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Returning to a South Side Staple: Dat Donut

14 Jan

As we enter this new Donut Year, we find ourselves glancing backwards through our past journeys for inspiration.  Upon further reflection, we realize we have not yet scored some tried-and-true Donut Meccas.

You see, Dear Readers, scattered around the South Side of Chicago lie some of the best donut shops in the city.  In fact, they’re quite likely some of the best donut shops in the greater Chicagoland area, if not the entire Midwest (here at Breakfast Adventures we’re not afraid to make drastic Donut Statements).  Old Fashioned Donut, Abundance Bakery, and Dat Donut are a few to name.

It was the third of these we decided to return to this morning and re-evaluate.

Dat Donut from outside: It don't look like much.

Dat Donut, also sometimes called Dat Old Fashioned Donut, is known on a national level for delivering good, fried, down-and-dirty donuts.  We visited them once before but returned this morning to examine their offerings more critically and assign them a ranking.

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Donut Doctor

11 Dec

This week, we had hoped to visit the legendary Swedish Bakery in Andersonville.  When we got there, though, we discovered that Swedish Bakery only makes donuts on certain days, and this was not one of them.  Oops.

Regrouping outside, we decided to consult the Internet.  Calling on the assistance of Guest Consultant Ann Giglio, we determined that a donut shop lay nearby in Albany Park.  This is how we arrived at Donut Doctor.

There are a lot of things we’ll probably never know about Donut Doctor.  Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, it was very unassuming.  If we hadn’t known to be looking for it, we probably would have missed it.

Albany Park, Donut Doctor's neighborhood.

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