Lost Larson is a bakery and café originating in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago with a second location in Wicker Park. Inspired by the neighborhood and his heritage, Lost Larson takes its name from owner Bobby Schaffer’s ‘Lost’ last name – Larson.
This story encompasses so much more though – looking at traditional craftsmanship and
honoring the craft of baking. It’s an exploration of ingredients. Flour – freshly milled from whole grains on a traditional stone mill and made with the lost ways of long fermentation to develop the flavor and nutrition. Seasonally inspired pastries utilizing fruits at the peak of ripeness. Hand rolled cinnamon rolls. These are just some of the items you’ll find at Lost Larson.
Chef and Owner
Bobby Schaffer is the chef and owner of Lost Larson. Schaffer has led the pastry programs for some of the world’s best restaurants, most notably Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York and three star Michelin restaurant Grace, in Chicago. Although attending culinary school for culinary arts, S...
News & Press
Time Out Chicago
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Andersonville’s Acclaimed Artisan Bakery Expands With Dinner Service and Wine
Lost Larson: Brother and sister bring 'bakery culture' to city
The New York Times
In Chicago, a Reclaimed Swedish Heritage for a New Bakery
Scandinavian treats abound at Lost Larson in Andersonville
Tart art and hearty bröd is the Swedish way at Lost Larson
Food & Wine
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Always Andersonville: The Podcast
Episode 32 - The story of Lost Larson with Bobby Schaffer and Bree Schaffer
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An Ex-Grace Pastry Chef Opens His Andersonville Bakery to Explore Scandinavian Roots
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Former Grace pastry chef opening Andersonville bakery, with princess cake 'homage'
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Wicker Park: (773) 770-9015
Andersonville: (773) 944-0587
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