Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 464-9544 thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com41.889446 -87.635429 401 N Franklin St (at Kinzie St) River North, Chicago
Tue–Fri 8:00am–sold out, Sat 9:30am–sold out (closed Sun-Mon)Average doughnut: $3
At Brendan Sodikoff’s doughnut shop adjacent to his Gilt Bar, cooks using the noms de plume François and Henri Gras put out batches of vanilla glazed, chestnut, buttermilk old-fashioned and other doughnuts of both the cake and yeast variety. But they do so with irregularity, releasing batches at their whim and announcing their existence on Twitter and Facebook, closing when doughnuts sell out. It would be a pain in the ass, if only they weren’t so damn good.