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The best donuts in Chicago

Here's where to find the best donuts in Chicago, our taste tests of all the local shops, recipes and much more

Photograph: Sarah Lawhead
Julius Meinl Patisserie serves some of the best donuts in Chicago.

National Donut Day may be the first Friday in June, but in Chicago, it's Donut Day every day. The number of donut shops continues to grow, Chicago restaurants (and even some of the best bars in Chicago) are constantly adding them and you can even get them turned into ice cream sandwiches. Here's where to find the best donuts in Chicago.

Best donuts in Chicago

Restaurants

Unexpected places for great donuts

You wouldn't expect to find them here

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Vera serves the best donut

The best new donut in Chicago is at a rather unlikely place

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Restaurants

Stan's Donuts taste test

Stan's offers nearly 30 donuts. We ate them all.

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Chicago donut taste test

We try (almost) every donut

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Restaurants

12 best brunch pastries

There are some donuts in here

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Restaurants

Old-school donut shops

6 places to eat a piece of fried dough

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Restaurants

Firecakes v. Beavers

An ice cream–donut dessert throwdown

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Donut archives

Restaurants

Donut Fest recap 2015

The annual sugarfest returns

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Donut Fest recap 2014

Who makes the top donut?

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10 new holiday donuts

Get into the holiday spirit

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HotChocolate's brioche donut recipe

Make Mindy Segal's treats at home

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Donut ice cream sandwiches

Two titans team up

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Things to do

Put a donut on it

There's no limit to the things people will put donuts on

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Restaurants

Is it a donut?

We make the call

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Glazed & Infused's fall donut menu

Here’s how they taste

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Restaurants

Give Chicago a freaking Tim Hortons

It's time for the Canadian export to come here

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Restaurants

Cronuts are in Chicago!

The ridiculous dessert is here

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