Goddess and The Baker is a good food experience for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert all day. With mid-century style, this modern day gourmet storefront caters to busy Chicagoans who care about fast, fresh food and better coffee.

Goddess and The Baker showcases seasonal flavors with a global spin. From our salads to our wide selection of made-to-order sandwiches we’re serving what Chicago’s hungry for.

With a fanatical focus on pastries and sweets, Goddess and The Baker serves dessert all day. From our layered rainbow cakes, cupcakes, creative cookies, and brownies, we hope that you’ll save room for something sweet. Feeling inspired? Make it à la mode with a scoop of Zarlengo’s creamy gelato.

We showcase a one-of-a-kind coffee program offering a rotating selection of beans from some of our favorite third wave roasters, we serve pour-over and drip coffee. Dedicated to an amazing coffee experience, we will also offer cold brew coffee on Nitro tap and espresso drinks handcrafted with our custom La Marzocco espresso machine. We consistently showcase a rotating selection of our favorite coffees from our favorite roasters around the country, and in some cases, the globe.


Debra Sharpe is The Goddess.

Charmed, inspired, and adored, Debra has been bringing spirited food experiences to the city of Chicago and around the globe for decades. Well known as a bon vivant and urban pioneer, her grab-and-go deli The Goddess and Grocer opened its first Bucktown-based outpost in 2004. Serving a colorful, globally inspired menu of creative sandwiches, vibrant salads, mix-and-match square meals, and gourmet pantry items, The Goddess and Grocer was an instant hit.  Since then, Debra has opened successful locations in Chicago’s Gold Coast, and O’Hare’s International Terminal 5.

In the spring of 2015, Debra unveiled a new concept under her moniker.  This time it’s called Goddess and The Baker.  Taking on the all-day crowds at Navy Pier and the Loop’s busy intersection of Wabash and Jackson, she plans on playful breakfast and lunch menus, a broad coffee and tea program, plus an abundant selection of cookies, cakes, pastries, and pies.

In her spare time, Debra is also the Visionary and Founder of The Goddess Rocks Catering.  Creating backstage food experiences for rock performers around the country, Debra has fed Aerosmith, Jay-Z, and Fleetwood Mac, to name only a few.

It all started with a Grocery Store...

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