Everything is bigger in Texas, right? And near Austin, that includes Round Rock Donuts. As soon as I found out about this larger-than-life donut shop, I knew we’d be making a trip during our visit to try their “Texas-sized” donut.Continue Reading…
It’s really no secret that I love donuts (I’ve blogged about them before too). So it’s not surprising that a number of friends passed along articles about and gave their hearty recommendations of one of Chicago’s newest donut eateries—the Doughnut Vault. While working from the city a few days last week, I took the opportunity to indulge in an early morning donut run. While the Doughnut Vault truck I passed on Wacker was already sold out—in under 20 minutes, people!—I made my way to their Franklin Street location. The storefront is small and almost missable, if not for it’s blue door and vintage inspired mural advertising the shop’s sweets.
Inside the shop is charming—albeit only being about 4 feet by 12 feet—and decorated with gilded mirrors, art deco tiling and the most beautiful gold cash register. Like all delicious things, Doughnut Vault’s sweets generally sell out within an hour or so of them opening.
Luckily I was able to nab a chestnut glazed donut before they ran out entirely. But be warned: the glazed donuts are huge—not that I’m complaining. My giant donut was only $3, but be advised if you’re planning a visit, Doughnut Vault only accepts cash. After ordering a steaming latte from Intelligentsia I settled in for the morning with my coffee and the most wonderful donut I’ve ever had. Best Thursday ever.
Doughnut Vault, 401 N. Franklin Street in Chicago, IL
If there are two things I truly love in this world, it’s puns and donuts.
Ever since I learned of Glazed & Infused a few months back I’ve been on a quest to try their unconventional donuts. I was back in Chicago last weekend, spending some time with my family and wrapping up a few things so naturally a trip downtown was on the agenda.
After an afternoon at Renegade Craft Fair, my mom and I stopped by Wicker Park location—located just off the Damen Blue line stop—for a sugary pick-me-up. I opted for the lemon love while my mom chose the Bismark Special (fun fact: I’m not a huge fan of jelly filling, my apologies donut enthusiasts). Our picks were absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend stopping by one of their many Chicago locations next time a donut craving strikes.
Glazed & Infused, 1576 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago