Our Story

Marc Becker--proprietor and owner of Leonard's Bakery grew up in the bakery business. He is 5th generation bakery owner. His grandparents started Leonard's Bakery in 1908 on the south side of Chicago. In the 1940's Marc's parents moved the bakery to Devon Avenue. And in 1987 Marc opened the current Leonard's in Northbrook, IL. He grew up learning the ins and outs of the bakery business and celebrated 25 years in business summer 2012.

Leonard's is now the premier Jewish bakery on Chicago's Northshore. Leonard's is famous for their wonderful coffeecakes, macaroons, kiddush & rugelah. We have a full line of Kosher items as well.

On any given day you will find Marc greeting the customers, handing out free samples of the "coffee cake of the day" and talking with customers who have known him since he was a small boy.

Marc feels that the secret to his success is hard work, being visible to his customers and making sure they are happy and satisfied.

Come in and try some of our famous Kiddush Cake! It's scrumptious.