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

1. Firecakes Donuts

9.3
68 W Hubbard St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Near North Side · 142 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. 😋

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

Sofia P.Sofia Papastamelos: So good! Loved the coconut cream donut.

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

2. Stan's Donuts & Coffee

9.2
1560 N Damen Ave (at N Milwaukee Ave), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Wicker Park · 132 tips and reviews

Laura C.Laura Caputo: Delicious! I had the old fashioned pistachio glazed donut and it was yummy.

Tim M.Tim M.: Chocolate old fashioned donut was amazing! Strawberry ice cream was rich, but tasty.

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

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

3. Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

9.1
50 W Randolph St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · The Loop · 107 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.

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

4. The Doughnut Vault

9.1
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 139 tips and reviews

Rebecca M.Rebecca Maldonado: Its worth the wait! Fantastic doughnuts.

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!

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

5. Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

9.1
233 W Erie St (btwn N St Clair St & N Fairbanks Ct), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Streeterville · 62 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!

Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

6. Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter

8.9
100 E Walton St (btwn N Rush St & N Lake Shore Dr), Chicago, IL
Bakery · Streeterville · 62 tips and reviews

Misty B.Misty Brewer: Everything is great here! The almond croissant is my favorite! But also try their tartine with jam and a slow roast coffee! GEM!

Love the Belgium style iced coffee and chocolate almond croissant. The salted caramel and hazelnut macaroons are the best!!

CAROLANN R.CAROLANN RIDDLE: Went for the first time and it was a treat for sure. I tried the eclair, chocolate croissant and shared a green salad...everything was delicious.

Old Fashioned Donuts is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

7. Old Fashioned Donuts

9.0
11248 S Michigan Ave (btwn 112th & 113th St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Roseland · 52 tips and reviews

Tiffany P.Tiffany Payne-Griffin: Worth every calorie. Worth the drive. Hot, freshly baked doughnuts are simply outstanding.

Wendy B.Wendy Bradshaw: Everything, Apple fritters, donuts soft, tender melt in your mouth .

Cali B.Cali Bell: Amazing donuts. I got a half dozen and had to wait for some glazed ones, but definitely worth the wait 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

Dat Donut is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

8. Dat Donut

9.0
8249 S Cottage Grove Ave (at E. 83rd St.), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · East Chatham · 46 tips and reviews

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: Our favorite donut is of the buttermilk persuasion. These lightly glazed, slightly tangy cake doughnuts achieve what few of their kind can—an airiness resembling that of their yeast-risen brethren. Read more.

Jaye J.Jaye Jalso: The doughnuts are really good. I know people come for the fritters, but as crazy as the Big Dat seems, that giant doughnut is fluffy, yeasty, & just enough glaze to be perfect. Get one to share...

Ryan O.Ryan O'Malley: Offering traditional glazed, strawberry frosted and cake doughnuts, the real star is the signature "Big Dat" doughnut (Eater)

Toni Patisserie & Café is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

9. Toni Patisserie & Café

9.0
65 E Washington St (at Garland Ct), Chicago, IL
Bakery · The Loop · 92 tips and reviews

LaKala S.LaKala Steele: The iced mocha was WONDERFUL. Also get the eclaire, it was heavenly!!

Rachael D.Rachael Dahl: The macarons here are a MUST! Incredible pastry, incredible staff. I suggest coming early before they sell out of the pain au chocolat!

Jeff C.Jeff Carter: Great light French Bistrot fare and pastries!! Good place for coffee

Dinkel's Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

10. Dinkel's Bakery

8.9
3329 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W School St & W Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Bakery · Lakeview · 56 tips and reviews

Heather W.Heather Williams: Great old fashioned doughnuts and croissants. Their sandwiches are REALLY good as well!

Kate S.Kate Schaffer: I really just love the cupcakes. I've had assorted pastries and they've all been great!!!

Lorri B.Lorri Basile: The chocolate donuts are the best! They also have a 6lb pretzel that you can order and make sandwiches. Never a bad experience!

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

11. Stan's Donuts & Coffee

8.9
2800 N Clark St (Diversey / Clark), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Lake View East · 25 tips and reviews

Rachel A.Rachel Abbinante: Literally every donut I've had here has been mouth wateringly amazing

Greg J.Greg Johnson: Blueberry fritter was loaded with flavor. The place is open until 9 during the week and it's still busy. Some of the best donuts in Chicago.

John H.John Hankus: Great gourmet donuts. You won't be disappointed. They also have a gluten free donut selection as well. Try a classic glazed or pistachio donut. Fritters are really tasty as well.

Pierrot Gourmet is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

12. Pierrot Gourmet

8.9
108 E Superior St (The Peninsula), Chicago, IL
Café · Streeterville · 88 tips and reviews

Crain's Chicago BusinessCrain's Chicago Business: A cheerful morning spot. Try the house-made granola or the the European breakfast with charcuterie, croissant, baguette and butter, and an excellent cappuccino ($21). Read more.

Myra R.Myra Rubin: My favorite breakfast spot! Wonderful, relaxed service. Fresh ingredients...and delish macarons!!!! Flatbreads gr8 for sharing.

Markus H.Markus Heigl: Mushroom Flatbread and Pen Chicken Salad - simply amazing and fresh food! Definitely worth it to go there.. don't forget to try the excellent pastry offerings as well!

Floriole Cafe & Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

13. Floriole Cafe & Bakery

8.9
1220 W Webster Ave (btwn Magnolia & Racine), Chicago, IL
Café · North Side · 88 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Sandra Holl's macarons are perfectly at home in Floriole's elegant pastry case alongside seasonal baked treats. They're light, airy, and full of delicate flavor, leagues beyond usual sugary versions.

Kate S.Kate Schaffer: Love the buckwheat scone and pecan sticky bun. Always pleasant staff. Very quiet place.

John S.John Simmons: Great pastries & coffee, and service. Nice space.

Weber's Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

14. Weber's Bakery

9.5
7055 W Archer Ave (at Nottingham Ave), Chicago, IL
Bakery · Garfield Ridge · 43 tips and reviews

Tina F.Tina Fec: Amazing pastries! Definitely try the strawberry & cheese coffee cake and their kolackys!

ChicagoistChicagoist: Try the sauerkraut rye bread, their chocolate cake doughnuts, buttermilk poundcake and "grandpa rye" bread, a three-pound loaf swimming in caraway and perfectly suited for Dagwood sandwiches. Read more.

LyndaLynda: Everything is delicious, but (omg), their croissants and chocolate donuts are the BEST I have ever tasted!

Grand Lux Café is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Chicago.

15. Grand Lux Café

8.9
600 N Michigan Ave (at Ontario St), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Streeterville · 352 tips and reviews

Rochelle L.Rochelle Laxamana: Try the beignets! Save room after dinner. The blood orange mojito is also good.

Ange M.Ange M: Try the beignets! Not New Orleans style, as advertised, but very light and airy. Delish! And the dipping sauces made a nice complement.

DibaDiba: Beignets are so good! Make sure you order them! Order them in advance too, the deliciousness takes a while to make!