Bread wears many hats; sandwich foundation, egg throne, spaghetti sauce sponge⏤ the list is endless. No matter what role your bread is playing, everyone knows the best kind is fresh.  To find the best fresh bread bakeries in Chicago, check out these 8 great spots.

North Shore Kosher Bakery

2919 W Touhy Ave, Chicago IL 60645

If you’ve been looking for a great kosher bakery for your bread needs, look no further. Here, you’ll find fresh loaves of challah (with or without raisins), wheat, and pumpernickel, as well as bagels, buns, and pita bread. 



1138 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago IL 60660


Head over to the Edgewater Beach area for fresh and intriguing bakes from pHlour. In addition to the signature pHlour loaf and pain au levain (a sourdough), you can introduce your tastebuds to the flavors of garlic bread, focaccia, and ciabatta breads.


1733 Central St, Evanston IL 60201

Using organic flour and grains, Evanston-based Hewn offers an ever-rotating selection of hearty and delicious loaves and baguettes, including different country breads, beer bread, a chocolate hazelnut brioche, and more.

Hendrickx Bakery

100 E Walton St #105, Chicago IL 60611

Renaud Hendrickx’s Belgian bakery bakes sweeter fare like cakes and cookies, but also makes great fresh breads⏤ among them a Belgian brioche.

Bridgeport Bakery 2.0

2907 S Archer Ave, Chicago IL 60608

Bread lovers can find breads of all kinds here— from sweeter types like a cranberry or banana nut loaf to darker flavors like rye or pumpernickel.

Baker Miller

4655 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60625

In Lincoln Square, you have only three decisions standing between you and your loaf: delivery or pickup, sliced or unsliced, and Sunflower Rye or Chicago Sourdough.

Aya Pastry

1332 W Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60642

Not only does Aya Pastry have a rosemary sea salt focaccia (among other options), but they also have a drive-thru window open daily where you can pick it up.

Scafuri Bakery 

1337 W Taylor St, Chicago IL 60607

Originally started by the Scafuri family in 1904, the bread loaves this bakery offers (in addition to an impressive array of classic Italian treats) include rustic and classic Italian breads, beer bread, and, on weekends, a fig fennel rosemary walnut bread.

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