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Doughnut Vault

401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4902
+1 312-285-2830
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“doughnuts” (242 reviews)
“doughnut holes” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Contemporary
401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4902
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are no words to describe the DV on Canal near the Market. always fresh, great tasting old fashion delights with Almonds & Dulce de Leche. A couple fabulous lattes. Our Donut-Som is a great guy, proud, attentive, friendly This place is a Must-See for...More

Thank ricardo d
Reviewed 1 week ago

not used to paying $3.50 a doughnut. that said..the few i bought were awful good. they sell out quick and if i wouldn't have went 4 blocks out of my way i may have scored on the last apple fritter...damn..oh well next time. they have...More

Thank s g
Reviewed 1 week ago

This micro doughnut shop with limited menu makes the best doughnuts ever, according to my kids. The doughnuts are the biggest I ever had and are soft and doughy. GET THERE EARLY OR CALL for availability as they SELL OUT early. It literally took us...More

Thank Durango13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Sunday at 10:30 and they had been open for an hour. They line wasn’t too long but they were already out of the hazelnut glaze and the old fashion. We tried their doughnut holes, jelly filled, and chocolate glaze. We weren’t...More

1  Thank Kellfu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried for the first time on a Saturday at noon. Got the last jelly doughnut and a chocolate glazed. Very big and doughy. Would definitely go back and try some more seasonal flavors and the rest of the regulars.

1  Thank Will O
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A small Doughnut shop with a very limited menu and you need to go there early to make sure to get your favourite doughnut. Sold out means sold out means come back tomorrow. Also, their doughnuts are really tasty and you get quite a lot...More

1  Thank iSchack
Reviewed April 9, 2018

These doughnuts are legit. It is the old fashioned style and I think a little sweeter than your average every day doughnut. My fave is actually the chocolate. Just the right mix of chocolate and frosting with some sprinkles to make it fun. Every day,...More

1  Thank jcandy7
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

In town for a weekend with the cubs!! My buddy who lives in town told me if I go anywhere it has to be to the vault. I love me some donuts so I did not hesitate. I walked a good mile and a half...More

1  Thank Jscrubbs
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is the best doughnut I've had in ages and the only one I've had that gives Blue Star (in Portland, OR) a run for its money in deliciousness!

1  Thank tdotnyc
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic doughnut shop, absolutely delicious, love the old-fashioned wished I’d had space to try the gingerbread, will definitely back next time I’m in the city!

1  Thank Touringmuso8
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Liezel V
November 28, 2017|
Response from hippoguy | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I doubt it. They sell out fast all the time so a harder to mAKE C]VARIETY WOULD NOT GET THEM ANY EXTRA AND THAT IS
Liezel V
November 28, 2017|
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Response from SeasonedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do. Do Rite and Stan’s Donuts both should offer vegan options.
July 26, 2017|
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Response from SBakall | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so bec they only offer maybe 5 or 6 varieties daily..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-285-2830
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We serve artisanal hand-crafted doughnuts in classic flavors, creating small batches to preserve quality. Each of our shops offers a unique menu and daily specials, available until we sell out. We will be closed for renovations beginning 1/21 and reopening on 2/7.
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