Best Italian Cookies and Gelato in Chicagoland
(Photo: Food porn in convenient amaretto-cherry cookie size from Lido’s Caffé in Oak Park.)
Lately, my life has been a string of unexpected occurrences that have taken even this life-is-flux loving Buddhist by surprise. Some haven’t been so pleasant (more on those later). Two of the happiest have been my rekindled friendship with pastry-chef Chris, and my discovery, through said fellow foodie, of Lido’s Caffé in Oak Park.
The place is the essence of every Italian café I ever settled into back in Gotham, nestled into a midblock space on Marion Street in downtown Oak Park. Even for an NYC native like Yours Truly, Lido’s is true food porn for anyone who treasures a good gelato or cannoli. In the past two weeks since learning about it, I have yet to introduce anyone to the above-pictured cookie without watching their eyes roll back in their head with pleasure.
And if you think I’m kidding, read my write-up about the place in the Drive-Thru section of Gapers Block: Lido’s Caffé: Italian Gelato & Cookie Heaven in Oak Park. Then go. Just trust me and go.
What? Seriously, you’re waiting for what?