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Chicago's 10 must-eat donuts, as picked by donut experts

Published On 07/18/2014 Published On 07/18/2014
Sean Cooley
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1. Dinkel's Bakery 3329 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (Lakeview)

Dinkel's is serving up some insanely delicious baked goods, but be sure to hone in on their donuts and specialized cakes.

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2. Abundance Bakery 105 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653

In the biz since 1990, the cake-masters at Abundance are serving up creative confections -- from wedding cakes to pecan-covered chocolate numbers and more out of their homey shop.

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3. Glazed & Infused 939 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)

Glazed & Infused is a doughnut-and-dessert eatery with locations in a few places around the city -- and they're serving up treats like the Maple Bacon Long John with maple frosting and a strip of candied bacon. CANDIED. BACON.

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4. Old Fashioned Donuts 11248 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 (Far South Side)

Old Fashioned Donuts has delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pastries that include a huge Texas donut and an even bigger apple fritter -- so maybe you should bring a friend.

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5. Stan's Donuts & Coffee 1560 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Wicker Park)

It goes without saying, but Stan most definitely is the man because of his myriad of fresh-baked 'nuts and fresh-made coffee.

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6. Endgrain 1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613 (Roscoe Village)

Endgrain is a Roscoe Village, farm-fresh restaurant that's turning out innovative cuisine (think fried chicken with PORK GRAVY and bacon/butterscotch donuts).

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7. Spunky Dunkers 3441 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

You really can't beat a donut spot with a drive thru, or one with an always-changing "Donut of the Month", so you're gonna want to head to this Arlington Heights joint ASAP.

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8. Dunk Donuts 1912 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60612

This is perhaps one of the few donut shops that have perfected the art of making these delectable pastries. If you're wondering what to try on a menu that's full of perfection, go for the Lemon Donut with powdered sugar and lemon custard.

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9. Bennison's Bakery 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201 (Evanston)

Located in Evanston, Bennison's has delicious donuts, cupcakes (try the red velvet), and a slew of other baked goods for you to treat yourself with.

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10. Roeser's Bakery 3216 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (Humboldt Park)

This historic family-owned bakery is known for its ultra-creative custom cakes (ie. hot dog, barber pole, and Wonder Woman cakes). They also offer traditional wedding cakes, cookies, tortes, and low-glycemic options.

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