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“Real Bakery”
Review of Bennison Bakeries

Bennison Bakeries
Ranked #1 of 9 Bakeries in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Bakery”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

It's nice to enjoy a REAL BAKERY where they make everything on the premise. In fact, they have cameras so you can watch them make the goods. The lines can get long on the weekend but this adds to how good it really is. I ordered a birthday cake and it was ready when promised. Very good, just a little expensive. If you are visiting Evanston, it is a good break from the hotel's free breakfast bars.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Chicago
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Smells good!”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Bennison's is a neighborhood bakery where you can watch cakes being decorated thru the window. They even have a step for kids to use. Pastries are very good. Cakes ordered for birthdays have been hit or miss which is too bad. Bread and croissants are fab. Good coffee too. Cookies are pricey per pound but maybe that's a good thing. :o)

Visited January 2013
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Evanston, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

This bakery is always crowded and you can see why. Yummy treats. I love the Bienenstick (may have spelled it wrong) which has an almond top[ping with a creamy center. Very tasty!

Visited November 2012
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Evanston, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
357 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Wonderful home-grown bakery”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

It is great to have a good bakery in the neighborhood. It is conveniently located where you can grab a cup of coffee and Danish pastry before catching the early morning commuter train. Not only they have artisan breads, cookies and pastries, they have hearty sandwiches - all made fresh within the premises. One Saturday morning, I was craving for pretzel. Then one baker came out with a tray of chocolate chip cookies, offering to the patrons to taste. It was warm to touch but so chocolately delicious. I will always feel like the kid watching over the display window while they decorate a cake. A must-see for visitors!

  • Visited January 2013
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Evanston, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious "old school" style bakery with awesome variety.”
Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

I love this place because it reminds me of the old family bakeries I used to go to. Great variety of doughnuts, eclairs, pastries, breads, cakes and even pretzels baked daily! Fresh cheap coffee and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows! Corner spot with big neon sign! I love it. Please go there- you will, too.

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