Donuts are an easy yet delicious snack or meal in the mornings…..okay let’s be honest, we can eat donuts all day every day. I am always on the lookout for the best donuts in Chicago. The craving is REAL! Each of these places has the BEST selection of donuts. Seriously though, you won’t regret it. These 5 best donut spots in Chicago are my favorites and have the most selections perfect for a snack or a full-on donut meal. 

Beacon Doughnuts 

In The Alley, 810 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Beacon Doughnuts is a small-batch bakery full of vegan options. After becoming a big hit at Wicker Park Farmer’s Market, the bakery opened a hidden walk-up window in order to help serve their customers safely. While their menu changes day-to-day, their previous offerings include bday cake, Boston cream, blueberry pancake, campfire s’more, orange pistachio, cookies n cream donuts, and more! 


Firecakes Donuts

68 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654


In addition to their mouthwatering artisanal Hall of Fame donuts which include flavors like Butterscotch Praline, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Maple Glazed Pineapple & Bacon, Caramel Apple Cider, Rum Cake, and Peanut Butter and Jelly. Just check out their website because all of the flavors are amazing! Firecakes whip up ice cream donut concoctions that your sweet tooth could never even dream of. Go there, seriously, you won’t be disappointed.

Dat Donut 

8251 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619

You can find fried dough here 24 hours a day, and when you try these pillowy pastries, you’ll find a good reason to come back at all hours of the day and night. If it’s your first time, go for a box of the original glazed yeast donuts, which basically melt in your mouth. The best part? Unlike costly downtown shops, Dat keeps its prices low; one donut will run you a buck and change.

Doughnut Vault 

401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

Even with two brick-and-mortar locations, this spot is notorious for selling out fast. Once inside, you’ll find classics like the buttermilk old-fashioned alongside wacky specials including honey bun cake, birthday cake, and whiskey caramel old-fashioned with pecans. These pastries aren’t cheap, but trust me when I say they’re worth every single penny.


832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

If you’re a donut lover, then you absolutely NEED to come to Bombobar. After opening up as a humble walk-up window, Bombobar has expanded to two locations including one 30-seat restaurant in Old Town. If you like over-the-top donuts and shakes, Bombobar is your spot. 

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