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Bennison's Bakery


Bennison’s opened in Evanston in 1938. Today it is owned by the Downer family, represented by three generations: Guy, Jory and Guy II. Jory and Efrain Tirado supervise the baking. Both Jory (pictured, left) and Efrain (right) are Certified Master Bakers. Bennison’s is one of the few bakeries in the country to employ two bakers with that distinction. Croissants, scones, baguettes, and artisanal breads produced by hand with organic ingredients are found under the Bennison tent, along with breakfast  pastries topped with Market fruits. On Wednesdays, Bennison’s brings a baker to the Market to answer shoppers’ questions.

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Bennison's Bakery


Jory Downer
847 328-9434
1000 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Baked goods

bread, baguette, croissant


  • All year (outdoor and indoor markets)
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays

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Location & hours

May through October
South End of Lincoln Park at the intersection of Clark and Lincoln.
Wednesdays and Saturdays

November through April
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Scheduled Saturdays, 8am–1pm
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Business office:
2732 North Clark Street
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-1266

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