Dinkel's Bakery

3329 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60657
(773) 281-7300
Categories Food

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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Kyle Crum
The Woolsworth Sandwich is the best deal in town.
Lauren Meek
Amazing breakfast sandwiches. The best German chocolate cake!
Redeye Chicago
This local institution warmed up its ovens in the 1920s and still is charming locals with its doughnuts, which range from cinnamon-sugar to sour cream to old-fashioned glazed.
Time Out Chicago
The new room at Dinkel's comes with a new menu, this one offering sandwiches using house-baked breads and meats from Paulina Meat Market.
If you like your bread loaded or are simply a stunt eater order the Burglaur, a carbohyrate bomb loaded with egg, bacon, spinach, cheese and pesto.
Strudel. Chocolate anything...
Raffaello Hotel
Dipped Chocolate Chip Butter Cookie is an extra buttery cookies dipped in a smooth milk or dark chocolate.
Jon Maldia
The hot chocolate here is yummy!
Serious Eats
The ham on Ziggy's Ham Sandwich is thickly cut, salty, still juicy—miles 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.
Geraly O'Day
Tuesday. Cupcakes are buy 1,get 1 free. Consider yourself warned. :)
Bre Andrews
Buy 1 Get 1 free cupcakes every Tuesday!
Bre Andrews
Probably the best red velvet cupcake I've ever had, and I know red velvet cupcakes :)
Andrew Violette
Although I usually don't like cream exploding in my mouth, these cream filled donuts were super good.
Paul Lester
Most Saturdays Dinkel's offers a maple bacon donut. You want this.
Charles S.
I recommend the custard Bismark
Jay Aniceto
Someone at work just brought in a box of doughnuts from this place. SOOOO GOOOOOOD. I must visit and try out some more!
Tom Besore (Realtor)
Try the Stollen.
Chris Vaughn
BEST chocolate donuts in the city. Reminds me of the late great Davidson's Bakery donuts I grew up on.
Jough Dempsey
BEWARE: bread loaves are charged by the pound, not each. Just bought a $5 challah.
Aimee Sullivan
Best doughnuts in the city! They do a big cake business too, but IMHO their frosting is not sweet enough. Stick to the doughnuts!
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