Apr 12, 2024 - Food and Drink

Astoria Bakery adds a pop-up on Michigan Avenue

Photo of a cheesy pastry on a table

Komplet lepinja from Astoria Bakery. Photo: Monica Eng

Astoria Bakery owners Suzi and Tanja Jeftenic left scores of Balkan pastry lovers dejected when they closed their Irving Park store in 2021 and decamped for Lisle.

The bites: Knedl potato dumplings, krempita with layers of Chantilly cream and puff pastry and the best burek (cheese and meat stuffed phyllo dough) I've found in Chicago.

Yes but: Their bestselling komplet lepinja ($15), a freshly baked loaf filled with egg, cream, roast pork and pork juice, is still only available in Lisle, Tanja tells Axios.

  • This makes me sad but also determined to make a breakfast trip to DuPage County.
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