2012 Eat Out Awards: Best New Sweet Shop
The Doughnut Vault is one of 2012 Eat Out Awards: Best New Sweet Shop.

1. The Doughnut Vault

9.0
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 134 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Doughnut makers using the noms de plume François and Henri Gras put out batches of vanilla glazed, chestnut, buttermilk old-fashioned and other doughnuts of both the cake and yeast variety. Read more.

Lickity Split is one of 2012 Eat Out Awards: Best New Sweet Shop.

2. Lickity Split

9.5
6056 N Broadway St (at W Glenlake Ave), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Edgewater · 65 tips and reviews
Magnolia Bakery is one of 2012 Eat Out Awards: Best New Sweet Shop.

3. Magnolia Bakery

8.7
108 N State St (btwn W Randolph St & W Washington St), Chicago, IL
Bakery · The Loop · 125 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: It's easy to see how the sweets here became a New York—and now international—addiction: It'd be healthier to mainline sugar than to eat one of these cupcakes. Read more.

Tipsycake is one of 2012 Eat Out Awards: Best New Sweet Shop.

4. Tipsycake

5.9
1944 N Damen Ave (at W Armitage Ave), Chicago, IL
Bakery · Bucktown · 4 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: TipsyCake offers a small selection of brownies, petit fours and a wonderful confection called a Caramel Slice—a layered bar of chocolate ganache and caramel. Read more.

Toni Patisserie & Café is one of 2012 Eat Out Awards: Best New Sweet Shop.

5. Toni Patisserie & Café

8.9
65 E Washington St (at Garland Ct), Chicago, IL
Bakery · The Loop · 85 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The pastry case is full of all manner of European-style cakes, tarts and breakfast pastries. An almond Danish and cappuccino is a distinguished beginning to any day; a pan bagnat is an elegant middle. Read more.