Not sure what you consider "the neighborhood" but two of our favorites are D’amato’s Bakery 1124 W Grand Ave, b/t May St & Aberdeen St and Scafuri Bakery 1337 W Taylor St, b/t Loomis St & Ada St. Both are family run businesses recently taken over by the younger generation with a very fresh inviting feeling but maintaining the old recipes. You must check them both out. Hope this helps.
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique 115 N Wabash (between Washington and Randolph) Chicago, IL 60602 Phone number (312) 845-9669 They have delicious regular and mini cupcakes, macaroons are excellent and so are their cakes!