Donut Fest Is a Real Thing… And It’s Coming Up

Sugary happiness by the mouthful.

Donut FestWhat happens when Chicago’s top donut donors team up to bring their combined powdered, jelly-filled goodness to the public? Donut Fest (and ruined New Year’s Resolutions).

January 31st marks the return of the city’s third annual donut-themed event, which began in Chicago, but has now expanded to New York as well.


Here’s what it’s all about, straight from their official site:

“Donut Fest is a celebration of the love of fried sugary dough with a competition of yeast, batter-y, deep-fried treats.  The best restaurants and bakeries in each city submit their best cruller, ring or long-john and compete against each other with only one walking away with the coveted title of ’Best Donut.’”


Serving sizes are about ¼ of a donut. Attendees will be able to taste donuts from the following 15 shops across the city:

  •      Star’s Donuts & Coffee
  •      Glazed and Infused
  •      Scafuri Bakery
  •      Gurnee Donuts
  •      Beavers Coffee + Donuts
  •      Firecakes
  •      Doughnut Vault
  •      Dat Donut
  •      Chop Shop (Donut Fest Host)
  •      Bread & Wine
  •      Pleasant House Bakery
  •      Bombobar
  •      Bon Appetit
  •      Two
  •      GBD Cakes & Sweets

It’s not just donuts, either. The following coffee & tea vendors will be in attendance to showcase the finest java & tea around.

  •      Bowtruss Coffee Roasters
  •      DAVIDsTEA
  •      Dark Matter Coffee
  •      Ipsento
  •      Big Shoulders Coffee
  •      Truebrew

Both donut and beverage vendors will have larger portions for sale. You’ll get to have fun, jam out to music, and vote for your favorites. Proceeds will benefit Un86’d. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50. The event takes place from 9 am to 5 pm.

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