12) Dinkel’s Bakery, Chicago from America's 12 Best Donut Shops Slideshow

America's 12 Best Donut Shops Slideshow

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12) Dinkel’s Bakery, Chicago

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.