“A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food.”
Donuts. I dream of donuts. Whether they be sweet, tart, hearty, or crispy – I’m in love. When I moved to Chicago my world changed. So many different options! For me, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts were it. Every now and then I would stumble upon a restaurant and try their take on fried dough goodness, but nothing spectacular. Now, all there is is spectacular! Below are my three favorite donut shops in Chicago.
Where there is great history, there is a great donut. Both are true at Stan’s. What was once a famous donut shop in LA that fed delicious desserts to the likes of Steve McQueen and Elizabeth Taylor now is located in both Streeterville and Wicker Park. Stan’s has a pretty eclectic selection – offering both standard donuts (glazed, chocolate glazed, chocolate cake, and sprinkled) and specialties, as well as “Dough Boy’s Best.” Dough boy is TRULY the best by serving up a nutella pocket. Try one today!
Terrific doughnuts made by hand daily? Sounds too good to be true! When Scott Harris opened up Glazed and Infused in 2012, he wanted to blend traditional artisan technique with a fun & casual atmosphere. By locally sourcing and using quality flavors – Scott has re-invented the traditional American doughnut. I can’t seem to pull myself away from the Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Almond doughnut. Superb! With six Chicago locations – there’s no reason not to stop in, warm up, and grab a doughnut or two!
Want donuts, coffee, and chicken? Ha, you’ve found the “rite” place! Handmade in small batches daily, only 36 of each, Do-Rite has been known to close early once they run out. A blend of traditional and funky flavors, there is something for everyone! I prefer the Vanilla Bean Glazed or the Pistachio-Meyer Lemon donut. They also have an awesome gluten-free and vegan selection – hosting a vegan donut of the day! Interested in trying out their chicken (only @ one of their locations)? Try The Original Fried Chicken Sandwich. Yum!
Two words: DONUT OVERDOSE.