Brown Sugar Bakery
~ 2004 ~

Famous For: Decadent cupcakes and desserts

Founded By: Stephanie Hart after she recreated her grandmother’s delicious recipes.

Fun Foodie Facts:

  • Stephanie’s grandmother was a huge influence on her, and made her want to get into baking.  
  • When she started baking, Stephanie wanted to create that feeling – a cake you couldn’t get, that adults wouldn’t give you. In a way, Stephanie’s culinary career has been a journey to recreate grandma’s cake.
  • It took several years of trial and error for Stephanie to “get it right.”  The caramel cake was especially difficult to figure out – but it’s soooo good, which is why we feature it on our tour!
  • At Chicago Food Planet, we believe that we create amazing food memories and that’s exactly the same thing Stephanie tries to do with her baked goods! It’s the perfect partnership.

Stephanie Hart was featured in Lupe Fiaso’s music video “Missions” seen above.

Our Recos:

  • Come back in and try the cheesecake – it’s decadent and delightful.
  • Love the cupcake frosting? Stephanie shares her recipe and teaches you how to create it on this quick YouTube video. That’s pretty nice of her.

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Tour Length3 hours
Cost$75 Adult | $90 Adult VIP | $40 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles

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Tour Length3 hours
Cost$60 Adult | $72 Adult VIP | $35 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles
NeighborhoodsGold Coast & Old Town
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