Firecakes Donuts is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

1. Firecakes Donuts

9.4
68 W Hubbard St (Clark & Hubbard), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Near North Side · 128 tips and reviews

Madeline G.Madeline Gullett: I had an amazing doughnut with chocolate frosting that was filled with an espresso cream. Everything looked delicious and they even had a gluten free option. 😋

hooeyspewer ..hooeyspewer .: Great doughnuts, but - Seriously excellent buttermilk old fashioned. Also try the doughnut ice cream sandwich. You won't be sorry :)

Avinash S.Avinash Salgam: Ice cream sandwich Doughnut is fantastic and worth getting every time!

Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

2. Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

9.3
50 W Randolph St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · The Loop · 97 tips and reviews

Jaye J.Jaye Jalso: Good fresh doughnut option downtown near Daley center. Maple bacon, PB& J, carrot cake - winners in the fancy doughnut race!

Lisa R.Lisa R: These just might be the best donuts I've ever had! There are a great range of flavors, and everything tastes great. The cinnamon crunch old fashioned is to die for.

AFAR MediaAFAR Media: A perfect buttermilk old fashioned donut is fresh and hot with crispy crunchy edges underneath a melting sugary glazy and the minute I’ve eaten one, I’m already dreaming about the next one. Read more.

Stan's Donuts & Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

3. Stan's Donuts & Coffee

9.2
1560 N Damen Ave (at N Milwaukee Ave), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Wicker Park · 121 tips and reviews

VEEVEE: Very friendly workers ! Cute place to chit chat , donuts a little pricey but very good ! Their Sammie's (donut sandwich w/ gelato) are incredible ! 👌

Jay J.Jay Jose: Stan's donuts is amazing! They can be a bit pricey but it's totally worth it! The gelatos are are really good too!

Ray H.Ray Hartjen: Great, fresh donuts. Try the old fashions, with special seasonal flavors like pumpkin. A nice cappuccino too.

Bobtail Ice Cream Company is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

4. Bobtail Ice Cream Company

9.3
2951 N Broadway St (at W Wellington Ave), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Lake View East · 84 tips and reviews

Fred W.Fred Weiner: Great Peanut Chip Ice Cream:)

Linda F.Linda Felter: Great old-school Ice Cream shop with unique Chicago-themed flavors that should all be sampled! The line can be long - but it moves fast!

Louis K.Louis Klieger: Excellent homemade ice creams! Try the salted chocolate caramel pretzel (I forget exactly what it's called but it's damn good).

The Doughnut Vault is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

5. The Doughnut Vault

9.0
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 135 tips and reviews

Aaron C.Aaron Cruz: Every morning people get in line hoping to get to the counter before the donuts are gone. Get the chocolate glazed or chestnut donut or the donut of the day. They're big, delicious donuts!

Elizabeth K.Elizabeth Kim: Cute interior! And delicious doughnut of course

Christopher F.Christopher Floss: Awesome old fashioned donuts!!! Get there early (especially on the weekend) otherwise they may run out!!! The buttermilk donut is THE BEST!!!!!!!

Margie's Candies is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

6. Margie's Candies

9.1
1960 N Western Ave (at W Armitage Ave), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Logan Square · 91 tips and reviews

Josh H.Josh Hersh: The best two scoops of ice cream w/ hot fudge that I've ever had...and topped with those crunch, delicious wafers.

A. K.A. Khan: Excellent turtle sundaes.

Laurin B.Laurin Bello: Best ice cream ever. You have to arrive and sing up for a table or even to go, and it will take around 30 minutes waiting; especially on weekends. Attention excellent, and price is incredible low.

Molly's Cupcakes is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

7. Molly's Cupcakes

9.2
2536 N Clark St (btwn Wrightwood & Deming), Chicago, IL
Cupcake Shop · Park West · 208 tips and reviews

Julie T.Julie Therese: The BEST cream cheese frosting ever! Creamy and not too sweet! Best red velvet i've ever had.

MelissaMelissa: cookie monster is delightful chocolate decadence is delicious as well

Nia M.Nia Moreno: I wasn't a big fan of cupcakes, but these cupcakes are amazing! Best in the city by far. My favorites are the Red Velvet with cream cheese and the Cake Batter, but you can't go wrong with any of them!

Paciugo Gelato is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

8. Paciugo Gelato

9.2
3241 N Broadway St (at W Melrose St.), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Lake View East · 65 tips and reviews

Priya V.Priya Vaswani: The Mediterranean sea salt caramel is to die for. Milk and cookies is also really good!

ari j.ari jerue: Med. sea salt is my favorite, add it with monkey business & you get salted monkey business!!!! hunka hunka chocolate is an amazingly spicy chocolate gelato also. Staff is so fun & helpful too:)

JeremyJeremy: The Tres Leches gelato was amazing! Highly recommend.

Lickity Split is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

9. Lickity Split

9.5
6056 N Broadway St (at W Glenlake Ave), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Edgewater · 64 tips and reviews

Melissa S.Melissa Sands: Great "penny" candies and the custard is amazing. Such a treat!

laura h.laura honeycutt: Not just ice cream - they have homemade candies, cupcakes and cookies. The crazy cake concrete with vanilla custard and red velvet cupcake is heaven!

Irem U.Irem Unlu: The place is decorated so well and the ice cream and sweets are so good! This place is a must! My favorite is the banana split!

Portillo's is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

10. Portillo's

9.3
100 W Ontario St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · River North · 572 tips and reviews

ManbqueManbque: Great burger, better fries, and outstanding chocolate cake. Trust me on the cake.

Lauren M.Lauren Meek: Amazing burgers, hot dogs, chocolate cake shake. You pretty much can't go wrong. It is always crowded, but the lines move quickly. You can call ahead with your order

Dana D.Dana Danielle: Hot dogs and Italian beef are delicious. Must try the chocolate cake!

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

11. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

9.4
3404 N Southport Ave (at W Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Lakeview · 68 tips and reviews

Carolyn B.Carolyn Baumgarten: Definitely lives up to the hype. Try to peach and biscuit ice cream-- delicious!

RyanRyan: You really can't go wrong, though pricey. Askinosie chocolate, sweet potato with toasted marshmallow, peak Riesling sorbet, goat cheese and cherry.

Arslaan A.Arslaan Arshed: Definitely lives up to the hype!! I got the salty caramel, and man could you taste the flavors! The raspberry cheesecake is amazing also. Highly recommend it!

Black Dog Gelato is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

12. Black Dog Gelato

9.5
859 N Damen Ave (at Iowa), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · East Ukrainian Village · 81 tips and reviews

Meagan B.Meagan Burns: Anything with the Mexican Chocolate gelato - it is crazy-good! Salted peanut is very good but (duh) salty. Goat cheese caramel? Why yes, thank you!

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Try the gianduja gelato from our 100 Best list: Every flavor, every time, Jessie Oloroso kills it. But when her shop is out of this knee-bucklingly rich chocolate-hazelnut flavor, it nearly kills us.

Carol P.Carol Pius: Best gelato I've had to date in Chicago!!Goat cheese, olive oil, and rose petal= da bomb!

Mindy's Hot Chocolate is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

13. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

9.0
1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Dessert Shop · Bucktown · 193 tips and reviews

Juicy CoutureJuicy Couture: Great for a tasty, chic lunch, but the real draw is the Chocolate #1 – chocolate soufflé tart with salted caramel ice cream and homemade pretzels! Simply amazing.

MonicaMonica: Crabcake burger with some pumpkik beer to wash it down was delicious as well as the mint chocolate ice cream for dessert.

Camille L.Camille L: Get the chai hot chocolate and the traditional hot chocolate with a plate of cookies regret it!

Scooter's Frozen Custard is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

14. Scooter's Frozen Custard

9.3
1658 W Belmont Ave (at Paulina St.), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Lakeview · 57 tips and reviews

Georgia C.Georgia Chevere: I'm a chocolate and peanut butter ice cream addict and the chocolate custard with peanut butter mixed in is the best I've ever had!

Jennifer K.Jennifer Karum: Our friend Jess took us to this place and recommended the coconut custard. Incredible. I tried the banana Reese's (Elvis) got a small and was dying. Best custard ever

AmberAmber: Whiskey caramel custard + sprinkles + waffle cone + hot summer day = happiness

Sweet Mandy B's is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Chicago.

15. Sweet Mandy B's

9.4
1208 W Webster Ave (at N Racine Ave), Chicago, IL
Bakery · North Side · 97 tips and reviews

AnnieAnnie: My favorite Chicago bakery! Try red velvet or any specialty of the day cupcake. Delicious banana pudding and their frosting on cookies is to die for!

Steph L.Steph Lehocky: All the desserts are yummy, especially the cupcakes. One of my favorite's is the banana cupcake. The atmosphere is great. Fun place to bring family and friends.

Steph L.Steph Lehocky: Ask the desserts are delicious especially the banana cupcakes! The atmosphere is wonderful for family and friends.