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Doughnut Vault

401 1/2 N. Franklin, Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Sun 9:30a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Old Fashioned Donuts everyday”

For those who crave instant gratification, it is a maddening place because a line starts forming well before the door opens, so you always will have to wait for donuts, sometimes up to an hour.  But these are some very good donuts: cakey, old-fashioned buttermilks with crusty fissures all around the surface, jumbo glazed donuts (chestnut, chocolate and vanilla), and an item titled gingerbread stack, which actually is three small, sugar-crusted sinkers. That, plus coffee, is the extent of the menu.  It is amazing to watch the server behind the counter -- there is room for one and only one staff member -- as she fills boxes with dozens at lightning speed and with amazing good cheer considering the constant press of hungry customers she deals with all morning."

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Reviewed by
Megan Bannister

  • Road Warrior
  • 127 Reviews
  • 84 Helpful
August 05, 2014
Rated 5.0

If you live in Chicago & haven't been to Doughnut Vault, you're doing something wrong. The chestnut glazed and the gingerbread stack are both incredible, but be sure to get there early because they do tend to sell out.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
3mrmdsnaz

  • Road Warrior
  • 17 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
June 19, 2014

Ya gotta there early but these are to die for !!!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tasting Table

  • Foodie
  • 1,318 Reviews
  • 277 Helpful
November 21, 2014
Rated 4.0

The sweets at this Brendan Sodikoff-backed doughnut shop are worth waiting in line for. The chocolate-glazed rarely runs out early, but follow the shop on Twitter to be extra careful.

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Doughnut Vault

401 1/2 N. Franklin
Chicago, Illinois
60654 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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