So here it is. What you’ve all been waiting for!
The definitive listings of Chicago doughnuts, in reverse order!
8. Donut Delight
Sorry guys – there has to be a last place. We ordered a pineapple old fashioned and couldn’t taste pineapple…
7. Glazed and Infused
Similar to Donut Delight, there was just not enough flavor. We ordered a Nutella Old Fashioned and it was rather stodgy and though fine, it’s not somewhere I’d run back to.
The supermarket doughnut ranks higher than several other shops for two reasons – price and amount of bacon ( see image below).
That is a bacon maple donut.
Also these doughnuts are $0.70. Bargain!
5. Scafuri’s Bakery
This is your childhood in a doughnut- it’s soft, tasty and includes sprinkles. All round, a very successful baked good.
4. Beaver’s Donuts
Doughnut holes covered in caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and crushed nuts. Out of the top four these were the softest, possibly most greasiest of the top ones, but still very tasty and good value at $3 for 4 holes (5 in our case!)
3. Doughnut Vault
These rightly earn third place due to three things:
- Cuteness of shop
- Size of donut
- Actual fruit flavor (note the blueberry old fashioned which was the best fruit donut of the lot!
How cute is this? It is tiny inside as well – there is about room for 4 people!
2. Stan’s Donuts
Stan’s almost made it to the No. 1 spot and still does an amazing donut – the chocolate orange old fashioned and the Boston creme donut being of particular note. It also has a full display of Kitchenaids and makes milkshakes with a donut on top.
And now we come to the top spot…
1. Do-rite Donuts
We weren’t sure about the top spot – Stan’s was still pretty unbeatable and whilst we agreed that Do-Rite was close, it wasn’t an outright winner.
The best donut in Chicago.
Do-Rite’s carrot cake donut. Amazing.
Why is it so amazing you ask? I give you three reasons:
- No raisins – the worst part of carrot cake
- Great taste and amazing cream cheese frosting
- Softest texture of any donut
Oh, and coffee is only a dollar. Can’t beat it.
If carrot cake isn’t your thing, there is also apple fritters:
and chocolate Valhrona donuts
The carrot cake has to be number 1 though!
I’m sorry for the lack of posts – I will try to get back to more consistent posting soon!