Chicago's Southport Grocery

Chicago's Southport Grocery at 3552 N. Southport is many things: a store, a cafe, a bakery. It's a great place where you can sit and enjoy a delicious latte, buy some quality luxury grocery items and enjoy the scenery. But there is one thing that comes out of this place that makes it an absolute Chicago favorite: their vanilla cupcake. It is indeed a little-known fact that the best vanilla cupcake in Chicago, and possible the world, comes from this very comfortable and convenient business just south of Addison. Two added bonuses: they make a gluten free version and now you can order them online to have them shipped straight to your town.

From their website: "Only the best –local European style butter, Nielsen Massey pure vanilla extract- made fresh daily by hand just the way your mother baked."

Follow @southportgrocer on Twitter or find them on Facebook - and if you're in Chicago, this vanilla cupcake is not to be missed!