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Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour

Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour
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Tour snapshot
Discover donut shops and stalls around the Chicago Loop
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Indulge your sweet tooth while in Chicago with a tour dedicated to the city’s most delicious donuts! Browse the stalls at the French Market, visit donut shops around the Chicago Loop, and sample Chicago’s most decadent donuts. Tastings are included so you can enjoy classic glazed and cream-filled donuts, taste inventive new flavors, or tuck into a vegan donut.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Sample different donuts including glazed and cream-filled
  • Insider tips and recommendations from a donut-loving guide
  • Suitable for everyone: vegan, gluten, and nut-free options available
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sample different donuts including glazed and cream-filled
  • Insider tips and recommendations from a donut-loving guide
  • Suitable for everyone: vegan, gluten, and nut-free options available
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 15064P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Doughnut Vault, 401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA Tour meets at Doughnut Vault (401 N Franklin St).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • T-shirts available for $20 at the end of the tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee - If you do not have a good time on the tour, just email us at info@undergrounddonuttour.com and we will gladly refund your ticket value.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Doughnut Vault, 401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA Tour meets at Doughnut Vault (401 N Franklin St).
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, 233 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Tour ends at Do-Rite Donuts (233 E Erie St).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • T-shirts available for $20 at the end of the tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee - If you do not have a good time on the tour, just email us at info@undergrounddonuttour.com and we will gladly refund your ticket value.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Doughnut Vault
    401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
    Tour meets at Doughnut Vault (401 N Franklin St).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Doughnut Vault
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Loop
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Firecakes Donuts
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Stan’s Donuts & Coffee
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken
    233 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Tour ends at Do-Rite Donuts (233 E Erie St).
    See address & details
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5.0
286 reviews
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omahonn
Elk Grove Village, IL99 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
This was a great tour to do with teenagers. The weather was cold, it was a Sunday in February. Jackson was great. There was not an excessive amount of walking. If you do this tour When it is cold out I recommend bringing the heaters for your boots and mittens. This tour includes one drink, bring a little extra money in case it is cold or hot and you want to get a drink at the third stop. We are local to the Chicago area and this was a great way to spend a Sunday morning. The tour guide said that sometimes families come on the tour, it probably is easier to do without a stroller. I asked for vegan and gluten-free donuts. One stop was able to provide both. All the other stops had either vegan or gluten-free. This is very allergy friendly and you don’t leave feeling overstuffed.
Written February 14, 2022
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Laurie K
West Seneca, NY535 contributions
Nov 2021
I was in Chicago for a few days with my cousin and came across this tour and thought it sounded fun so I booked it. We arrived early and met our tour guide Jackson who was a comedian all on his own, cracked jokes the entire tour so you weren't sure when he was telling the truth or making stuff up. We started out with a cup of coffee at the Donut Vault and tried 2 delicious donuts the pistachio frosted one was to die for. You do a total of 4 stops and you walk quite always in between each stop but it was fun. Then is was extra fun because 4 other participants were from our home town which made it more fun. You actually taste 8 donuts and are very full by the end of your tour so skip breakfast or lunch depending on the time you book your tour.
Was a great time and Jackson made it extra silly would highly recommend this tour its about 2 hours
Written November 5, 2021
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jeffwoelker_donut
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us after that sugar rush Jackson provided. We love hearing from our AMAZING guests!
Written December 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joe S
Greater London, UK52 contributions
So you can do the bus, the boat, the helicopter (if you’re minted) and I did my first tour of the city via doughnut! Nah, this isn’t a gimmick, no giant doughnut wending it’s way through the streets like some sort of comic book supervillain. This was a walking tour which takes in several of the better known doughnut shops in the city as well as passing by many of Chicago’s best known features.

For two hours, we were in the capable hands of our tour guide Jackson who told us tales of the city (no, not _those_ tales of the city) and handed out a cornucopia of different flavoured doughnuts, some familiar, some a little more exotic.

It lasted two hours and the tour isn’t on a loop; it’s an A2B tour so one may need to factor in the end point (by the hospital) if travelling at the end is a factor. But the length was about right and the doughnuts you get to sample are pretty filling so you might want to consider meal planning for that day accordingly. There is of course, opportunity to buy doughnuts for yourself on the way.

Other tour patrons were both local to Chicago and also from further afield. Families, couples, solo travellers - from all backgrounds so a nice eclectic mix.
Written June 12, 2022
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jeffwoelker_donut
WOW! You make us blush! Thank you for your kind words. We would love to host you again, in Chicago or any of our cities, we are now international!
Written June 29, 2022
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Jen470
Manhattan Beach3 contributions
My 14year old daughter and i did this 2 hr donut walk and it was really great. As you wind your way from shop to shop the route is planned so they can point out some of the cool city points of interest. Our guide was entertaining, engaging and handled the group really well, that had a wide range of ages. We've been to Chicago before, and I needed something to do for a small chunk of one day before I moved my daughter in for a summer dance intensive and this fit the need perfectly. Thanks Underground Donut Tour!
Written June 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jeffwoelker_donut
Thank you so much for hanging out with us!
Written June 29, 2022
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korynne15
Oshkosh, WI38 contributions
My fiancé and I decided to try out the donut tour on our trip to Chicago. We had a blast and it was the highlight of our trip! Our tour guide, Nick, made sure everyone was comfortable and were able to participate. He shared great facts about the city and had light hearted jokes throughout the tour. The donut shops were spread out and required a bit of walking. At each spot we waited outdoors except for Stan’s. Stan’s has an indoor seating area and restrooms available. We had a group of about 20 people and it took about 2 hours. It was a great pace and not too long. We were able to try two types of donuts at each spot. Nick did a great job of giving us one yeast and one cake donut to try at each one. Out of the four spots, the Doughnut Vault was my personal favorite! We left the tour stuffed and excited to recommend it to our friends and family. We loved it!
Written June 28, 2022
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jeffwoelker_donut
We love that you loved it! Thanks for hanging with us.
Written June 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josh
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Jackson was fantastic. He’s funny, personable, and knowledgeable about both donuts and the city of Chicago, and it’s clear he enjoys doing what he does. All of the donuts were fantastic (even my least favorite was better than any standard commercial donut I’ve ever had) and I’m happy we took this tour early in our visit so we could go back to each place throughout our stay. I would definitely recommend this tour if you like donuts, laughing, and interesting facts on an awesome city!
Written October 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jeffwoelker_donut
We love spreading the donut love! Thanks so much for hanging with us!
Written October 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jlocke5
Hoffman Estates, IL23 contributions
Aug 2021
Jackson leading the donut tour was awesome!! His jokes were actually pretty funny and he was genuinely entertaining. I took my interns out for this donut tour on their last day of work and we thoroughly enjoyed (and got full) eating several donuts from Chicago's top donut spots. We had a blast and I highly recommend it!!
Written August 16, 2021
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jeffwoelker_donut
What a great treat for your interns! Please come hang with us again with your next batch of interns!!!
Written August 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

donutpg
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
The donut tour was so amazing! Our tour guide was so funny and informative about both the donuts and Chicago’s inside snippets. We not only got delicious donuts but also learned more about Chicago. I and my girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will come back again!
Written May 17, 2022
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jeffwoelker_donut
YAY! Come back soon! We would love to host you in Chicago or any of our participating cities!
Written June 2, 2022
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Erin B
9 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Jackson & Addison were fantastic guides! They didn’t *glaze* over any of the fun facts about each stop. My husband and I had so much fun and the donuts were DELICIOUS. All of the little facts and jokes that were *sprinkled* in were a fun little addition to the tour as well. Both guides were also clearly conscious of COVID safety and kept things clean and safe. Highly recommend this tour for a good way to see the city and eat some truly scrumptious donuts- I truly enjoyed the *hole* experience.
Written March 28, 2021
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jeffwoelker_donut
Your puns dough not disappoint! Thank you so much for such a lovely review and making us smile. Please spread the word because donut love is to be shared!!!
Written April 4, 2021
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BarbJ117
Chicago, IL55 contributions
Nov 2021
Donuts are among my favorite pastry, so going on this tour was a no-brainer. We visited four shops, all of which are locally owned, and we tasted 1/4 of each of two donuts from each shop. That gave us the equivalent of two full donuts on the tour, which was more than plenty given the size! Our guide, Jackson, did a great job, and even as a local, I learned a few new things about the city and the owners of these shops. Fun time .. delish donuts .. well done!
Written November 11, 2021
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jeffwoelker_donut
Thank you! We're only as good as our AMAZING guests! Thanks so much for hanging out with us!
Written December 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Donuts and Parking Help In The City
This was a great and fun way to eat breakfast. The donuts were delicious and our tour guides were fantastic. The bi
351juliao
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Lovely day with my teen
Our guide was lovely and fun to hang out with. We enjoyed walking through the different neighbourhoods.
StaceyWysocki01
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Definite must do!
Jenny was amazing! She was fun and knowledge about the city! The donuts were fabulous, and we couldn’t even eat th
RoavingRambles
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Donut extravaganza!
This is an unusual and fun experience. Jacob was awesome - gave a fun fact/trivia filled tour and of couse took us
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Nashville Donut Tour!
Very fun and informative 2 hour walking tour in downtown Nashville! Got to sample lots of donuts and got some exer
317carmaf
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Thumbs up!
We loved Nick, our tour guide. Nick was only second to the donuts. DELICIOUS! The tour was just the right length
km1628
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immersive chicago experience
it was a one of a kind, engaging opportunity to experience the tastes and local beauties of chicago!
enelya13
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Fun tour!
This tour is so fun and different from any other! Our guide, Max, was fantastic- he was able to project his voice o
AMiller87
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Highly recommend!
Our tour guide was Jackson and he was wonderful! The weather was absolutely perfect and the donuts were amazing. Hi
jp6106
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Do it!!
What a fun activity!! Excellent tour guy (thanks Max), fun group of people and … the BEST donuts I’ve ever had!!
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So much fun Tour
We had Jacob as our tourgide and we had a lot of fun. Lovely donuts and a great day/experience. We learned a lot of
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Donuts! how can you go wrong?
Fun tour. Included cool facts about the city. the donuts were delicious! Guide was personable. overall, an excellen
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Fun, filling and educational!
Fun, filling and educational! Jacob was a great guide and we learned quite a bit about the history and architectur
hilaryking500
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Great tour!
We had a great time on the New York Underground tour. The tour was full of history, trivia and delicious donuts. I
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Amazing tour in Portland
My family and I did the Underground Donut Tour in Portland. We had so much fun! The donuts were amazing and our two
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