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Delightful Pastries, sauces dial up the spice

Delightful Pastries brings the heat
Delightful Pastries brings the heatCristine Struble

Did you know that August 19 is National Hot and Spicy Foods Day? For those who embrace the heat, this day is a perfect reason to try one of the many sauces at Delightful Pastries. Whether used as a condiment on a sandwich or a topping on an omelet, these sauces will wake you put and take notice.

Delightful Pastries adds spice and flavor to their sandwiches with three of their homemade and flavorful sauces. The original sauce options include a Japanese inspired sauce (included with selected sandwiches), made with teriyaki and mayo. Thai Cowboy Sauce (included with select sandwiches), is made with buttermilk ranch and homemade sriracha. What the Puck sauce (included with select sandwiches), is a homemade barbecue sauce with ghost chili pepper and bourbon. These sauces are sure to add a kick to your sandwich and leave you trying to imagine how you enjoyed a sandwich without them ever before.

Even the egg dishes get a kick of heat and Delightful Pastries doesn't disappoint. The Bacon, Bacon Yum is the classic eggs and bacon turned up a notch. The star of this dish is the bacon. Thick cut bacon is perfectly cooked and offers all the salty, crispy goodness that bacon lovers crave. Another great option is 18th Street omelet. This omelet amps up the heat with beef chorizo and sriracha sour cream. The spice isn't overpowering but carefully balanced with all the ingredients.

Even if you like it spicy, don't forget to end the meal with a sweet treat. From delicious brownies to scrumptious pastries, the sweet items at Delightful Pastries satisfy. It can be hard to decide on just one treat to end the meal.

Delightful Pastries has three Chicago locations. The Chicago French Market and Old Town locations have cafes. For more information and hours, please visit www.delightfulpastries.com.

Whether you are celebrating National Hot and Spicy Foods Day or just need an excuse to enjoy a flavorful meal, Delightful Pastries is a must visit.