Summer is a great time to get out and about to explore the yummy parts of our great city. The mushrooming dining scene in Chicago constantly keeps us on our toes — new and fantastic eateries seem to pop up daily. In fact, according to the City of Chicago, there are more than 7,300 restaurants! Why not take to the streets, with kiddos in tow, and have a dessert fete? Go on a sugary adventure and indulge in the best that Chicago has to offer—here are a few to get you started.

Geja’s Café

Who doesn’t like a little (or massive amounts of) fondue? Check out Geja’s Café, a Chicago staple for over 50 years. Their famous Belgian chocolate fondue is flamed table-side and offered with pound cake, fresh fruit and marshmallows for roasting — how fun is that?! Bonus: you can enjoy live classical and flamenco guitarists while you dip and eat. If it’s preferable, you can also order cheese and chocolate fondue to-go so you can dip and munch at your leisure.

Geja’s Café
340 W. Armitage Ave.
Lincoln Park
773-281-9101
Online: gejascafe.com

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Do you have a favorite spot to grab dessert? We’d love to hear about it in the Comments below!

— Wendy Altschuler