Donut Fest: The Sweetest Time You’ll Have in Chicago

Do-nut miss the sweetest fest of the year!

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Chicagoans with a sweet tooth, rejoice! And head to the Chop Shop on Sunday, January 27, for Donut Fest. Chicago, Cleveland, and New York are the only cities lucky enough to have Donut Fest come to town. Try out the best donuts, crullers, and long-johns at the local bakeries and coffee shops of Chicago.

Hurry and grab your tickets while you still can! General admission tickets are available, but it’s not too late to get VIP tickets.

Donut Fest
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VIP tickets, available for $50, include:

  • Early entry into the fest. General admission session begins at 10 am.
  • Tickets to receive samples from each of the session’s participating donut vendors, all local restaurants and bakeries.
  • Three coffee tickets. There will be seven vendors serving coffee specifically.
  • A limited-edition Donut Fest mug.
  • A take-home goodie bag.

You’ll receive a ¼ donut-sized sample of each participants’ signature donut. Don’t worry, you aren’t limited to bite-sized pieces! Many vendors will also have donuts and coffee available for purchase. Only donuts and coffee are available within the fest, but you can purchase alcohol at the Chop Shop bar if you want Donut Fest to serve as a boozy brunch.


Participating vendors will compete for the “Best Donut.” All attendees will be able to cast their vote for “Crowd Favorite,” so don’t forget to cast your vote! Vendors are subject to change at the last minute.



Donut Vendors

Gurnee Donuts
Photo Credit: Gurnee Donuts Instagram

D&D Place
GBD Cakes and Sweets
Downstate Donuts
Roeser’s Bakey
Beavers Donuts
West Town Bakery
Huck Finn Restaurant
Craft Donuts + Coffee
Gurnee Donuts
Longman & Eagle
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee



Coffee Vendors

Gurnee Donuts
Photo Credit: Gurnee Donuts Instagram

Dark Matter Coffee
Big Shoulders Coffee
Printer’s Row Coffee Co.
Kyoto Black



Find the fest in Wicker Park at Chop Shop 1st Ward, located at 2033 West North Avenue. The Donut Fest is from 8 am – 3 pm, although session times vary depending on which ticket package you choose.

Featured Image Credit: Gurnee Donuts


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