Bleeding Heart Bakery was first opened as a tiny stand at a farmer’s market before becoming a tiny space on Chicago Avenue in 2004, and then finally moving to its current home in Roscoe Village in 2006. The idea behind BHB was to use local, organic and sustainable ingrediants to provide amazing and thought-provoking pastry that was as delicious as it was beautiful and cutting edge. The personalilty of each product takes on the personality of the environment it was created in and always has a bit of punk rock tucked inside (even where you’d least suspect it). In late 2009, a second location was opened in the Oak Park neighborhood of Chicago and there are more to come!
Bleeding Heart has won many awards including one of the Top 10 Bakeries In The Nation, Top Bakery In Chicago by Chicago Magazine, multiple green business awards and Top Bakery by the Small Busines Association. Michelle and Vinny have been featured on Chicago television shows 190 North and Hungry Hound. They have recently shot a pilot for their own TV show and began shooting for a new series on TLC! Additionally, they have been featured in many major food publications, most recently for their S’Mores Brownie which was named one of the Top 4 Four Brownies In The Country by Everyday With Rachael Ray.
Our mission is to use local, sustainable, organic ingredients and to make you the best damn cakes and pastries you have ever had! This covers our ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, nuts, chocolate, milk, fruits, vegetables, oils and more. Our cakes are denser and have deeper flavors. This comes from both the ingredients and from actually baking from scratch!