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“Herb's Bakery never disappoints”

Herb's Bakery Incorporated
Ranked #3 of 10 Bakeries in Elgin
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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“Herb's Bakery never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

I've lived in Elgin for over 20 years, and have been to Herb's dozen's of times, most recently a few days ago. If you are not familiar with Herb's, you should know that Herb's is an old fashioned bakery where they still make their products right there in the bakery. Their products are delicious, and do not disappoint. On the donut side, I extremely recommend the Mouse Ears which are yeast donut sliced in half filled with whipped cream, with chocolate icing on top. Their Dutchies are also delicious. They are a thinner fried pastry that is crispy, with some raisins, and white icing on top. Both of these are my favorites, but I've never had a bad donut from Herbs. If you go late in the morning, you might have more of a limited selection since they make all their donuts right there in the store, there are only a certain number available for any given day.

We've also had their danish, which are very good. Their cookies are like little bundles of tastiness, and they should not be overlooked. I've had their cakes a number of times for work functions, and everyone always raves about how good everything is.

Even if you don't live right in Elgin, it's worth the drive to go to Herb's. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
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“Yummy Cookies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Great cookies, not a huge fan of their frosting. It has that oil texture to it other than that it is great!

Visited February 2013
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Illinois
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“Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Herbs has been in Elgin a long time. Great cookies and cupcakes. Birthday cakes have been somewhat disappointing - dry. Maybe baked and frozen. Good breads.

Visited June 2012
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Elgin, Illinois
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“CAKE!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Always get all out cakes from Herb's. The only place my family will eat them. The frosting is to die for. Not that greasy stuff the stores put on. Just had one for my birthday and could have eaten the whole thing myself.

Visited July 2012
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Elgin, Illinois
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156 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Nice little bakery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

I like Herb's. A bit pricey for donuts for my kids but love their selection. They make excellent pastries, cookies, and breads. They also give back to the community which makes them a step above in my book.

  • Visited March 2012
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