Chiu Quon Bakery

We're big fans of dumplings and steamed buns in all shapes and forms. But it wasn't until we moved to Chicago that we realized what a great brunch item these truly are. It only took us driving by Chiu Quon Bakery in Argyle one morning to realize that these hot buns were in high demand, particularly on weekends.

Their steamed buns are pillowy and chewy and sell out fast. And of course, if you go to Chiu Quon, you can't leave with just a handful of buns. Other popular items are their custard tarts, coconut cream turnovers, lotus bean mooncakes and walnut cookies. We slowly started trying their entire repertoire every time we stopped by. Regardless of what you choose, these people know what they're doing. They've been around for over 25 years! Chiu Quon is the oldest Chinese bakery in Chicago.

If you're moving to this area or just visiting, follow the right of passage. Visit their Uptown, McKinley Park or South Chinatown location. Load up on steamed buns and enjoy a delicious Sunday.

Goodies at the Chiu Quon Bakery in Argyle

Chiu Quon Bakery in Argyle
More goodies at the Chiu Quon Bakery in Argyle
Sunday brunch featuring Chinese sausage buns, steamed veggie buns and custard tarts.