Best doughnuts in Chicago: A blowout taste test

Where to get the best doughnuts, doughnuts in movies, doughnut taste tests, doughnut accessories and more.



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National Doughnut Day may have been June 6, but in Chicago, it's Doughnut Day every day. New restaurants like Endgrain are opening with a doughnut program, and people continue to wait in long lines for Brendan Sodikoff's Doughnut Vault. But who makes the best doughnuts in Chicago? Our taste test reaveals some major standouts.

Chicago doughnut taste test

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Is it a doughnut?

Eclairs? No. Funnel cake? Yes.

Doughnut Vault

The doughnuts Chicago has been—and will continue to be—waiting for.

  1. 401 N Franklin St, (at Kinzie St)
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