The Best Places To Grab A Donut In Chicago

Photo of Benita Gingerella
23 November 2016

Doughnuts have become a popular dessert craze in the city of Chicago. With doughnut shops constantly developing unique flavors and expanding their reach to several locations throughout the city, it doesn’t seem as if the doughnut trend will be stopping any time soon. Here are our picks for some of the best places to grab a doughnut, or a dozen, in the city.

Donuts at Glazed and Infused | © Benita Gingerella

Glazed and Infused

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Inside of Stan’s Donuts and Coffee
Inside of Stan’s Donuts and Coffee | © Benita Gingerella
Glazed and Infused is one of the most popular doughnut shops in the city. The original shop is located in the West Loop and has now spread to five other locations. Glazed and Infused is well-known for their unique doughnut creations, such as the maple bacon long john.

Stan’s Donuts and Coffee

Stan’s Donuts and Coffee has everything from the traditional glazed doughnut to a captain crunch inspired doughnut called the Captain Crunch Bismark. Their newly opened Lakeview location has a fair amount of seating which is a rare occurrence for most of the doughnut shops in Chicago. Along with doughnuts, Stan’s also serves gelato and intelligentsia coffee.

Stan’s Donuts and Coffee, 1560 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1(773) 360-7386

Outside of Do-Rite Donuts | © Benita Gingerella
Outside of Do-Rite Donuts | © Benita Gingerella

Do-Rite Donuts

Do-Rite Donuts has become a well-known doughnut destination in the city. While their original doughnut shop on Randolph Street only serves doughnuts and coffee, their second shop on Erie Street has expanded to serving chicken sandwiches as well. Along with their original and rotating seasonal flavors, Do-Rite offers a wide range of vegan and gluten-free doughnut options. Every couple of weeks, Do-Rite partners up with a chef to make their own doughnut creation available for sale.

Do-Rite Donuts, 50 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 (312) 488-2483

Outside of Doughnut Vault | © Benita Gingerella
Outside of Doughnut Vault | © Benita Gingerella

Doughnut Vault

Living up to its name, The Doughnut Vault is a small hole in the wall doughnut shop that offers room for the cashier, a counter, a couple customers, and not much else. The shop is located in River North and its close proximity to the offices in the Loop combined with their tasty doughnuts and one dollar coffee make it a popular destination for the nine-to-five working crowd. Doughnut Vault only makes a select number of doughnuts a day and once they they run out, they’re done until the following day, so make sure to get there earlier rather than later.

Doughnut Vault, 401 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 (312) 285-2830

Mini donuts at Beavers Donuts | © Benita Gingerella
Mini donuts at Beavers Donuts | © Benita Gingerella

Beavers Donuts

Food Truck, Market, American
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Traditional glazed donut at Firecakes
Traditional glazed donut at Firecakes | © Benita Gingerella
Beavers began as a food truck, but has now also found a permanent home in the French Market located in the Loop. Unlike at other doughnut shops, at Beavers customers choose a select number of mini doughnuts that they want and then choose the toppings to go on them. The toppings range from regular flavors such as cinnamon sugar, to the more unusual, such as the Rock Star which is a combination of strawberry sauce and pop rocks.