Eno Wine Room
Can’t decide between a swanky wine bar and a decadent chocolate shop? No need to choose here – create a perfect pairing in this sleek, comfortable environment with the help of a knowledgeable staff and plenty of tasting opportunities. 505 N. Michigan. 312/944-4100 and 200 N. Columbus, 312/946-7000.
Just how happy is a kid in a candy store? Find out at this colorful bulk candy emporium that makes everyone feel like a kid again. From dozens of flavors of M&Ms, jelly beans and licorice to a wide assortment of retro confections, there’s something here for just about every sweet tooth. 520 N. Michigan. 312/527-1010.
There’s a reason why these massively rich slabs of sweet goodness are among the best-selling items every year at the annual Taste of Chicago festival – they are, after all, part of the history of this city. At the company HQ, visitors can take a tour to see how the many flavors get made, then grab a slice in the café and a full pie to take home. 6701 Forest Preserve. 773/736-3417.
The cupcake craze shows few signs of letting up, and this is one of the places that started it all. With dozens of flavors from which to choose – including several made special for the season – this is a perfect place for a quick afternoon pick-me-up or a full dozen to go. Inside Block 37 at 108 N. State. 312/346-7777.
The Melting Pot
Dip into something chocolatey. Fresh strawberries, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats®, marshmallows and brownies accompany delightfully decadent pots of chocolate-fondue including Flaming Turtle, Bananas Foster, and more. 609 N. Dearborn. 312/573-0011.
The Fudge Pot
They may have changed hands from father to son since opening in 1963, but their delectable fudge recipe has remained the same. Choose from 300 plus molds of old-fashioned chocolate fudge and an amazing assortment of other sweets, including their famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries. 1532 N. Wells. 312/943-1777.