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America’s Best Doughnuts
Food & Wine
"Gilt Bar owner Brendan Sodikoff started selling big, fresh doughnuts out of a brick storefront in the spring of 2011, and lines continue from early morning until the handful of flavors sell out."
Chicago Doughnut Guide: Where to Eat Fried Dough
Eater Chicago
"Brendan Sodikoff’s shop is not only the de facto standard for doughnuts in Chicago, but also quite possibly the entire country."
America’s Most Delicious Doughnuts, Ranked
Yahoo
"A simple, sugary glaze will have you never looking at a cake doughnut the same way again."
Top 5 Restaurants – Best Doughnuts
Food Network
"From a doughnut the size of a waffle stacked with tasty treats, to a place in Washington, D.C. baking with bacon, to a classic Chicago glaze, you won't believe how this circular snack has been made over into award-winning dishes."
National Donut Day: The tastiest donut shops in the USA
USA Today
"Their enormous selection includes Chestnut Glazed, Brownie Softie, Pistachio Glazed, Birthday Cake and Salted Caramel Old Fashioned."
65 Things You Need to Eat in Chicago Before You Die
Thrillist
"There are many great donuts in this city, but nothing is more iconic than a wonderfully moist old-fashioned donut lacquered in sugary glaze from Brendan Sodikoff’s seemingly always-sold-out donut emporium."
The Doughnut Vault
Conde Nast Traveler
"Fans of the Doughnut Vault know to check its Tumblr, Facebook, or Twitter feeds to get the lowdown on today's offerings (the menu changes daily), which might include a celebratory Birthday Cake or a Roasted Almond Glazed."
The Doughnut Vault
Mode Project
"We set out to capture the charm of this Chicago doughnut shop in an honest and unscripted way."
Where to Get Great Doughnuts, from Coast to Coast
Food Network
"This doughnut spot understands the need to plan ahead: A calendar shows the schedule for the week, so you can check out the flavors and pick your arrival date in advance."
Doughnut Vault’s Plain Glazed Named Best Donut In America
Huffington Post
"The classic, plain glazed donut at Chicago's Doughnut Vault took top honors for being "surprisingly light and fresh" with a "simple, sugary glaze (that) should be all you need to change your opinion of cake donuts forever."
Your Guide To Chicago’s Best Doughnut Shops
Forbes Travel Guide
"One of the pioneers of the fried dough resurgence in Chicago, The Doughnut Vault is a cavernous little place in River North."
America’s 25 Best Doughnuts
The Daily Meal
"It’s nearly impossible to not leave The Doughnut Vault a very happy camper, in proud possession of the best doughnuts in America."