When it comes to donuts Illinois is pretty well known for some of the best sweet treats in America. Many sources have come out naming multiple spots in the top 100. A recent spot has come out claiming to have the top 7 best spots in the state.

Today we will be seeing if those spots truly are some of the greatest the state has to offer.


'Only In Your State' decided it would be fun to create a road trip in Illinois to visit the best donut spots in the state. Hopefully it's worth the drive...

The List

This list has no practical order of the "best" they are just seven of the best spots.

Gurnee Donuts

Sources say that a favorite ingredient they use is a purple yam called ube. They also went on to state,

For over 20 years, family-owned and operated Gurnee Donuts has been making the classics like Old Fashioned and Boston Cream. But they also exercise their creativity and make some unique specialty donuts.

Fresh Donuts

Only In Your State had a lot of great things to say about this spot, and it's huge donuts.

With popular donut flavors like Chocolate Oreo, Maple Bacon, and Fruit Loops, it's no wonder why this shop was voted 2020 Best Donuts in Kane County. Fresh Donuts bakes in small batches so everything tastes fresh and delicious. Call ahead to order their famous 10-inch Giant Donut!

Home Cut Donuts

This one just sounds awesome. It's family owned and has two locations. They even have  Donut Cake. OIYS says,

Arguably the best donut shop in town,


Pandamonium Doughnuts

Okay now, this one has my favorite name. They make artisan donuts from scratch with a regularly changing menu. OIYS states,

They use the freshest ingredients and source local and organic ingredients whenever possible. This shop was voted Best Donuts in Champaign-Urbana-Savoy and Central Illinois for four years running.

BigBoy's Donuts

Another awesome name. Only in your state kept it short with this description...

This place is popular with the locals and known for its variety of super-fresh, melt-in-your-mouth donuts and friendly service. They will even add filling to your donuts if you ask.

Happy woman holding donuts

Other Great spots

These five have some real competition though. Some other spots we noticed on our search that were well-loved are as follows,

  • Mel-O-Cream Donuts
  • Mister Donut
  • Dip and Sip Donuts
  • Country Donuts
  • Old Fashioned Donuts
  • Donut Drop
  • DB3 Donuts

You can see even more here.

Your Favorite Donut Shop

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