¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

La Matriz is a small batch operation that offers the best of both Latin American and southern African American flavors. Our products are a fine mixture of traditions and classic culinary techniques.

Mission Statement:  La Matriz Bakery & Epa-Akoma Urban Farms actively work in the restorative justice movement by addressing food apartheid, wrongful convictions and mass incarceration.  We employ exonerees, ex-offenders and those incarcerated as youths (>25 yrs old) in our farm-to-table initiative.  This fosters a symbiosis that not only rebuilds the 60628 community, but allows it to surround and support those who were victims of the (in)justice system as they rebuild their lives.

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

Con Mucho Amor/With Much Love,

Karla aka Strange Angel

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