New Artisan Doughnut Shop from Francescas Restaurants – Glazed and Infused (Chicago, IL)

I love doughnuts and am always on the look out for a new treat to snack on. Scott Harris has decided to open not 1, not 2, but THREE donut shops in Chicago. Two locations should already be open by now with the 3rd location opening in July 2012.

Openings will be handled in stages, with the first Glazed and Infused opening on Monday, May 21 inside Francesca’s Forno at 1553 North Damen Ave., Chicago 773-770-0184. The entrance to this Glazed and Infused, a walkup window, is on North Damen, steps from the Wicker Park Damen Blue Line stop. Planned hours are: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday; 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The second Glazed and Infused also will open Monday, May 21 at 813 W. Fulton Market in the heart of the Fulton River District just step off he Morgan Green Line stop, 312-226-5556. Planned hours are: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This location offers 36 seats inside and 8-10 seats outside.

The third location, in the Lincoln Park/DePaul area, is planned for July at 929 West Armitage St. in a historic building within steps of the Armitage Brown Line stop.

Apparently, all the locations will offer “handcrafted doughnuts in 12 flavors plus a weekly feature and many more rotating flavors.” All the doughnuts will be made the old fashioned way, hand crafted and made fresh each hour from locally grown ingredients. They will have both cake and yeast doughnuts and serve coffee by Intelligentsia.

Any early adopters of the doughnuts? I’m really liking the idea of fresh doughnuts every hour and using locally grown ingredients. Do they give the Doughnut Vault a run for its money? Is it priced reasonably and how do the flavors stack up? Please share if you’ve had them! I’m super excited about this! 🙂

Source: Glazed and Infused: New Artisan Doughnut Shop from Francescas Restaurants » BEST of THE BEST DINING CHICAGO & RESTAURANTS.

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One Response to New Artisan Doughnut Shop from Francescas Restaurants – Glazed and Infused (Chicago, IL)

  1. bettyjrex says:

    One of my coworkers stopped by and got us some doughnuts. No info on cost or anything but they were tasty: pb&j, red velvet, toasted coconut! I’m super excited for the Lincoln Park one to open. It’s relatively closer to home 🙂

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