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Tons of Buns and Sweet Treats at La Patisserie P

By Minna A in Food on Jan 21, 2011 9:20PM

LaPatisserieP.jpg While Argyle St. may be the destination spot for big bowls of phổ and bánh mì sandwiches, some claim that the pastries and treats at La Patisserie P demand a trip up north. La Patisserie P offers a unique bakery experience, as they cater to their neighborhood niche.

Owner Peter Yuen has decades of experience, apprenticed under master bakers in Hong Kong, graduated from a renown French pastry school and worked as a pastry chef at some of Chicago’s better known hotels before opening his own pastry shop on Argyle in 2004. The cases of pastries represent both his experience and the neighborhood, as the cases have a wide variety of selections.

One side of the shop offers a selection of French-inspired pasties, with dainty tortes and tarts and small slices of beautifully designed cakes adorned with slivers of shaved chocolate. In another bakery case, you’ll find sweet and savory baked goods that represents the Argyle St.'s variety of Asian restaurants and grocers. Fluffy blooms of angel food cake and savory BBQ pork buns sit in harmony next to buns filled with sweet red bean and taro filling.

While the price of their fancy treats are comparable to other Chicago bakeries, you can’t beat the prices of their Asian sweet treats; on average two buns of heaping proportions cost less than $5.

La Patisserie P is located at 1050 W. Argyle St.