February 15, 2008

chicago fave: sweet mandy b's

Kate and I stopped in at Sweet Mandy B's yesterday to take a much-needed break from a day-long site measure. We needed a pick-me-up, and since we were nearby we couldn't resist visiting the sweet-as-can-be bake shop. Any time I get even remotely near the intersection of Racine & Webster, my mouth starts watering as visions of snickerdoodle cookies and frosted cupcakes dance in my head. It is impossible to drive by without a stop.

Awash in cheery yellow and robins-egg blue, Sweet Mandy B's is a happy, cozy bakery serving up old-fashioned treats. Patrons young and old peer into the glass counters picking out scrumptious goodies like whoopie pies, rich brownies, soft and chewy cookies, layer cakes and fresh fruit pies. I tend to stick with the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with {the most amazing!} buttercream frosting and candy sprinkles. Sheer bliss in every bite and so worth cheating on the diet. In fact, this is why I run. I run to eat these cupcakes.

If you've never been to Sweet Mandy B's, I urge you to go now. Run. Run like the wind!

Sweet Mandy B's * 1208 W. Webster Ave. * 773.244.1174

(a dozen dreamy, creamy cupcakes on Valentine's Day)


karey m. said...

whoopie pies! buttercream frosting! STOP IT!

more stories about chicago, please...i grew up in joliet and spent many weekends downtown.

this one was such a taste of home.

you're brand new, but one of my dailies already...

Kristin said...

Ditto, Karey! You're on my blog-roll, and I'm loving checking in each day to see what's happening with you and your "girlies."

My sister lives in Orland Park with her family... just a hop, skip and jump from Joliet.

WeightingGame said...

I had a Sweet Mandy B's Whoopie Pie last night for my birthday and it was insanely, unlawfully amazing. I'm still dreaming of it..

Contented Me said...

WeightingGame - you are a lucky girl! Happy birthday wishes to you! I hope you enjoyed every delightful bite of that whoopie pie!