Stan's Donuts

Bakery in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

In a field rich with contenders, Stan's may just have Chicago's best doughnuts. Staff are always super nice, the retro vibe rocks, and the Biscoff pockets (cookie butter inside a frosted square doughnut) and lemon-pistachio old-fashioned doughnuts are glorious. There are over 30 flavors on the menu – though many sell out by afternoon – including some gluten-free and vegan options.

Other Stan's branches send out their siren song in the South Loop, Near North and Lake View.