¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

La Matriz is a small batch operation that offers the best of both my Guyanese and southern African American roots with a fine mixture of traditions and classic culinary techniques.

I am a proud product and resident of the 60628 area which suffers from several levels of apartheid--food, health care, education, employment/financial. My goal as an entrepreneur is to be part of the solution to my community's problems. Therefore, I consciously and actively partner with local initiatives and vendors such as the Artisan Grain Collective, black & brown farmers and The Spice House.

¡Demasiado gracias por su apoyo y disfrute! Thanks for your support and enjoy!

Con Mucho Amor/With Much Love,


Baked Goods

From scones and quick breads to empanadas/hand pies to our seasonal and ethnic/traditional products, La Matriz Bakery guarantees a high quality that meets our customers' satisfaction.

Infused Beverages

La Matriz Bakery uses Ice Mountain water and fresh ingredients to make infused waters, lemonades and teas.  Pictured is mango-strawberry-rosemary infused water.

In the News

La Matriz Bakery appeared on the "Lunchbreak" segment of WGN TV's Midday News on 9/18/18 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month!  Using The Spice House products, a dish of picadillo w/cabbage, fried yellow plantain and cucumber w/lime and salt was demonstrated.

View the Segment

Fall Baking Starts With Cornbread!

Apple-Ginger Scones


Pound Cake

Hunger & Health Care

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