Full Disclosure: I paid for these donuts with my own money. I am not being compensated for this post, and the opinions are completely my own.
I’m pretty sure its impossible for me to leave Chicago without some kind of sweet treat. Usually its cupcakes or froyo, but this time I was on the hunt for donuts.
I don’t know if Do-Rite Donuts is actually as new as I think it is, or if I just haven’t known about it for all these years, but I was determined to get some. The thing about Do-Rite that is different than other bakeries is that they don’t really have regular hours. They aim for freshness with their donuts so they make a bunch of donuts early in the morning and they don’t make any more throughout the day so when they sell of the donuts they have, they close. So this makes it a bit difficult to plan to get some donuts, especially if you aren’t a morning person.
Luckily I actually stayed in Chicago through Monday this time, so late Monday morning right before I left I headed over to Do-Rite in hopes that they would still have something good left. I was pretty sure they’d be a little less busy on a weekday, but it is tourist season so I wasn’t entirely sure. Luckily, they had plenty left when I stopped in around 11am, and I picked up 6 donuts, almost one of each kind that they had.
Good news: they were delicious. I think my favorite was the Lemon Old Fashioned. It was the consistency of an old fashioned donut, but also had a lemon cake kind of taste. If you look at the photo above, it is the one on the bottom left. I was a little afraid that the only lemon part to it was the lemon zest that you can see sprinkled on top, but that is definitely not the case, it is a solid lemon donut, which I’m not sure I’ve ever had before. I was also a big fan of the buttermilk old fashioned with chocolate glaze as well.
I know a lot of people also like Do-Rite because they make gluten-free and vegan donuts, too! I didn’t try any of those, but when I was there they did have I believe blueberry vegan donuts, and gluten-free old fashioned donuts.
Taste: A+, really good. I hope donuts are the next big thing….I think I like them more than cupcakes…
Cost: A, they were a little pricey, I believe around $15 for 6, but considering the quality I think they were worth it.
Would I go there again? Definitely. Maybe some day I will be in Chicago on a Wednesday and try the S’Mores donut!