Dinkel's Bakery

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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.
2011-12-13 18:01:48
Someone at work just brought in a box of doughnuts from this place. SOOOO GOOOOOOD. I must visit and try out some more!
2011-03-08 10:11:07
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
2013-05-14 12:04:59
Probably the best red velvet cupcake I've ever had, and I know red velvet cupcakes :)
2012-11-21 15:55:58
Try the Stollen.
2010-12-24 16:38:05
BEST chocolate donuts in the city. Reminds me of the late great Davidson's Bakery donuts I grew up on.
2010-12-21 14:05:03
Strudel. Chocolate anything...
2014-06-15 22:18:21
Tuesday. Cupcakes are buy 1,get 1 free. Consider yourself warned. :)
2013-04-09 17:12:59
Buy 1 Get 1 free cupcakes every Tuesday!
2013-03-26 16:06:48
Although I usually don't like cream exploding in my mouth, these cream filled donuts were super good.
2012-05-09 23:00:40
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
2012-01-11 15:19:25
I recommend the custard Bismark
2011-11-20 12:45:57
BEWARE: bread loaves are charged by the pound, not each. Just bought a $5 challah.
2010-05-01 14:58:24
Beat cookies ever
2016-03-02 14:46:48
Deli sandwiches are delicious!
2016-01-01 12:23:21
I'm not someone to buy a chocolate doughnut, but you will be hard pressed to find one as good as you will here. Do it for Chicago. Do it for you.
Scott Kleinberg
2015-12-16 21:45:45
Hazard lights! Great old traditional bakery never miss pazcki season!
2015-12-14 21:41:54
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.
2015-07-04 17:51:52
I really just love the cupcakes. I've had assorted pastries and they've all been great!!!
2015-07-01 20:33:25
Great old fashioned doughnuts and croissants. Their sandwiches are REALLY good as well!
2015-04-24 21:50:11