Welcome to Chicago Sweet Treats!
My name is Charlene Haparimwi and I’m happy to take you on this super sweet journey around the beautiful city of Chicago. I’m a senior at DePaul University and live a few blocks away from the Lincoln Park based pâtisserie, Sugar Fixé Patisserie.
Sugar Fixé is right off of the Armitage Brown line and across the street from Starbucks, a perfect snack to or from class or work. The cute little shop is minimalist with gentle pastel decorations, wedding cakes, colorful macarons, tasteful French art and plenty of space to sit and relax alone or with a group of friends.
The $2 macarons pair perfectly with the Nitro coffee they have on tap from the lovely La Colombe Coffee Roasters which is just a few doors down on Armitage.
I sampled their Pink Champagne macaron which was definitely my favorite. The subtle flavors of pink Moscato, vanilla, buttercream filling and light flavors practically melted in my mouth. I also loved the green pistachio, Nutella, sweet black raspberry, and snickerdoodle macarons that came in an adorable box adorned with a bright pink bow.
This Zagat winning patisserie is a Modern Luxury partner for weddings and wedding cakes as well, so you know their sweet treats are top notch! Pastry chef Cindy Summers, who is an Oak Park resident and pastry enthusiast traveled abroad to find high quality, made-from-scratch pastries. After leaving her successful corporate career and enrolling in the French Pastry School in Chicago she started achieving her dream of bringing heavenly European-style desserts to her fellow Oak Park residents in 2011, using only the very best ingredients and classic techniques she learned from critically renowned chefs.
So happy I got to stop by this Lincoln Park staple to satisfy my daily sugar craving. What French dessert should I try next? Thanks for stopping by! You can see more of my sweet tooth adventures on Instagram or subscribing right here to my blog.
Have the sweetest day!