Oct 22, 2021 - Food and Drink
Bite club: Mindy's butternut squash and gouda tart
A butternut squash tart.
Mindy's Bakery attracts long lines to its takeout window when its open two mornings a week. But it's worth it. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

👋 Monica here. For more than a year I have been drooling over chef Mindy Segal's pastries on the Mindy's Bakery Instagram, sold only on weekend mornings from the bakery's takeout window.

Last Saturday morning I finally got my crap together and made it over the Bucktown bakery to find an intimidating line that stretched down the block.

  • I was running late so thought I'd have to leave but, to my astonishment, the line moved so efficiently that I got to the front in maybe seven minutes.
  • Why don't high quality and high speed meet like this more often?

Best bite: The roasted butternut squash and aged gouda tart ($9) blends earthy, fall flavors with rich gooey cheese and a touch of balsamic to heavenly effect.

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