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Chicago Sweets: Five Windy City Doughnut Shops

By Travel Savvy

Who doesn't love a good doughnut? Morning, noon or night, any time is a good time to have a doughnut. Check out one -- or all --of these 5 doughnut shops in the Wiindy City. It's time to fall in love at first bite! 

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Photo Credit: @doritedonuts

Do-Rite Donuts

50 W. Randolph St
(312) 488-2483
Monday - Friday 6:30AM - 2:00PM; Saturday - Sunday 7:00AM - 2:00PM

Do-Rite Donuts is a classic Chicago hot spot. The Do-Rite Donuts on Randolph is known for doughnuts and delicious coffee, even offering gluten free and vegan doughnuts. There's an option for everyone! 

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Photo Credit: Somethin' Sweet Donuts Facebook

Somethin' Sweet Donuts

5112 W Fullerton Ave
(773) 237-7588
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM; Friday - Saturday: 7:00AM - 11:00PM

Somethin' Sweet Donuts is open from morning to night every day of the week, so drop by at any hour when you're in need of a sugary pick-me-up. The shop is owned by Jimmy and his family, and they pride themselves on sweet service to match the delicious treats. 

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Photo Credit: Beavers Donuts Facebook

Beaver's Coffee and Donuts

131 N Clinton St


"TRACK THE TRUCK" on Twitter or Facebook

(773) 392-1300

Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM; Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM 


Beaver's is one of Chicago's most popular coffee and doughnut joints. Check out their location at the Chicago French Market, or look for their food truck on the side of the road. Beaver's is known for their mini, freshly-made doughnuts with signature toppings as well as their original doughnut milkshakes. "Track the truck" on Beaver's social media sites, linked above! 

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Photo Credit: @firecakes Instagram

Firecakes Donuts

68 W Hubbard St

(312) 329-6500

Sunday - Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:30PM; Thursday - Saturday: 7:00AM - Midnight (Or until sold out) 

Firecakes Donuts is known for one-of-a-kind doughnuts with dreamy flavors like Chocolate Hazelnut Long John, Malted Milk Ball, and the seasonal KoolAid Doughnut. You can even order a doughnut ice cream sandiwch! It's open 'til midnight Thursday to Saturday, so if you suddenly need a doughnut after bedtime, head to their Hubbard Street location. 

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Photo Credit: Serious Eats Chicago

Old Fashioned Donuts

11248 S Michigan Ave

(773) 995-7420

Monday - Saturday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM 

Some consider these the best doughnuts in the city. If you want a complete meal, start with a hamburger or hot dog before dessert. A Chicago favorite is the apple fritter doughnut...huge, gooey, and rich in flavor. A trip to Old Fashioned Donuts will brighten anyone's day. 


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