The iconic old-fashioned bakeshop has been in both Lincoln Park and Streeterville for almost 20 years now. Known for its sweet treats, the family-owned and operated bakeshop is run by a husband and wife team, Tommy and Julie Wang. Now a well-loved Chicago staple, Sweet Mandy B’s first opened in 2002, making loads of delicious house-made classic treats.
After Tommy and Julie took over in 2015 from the original owners, they decided their focus was simply on making people happy. They wanted to continued the tradition of baking nostalgic comfort desserts for all the loyal customers.
To celebrate 20 years of business, the beloved shop is launching an entire month of celebratory events. The month-long lineup kicks off Monday, August 1 and runs through Sunday, August 28. Special events include a back-to-school fundraiser to benefit Chicago Public Schools, a weekly rotating menu of exclusive signature treats, and a chance to win free cupcakes for a year!
There will also be free menu items for the first 20 customers at the Lincoln Park location Mondays through Thursdays with a $10 minimum purchase. Alongside back-to-school-themed cookies, and anniversary gift boxes (where a portion of proceeds benefit CPS) which will be available daily for $20 and feature popular menu items like a six pack of cupcakes, six cookies, four bars, or a six-inch two-layer cake, there will also be merch giveaways and a handful of other surprises in store.
Read on for the full schedule of events:
- Week of August 1: Just Dough It ($5.50) featuring eggless chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies
- Week of August 8: Buncha Crunch Birthday Bar ($5.75) featuring a buttery rice krispie base layered with melted peanut butter and Nestlé Crunch chocolate topped with Nestlé Buncha Crunch candy pieces (this menu item was made famous as the grand prize winning treat in the Nestlé Crunch 75th Birthday Showdown bakery competition in 2013)
- Week of August 15: Banana Split Cupcake ($4.10) with moist banana cake, strawberry buttercream and dark chocolate ganache topped with a maraschino cherry
- Week of August 22: Confetti Party Pie ($34) with Oreo crust layered with confetti cake, chocolate crumbles, vanilla pudding, fresh whipped cream, and confetti sprinkles