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

1. Firecakes Donuts

9.4
68 W Hubbard St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Near North Side · 134 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

9.2
50 W Randolph St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · The Loop · 102 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.

Andrew V.Andrew Violette: Get the chocolate old-fashioned. Their vegan donuts are also good: get the chai/maple spice if they have it.

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 · 128 tips and reviews

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!

Alexis C.Alexis Convento: You NEED the Biscoff Banana Donut - it is out of this world! Graham cracker/cinnamon/peanut butter filling AND fresh bananas - need I say more? Perfect balance of savory and sweet.

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 · 86 tips and reviews

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).

Caitlin S.Caitlin Salzberg: Amazing staff, and even better ice cream! The raspberry cheesecake ice cream mixed with the cookies and cream (as suggested by the staff) was to die for! Tastes like and Oreo crusted cheesecake.

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

5. The Doughnut Vault

9.1
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 136 tips and reviews

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!!!!!!!

Catherine P.Catherine Punkt: The old-fashioned buttermilk doughnut is really good! Additionally, try the chocolate doughnut!

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.

Burt B.Burt Blanchard: Excellent walk back in time. The food is good; the desserts great! Must try their turtles and NY cherry ice cream.

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 · 210 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

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.

Redeye ChicagoRedeye Chicago: Sea-salt caramel and panna cotta are the most popular flavors of gelato, while lemon and chocolate are the highest sellers in the sorbet department. Read more.

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 · 65 tips and reviews

Liz J.Liz Jones: Try a Crazy Cake concrete -- a whole cupcake blended with frozen custard; Scarlett's Last Fall is also amazing - red velvet cupcake, custard, raspberries and marshmallow, w/ whipped cream and a cherry

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!

David B.David Bussell: Peanut Butter Blowout Concrete!!! YES! Chocolate & Vanilla always available. Third (and sometimes fourth!) flavor rotates every few weeks. Love their custard! Candies and chocolates are good, too! 😁

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 · 595 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

Allison K.Allison Kaminski: Must haves: Chicago hot dog with the works, Italian beef with the peppers, chopped salad, cheese fries, chocolate cake or chocolate cake shake

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

11. Scooter's Frozen Custard

9.3
1658 W Belmont Ave (at Paulina St.), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Lakeview · 59 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

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

12. Black Dog Gelato

9.4
859 N Damen Ave (at Iowa), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · East Ukrainian Village · 84 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.

Aaron K.Aaron Keefner: This place is the best! Turkish coffee and blood orange sorbet are amazing!

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

13. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

9.4
3404 N Southport Ave (at W Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Lakeview · 69 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!

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

14. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

9.0
1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Dessert Shop · Bucktown · 195 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.

Tracy M.Tracy McElfresh: Love love love the cherry desert and coffee.

Yesim A.Yesim Aksakal: Delicious hot chocolate and best apple tart ever...

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

15. Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

9.1
233 W Erie St (btwn N St Clair St & N Fairbanks Ct), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Streeterville · 55 tips and reviews

Global H.Global Highlander: Great fried chicken sandwich (the original is slightly spicy, and the spicy is apparently very spicy), good coffee from Dark Matter Coffee, and a variety of donuts.

M A.M ALDossary: Delicious Donuts !!! Always Ask for the Daily Flavor 👍 Lime pistachio Donuts and Glazed are Super Yummy 👍 Recommended

J L.J L: "Sweet Heat" fried chicken donut sandwich and the original fried chicken sandwich made spicy are top-notch. Get both!