City Dough opens and we try all the doughnuts
The doughnut bubble clearly hasn't burst yet—newcomer City Dough, which opened last month in the shuttered Pompei space at 2955 N Sheffield Avenue, is the latest spot offering freshly made doughnuts. The interior looks like a diner, with a counter and table seating, and while it's not open yet (they told us they're hoping to open this weekend), the walk-up window has been selling doughnuts, croissants and coffee for a few weeks.
We stopped by this morning to pick up some doughnuts, which are $2 apiece or $18 for a dozen. There are five kinds right now: chocolate frosted, frosted, cinnamon sugar, raspberry jelly and old-fashioned/plain. We won't lie—it's kind of refreshing to chow down on traditional doughnuts that aren't covered with bacon or are the size of our face.
And we liked all of them. The cinnamon sugar cake doughnut was our favorite; it's dense and has a healthy smattering of sugar and spice. The plain doughnut is pretty basic—cakey and ideal for dipping in coffee. The frosted doughnuts were plain yeast doughnuts with frosting smeared on one side, while the jelly has a gooey raspberry center.
We'll be back to check out City Dough once the restaurant opens, but these doughnuts are a good sign of things to come.