
    Post #6 - August 17th, 2006, 11:41 pm Post #6 - August 17th, 2006, 11:41 pm
    Levinson's has a very good apple babka (sweat yeast dough baken in a tube pan) that was quickly scarfed down whenever I brought it to the office.
  • Post #7 - August 17th, 2006, 11:44 pm
    Post #7 - August 17th, 2006, 11:44 pm Post #7 - August 17th, 2006, 11:44 pm
    Oops, I knew I should have put my glasses on before typing the last message. Of course it's SWEET yeast dough, not sweat yeast dough.

    Sorry.
  • Post #8 - August 19th, 2006, 11:23 am
    Post #8 - August 19th, 2006, 11:23 am Post #8 - August 19th, 2006, 11:23 am
    Thnaks for the suggestions, went to Levinson's and got two coffee cakes, one cheese and one pecan both were gone within 5 minutes ! Not quite Dinkle's but still very good.
  • Post #9 - August 20th, 2006, 11:59 am
    Post #9 - August 20th, 2006, 11:59 am Post #9 - August 20th, 2006, 11:59 am
    The next time you go to Levenson's, pick up a couple bags of kichel. This is the most addictive stuff on the planet. :-)
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  • Post #10 - February 1st, 2018, 6:15 pm
    Post #10 - February 1st, 2018, 6:15 pm Post #10 - February 1st, 2018, 6:15 pm
    11+ year bump!

    Yesterday I went to Levinson's Bakery for the first time. OMG!!! I found so many good things. I can't believe it's been there for so many years ("bakeries of my youth" posted in 2006 :D ) and I haven't tried it till now!

    I didn't try everything in the store, although I was tempted. It was interesting to see the Jewish baked goods, as well as the European/French/Swedish items. Starting with the former...

    caribiner23 wrote:The next time you go to Levenson's, pick up a couple bags of kichel. This is the most addictive stuff on the planet. :-)

    Great recommendation! I love really good kichel. The two places I've previously gotten it locally are both somewhat inconsistent, in both the texture and in the sugar coating. Levinson's is PERFECT, best I've ever had!
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    I also got a very nice loaf of challah.
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    They had quite a few European style cakes and tortes.
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    They had decent eclairs, with real creme patissiere (pastry cream) filling.
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    Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles - they have a marzipan cake just like the ones at the late, dearly-missed Swedish Bakery!
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    And just like at Swedish Bakery, you can get them in individual slices ($3.10) or an entire log ($10.50). The log is about the size of maybe eight individual slices, so it's a far better value.
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    They also had small marzipan petit fours.
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    I love this place!!!

    P.S. They have a website, here.

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