Chicago Donut Spots
Everyone knows that Chicago is known for our delicious deep dish pizza, Italian beef and hotdogs. However, Chicago donut spots are popping up all over the city. We thought we should highlight some of the best donut spots for you!
Dinkel’s Bakery is a family owned business since 1922. It is located in Lakeview at 3327 North Lincoln Avenue. You can view their website here. They are known for their old fashion, chocolate, long johns, bismarks and bacon and maple flavored. Yum!
Stan’s Donuts originated in Los Angeles, CA. Stan Berman then partnered with Rich Labriola of Labriola bakery. They have locations in Wicker Park, Streeterville, East Lakeview and East Roosevelt (coming soon!). Not only does Stan’s serve delicious donuts, but they also have gelato and Intelligentsia coffee creations. They feature Boston cream, cinnamon roll, toffee cake, Dreamsicle bar, lemon curd and much more. Gelato flavors include Belgium sugar cookie, mint chip, Stan’s donuts flavor and more. Why not combine your two favorites into a donut gelato sandwich? Sounds good to me! Find out more about Stan’s delicious sweets here.
Weber Bakery is another Chicago legend! They are near Midway Airport located at 7055 W. Archer Ave. Even though this article is focused on donuts, I have to give an honorable mention to their famous Banana Split Torte cake which is filled with custard, bananas, strawberries and whipped cream. It is truly a must for a special occasion or anytime you are near the airport! Weber is also known for their chocolate cake donuts, which are made with two types of chocolate icing. Now that takes dedication! You can learn more about them here.
Do-Rite tends to be our office favorite. It is located in the heart of the loop at 50 W. Randolph Street. They also have another location at 233 E. Erie St. Do-Rite is known for their old fashions, candied maple bacon, pistachio-meyer lemon and apple fritter! Do-Rite also offers gluten free and vegan options as well. You can often find them located within the farmer’s markets at Daley and Federal Plaza during the summer. Learn more about these delicious treats here.
Glazed and Infused
Glazed and Infused has several locations from the West Loop, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, River North, Streeterville and the Loop! You can follow their blog here.They feature exciting flavors such as red velvet, cran-orange toffee, maple back long john (yum!), nutella smore and much more! You can opt for the fun-sized bites and minis as well. You can also celebrate nearly any big occasion at Glazed and Infused with their jumbo doughnut cake, minis platter, doughnut fondue platter (yes, that is right) and even reveal the gender of your baby with the gender reveal donut. Visit Glazed and Infused here.
Firecakes pairs cappuccinos and lattes with their high-end donuts at 68 W. Hubbard St. They make flavors such as butterscotch praline, malted milk ball, peanut butter cup, Valrhona chocolate & espresso cream and honey glazed. They also have ice cream donut sandwiches and giant cake donuts, perfect for any celebration! You can follow their vintage food truck (@firecakedonuts on Instagram) or look for them on Clark and Adams (food truck row). Or visit their website here.
The Doughnut Vault is located at 401 N. Franklin, but you might be lucky enough to catch the Vault Van by following them on Twitter (@doughnutvault). They feature creations like toasted almond and coconut cream and gourmet coffees to pair. Learn more about the Doughnut Vault website here.
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