Photo by moi - @susanmyburgh
Donuts. Ah... One of the All-American Wonder's brought to you by those really smart Dutch settlers. Talk about being ahead of your time. These round, doughy balls of goodness have swept the nation by storm over the past few decades. So much so, that we've devoted an entire day in honor of their infinite wonder. Viva National Donut Day!
To help commemorate our scrumptious friends, I've compiled a list of my favorite donut spots in Chicago. Don't worry, I won't hold it against you if you run for your nearest donut shop before you finish this post. Let the cravings (and drooling) commence!
Photo by @cleanplateclubchi
Firecakes has carved out a cozy and delicious corner of the bustling and uber-trendy Hubbard Street in Chicago. With flavors like Malted Milk Ball, Butterscotch Praline, and Maple Glazed Pineapple Bacon it's nearly impossible to walk past their store-front without popping inside, even if its just for some sniffs and a delicious cup of coffee.
Photo by @bakermillerchi
Home of the original Dough-Not, this Ravenswood spot is a must on any Donut Aficionado's list. They bake their balls of joy, which gives them a slightly less oily taste while remaining equally as gooey and chewy as a regular fried donut.
Photo by @datdonut4real
When a donut shop boasts being open 24 hours a day and serves donuts as big as your face it's hard not to make a stop. Dat Donut has been open since 1994 and have kept things pretty real and straight forward ever since. Sure, you won't find fancy gourmet donuts at this joint, but that doesn't take away from how perfectly flaky and tasty their donuts are. Might I recommend the jumbo fritter pictured above. Nom!
Photo by @beaversdonuts
As a big food-truck fan you better believe I was eager to try Beavers Donuts when I first saw their iconic truck parked downtown. I mean donuts + food-truck = Susan's happy place. And boy, they certainly didn't disappoint. These donuts or literally melt-in-your-mouth good and they come in bite-sized morsels, which make savoring every bite extra fun.
Photo by @doritedonuts
With various locations scattered across the city, any Chicagoan worth their weight in donuts has had their fair share of Do-Rite. Sure! Their donuts are as tasty as a piece of heaven itself, but it's their donut and fried chicken sandwich (better known as The Sweet Heat) that earns them a spot on my list.
Where are you stopping-in today to get your donut fix?