Best Holiday Desserts in Chicago

I've made a GIANT list of the best holiday desserts in Chicago. There are 20 items on this list, and they should all be <$10.

See how many you can hit up this month!

Pssssst -- for the boozy version of this list, check out my list of the best Holiday Cocktails in Chicago.

Best Holiday Desserts in Chicago

The Best Holiday Desserts in Chicago by 312food

1. Stan's Donuts

Holiday donut: Gingerbread Stan
Neighborhood: Wicker Park; River North; Lakeview x2
Instagram: @stansdonutschicago
Recommended by: @alyssazeet_
Photo by: @jamiesolus

*Guess what! Stan's Donuts is featured on another list of mine: Best of the Best at Chicago Gourmet 2017

2. Firecakes

Holiday treats: festive donuts + mini wreath sugar cookies
Neighborhood: River North; Lincoln Park
Instagram: @firecakes
Photo by: @domesticdivamd

3. Parlor

Holiday treats: tacolato holiday taco
Neighborhood: West Loop; Wicker Park
Instagram: @parlorchicago
Recommended by: @ohjepsen
Photo by: 
@feastbobo

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4. Do-Rite Donuts

Holiday treats: holiday sprinkled donuts
Neighborhood: Loop
Instagram: @doritedonuts
Photo by: @windycitymunchies

5. Amorino

Holiday treats: Santa gelato (now through Jan 1)
Neighborhood: River North; Michigan Ave
Instagram: @amorinousa

6. Sweet Mandy B's

Holiday cookies: Christmas trees, snowmen, candy canes, stars of David, dreidls, chocolate peppermint cakes
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Instagram: @sweetmandybs
Photo by: @roxypopzchicago

*Guess what! Sweet Mandy B's is also on my Chicago Pie Guide

7. Bake

Holiday cookies: all kinds of awesome holiday designs
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
Photo by: @chicagoismyboyfriend

*Note: Bake is also on my Chicago Pie Guide

8. Goddess & The Baker

Holiday cookies: Santas & more 
Neighborhood: Loop x2, Andersonville
Photo by: @frostedandfried

*Guess what! Goddess & The Baker is also on my Pretty Little Latte List

9. Cocoa + Co

Holiday cookies: Chocolate trees
Neighborhood: Old Town
Instagram: @cocoaandcochi
Photo by: @sherriesavorsthecity

*Guess what! Cocoa + Co is also on my Pretty Little Latte List.

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10. Summer House Santa Monica

Holiday cookies: snowmen
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Instagram: @summerhousesm
Photo by: @jordancassmanrealestate

*Guess what! Summer House Santa Monica is on two of my other guides: Chicago Brunch Checklist + Fancy Smoked Salmon in Chicago

11. Alliance Bakery

Holiday cookies: Christmas trees
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
Instagram: @alliancebakery
Photo by: @frgvneats

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12. Sprinkles Cupcakes

Holiday treats: festive cupcakes
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Instagram: @sprinklescupcakes
Photo by: @flos_favorites

13. Honeygrow

Holiday treats: holiday honey bar
Neighborhood: Loop; West Loop
Instagram: @honeygrow
Photo by: @nospecialoccasion

14. Christkindlmarket

Holiday treats: O'Snap Gingerbread -- gingerbread cheesecake, spiced whipped cream, and cookies
Neighborhood: Loop; Wrigleyville; Naperville
Instagram: @christmaschi
Photo by: @alwayshungrychi

*Guess what! The Christkindlmarket is also on my list of the best Holiday Cocktails in Chicago.

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15. M Burger

Holiday treats: peppermint milkshakes + eggnog milkshakes
Neighborhood: River North
Instagram: @mburgerchicago
Photo by: @mrs4silva

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16. Public House

Holiday treats: peppermint boozy milkshakes (for more holiday cocktails, see this guide)
Neighborhood: River North
Instagram: @chipublichouse
Photo by: @instaworthychicago

17. Bombo Bar

Holiday treats: s'mores & peppermint hotter chocolates topped with... everything
Neighborhood: West Loop
Instagram: @bombobar
Photo by: @jn_eats

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18. Veruca Chocolates

Holiday treats: peppermint hot chocolates; chocolate trees
Neighborhood: Old Town
Instagram: @verucachocolates
Photo by: @megs155

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19. XO Marshmallow

Holiday treats: hot chocolates with toasted marshmallows
Neighborhood: Edgewater
Instagram: @xomarshmallow
Photo by: @averageinthecity

*Guess what! XO Marshmallow is also on my list of Gourmet Food Gift Ideas!

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20. Bar Cargo

Holiday treats: boozy hot chocolates and FREE s'mores!
Neighborhood: River North
Instagram: @barcargochi
Photo by: @supervicky55

Best Holiday Desserts in Chicago by 312food

I hope you enjoyed my round-up of the best holiday desserts in Chicago! If you did, it would mean the world to me if you shared and/or pinned it!

And as always, please let me know in the comments if there are any great spots I missed. I may add them!

Thanks for reading. 🙂  -Erin

The best holiday desserts in Chicago! A list of 20 Christmas cookies, doughnuts, milkshakes, and more!

1 Comment

  1. December 19, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Thanks for featuring my photo!

    Also, Glazed & Infused has some gorgeous holiday donuts (I’ll be posting a pic this week).

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