Firecakes: Hole-In-One


Since 2013, the Fox family has been baking small-batch artisan donuts for the citizens of Chicago and for those who come to visit the Windy City. Here, the focus is on the quality of local, natural, and fresh ingredients that go into making these treats.

Let's get right to it. The donuts are great. Compared to other donuts, it feels like the focus is on the dough rather than the sugary toppings. I think that the donuts are distinctively a bit more dense than other donuts. The texture is chewy and soft. The donut is fairly hearty as well. It's hard to eat more than one of these in one sitting (even though I want to...). 

The donuts are priced for value. Each donut costs anywhere between $2-3. The flavor options are fantastic. Some of their classic choices include the Wildflower Honey Glaze, Valrhona Chocolate, and Tahitian Vanilla. Steph and I tried their Tahitian Vanilla and Red Velvet donuts. 

When I come back, I'm going for their Ice Cream Donut Sandwich. 100%

Cuisine: American

Average Price per Person: $10 USD

Address: 68 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Recommended: Tahitian Vanilla

  • Overall Rating: 3.5

  • Taste: 3.5

  • Authenticity/Creativity: 4

  • Service: 3

  • Atmosphere: 3

  • Value: 4

Tahitian Vanilla Iced Donut at Firecakes in Chicago

Here's Firecakes' beautiful Tahitian Vanilla Iced Donut. As you can see, it's enormous. It's thick, fluffy, and tasty. It's also topped with some white chocolate crisp pearls. 

It's a very classy, artisanal donut. I would buy this again. 

[$2.95 USD]

Red Velvet Donut at Firecakes in Chicago

We also got the Red Velvet Donut. This one was a bit more dense and crumbly. The donut wasn't too sweet but we liked that. The frosting on top made up for it. Overall, the balance was perfect. 

I don't love these types of donuts because I like mine fluffy but it was still good. 

Steph at Firecakes in Chicago
Jon at Firecakes in Chicago