Pleasant House Bakery, Chicago

In March of 2010, Dwell Magazine featured the home of Art Jackson and Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson. It was their modernist kitchen that got the cover, but we were more excited about their bedroom, for it included our Pinstripe Gray duvet and Static Yellow pillows. Great! Let’s scan this and add it to our press kit!

Little did we know that this dynamic duo would open Pleasant House Bakery, a bakery/cafe in Bridgeport that fills savory pies with locally grown produce from its family farm affiliate, Pleasant Farms.  Operated by Chelsea’s brother Morgan, the farm is split into three locations, one in Pilsen, one in Bridgeport (down the street from the bakery) and one outside city limits.  Veggies and greens from the farm go to the bakery and money from the bakery goes back into the farm. A self-sufficient operation indeed!

The humble facade of the bakery on 31st Street makes you wonder if there’s really a business in there. Sure enough, you walk into a small 5-6 table cafe with an open kitchen revealing fresh produce, big ovens, smiling faces (some wearing Unison aprons!) and a chalkboard menu of delicious eats nodding to Jackson’s British roots.  In fact, Pleasant House is the name of a house in Yorkshire, England, that Jackson’s grandfather fixed up and where Jackson’s father was born.

On Saturday, June 9th, Pleasant House will park their Food Truck outside of our Summer Warehouse Sale from 11-2pm. Please come by!

Pleasant House Bakery (photo credit: Bobbi Lin)