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Recap: Donut Fest Chicago

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The third annual Donut Fest took place again this weekend in Wicker Park at Chop Shop. Although the Chicago Bitches had brunch plans, we knew without a doubt that we had to visit this celebration make a stop at the city’s celebration of the best fried dough goodness that we love so much. The event featured some of the city’s best donut staples, including Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Firecakes, Longman & Eagle, Somethin’ Sweet, Glazed and Infused, Gurnee Donuts, Bombobar, Doughnut Vault, and several others. This celebration of doughnuts was sweet—pun intended.

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Chop Shop transformed its back space into a doughnut lovers’ dream, with 365 degree views of doughnuts and doughnut lovers all around. Participants indulged in all different doughnuts, many even purchasing doughnuts to take home as well.

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Tickets sold out for the event, which featured 18 different doughnut creators all in one place. Upon entry, festival goers received goodie bags with tickets good for a doughnut from each stand, as well as coffee tickets for coffee or tea from the many local java joints and David’s Tea. All proceeds from the event went to Un86’d, a charity which provides monetary support to restaurant workers in need. Gurnee Donuts took home the top prize.

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Donut Fest is a fun event that should continue its annual celebration. Heck, we’d go more than once a year! It gathers a great, enthusiastic crowd, and showcases the delicious doughnuts that this city has to offer.

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