Dessert Shops You Have to Try When Moving to Deerfield, IL

Are you moving to Deerfield, Illinois? Do you love sweet treats as much as the next guy? In a place like this, there’s no sense in trying to resist the bevy of local shops and bakeries that beckon you to come in and taste their goods for yourself. Give in to temptation! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:


Bakery’s in Deerfield’s

813 North Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL

(additional locations in Buffalo Grove and Schaumburg)

Phone: 847.520.0068

Whether you’re looking for a creative dessert to serve a large group for a special occasion or you’re simply hoping to sneak in a cupcake or two on the ride home from work, Deerfield’s Bakery is your local confectionary go-to.

When you walk in, you’ll immediately pick up on the hometown pride that makes this place so charming. Our best tip for newcomers who are trying out Deerfield’s Bakery is to grab a large order to bagels and other breakfast treats on the go. Take them with you as you introduce yourself to your new coworkers; it’s a surefire win.


Frozen Treats

Nothing Bundt Cakes

190 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone: (847) 315-9077

It’s true that Nothing Bundt Cakes is a national chain, but because each location is independently owned and operated, you still get the same local vibe that you look for when you’re shopping around for the perfect dessert spot. Their menu is simple, but satisfying, so don’t overlook this shop on your quest to sample all of the sweets in Deerfield.


Get the Scoop

841 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone: (847) 948-7328

This small, colorful ice cream shop is exactly what you need during these hot summer months (and any time of year, really). The atmosphere is also a lot of fun with it’s bright colors and conversational vibe. When it comes to ice cream in Deerfield, Get the Scoop is a hometown sweetheart.

You won’t find a website advertised for Get the Scoop (which is actually part of the charm), but be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page. They occasionally post special flavors or discounts that you’ll otherwise miss.



775 Deerfield Rd #170a, Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone: (224) 804-6945

Menchie’s is another national chain that we’re happy to welcome to Deerfield. They sell frozen yogurt with a cute cartoony vibe, which is fun for kids. We also like that they give back to the Deerfield community through various fundraising initiatives throughout the year. If you’re a fan of froyo, be sure to sign up for the loyalty program on their website, too!


Dessert Spots Around Deerfield That are Worth the Drive

If you live for sweets and don’t mind making the drive to some of the surrounding suburbs, you might also want to try Baker Boys or Bent Fork, both of which are in Highland Park. Both are known for their housemade confectionaries, and you are truly missing out if you skip these local dessert spots. In the best traffic conditions, you’re looking at less than 15 minutes if you go by Deerfield Road and Green Bay Road. What a small price to pay.

In Northbrook, you have the can’t-miss ToffeeBreak Desserts. As you may have guessed, they offer a variety of toffee-based specialties, along with some creative chocolate concoctions. As an aside, if you have a hard-to-buy-for person on your list, look no further than this shop. They have some excellent gift choices that will satisfy absolutely anybody.

It would be impossible to tell you about every dessert spot in the Chicago metro, but the shops on this list are a great start. If you’re moving to Deerfield and plan to bring your sweet tooth, start with these. You won’t be disappointed!


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