10 Best Donut Shops and Where to Get the Best Paczki

There are so many amazing donut shops in the western suburbs, but you all managed to pick a Top 10! Thanks to everyone who voted in our poll to pick the Kidlist readers’ top choices for the best donuts in Chicagoland. While you’re here, check out spots where you can find paczki in time for Fat Tuesday, and be sure to order in time to get your traditional treats.

Top 10 Favorite Donut Shops

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

1. 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

2. Country Donuts

This long-time local favorite sells cake, raised yeast, and filled donuts alike to please every kind of donut fan. Be sure to check out their specials.

Country Donuts
181 W Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-2028

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. Mini Donut Factory

Freshly made mini donuts by the half-dozen or dozen to share.

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

5. 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

6. Firecakes Donuts

Another Chicago favorite that has expanded to the suburbs! Cake, yeasted, filled, and old-fashioned varieties available in gourmet flavors like Valrhona chocolate iced and pistachio old fashioned.

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

7. Kirsten’s Danish Bakery

In addition to a slew of Danish specialties, Kirsten’s also makes a variety of donuts, including cake donuts, long johns, and apple fritters.

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

8. Home Cut Donuts

Cake, old fashioned, yeasted, and more at this classic donut spot with more than 50 years of experience turning out sweet treats.

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

9. 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

10. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Though quite a few local locations have closed in recent years, there are still a few places to find Krispy Kreme’s hot glazed donuts in the suburbs.

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

Where to Get the Best Paczki

Paczki from Sylvia’s Bakery in Darien.

Paczki Day is February 16 this year! 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. 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

2. 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

3. Ingram’s Busy Bee Bakery

This year, Busy Bee Bakery will not be taking pre-orders, but you can find and fill out a form to bring in here.

Ingram’s Busy Bee Bakery
5126 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-8830

4. Kirsten’s Danish Bakery

Call the bakery directly at the number above to place an order for your paczki!

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

5. Aracely’s Bakery

Call the bakery to place an order for their cut-and-filled paczki.

Aracely’s Bakery
15 W Harris Ave #101
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1767

6. Central Continental Bakery

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

You can order this bakery’s traditional, fresh fruit, and gourmet paczki online!

7. DeEtta’s Bakery

Pre-order by February 13 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

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8. Kuppies Bakery

Kuppie’s Bakery is asking patrons to place their orders as soon as possible, either by calling the number above or by stopping into the store. Find updates on their Facebook page.

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

9. 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

10. Sylvia’s Bakery

Sylvia’s will have paczki every day from February 6 through the 21st this year! Call the number above to pre-order.

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

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.

Spunky Dunkers
3441 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 255-6677

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
181 W Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-2028

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

Ingram’s Busy Bee Bakery
5126 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-8830

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
homecutdonuts@gmail.com

Aracely’s Bakery
15 W Harris Ave #101
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1767

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
info@GlazeDonutCo.com

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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
info@stansdonutschicago.com

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
opbakery904@gmail.com

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
Palos Heights: (708) 931-5199
Crestwood: (708) 925-9447
doughsguysbakery@gmail.com

Deerfields Bakery
25 S Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 534-0068

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

Kuppies 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

Craft Donuts + Coffee
124 W Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
(224) 802-2121
hello@craftdonutscoffee.com

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. 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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1 Comment on "10 Best Donut Shops and Where to Get the Best Paczki"

  1. I would add Joes Donut in Glenview and DB3 in Evanston to this list!

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