10 Best Donut Shops and Where to Get the Best Paczki

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Wow! Thanks for voting for your favorite donut shops and sharing where to buy the best paczki. We love hearing about the bakeries that have the best donuts in Chicagoland. So who won?! Scroll down to find out! And don’t miss our donut trail map too so you can find the best places to buy donuts near you.

Top 10 Favorite Places for the Best Donuts

Who has the best donuts? It was a close fight, but here are the local bakeries that came out on top:

1. DeEtta’s Bakery

DeEtta’s offers their cake, old-fashioned, glazed, and other donut varieties on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. (Rachel highly recommends the chocolate old-fashioned.)

DeEtta’s Bakery
428 W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 548-4078

2. BB’s Baby Donuts

This shop specializes in mini donuts — perfect for little ones. They’ve got a huge variety of toppings on hand, too.

BB’s Baby Donuts
4472 Lawn Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1212

3. Stan’s Donuts

Once upon a time, you could only get the famous Stan’s Donut’s in L.A. — and after that, they came to Chicago. Now, suburbanites can find them much closer to home in Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, and Orland Park.

Stan’s Donuts
Oakbrook Center: (630) 590-1060
Orland Park: (708) 981-3861
Woodfield Mall: (224) 353-6092

4. Kirschbaum’s Bakery

This Western Springs bakery first opened in 1953! They sell cake, raised, filled, and donut holes to please their longtime fans.

Kirschbaum’s Bakery
825 Burlington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-2894

5. Country Donuts

This long-time local favorite (in business over 30 years!) sells cake, raised yeast, and filled donuts alike to please every kind of donut fan.

Country Donuts
3091 US Highway 20
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 488-1900

5. Doughnut Co.

They have an extensive selection of donuts you won’t want to miss.

Doughnut Co.
2019 87th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 312-8812

7. Spunky Dunkers Donuts

All of their donuts are made fresh every morning from scratch. Shhh! They have a secret menu too.

Spunky Dunkers Donuts
20 S Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 358-7935

8. Fleckenstein’s Bakery

No wonder their donuts are so good… the Fleckensteins are certified master bakers!

Fleckenstein’s Bakery
Mokena: (708) 479-5256
New Lenox: (815) 462-3595

9. Kuppie’s Bakery

This family owned, family run business is known for delicious treats at reasonable prices.

Kuppie’s Bakery
42 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 832-0929

10. Weber’s Bakery

This bakery in the city has received multiple awards and has been making sweet treats since 1930.

Weber’s Bakery
7055 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 586-1234

Where to Get the Best Paczki: Reader Favorites

Paczki Day is March 1, 2022! For those of you unfamiliar, it’s always the day before Ash Wednesday. Pączki are Polish-style jelly donuts: fried dough filled with jams or custards and coated in sugar. (Pronounce it PUNCH-kee, POONCH-key, or POOCH-key.)

1. Weber’s Bakery

Weber’s Bakery has a bakers’ dozen varieties of paczki to try. Order ahead!

Weber’s Bakery
7055 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 586-1234

2. Orland Park Bakery

The cut-and-filled treats at this bakery are already available to order.

Orland Park Bakery
14850 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-8516

3. Fleckenstein’s Bakery

Their order deadline is February 24 and you can order many different flavors online here.

Fleckenstein’s Bakery
Mokena: (708) 479-5256
New Lenox: (815) 462-3595

4. Kirsten’s Danish Bakery

Kirsten’s Danish Bakery
94 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 655-2066

5. Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery

Order by February 12 to get your gluten-free paczki on the 15th or 16th. Call to pre-order.

Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery
Hinsdale: (630) 908-7175
Glenview: (224) 432-5530

6. Sylvia’s Bakery

Sylvia’s will have paczki every day from February 24 through March 5 this year! You can call them to pre-order.

Sylvia’s Bakery
8117 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 971-0389

7. DeEtta’s Bakery

Pre-order by February 27 to get your Fat Tuesday treats from DeEtta’s. You’ll find ordering information here.

DeEtta’s Bakery
428 W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 548-4078

8. Jewel

Several people mentioned that they like the paczki from Jewel, so check a location near you for availability.

9. Oak Park Bakery

Oak Park Bakery
904 S Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 383-1712

10. Kirschbaum’s Bakery

Pączki are available in store on February 25, 26 and March 1.

Kirschbaum’s Bakery
825 Burlington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-2894

Donut Trail Map

So you want to try all of the donut shops in Chicagoland? We put together map so you can determine a route and mark them off as you go! Who can resist cute little donuts on a map?! I know I can’t.

Donut Shops in the Suburbs

The following donut shops are on the map above and we thought it would also be helpful to list their locations and phone numbers below as well. They are listed in alphabetical order by town.

Kirsten’s Danish Bakery
94 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 655-2066

Weber’s Bakery
7055 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 586-1234

Country Donuts
3091 US Highway 20
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 488-1900

Central Continental Bakery
Elk Grove Village: (847) 806-9373
Mount Prospect: (847) 870-9500

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Elk Grove Village: (847) 472-9500
Evergreen Park: (708) 907-7979
Hillside: (708) 401-5292
Homewood: (708) 991-2629

Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery
Hinsdale: (630) 908-7175
Glenview: (224) 432-5530

Donut Den
3043 Theodore Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 267-3810

Home Cut Donuts
815 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 727-3511

The Donut Experiment
2770 S Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 376-6279

Dunk Donuts
1912 Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 343-0047

Fleckenstein’s Bakery
Mokena: (708) 479-5256
New Lenox: (815) 462-3595

DeEtta’s Bakery
428 W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 548-4078

Glaze Donut Company
1292 Rickert Drive #104
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 296-7722

Harner’s Bakery
10 W State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 892-4400

Stan’s Donuts
Oakbrook Center: (630) 590-1060
Orland Park: (708) 981-3861
Woodfield Mall: (224) 353-6092

Firecakes Donuts
104 North Maple Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 948-7052

Oak Park Bakery
904 S Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 383-1712

Créme by Sarah Ashley Bakery
11961 W 143rd Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 704-2535

Orland Park Bakery
14850 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-8516

My Sister’s Lil Donut Shoppe
25 S Madison Street
Oswego, IL 60543
(331) 203-2736

Spunky Dunkers Donuts
20 S Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 358-7935

Doughs Guys Bakery
12248 S Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 931-5199

Deerfields Bakery
201 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 520-0068

Frosted Donuts
15910 S Harlem Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 620-8741

Kuppie’s Bakery
42 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 832-0929

Mini Donut Factory
1067 E Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
(224) 676-0593

BB’s Baby Donuts
4472 Lawn Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1212

Kirschbaum’s Bakery
825 Burlington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-2894

Doughnut Co.
2019 87th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 312-8812

Photo courtesy of Kidlist reader, Renata Kijania and her adorable son.

Best Donuts: Reader Favorites

We asked Kidlist readers for their favorite type of donut last year. There’s a good mixture of classics and unique flavors. You can check out the top 10 below and we also included other responses so you can try those too!

  1. Boston Cream
  2. Chocolate Cake
  3. Glazed
  4. Old Fashioned
  5. Chocolate Frosted
  6. Cinnamon Sugar
  7. Apple Fritter
  8. Bavarian
  9. Chocolate Long John
  10. Maple Bacon

I have to admit that I had to look up the difference between some of these donuts. I guess I’m not a donut connoisseur… yet! I learned that the filling of a Bavarian is made from heavy cream and whipped cream while Boston cream mainly uses milk and eggs and is a sort of custard.

More responses:

  • Apple Cider
  • Chocolate Old Fashioned
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Jelly but I mostly buy Frosted w/Sprinkles for my kids
  • Vanilla Creme
  • Apple Cinnamon Bismarck
  • Buttercream-filled Long john
  • Caramel
  • Caramel with Cookies and Cream
  • Chocolate Cream-filled
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Chocolate on Chocolate
  • Cruller
  • Honey Dipped
  • Lemon Pistachio or Lemon Rose
  • Pistachio
  • Red Velvet
  • Strawberry Glazed
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Vanilla Frosted

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