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

Foursquare Tips

  • Most Saturdays Dinkel's offers a maple bacon donut. You want this.
  • 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.
  • Probably the best red velvet cupcake I've ever had, and I know red velvet cupcakes :)
  • Strudel. Chocolate anything...
  • Tuesday. Cupcakes are buy 1,get 1 free. Consider yourself warned. :)
  • Buy 1 Get 1 free cupcakes every Tuesday!
  • Although I usually don't like cream exploding in my mouth, these cream filled donuts were super good.
  • 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.
  • I recommend the custard Bismark
  • BEWARE: bread loaves are charged by the pound, not each. Just bought a $5 challah.
  • really classic bakery and donut shop. can't go wrong with their sweet and heavy maple walnut cake.
  • What's good here? Everything. Seriously. Sandwiches are great for breakfast or lunch. Donuts/Pastries great.
  • The chocolate donuts are the best! They also have a 6lb pretzel that you can order and make sandwiches. Never a bad experience!
  • Breakfast sandwiches, although not made very quickly, are worth the wait...so good!
  • Yes, there are plenty of cakes and pastries, but don't overlook the boxes of tasty cookies.
  • Beat cookies ever
  • Deli sandwiches are delicious!
  • 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.
  • Hazard lights! Great old traditional bakery never miss pazcki season!
  • 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.