Oak Park


This is a reminder to everyone in the Chicago area that the Oak Park Farmers’ Market is up and running again for its 33rd season! For those of you who haven’t been to Oak Park (too many Chicagoans never venture out to OP, which is silly because it is less than a half hour from the loop on the Green line), it is such a great place to spend a Saturday. Bryan and I started our day at the farmer’s market and spent the rest of our time exploring the shady streets of Oak Park, admiring architecture, shopping, and wandering through some of the town’s pretty parks.

There are many reasons to visit Oak Park but the donuts that are sold on Saturday mornings at the market are reason enough for me. They are among the best donuts I have ever eaten— and I eat a lot of donuts. These are made by crews of volunteers from local charities who share in the profits (a pretty brilliant business model). The cake donuts are served warm and I promise you won’t be able to eat just one. I am partial to the cinnamon sugar but they are all excellent. Go early because they often sell out by noon!

Oak Park Farmers’ Market

460 Lake Street, Oak Park


8 comments to “Oak Park”

  1. Looks like summer! (I grew up just across the lake.) I’ll have to check it out the next time I am in town visiting friends.

  2. Beautiful photographs. Wow

  3. Dawn in CA says:

    June 9th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    *sigh* Peonies. My hands-down favorite flower.

  4. I want a doughnut! And, I, too, love Oak Park. Gorge!

  5. OMG this brought back memories. I live in NYC now, but I went to OPRF High School and was on the Tennis Team. Every Saturday, we would have tennis meets out of town and had to leave around 7 am and they would sell these donuts near our High School! We would always grab a box – they are truly amazing. I think the only one i’ve had since that even compare are Duck Donuts in the Outer Banks of NC (if you ever go out there, you must get them – they are truly amazing.)

  6. And you’re a fellow Chicagoan, sweet. Consider yourself followed (oh boy, that sounds creepy doesn’t it? of course I mean that I will be following your blog)

  7. Ha. I will consider myself followed! Yay Chicago food bloggers!

  8. Aww, nice to see a Chicago blogger. We miss home this time of the year, especially the white Christmas and the Kolachkys!! We really miss walking through Oak Park and just walking around town…hope you have a great Christmas!!!

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