Chicago, Ill. (312) 573-1600
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.
Calling itself "the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze," Beverly Hills-born Sprinkles Cupcakes provides a benchmark for the modern cupcake shop. Sprinkles consistently has a line out the door. Kids especially like the cupcakes with fun decorations including peace signs, teddy bears, dinosours, rainbows and sports themes.