Vanille Patisserie launches charitable campaign to help those in need; ABC7 morning team has pie off

Pumpkin, apple pie and more seen in bake off

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Vanille launches charitable campaign
Vanille Patisserie is launching a charitable campaign to help those in need this holiday season.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Vanille Patisserie, an award-winning French pastry shop in Lincoln Park and West Loop, is launching its "Pies with a Purpose" campaign to sweeten up the holidays for more Chicagoans this year.

The campaign, now in its fourth year, has a new name. It was formerly called Vanille Patisserie Thanksgiving Pie Donations. This year, Vanille Patisserie will partner with Fight2Feed and Chi-Care to donate meals to thousands of Chicagoans, who are unhoused and food insecure during this holiday season.

Who will win the ABC7 morning team pie off?

How It Works

Now until Thanksgiving Day, every purchase and order placed at Vanille will be eligible for donation. Simply roundup your total to donate toward "Pies with a Purpose." You can still donate whole pies to the campaign when you order your own pie for the Thanksgiving holiday.

You can order pies online at or at Vanille Patisserie's two storefront locations: 2108 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park or 131 N. Clinton Ave. at The French Market in the West Loop. Pies can be ordered online and picked up at either location.

ABC7 Chicago also had a pie competition Saturday morning.

The ABC7 Chicgao morning team had a pie bake off Saturday.

Samantha Chatman's sweet potato pie won.

Samantha Chatman won best pie in the ABC7 Chicago morning show competition.