Don’t commit to that weight loss resolution just yet! Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Bread opened Thursday just across the street from her extremely popular restaurant Girl and the Goat. The bakery/café/deli/bar is just step one in the opening of her long awaited Little Goat Diner set to be completely up and running before January. By day, Little Goat Bread offers fresh made sandwiches, baked goods, soup, and fresh coffee but at night this little goat morphs into your favorite bar with craft beer on tap, cocktails, and even complimentary treats from the bakery occasionally. Stephanie’s spared no expense to ensure her diner and bakery are as unique and sincere as her famed restaurant (she traveled all the way to Colombia personally to pick out the coffee beans!). Fresh breads prepared by baker Greg Wade and his team are now featured from the sandwiches at Little Goat Bread to the bread served at your table within Girl and the Goat. I stopped by yesterday to check out the new spot and pick up some freshly made chocolate filled Conchas. My husband agreed they were, without a doubt, the best we’ve ever had! Usually you’ll find Conchas to be overly simplistic, semi-sweet, petite bread rounds sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon but Greg’s are filled with a delicious homemade chocolate (or vanilla) cream providing the perfect flaky combination of sweet and semi-sweet. Can’t wait to try the craft beer this evening. See you there!
Little Goat Bread
820 W Randolph Street, Chicago IL (on the corner of Randolph and Green)