Sprinkle in Some Fun at Dog-Friendly Donut Shops in Chicago

Sometimes you just have to have a donut. Decadent, glazed, frosted, filled—some cravings are just meant to be satisfied! The next time you take your pup out on the town, stop by one of these dog-friendly donut shops in Chicago and T-R-E-A-T your sweet tooth. Plus, we could all use an energy boost to keep up with doggo’s zoomies, amirite?

Note: These spots are dog-friendly on their patios only, so do not set paw(s) inside, if you please!

Do-Rite Donuts

Do-Rite Donuts does it right. The Streeterville location has a great patio with plenty of shade so you can post up with pup and enjoy sweet treats like a cinnamon crunch donut or savory ones like their famed chicken sandwiches. Or go for the best of both worlds and get a chicken sandwich ON a donut. We’re already droolin’.

Beacon Donuts

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Trust us when we say you need to sniff out the Beacon Donuts walk-up window, hidden in an alley off Armitage Ave. in Lincoln Park. Fuel up with vegan-friendly donuts and Dollop Coffee before staging a Insta-worthy photoshoot with your furbabe against Beacon’s vibrant murals. Beacon makes small batches of their tasty treats, so just be sure to order ahead.

Doughnut Vault

Founded in a tiny brick alcove, Doughnut Vault’s specialty is classic old-fashioned and glazed doughnuts, crafted by hand overnight and sold fresh each morning. Their River North location welcomes pooches with open paws on their patio and is quick to offer water dishes (and pets, duh).


Bar Siena’s side concept, BomboBar, is a walk-up window serving Bombolini (Italian-style doughnuts infused with creative flavors), gelato, coffee, and some of the best doggone hot chocolate in the West Loop. Even better, they have doggie donuts, woof-cream, and dairy-free gelato so you can both go nuts for donuts!

Smack Dab Bakery

Smack Dab Bakery is a unique breakfast and coffee concept, known for their life-changing biscuit sandwiches, incredible vegan donuts, and unbelievably charming staff. They make everything in the house so floofer can trust that any patio crumbs she finds are the real deal.

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee has over a dozen locations in the Windy City, but we especially like the patios at Streeterville and Lakeview. Stan’s is serving up freshly made donuts that feature extraordinary flavors and textures. May we suggest the old-fashioned blueberry or the peanut butter pocket? We know somepuppy’s ears just perked pup at that last one.

Firecakes Donuts

At Firecakes, unique takes on classic donuts are just the beginning. Sure, you can dig into old-fashioned and/or sprinkled donuts, but you can also enjoy a revolutionary ice cream sandwich experience on their doggo-friendly patio. Just choose your “bread,” (a delectable donut or churro) and they’ll fill it with your favorite ice cream and toppings.

P.S. Follow Firecakes on Twitter to keep tabs on Billy the Truck!

Did we miss your floof’s fave donut-slingin’ patio? Woof at us in the comments and don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in all your sprinkled selfies.

Featured photo: Jaromír Chalabala

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