Imagine walking into a store in Chicago’s South Loop area and hearing New Orleans style jazz music playing, smelling wonderful aromas and seeing friendly faces eager to serve you delicious treats and freshly roasted coffee.
That’s a vision the owner of Akhirah’s Praline Candy, Beignets and Coffee gave me roughly three years ago…before he even knew the location. With focus, passion, and determination Arron Muhammad brought that vision into reality.
Akhirah’s (named after the owners’ daughter) is a New Orleans, French Quarter style coffe shop in located 1845 S. State St.
I recently walked into the shop that was just a vanilla box the first time I entered and witnessed his vision. The store is now full of cakes, croissants, danishes, praline (pecan, sunflower seed, cranberry, and cashew) candy, coffee and other beverages.
Akhrah’s officially opened September 19 and the pralines are available, but the beignets won’t be available until they make a few more equipment purchases.
Watch the video below to see what they do have ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.