French-inspired Artisanal Patisserie Shop VANILLE Announces New Lakeview Location
Sophie Evanoff, owner of Vanille, the wildly popular French-inspired artisanal patisserie, with locations in Lincoln Park and Chicago’s French Market, is excited to announce a third, new location opening this September in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Located at 3243 N. Broadway Street, the quaint space, will provide guests with an experience that emulates the authentic, yet cozy feeling of a true European café.
“We are so thrilled to be expanding our roots in Chicago,” says Evanoff. “Our Lakeview store will offer all of our customer favorites, from our popular French macarons and croissants to our handmade entremets, luxurious wedding cakes, and fun Cubs cookies, but with some unique additions tailored especially for the neighborhood.”
Black and white vintage photos will line the walls of the space that will host longer hours to satisfy late-night sweet cravings. Vanille’s Lakeview location will be open until 9:00 p.m.Sunday through Thursday and until 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Lakeview will also be the place Evanoff and her talented team of classically trained pastry chefs roll out a new line of gluten-free layer cakes and other additions to their beautifully and brightly filled display cases.
A graduate of Chicago’s French Pastry School, Evanoff’s dream has always been a career in the pastry arts, but not as a chef, rather a business owner. In her more than three years owning Vanille, Evanoff has continued to uphold its tradition of using classic French techniques to create the finest handcrafted pastries, all while expanding business. Vanille’s Lincoln Park location, not only boasts a full café, but The Vanille Salon that plays host to showers, private tastings and scheduled Afternoon Tea services. Ever the entrepreneur, Evanoff even has plans to extend delivery of Vanille’s macarons and confections nationwide by the end of the year.
Founded in 2002, Vanille specializes in French-inspired artisanal pastries, desserts, and cakes. Owned and operated by Sophie Evanoff, Vanille prides itself on its premier quality and taste. From the ever-popular French macarons to the freshly baked croissants and handmade chocolates and candies, every creation shows Vanille’s true dedication to its craft. Vanille currently operates two Chicago locations; one at 2108 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park and one at the French Market located inside Ogilvie Metra Station at 131 N. Clinton Ave. A third store opens this September at 3243 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. For more information, visit vanillepatisserie.com.