There’s more to life than banana bread, proves Good Ambler, a gourmet chocolatier, bakery, and café coming to Fulton Market. It has created DIY baking kits to satisfy our appetite for getting creative in the kitchen. Choose the DIY Lemon Meringue Pie Kit or the DIY Sunny Days Ahead Kit (iced cookies). Both are quick, easy, and able to get you out of that bread rut. $18 each. goodambler.com
Farmer’s Fridge vending machines have saved many a lunch break by popping out ready-made organic meals in offices across the city. Not going into the office? Not to worry — you can still get your fix. Farmer’s Fridge is now offering home delivery in select Chicago neighborhoods. Meals range from pineapple coconut chia pudding to burrito bowls to cobb salads. $3-$16. delivery.farmersfridge.com
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And you thought 2019 was next level. Just wait for 2020: Some of our favorite chefs are returning with everything from Chinese American to Croatian concepts. It’s also a year when board games become part of the menu and Spanish food gets its due. And that food hall trend? It’s here to stay. 1. Chefs Flip the Script Jason Vincent scored with his Logan Square restaurant Giant. “But don’t...
Savory Japanese pancakes get the Paul Virant treatment at Gaijin
Try as you might to give cooking a crack for the holidays, it’s easier to have someone else do the job. Enter The Argonaut, a new catering company that specializes in oyster bars. Professional shuckers come out to your home to prepare the goods (starting at $40), which are sourced sustainably from both coasts. Options also include lobster, crab, caviar, shellfish, and an especially dreamy house-cured...
Chef Carlos Gaytan resurfaces in Chicago with three new Mexican concepts