4 sweet shops in the Northwest suburbs

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I can’t think of a better time to go out and indulge in sweets. So grab your sweeties and make a date with the entire family (yes, bring the kids!) to these sweet spots in the Northwestern suburbs.

Sweet T’s Bakery & Cake Studio

Arlington Heights

Located in downtown Arlington Heights, Sweet T’s gets rave reviews for their cupcakes and cakes. And after taking a look at some of their creations, you’ll understand why. They’re works of art that look deliciously divine! Some of the more popular items are cupcakes, decorated cookies and cake pops. As if the sweets weren’t enough to lure you in, there’s a kiddie section with toys and they offer kiddie cupcakes where kids can decorate a cupcake anytime. Quick tip: They are always changing out the goodies in the display cases so you’ll always find something new to try when you visit.

Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge

South Barrington

For handmade chocolates that can only be described as a delicious piece of art, head to Anna Shea Chocolates located in the Arboretum Shops in South Barrington. Head to the cozy lounge and warm up by the fireplace and treat the kids to delicious cupcakes and hot chocolate while you indulge in decadent chocolate paired with wine.

Sweet Spot


You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop when you step into Sweet Spot in Barrington. This unique candy shop has candy that you’ll remember from your childhood: Zots, candy lips, candy mustaches and Bazookas just to name a few. If you can’t find it, ask them and they’ll get it for you. After your trip down memory lane, have an old-fashioned malt or homemade Italian ice from their dairy bar.

Cocoa Cabana Gourmet Chocolates

West Dundee

This hidden gem in West Dundee specializes in all sorts of chocolates like toffee and caramels, and their tropical-themed cafe will make you forget about the freezing temps.

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