Chicago Bites Cupcake Crawl Save the Date – September 23

  • September 7th, 2006
  • Cupcakes
  • 62 Comments
  • Tammy

Join us in our quest to find Chicago’s best cupcake!

Plan to tour some of the city’s hottest cupcake spots, taste the goods, and rate them on Chicago Bites’ very own cupcake rating scale*. Your ratings will then be discussed on an upcoming podcast. We plan to record as we go along too, so you can share your thoughts directly with our listeners.

When you RSVP, you’ll get a map of our cupcake destinations** and a specific timetable for the day. You’ll also get details about our cupcake rating criteria, so that you’ll be ready to review.

Can’t join us for the whole day? No worries. You’ll be able to find where we are by subscribing to an alert service on your cell phone. Just pop in for a cupcake whenever. But be sure to RSVP in the comments or send us an e-mail to wrangle an evite.

Plan on spending anywhere between $2 and $5 per cupcake at each place. We recommend finding a cupcake buddy to share the cost and food. That way you won’t go into sugar shock!

See you at the Cupcake Crawl. It will be a great time! Until then, happy dining!

UPDATE: Do you have more questions about the Cupcake Crawl? Visit our FAQ!

*Our rating scale will be a subject of an upcoming post. We’d appreciate your suggestions for rating cupcakes!

**The list of places to visit is also a work in progress, so please provide us with your thoughts of where we must go and what we should leave out.

A Mandarian Orange Cupcake from Bom Bon Americano!

A Mandarian Orange Cupcake from Bom Bon Americano!

  1. Justin left a comment on September 7, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    My girlfriend and I would like to RSVP for the Cupcake Crawl.

  2. Jaime left a comment on September 7, 2006 at 9:00 pm

    rsvp for 2, to the cupcake crawl.

  3. Cristin left a comment on September 7, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    You might want to try Sweet Occasions in Andersonville too! 5306 N. Clark

  4. Anonymous left a comment on September 8, 2006 at 10:07 am

    Alliance Bakery
    Dine
    Bleeding Heart Bakery is still working on finding a cupcake liner they like so they don’t have cupcakes – at least this is what I had read on Yelp.

  5. kris left a comment on September 8, 2006 at 11:17 am

    rsvp for 2 to the cupcake crawl. (yumm!!)

  6. Melissa left a comment on September 8, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Please sign me and Maureen up for the crawl. We do our own Chocolate Crawl in the Mag Mile area so we are excited about this.

  7. Lori left a comment on September 8, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve heard Dinkel’s on Lincoln is the cupcake equivalent of nirvana.

  8. Olivia left a comment on September 11, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    Boo. I think I’ll be out of town. This sounds so fantastic though, especially for those cupcake-obsessed like myself.
    The House of Fine Chocolates on Broadway also has a some cupcakes. I recently got their giant Red Velvet one, which was decent, although not spectacular.

  9. staci left a comment on September 11, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    rsvp for 2 for the cupcake crawl. I can’t wait. 🙂

  10. Cathy left a comment on September 11, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    Please keep me posted on the crawl, cupcake!

  11. erin left a comment on September 12, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    RSVP for 2

  12. Kimberly Lighftfoot left a comment on September 12, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    I would like to RSVP me and my best friend for the cupcake crawl.

  13. lara kelland left a comment on September 12, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    i am so very excited! can i rsvp for two?

  14. Kimberly left a comment on September 13, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    RSVP for 3 for the cupcake crawl!

  15. Erin Shea and Rachelle Bowden left a comment on September 13, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    Erin Shea and Rachelle Bowden are planning to attend!

  16. Tammy left a comment on September 14, 2006 at 12:29 am

    Thanks to everyone who’s signed up! We plan to send out more details soon.

  17. Monica left a comment on September 15, 2006 at 10:01 am

    Please reserve 2 for the sugar shock crawl, can’t wait!

  18. MJ left a comment on September 15, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    RSVP for 2 to the crawl!

  19. Sam left a comment on September 17, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    RSVP for 2

  20. Jen left a comment on September 18, 2006 at 12:18 am

    I’d like to RSVP for 2 🙂
    -I’ll 2nd the vote for Dinkel’s!
    -I’d also like to check out: Sweet Mandy B’s, Angel Food Bakery on Montrose, Cupcakes on Briar, & A Taste of Heaven

  21. Joanna left a comment on September 18, 2006 at 9:01 am

    I’d like to RSVP for two please.

  22. Dudley left a comment on September 19, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    RSVP for 2 … so excited to find your site!

  23. Sonaar left a comment on September 19, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    rsvp for 2

  24. sandra left a comment on September 20, 2006 at 8:11 am

    I would like to RSVP for myself and 3 other ladies.

  25. Tim left a comment on September 20, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Count 4 of us in.
    You may want to add SOuthport Grocery to your list, as well. IMHO, their’s rival the ones at Magnolia in NYC. Plus they just added Cupcake Pancakes to their menu: pancakes made from cupcake batter.

  26. diane left a comment on September 20, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Not RSVPing sadly, but I have to agree with Tim on Southport Grocery’s cupcakes. There are a sheer slice of heaven–the vanilla ones are the best cupcakes I’ve ever had in my life!

  27. Tammy left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 1:28 am

    Southport Grocery is definitely on the list!

  28. Grant & Katie UAC (ultimate authorities on cupcakes) left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 7:50 am

    This event needs to be rescedule as we will be out of town. We insist! However, we do not wish to deprive other devotees- therefore, this event can be repeated weekly!!!!

  29. Tammy left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 8:02 am

    We may have to repeat the event! We’ve had so much interest in cupcakes!

  30. peggy left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 8:17 am

    Dawn and I are ready to taste!!!

  31. Amy and Dave left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 8:40 am

    RSVPing for 2. =)

  32. Kat left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Hands down, the best cupcake in Chicago is at the Southport Grocery and Cafe. The crawl should start and end there!

  33. patsy left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:01 am

    Try Angel Food Bakery (1636 W. Montrose) and the Southport Grocery.

  34. suzanne left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:10 am

    RSVP for one

  35. Karen Kramer left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:21 am

    I would like to RSVP for two please!

  36. Emily left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:24 am

    RSVP 3 for the cupcake crawl

  37. John John Houlester left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:32 am

    I love cupcakes you can count me in!! I will bring my whole family!

  38. Jessica left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Please send me an evite – I need details on time. Great idea! Thanks!

  39. Brooke Eisenmenger left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:34 am

    Count me in with a guest!

  40. Liza left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:35 am

    RSVP for four yay!!!

  41. Brooke Eisenmenger left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:38 am

    RSVPing for 2. FUN!

  42. Jennifer Edgcomb left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 9:52 am

    RSVP for 2. Don’t Miss Sarah’s Candies’ carrot-cake muffins and black & white muffings (literally half choc cake & icing and half vanilla cake & icing) – they are AMAZING!!

  43. Stephanie left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Please RSVP for 4. We are celebrating my friend’s engagement and her fiance proposed via cupcake. Very appropriate!

  44. erin left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 10:12 am

    please rsvp for 2 spots- erin and jeff…thanks!

  45. Kathleen Corbo left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 11:50 am

    Would love to attend!

  46. Adrienne left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 11:58 am

    I’d like to RSVP please.

  47. shilpa reddy left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 11:59 am

    can’t wait

  48. Jennifer left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Please allow for two additional people, myself and my nine year old daughter! CupCakes rule!!!

  49. Ryan left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    I recommend A Taste of Heaven on Clark St. in Andersonville (two clocks north of Sweet Occasions). In my opinion, along with Bittersweet on Belmont, they have the best tasting cupcakes.

  50. Cassie and Dan left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    Please sign us up for 2!

  51. Pascale left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    RSVP for 2 for the cupcake crawl

  52. Joan left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    Is this event appropriate for a 2-year-old who loves cupcakes? Or is this more adults-only? (I will not be offended either way, just figuring out the vibe)

  53. Kristin left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    2 for cupcake crawl

  54. Melanie left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    How fun! I wish I could join you. You need to add Sweet Mandy B’s to your list. They are the best!

  55. Gabrielle left a comment on September 21, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    I love this idea. not sure I can do the whole event but I would like to participate.

  56. devon lorraine left a comment on September 22, 2006 at 8:34 am

    RSVP for 2

  57. Anna Spreitzer left a comment on September 22, 2006 at 9:07 am

    RSVP for two please!
    Thanks!

  58. Annie left a comment on September 22, 2006 at 11:17 am

    Any more room for the cupcake crawl? I’d like to go!!

  59. lauren left a comment on September 22, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    Ummm… yes PLEASE

  60. Allie left a comment on September 28, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    We were out of town and missed the crawl. How was it? And…can I get the list and map to go on my own?
    Many thanks,
    Allie

  61. Bernard left a comment on June 14, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    I want in on the cup cake thing!
    Please send me invitations and anything to do with cup cakes.

  62. Anna left a comment on April 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I love cupcakes!

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