3 Lake Forest Bakeries That Are Hidden Gems

Maybe you’ve been binge-watching cooking shows lately, or maybe you’re just in the mood for something sweet. If so, check out these three Lake Forest bakeries. They offer delicate pastries and decadent sweets that are the best remedies for all your cravings. Grab your favorite baked good and bring it home to enjoy from the comfort of our Lake Forest apartments.

1. That Little French Guy

“That Little French Guy,” the owner of this charming bakery, mastered baking in the heart of Paris. You can’t find more authentic French food in Lake Forest! Their most popular item is the Kouign Amann, which is a flaky, croissant-like pastry that is caramelized with sugar. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free items, so there is something for everyone.  

2. Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts

The European pastries offered at Gerhard’s are the perfect fit if you’re in the mood for something that is delicate and not overly sweet. Their eclairs, cream puffs, and flaky crusted quiches are impossible to resist. Don’t forget to order a coffee to wash it all down, served with either milk or heavy whipping cream. 

3. The Bent Fork Bakery

The owners of The Bent Fork Bakery are serious bakers. They offer a wide assortment of sweets that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Their banana chocolate chip bread, frosted ginger molasses cookies, and s’mores bars are fan favorites. These made-from-scratch baked goods are worth every calorie. But don’t take our word for it — try it for yourself to see why this bakery is so loved by locals.

Don’t forget to check out these Lake Forest bakeries the next time you’re in the mood for a delicate pastry. For more local recommendations, check out our blog.

Our community here at Kelmscott Apartments has so much to offer. If you’re looking for a new home, contact us for more information. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community.

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