Last year's National Doughnut Day was pretty epic for Time Out. Staffers busted their guts eating nearly every doughnut in Chicago (in addition to creating a doughnut mix tape and featuring doughnut-themed clothes, among other doughnut-related insanity).
Stan's Donuts & Coffee opened in Wicker Park in February of this year, which means Stan's didn't have the honor of being included in Time Out's taste test. For National Doughnut Day 2014, I rectify this injustice by eating all of the doughnuts Stan's offers and ranking them.
Stan's has some delicious, innovative doughnuts, including versions made with buttermilk, real fruit and Biscoff cookie spread. But not everything is so great. Every doughnut filled with banana should be discontinued immediately, and its basic cake doughnuts just don't stand up to the competition. Here are 26 Stan's doughnuts (note: availability varies), ranked from worst to best.
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