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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Raffaello Hotel
Dipped Chocolate Chip Butter Cookie is an extra buttery cookies dipped in a smooth milk or dark chocolate.
Jon M.
The hot chocolate here is yummy!
Katie M.
Super friendly staff. Great eats.
Allison K.
Best doughnuts in Chicago! Half the price of boutique doughnut shops downtown too.
Chris V.
Some of the best chocolate donuts in Chicago.
bryan r.
Best maple bacon donuts...Saturday only
Amber O.
Delicious! Apple fritter and bear claw!
Claire M.
The Goldblatt is deee-lish.
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.
Tuesday. Cupcakes are buy 1,get 1 free. Consider yourself warned. :)
Bre A.
Buy 1 Get 1 free cupcakes every Tuesday!
Bre A.
Probably the best red velvet cupcake I've ever had, and I know red velvet cupcakes :)
Andrew V.
Although I usually don't like cream exploding in my mouth, these cream filled donuts were super good.
J H.
Some of the best donuts in Chicago & on Fat Tuesday their paczkis are a must eat.
Paul L.
Most Saturdays Dinkel's offers a maple bacon donut. You want this.
Charles S.
I recommend the custard Bismark
Jay A.
Someone at work just brought in a box of doughnuts from this place. SOOOO GOOOOOOD. I must visit and try out some more!
Tom B.
Try the Stollen.
Chris V.
BEST chocolate donuts in the city. Reminds me of the late great Davidson's Bakery donuts I grew up on.
Aimee S.
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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