Meet XO Marshmallow

May 22, 2018 | Vendor SpotlightComments 0


The West Lake Market debut is just around the corner, so we’re getting ready for a summer full of festivities, family fun, and amazing shopping! One of our featured vendors, XO Marshmallow, is the first Marshmallow Café in Chicago!



In 2014, Kat Connor had an idea to make delicious, flavored, gourmet marshmallows. The following winter, she met entrepreneur and lifestyle blogger Lindzi Shanks, who also runs The Trendy Sparrow. They found they had a lot in common (especially a love for s’mores), and in January of 2016, Kat and Lindzi decided to team up.  By March of that year, they had launched their online store. After just one year in business, and constant demand from customers and marshmallow lovers alike, Kat and Lindzi opened the first ever Marshmallow Cafe and Wonderland in Chicago! They are constantly working on bringing new and exciting flavors to their online shop and coming up with crazy new ideas for the marshmallow cafe!




XO Marshmallow gives people the opportunity to try marshmallows free of preservatives, made with lots of local love, and full of flavor! The entire cafe is gluten-free, making it easy for almost anyone to head on down to the café and try their famous s’mores!

When not at the café or events like the West Lake Market, Kat and Lindzi can be found spending quality time with friends, family, and puppies. They are always finding inspiration at local farmer’s markets, new food spots, and unique bars. Given that it’s Chicago, there’s always something new going on, and XO Marshmallow will usually be there! (with marshmallows of course).





For more on XO Marshmallow, and all our unique vendors make sure to “like” West Lake Market on Facebook and follow along on instagram @westlakemarket