Dinkel's Bakery

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America's 25 Best Donuts
3329 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W School St & W Roscoe St)
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-7300
Tue–Fri: 6:00 AM–7:00 PM Sat: 6:00 AM–5:00 PM Sun: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

German immigrant Joseph Dinkel opened this Chicago institution in 1922, and it’s remained in the family ever since. It’s changed very little in the past 90 years, and their non-donut baked goods are legendary in their own right. But you haven’t truly experienced Dinkel’s until you’ve tasted their handmade donuts. While they’ve jumped on the maple-bacon bandwagon, you’re best off sticking with the classics: try the chocolate cake donut and try to not to weep. — Dan Myers, 12/14/2012

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Most Saturdays Dinkel's offers a maple bacon donut. You want this.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 13:01
Someone at work just brought in a box of doughnuts from this place. SOOOO GOOOOOOD. I must visit and try out some more!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 05:11
The ham on Ziggy's Ham Sandwich is thickly cut, salty, still juicymiles away from the usual thin and slimy cold cuts. All it needs is a smear of some potent mustard, and it's good to go.
Serious Eats
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:04
Probably the best red velvet cupcake I've ever had, and I know red velvet cupcakes :)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:55
Try the Stollen.
Friday, December 24, 2010 - 11:38
BEST chocolate donuts in the city. Reminds me of the late great Davidson's Bakery donuts I grew up on.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 09:05
Strudel. Chocolate anything...
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 18:18
Tuesday. Cupcakes are buy 1,get 1 free. Consider yourself warned. :)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 13:12
Buy 1 Get 1 free cupcakes every Tuesday!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 12:06
Although I usually don't like cream exploding in my mouth, these cream filled donuts were super good.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 19:00
Baking in Lakeview since 1922, this popular German bakery turns out sour-cream doughnuts, German chocolate cookies and its signature sipn whisky cake, a Bundt cake made with sour mash whiskey.
Time Out Chicago Kids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 10:19
I recommend the custard Bismark
Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 07:45
BEWARE: bread loaves are charged by the pound, not each. Just bought a $5 challah.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 10:58
Best doughnuts in the city! They do a big cake business too, but IMHO their frosting is not sweet enough. Stick to the doughnuts!
Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 11:43
My office gets doughnuts from here and I'm not impressed. Ate there in person and waited over 30 min for a sandwich and there was barely anyone there. The cake we had was grossly sweet.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 13:51
I really just love the cupcakes. I've had assorted pastries and they've all been great!!!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 16:33
Great old fashioned doughnuts and croissants. Their sandwiches are REALLY good as well!
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 17:50
Great assortment of pastries. Their cupcakes and donuts are very tasty and fresh.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 17:33
Chocolate torte slice is to die for!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 06:49
The BLTs are terrific!
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 11:56