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Doughnut Vault

400 1/2 N. Franklin St. (Kinzie St.) Send to Phone
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Sweet tooths sate cravings at this buzzed about doughnut slinger from Gilt Bar's Brendan Sodikoff.

Breakfast Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
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Doughnut Vault, Chicago, IL

Doughnut Vault Restaurant Review

: Step up to the antique register --- and be prepared to pay cash --- at Brendan Sodikoff’s doughnut-driven follow-up to Gilt Bar and Maude’s Liquor Bar. Featuring a handful of gourmet sweet treats each day --- and open only until they sell out --- it’s located around the corner from Gilt Bar. The lack of set hours, routine waits, limit on purchases and hefty price tag ($3 a pop) are hardly deterrents, mind you. One bite of the classic (chocolate-glazed, gingerbread) and updated (pineapple, mocha-glazed) varietals, and you’ll join the masses in a collective, satisfied sigh --- and assuredly understand why. Be sure to get a cup of Metropolis Coffee to go with.
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