Eiffel Waffle

Friends-turned-business partners Omar Falaneh, Barra Abousalem, and Yahya Ghouleh opened the first location of their over-the-top sweets shop in Downers Grove last year. With outposts in Lincoln Park and Bolingbrook recently added and an expansion to Naperville and Geneva pending in 2023, their photogenic offerings will be ubiquitous across the Chicago area and on the ’gram. Fill your cone-shaped bubble waffle with ice cream and a hedonistic array of toppings, from Kinder wafer bars to neon-pink-frosted animal crackers. Though the waffles get all the IG love, don’t sleep on the Eiffel Minis — teeny Dutch baby pancakes drizzled with sweetened condensed milk, Nutella, or cream cheese glaze. 955 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park; 1028 Curtiss St., Downers Grove; 284 S. Weber Rd., Bolingbrook