Most peoples' favorite bakery items are just well-made versions of treats they could likely make at home: brownies, cookies, even cupcakes. Then there is the macaron. This petite delicacy is so fickle, so perfectly French, as to be even a great baker's white whale. We decided to try and find the places that actually do things right.
Our Tip The macarons are bright and very smooth, but the shells don't pack much of a crunch. Pistacchio is pleasantly nutty and delicate, best nibbled with an espresso.
Of all the Cheap Eats guides I've put together, this was easily the most personal. I've lived in Logan Square for the past five years, so I feel like I've amassed some serious first hand knowledge of the affordable options.