On our first day in Chicago, we looked up donuts places and stumbled upon Firecakes Donuts, a shop with a few locations in the Windy City. It is with excitement that we went to their Hubbard street location in the River North neighborhood and I was surprised to see a very small place with no seating area. This is the kind of joint where you truly get overwhelmed by the many tempting choices in front of you, knowing that you will probably go only once as a visitor. So we decided to try three donuts and not just two: there were a sprinkles donut, a buttermilk old fashioned and a honey glazed donut. My favorite was the old fashioned one that was a cake donut: it was slightly crunchy and crumbly, with a delicious taste. The two others were also good, not doughy, more classic for sure.
Overall it was good and I wished we had more time to try other donuts like the churro one. However, I would not put them at the same level as The Doughnut Plant or The Donut Project in NYC or The Donut Bar in San Diego. Still, it is worth trying.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Firecakes Donuts - 68 West Hubbard Street, IL 60654