Nothing says back to school better than a lunch box filled with wholesome goodies and tasty snacks. Delightful Pastries at the Chicago French Market says no lunch box is complete without one of its fabulous brownies ($3.50 each). Whether it be the Paradise (a brownie filled with layers of pecan and caramel, topped with bittersweet chocolate ganache), Fudge (amazing brownie combining an all-butter crust and Belgian Callebaut chocolate), or Triple Decker Peanut Butter (brownie topped with peanut butter and delicious chocolate), your child will be the envy of the class.
If you're not into chocolate or have nut allergies, try Delightful's Lemon Bar (made of all-butter crust with freshly squeezed lemon juice) or their Cranberry Orange Squares (sweet cookie dough made with fresh cranberry and orange filling, topped with cinnamon streusel) -- always a crowd pleaser.
Can't decide? Don't despair. Delightful Pasties also offers a sampling brownie tray ($25/40 pieces) a perfect gift for the class to start the year out right. The temptation may be too great. (We suggest that you also pick up extras for yourself and to share with office colleagues.)
Don't let our name fool you. Delightful Pastries offers Sandwiches and Soup Specials This September
Looking for healthy choices perfect for you and your kids' lunch? Delightful Pastries also is the creator of wonderfully fresh homemade sandwiches and soups all made from scratch using family recipes. "Even the sauces in the sandwiches, such as homemade horseradish sauce, is made in-house daily," says partner Dobra Bielinski. "We believe that every customer deserves the best quality food just as we make them at home."
What this means is that all
Delightful Pastries sandwich ingredients are freshly prepared without
preservatives or other fillers.
"If you can imagine a sandwich where the homemade bread is just-baked, the meat is local and all natural, the bacon is lean, thick-cut and locally cured, and where the ham and pork cutlets are from a local Polish butcher, then you have a good idea as to why our sandwiches have so many fans," say Delightful Pastries partners, Nico and Robert.
Chicago French Market sandwich favorites include The Polish ($8.25), with Polish ham, Swiss cheese, homemade horseradish sauce, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, tomato and field greens, served on a fresh butter croissant; The Thanksgiving ($8.25), hand carved turkey breast, Swiss cheese, homemade horseradish, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, cranberry sauce, tomato and field greens on a fresh butter croissant; The Fusion ($8.25), shrimp salad, mayonnaise, spice, pickles and field greens on a fresh butter croissant, and The Three Piggly Wigglys ($10), made with Polish ham, lean crispy bacon, pan fried schnitzel and pickles, served on an "everything" bun. Peanut butter lovers can't resist the He Lives! ($8.25), with peanut butter, grape jelly, lean crispy bacon, banana, house secret sauce, all served on a fresh butter croissant.
Delightful Pastries Celebrates National Honey Month this September with Sweet Deal
Honey is sweet - that's a given. But did you know that honey also adds a special touch to almost any recipe? It's the whisper at a party. It's the sigh after the perfect bite. It's the nostalgic feeling of childhood. It's your secret ingredient with endless possibilities.
Many people think of honey as a drizzle in desserts or a topping for toast. But now more than ever, honey's being recognized as a versatile ingredient and pantry staple in the kitchen. All-natural honey gives your recipes unbeatable flavor and unmatched functional benefits. From balancing flavors to providing moisture to baked goods, one-ingredient honey performs a slew of tasks, all from one little bottle.
Add honey rich desserts to your menu and pickup Delightful selections including the He Lives! ($8.25) sandwich, pecan squares ($3.50) and a glass of Moroccan iced tea ($2.75), or enjoy the combo special, all three for $13.50.
Celebrate National Peanut Day, September 13
Crazy for Peanuts? September 13 is for you. We thought we'd take a moment to pay homage to our favorite nut. Whether savory or sweet, Delightful Pastries makes celebrating National Peanut Day, September 13, a slam dunk. Start off by lunching on He Lives! , an amazing Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly sandwich with Lean Crispy Bacon, Banana, House Secret Sauce on all-butter croissant ($8). Still craving peanuts? Try the delicious Triple Decker Peanut Butter Brownie topped with peanut butter and delicious chocolate ($3.50 each), Peanut Butter Pie ($5.25) or the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake ($2.75). Entertaining? Pick up a Peanut Butter Pie with graham cracker crust topped with peanut butter custard and decorated with chocolate fudge and salted peanuts, available in the single mini-serving size ($5.25) or a full pie to serve 8-10 for $25.
Tie-One-On September 14 with Delightful Pastries Booze-filled Drunken Donut "Paczki". It's National Cream Filled Donut Day
Lucky for us, you don't have to wait until Fat Tuesday to celebrate Delightful Pastries Paczki. September 14 is National Cream-Filled Donut Day and the perfect time to tie- one-on with Delightful Pastries' famous Drunken "Paczki" Donut. You heard us right. This delightful pastry is filled with booze and cream. Dobra Bielinski, pastry chef and partner of Delightful Pastries, keeps her three Chicago bakeries stocked with paczki (traditional Polish doughnuts) all year long. On any given day, you can choose strawberry and whipped cream, raspberry jelly or custard topped with chocolate fudge paczki. Or, you can sample "drunken" paczki in scrumptious varieties like vodka and vanilla bean custard, Patron XO Cocoa with chocolate custard, and orange liqueur and passion fruit jelly. As if anyone needed a special day to celebrate, why not Saturday, September 14, on National Cream-Filled Donut Day.
Available in October
Delightful Pastries will be offering three delicious pumpkin treats in October. Enjoy Pumpkin Cayenne Pepper Brownies ($3.50@),
Pumpkin Bread ($8.50),
and Pumpkin Honey Pie ($25.00), available throughout October.
About Delightful Pastries
Founded in 1989, the Delightful Pastries is family-owned and operated, and is one of Chicago's most beloved bakeries. The partnership includes mother Stasia Hawryszczuk, who manages the original Jefferson Park location with her daughter Dobra Hawryszczuk Bielinski. Dobra also oversees the Old Town location, and her brother Robert Hawryszczuk, along with his wife, Nico Hua, operates the Chicago French Market location.
From its roots as the baker of authentic homemade Polish specialties prepared according to European baking traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation, Delightful Pastries has expanded its delicious offering of fresh products to include a wide range of breads, brownies and bars, pastries, croissants, cakes, tortes, pies, macaroons, cookies and savory items such as soups, sandwiches, salads and quiches.
Delightful Pastries has been featured in numerous local and national publications including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, all local television news outlets and even the Tonight Show, PBS, Channel 7, Best of Chicago WGN, Chicago Live, Time Out Chicago, Edible Chicago.
The original Delightful Pastries location is at 5927 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, in the Jefferson Park neighborhood (phone: 773-545-7215). Store hours are Tuesday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed on Monday. The Old Town Chicago location, which includes the Café, is at 1710 N. Wells St., just north of North Avenue (phone: 312-255-0724). Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Chicago French Market location is at 131 N. Clinton Ave., Chicago (phone: 312-234-9644). Store hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed on Sundays.For more information about Delightful Pastries, including catering, delivery, and wholesale services, please send an email to email@example.com or visit the website at www.delightfulpastries.com.