I've lived within walking distance of Lutz Cafe and Pastry Shop, the German bakery extraordinaire, for many months now, visited/gorged on their offerings twice, and have been hoarding these fabulous drool-worthy photos all to myself.
I bought some cookies, the thumbprint ones I picked out, and I asked the nice lady behind the counter for her suggestions. Both were phenominal, the turtles with chocolate and walnuts, and these chocolate dipped cookies, which is why I will be back again and again.
And I bought myself a little extra treat too. We were planning our trip to Vienna, known for its Sacher Torte, chocolate cake with layers of apricot jam. I had to have it.
If you're visiting Chicago, specifically Lincoln Square, you must stop in. Grab a snack, head to Welles park, and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. My next trip there will be for Baumkuchen - featured on Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store. Spit-roasted cake? Yes, please!
Lutz Cafe and Pastry Shop
2458 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625