Delicious Doughnuts Done Right in Chicago

Is there anything better than a doughnut? In all of its manifestations — a ring, a circle, a rectangle, a stick, filled with cream, stuffed with fruit, dunked in chocolate, buried under a mound of powdered sugar — a doughnut is a perfect pick-me-up, the epitome of a cheap luxury. Here are 23 spots that offer the best doughnuts, and also fritters, beignets, churros, paczki, bismarks, bomboloni, and mochi rings in town.

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Peckish Pig

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This English-style pub on the Chicago-Evanston border serves doughnuts for weekend brunch only, but they are particularly delicious specimens, served warm in a paper bag, rolled in cinnamon sugar with housemade salted caramel or chocolate ganache served on the side for dipping. They’re complimentary for diners ordering bottomless mimosas on Saturday.