Tannourine Bakery hasn’t been in Albany Park long, but don’t let that fool you. Decades of baking experience are at work here and it comes across in every bite of baklava that I’ve tried. I’ve worked my way up and down Kedzie Avenue in search of to-die-for fillo goodness, and have found it’s perfect expression in Tannourine’s cashew baklava fingers ($7/lb). Amazing.
There are other addictions to be found at Tannourine — their spinach pies are exceptionally good, and I can never leave the store without a bag of manakeesh (cheese or oregano pita) and some fantastically bitter baba ghanoush. I’ve bought mahrooh bread, but have never finished one because this flat bread is larger than most platters I own. They don’t use preservatives so it’s best to eat their baked goods the same day.
The quality of the baked goods is an excellent reason for passing other bakeries along Kedzie, but I also like how they show appreciation to their customers. I went in for spinach pies a few weeks ago, but they had run out by the time I got there. The next time I went in they remembered and sent me home with free spinach pie. What’s not to love?
4806 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-5207