Christmas trip to the Chicago Starbucks Reserve Roastery
If you’ve never had a chance to visit one of the Starbucks Reserve Roasteries you really should. I’ve taken my kids to the Chicago Roastery twice a year since they opened. The architecture is cool and their baked goods are fantastic. Each one has something unique and the Chicago store is definitely unique.
My kids and I went there on Saturday morning (12/23) to beat the crowds for a Christmastime treat.
I hadn’t planned on buying anything but of course I didn’t walk out of there empty-handed. Their Reserve beans are absolutely fabulous (but not cheap!) and this time they had a Puerto Rico coffee I wanted to try as well as a Chicago Roastery exclusive blend that I hadn’t seen before so of course I had to try that as well.
I was standing around waiting for my kids and one of the employees talked me into buying a panettone bread. They’re only available for two weeks, up through Christmas so I bought one of those as well as we love panettone.
The panettone is good. It’s not as “panettone-ish” as a regular panettone and much more buttery. Not sure I’ll buy another one but it was tasty and worth trying once!
It was a fun trip, especially with the warm weather we’ve been having in Chicago this year and it’s always worth it for the pastries and the people watching.