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Pastry Chef Rubina Hafeez and Gür Sweets Halal Bakery [Now CLOSED]

UPDATE: This bakery is unfortunately no longer open. The story itself is still quite interesting so I’ve decided to leave it up on the site. When I found out there was a halal bakery in town, I honestly couldn’t believe it.  It was the first time anyone had ever mentioned anything like it, particularly right in our own backyard. I couldn’t ...

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flickr photos of algerian pastries by Rachel Finn

The Culinary History of Algerian Pastries {and Algerian Food in Chicago}

Have you ever planned to spend a theme-filled day out?  We seem to do it a lot of this in Chicago since there are so many great neighborhoods to explore. For example, there are some great Swedish places to visit in Andersonville (delis, clothing stores, museum and cafes); the Pilsen neighborhood for some Latin flavor; Greektown for the cafes & ...

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