Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lutz Café and Pastry Shop of Chicago, Illinois.

Lutz Café and Pastry Shop at 2458 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois was established in 1948. The German bakery is a Chicago tradition. Just mentioning the name elicits stories and memories from childhoods passed. 
Walk in the door and you come face to face with a cornucopia of delicious, delectable and enticing treats. Lutz offers an amazing selection of cakes, tarts, tortes, cookies, and chocolates all created using traditional European recipes that have been in the Lutz family for centuries. Staying true to its Conditorei [1] distinction, Lutz pastries are made from the highest quality ingredients to create unique flavors that are light and delicate.
From stunning wedding cakes to seasonal specialties like Christ-Stollen and Baumkuchen to whimsical hand-made marzipan treats, the variety is endless. They truly are a German bakery extraordinaire.
The strawberry whipped cream cake that many grandparents bought for Sunday dinner, or the marzipan birthday plaque that was a special treat for one lucky kid, not to mention the delicious birthday cakes made to order. Walk in the door and you come face to face with a cornucopia of delicious, delectable and enticing treats.
Walk deeper into the store and find a quaint outdoor Café or Tea-Room, where you can relax with a pastry and Viennese style tea or a pot of their custom-blended coffee served Viennese style with a decorative dollop of real whipped cream“schlag” on the side. 
Come every May, you used to be able to visit the charming outdoor Tea Room garden overflowing with beautiful flowers. A perfect gathering place to meet friends or take a date. The outdoor Tea Room has been close for years.
Tour of Lutz Bakery.

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D. 

[1] Conditorei is the German word for a pâtisserie and confectionery shop. 

1 comment:

  1. Loved going to Lutz's for lunch. Their seafood crepes were delicious. Coffee with real cream was wonderful. We ordered our wedding cake from them.


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