I walked into The Meatloaf Bakery while waiting for a bus in Lincoln Park, Chicago. It was actually located right in front of a bus stop. The store name caught my friend and I’s attention, and after about 5 seconds of contemplating of whether going in would make us miss our bus, we walked in.
We were still quite confused of what this bakery was selling after we got in, but we were quickly greeted by the friendly owner. She was quite wonderful at explaining her products while watching us hopping to the door and peeking out of the window from time to time to see if our bus was coming. The Meatloaf Bakery sells meatloaf in cupcakes forms. So odd, we just had to try it.
There were about 8 different kinds of meatloaf cupcakes. We decided to go with the traditional: The Mother Loaf ($7.95). The Mother Loaf had beef and pork meatloaf as the bottom cup of the cupcakes, and the icing of a cupcake was replaced by mashed Yukon potatoes. You could get it cold, but we asked the owner to heat it up for us. It also came with a side of meatloaf demi-glaze. We got our meatloaf cupcake to go because it got heated up just in time for our bus to there.
I have to admit, I was pretty excited to eat this thing. The best way to tackle it was with a fork. The meatloaf was surprisingly juicy and very flavorful. The blend of beef and pork held together really nicely, and it was really well seasoned. The mashed potato was another surprise, it had just the right consistency of mashed potatoes and it was really creamy. It was again, very well seasoned, just enough to balance out the greasiness of the meatloaf. The demi-glaze was really nice too, but I didn’t need much of it. I liked it a lot, it was a delicious cupcake.
I wish I stayed in Lincoln Park longer so I could try their other cupcakes, like the spaghetti and meatball one. The meatloaf in a cupcake concept was cleaver. It’s pretty cool to get comfort food in on the go form without compromising the taste. One meatloaf cupcake looked pretty small, it was actually quite filling. Having that said, I still think it was a little overpriced at $8 dollars a piece before tax. Other than that, food was tasty, staff was friendly, I’d definetly return, or go find something similar to it in Vancouver.
2464 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614