Jonathan Fox's offering to the doughnut-crazed masses is adorably vintage, with boxes of mostly-classic flavors (old fashioned buttermilk; chocolate-glazed) wrapped in cute bakers' twine. The triple-chocolate is a solid replication of chocolate birthday cake, and the old-fashioned is one of the most modest in town—a fact that will thrill smaller eaters. Yet the only Firecakes doughnut that really makes a statement technically isn't a doughnut at all: It's the crisp and surprisingly light apple fritter.
|Venue name:||Firecakes Donuts|
68 W Hubbard St
|Cross street:||between Dearborn Pkwy and Clark St|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Wed 7am-9pm; Thurs-Sat 7am-midnight (or until sold out)|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Grand; Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 22, 29, 65.|
|Price:||Average doughnut: $3|
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Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
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In the battle of my favorite donut place in Chicago, Firecakes smokes the competition. I've never had a donut here that I didn't like. You can tell the ingredients are high quality, and the coffee is excellent, too. Standout favorites include the old fashioned, which is perfectly glazed and not too heavy, and the peanut butter cup, which has a rich chocolate frosting and a smooth peanut butter center that is airy and delicious. Honorable mention goes to the apple cinnamon fritter - so flavorful!