A good doughnut is hard to resist and judging by the number of shops around town, Chicagoans seem to agree. Dunked in a cup of coffee in the morning or devoured as a mid-afternoon snack, doughnuts are treats for all hours of the day. Chicago is home to many terrific places that specialize in sweet fried dough rings with a variety of glazes and toppings. The following 20 spots offer everything from enormous apple fritters and Long Johns to paczki, beignets, and mochi doughnuts — to satiate that sweet tooth.
As of October 30, Chicago restaurants can no longer serve customers indoors. Still, a number of Chicago restaurants have outdoor seating. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More