\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeyond the many parks and summer festivals, Chicago happens\r\nto also be a major food city. Although known for its deep-dish pizza and hot\r\ndogs (no ketchup!), Chicago also has some pretty epic desserts that’ll you\r\ndefinitely want to save room for. What’s more, each neighborhood offers\r\nsomething tasty and unique, so no matter where you venture, you’ll stumble upon\r\nsome deliciously, sweet eats. Still, we’ve rounded up a few notable picks. Here\r\nare 5 desserts\r\nyou have to eat in Chicago. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnything From Molly’s\r\nCupcakes \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMolly’s\r\nCupcakes, with locations in Streeterville and Lincoln Park, makes a trip to\r\nChicago well worth it. With several options to choose from, there’s a treat for\r\nany type of palate—whether you’re looking for something super sweet and rich,\r\nlike the Peanut Butter Nutella, or something light and fruity, like the Peach\r\nCobbler. You can even customize your own creation on the spot. Fun fact:\r\nMolly’s cupcakes won an episode of the TV show, “Cupcake Wars!” \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFormento’s Chocolate Cake \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis chocolate\r\ncake from Formento’s in Chicago\r\nis pretty unreal—a 10-layer cake consisting of chocolate pudding frosting,\r\nchocolate ganache, hazelnut praline, and more\r\nchocolate, it’ll take the meaning of chocolate cake to a whole new level.\r\nAs it’s so moist and rich, it just melts in your mouth, without coming off as\r\ntoo heavy or chocolate “overkill.” Situated right in the heart of West Loop,\r\nit’s also a great area to explore after dinner—you’ll want to walk off that\r\ncake, anyway! \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nCarrot Cake Soufflé At the Albert \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAlthough recently opened, the Albert restaurant in Streeterville is\r\nsurely making a culinary splash. You might think Grand Marnier or chocolate\r\nwhen picturing a soufflé dessert, but here’s a unique approach: Carrot\r\ncake, and an exceptional one at that. Topped with walnuts, pineapple,\r\ncaramel, and dusted gold fragments, it’s luxurious and decadent. And, the\r\ninside is gooey and warm, which is always a plus. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCake Shake From Portillo’s \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt wouldn’t be fair to not include Portillo’s epic chocolate\r\ncake shake on this list, as it’s a signature treat that all Chicagoans can\r\nagree on. Think: A slice of rich, chocolate cake spun into a shake—for moments\r\nwhen using a fork seem unbearable. What’s more, Chicago has terrific shakes all\r\naround. If you’re looking for something with extra garnish and spunk, head to Public House, where they\r\noffer chocolate and vanilla, as well as seasonal options for dessert. And, if\r\nyou find the addition of cake to be a bit much, you can head to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, for a\r\nchocolate concoction that’s pure, rich, and smooth on the tongue. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBomboloni \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nA pillow-like, sugar-encrusted Italian doughnut, a bomboloni\r\nis light and airy, making it a delicious way to enjoy something sweet without\r\nfeeling stuffed. After taking a stroll down Randolph Street in Chicago (known\r\nas “Restaurant Row”), head to BomboBar a walk-up window\r\naround the corner of Bar Siena, for an array of treats to go. The fillings are\r\nall different—ranging from Salted Caramel and Maple Buttercream, to PB&J\r\nand Vanilla Bean Custard, among others. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo\r\nexplore Chicago, come visit us at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile!