Restaurant Review: Cinnaholic

Wicker Park is home to the recently opened Cinnaholic, located at 1295 North Milwaukee Avenue. For those looking for the healthiest possible cinnamon roll without forsaking delicious taste, you’ve just found your new favorite spot in the city. 

Cinnaholic is the brainchild of husband and wife team Shannon and Florian Radke. The duo appeared on Shark Tank in 2014 to find investors for what they dubbed “the world’s best cinnamon roll experience” to ship their cinnamon creations nationwide from their California-based location. The couple ultimately declined an offer from Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec. However, the rejected deal didn’t stop them from opening over 50 locations throughout the country, the newest which just opened in Wicker Park.

So what makes Cinnaholic stand? For one, every cinnamon roll is 100% vegan as well as dairy and lactose-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free. For those with food allergies, this alone is something to celebrate. But the real test is always how good these cinnamon rolls taste—the answer: Heavenly. 

There’s the Old Skool Roll, consisting of a fresh-baked cinnamon roll with classic vanilla frosting, for those who prefer a no-nonsense sweet treat that you simply can’t go wrong with ordering. However, for the more adventurous, Cinnaholic’s menu is the gateway to exploring new and delicious flavors and combos to awaken your sweet tooth.

Try out the Campfire S’mores Roll with marshmallow frosting, graham cookies, more marshmallows, and chocolate sauce. The Blueberry Pie Roll features homemade pie crumble and fresh blueberries sitting atop a delicious cream cheese frosting. You can really do your taste buds a personal favor by introducing them to the incredible flavors of the Caramel Apple Pie Roll with caramel frosting, pecans, fresh apples, homemade pie crumble, and caramel sauce. Get your daily fruit intake taken care of with the Tropical Bliss Roll consisting of fresh bananas, blueberries, coconut, and raspberry frosting. Of course, you also have the option of building your own cinnamon roll with your choice of toppings and frosting. Most rolls will run you between $5.50 and $7.75.

The sweetness doesn’t end at the rolls at Cinnaholic. Cookie dough fans will think they walked into paradise with the shop’s great selection of this beloved treat. Indulge in the homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. An 8 oz. tub consisting of four servings costs $6. Homemade cookie dough scoops offered at Cinnaholic include cookies and cream with cream cheese frosting and Oreo morsels, the Salted Elvis with peanut butter frosting, pretzel sticks, and a slice of banana, and the Mocha Madness with coffee frosting, chocolate sauce, and a sprinkling of coffee dust. These are only a small selection of the cookie dough flavors available on the menu. Each scoop is $3.99. 

Cinnaholic Wicker Park, as it’s officially known, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.