Stan’s Donuts

Stan’s Donuts
2800 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657


Los Angeles meets Chicago in this donut collaboration
All thanks to Rich Labriola for partnering with Stan Berman to bring the Midwest his delicious creation
Stan’s Donuts, a more than 50 year old donut shop well-known in LA
But when brought to Chicago, the mix with the Labriola Baking Company gave Stan’s Donuts a new way
With classic and traditional flavors, Stan’s paved a path to make a name in our city
Especially for their notable donuts that range from being fancy and pretty, to whimsical and witty
Creme-filled captain crunch, biscoff banana pocket, and pistachio are a crowd-pleaser
And if you’re indecisive, samples are available for a little teaser
Each donut is fresh and fluffy, soft and moist
And old fashioned donuts are a favorite, if that’s your choice
The interior has a 1950’s vibe, with decor that is adorable and retro
And gazing at the wall of colorful KitchenAid stand mixers is almost as enjoyable as a show
With long lines that go by fast, and a friendly and patient work-crew…
In just one visit you’ll know why Stan’s Donuts is treasured for grabbing coffee and a donut,
and if one donut doesn’t do, then possibly a few!
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  1. Karina Pinella

    March 23, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I’ll take a donut topped with pistachio and a cup of joe,

  2. southboulevard

    March 23, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Ah, Stan’s Donuts. You remind me of a brief stint I had as an admin assistant to three hungry, demanding Northwestern doctors who really. needed. doughnuts.
    But I gotta admit, the sugary-ness was quite good!

  3. makingwavesoutreach

    March 24, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Yummy sounds awesome!! The only thing that could make this even better would be if they were vegan! If you haven’t had a vegan donut no worries..they taste exactly the same but may be pricey as they’re not ‘mainstream’ .. ?

    1. Donna Chlimon

      March 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      I’ll be looking into vegan options around the area, thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Yvonne

    March 27, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Love that cute packaging!


  5. Madhur Khatore

    March 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. It is just a fun thing, no pressure. Check my blog to see what this is about 🙂 Cheers!!

  6. philsblog01

    March 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Sounds like a cool place!

  7. motionpicturemenu

    March 29, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Oh! My brother lives in Chicago and I’m planning on visiting him soon. I’ll have to try some of your suggestions. Love the poems– what a fun way to read about food!

  8. elykeepthefaith

    March 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Checked out your blog after you likes one of my posts (thank you!) and the first thing I see is a fellow foodie rhyming about donuts. Love it! Great post, very unique blog.

  9. A.M. Pietroschek

    April 1, 2016 at 12:42 am

    As lifestyle report it is great. And as the final temptation it is even better! For I resisted the urge to feed, hellbent on that ‘brand new diet idea’ I had ignored for another decade, but the time for it has come. Bye

  10. oneta hayes

    April 3, 2016 at 12:24 am

    You certainly have an original idea with the theme of this blog. Go for it. Much success to you. I see you visited me today and left a like on my limerick, “Angry Andrew.” Thank you.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 3, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Thank you for your kind words!

  11. wordsmith2015

    April 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Donna. Love the concept of your blog. So interesting! And also thank you for liking my post and encouraging me. Looking forward to reading more of your blog:-).

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 4, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      I appreciate it, to you as well!

  12. barbedwords

    April 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    What a fabulous blog! Who wouldn’t love a poem about donuts???

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Haha I agree! Thank you 🙂

  13. inigo rey

    April 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I live a very long way from Chicago, but I went there a few times in the 80s and 90s. Became a shareholder of the universoty of Chicago coop bookstore, went from O’Hare to Champagne Urbana a few times, or to Toronto. Enjoyed that part of the states more than Boston. Great takeaway food too, especially if you avoided the big chains.

    Not likely I’ll get back there now. What poetry sites would you really, really recommend that have poetry from the local scene.

    enjoy a blog about poems and pizzas and donuts etc…


  14. MrsKingLifestyle

    April 8, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Hi, I wished we had donuts as good as Stan’s, here in Southeast Asia….but unfortunately not. I enjoyed this and your other posts! Cheers, Mrs. King : )

  15. batelm2014

    April 9, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    doughnuts is one of my favorite word, because it’s always followed by the word yummy. This place sounds amazing.

  16. donnanotdiva

    April 11, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I am lying in bed; your post I have read.
    Oh what I’d do for a doughnut or two.
    This may be a duplicate comment. I am not sure.
    Next time I will pay attention. Yep, that’s the cure.

    Thanks for the yummy post. ???

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 11, 2016 at 1:03 am

      Haha glad you enjoyed it ?

  17. Lainie Levin

    April 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Had the chance to go there but got there too late – only a few cake donuts. Bummer.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Oh no! Hope you get lucky next time 🙂

  18. Sarah Lea Stories

    April 24, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Favorite “doughnuts” will always be beignets!

  19. avinamdar

    April 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    You have such a wonderful blog Donna ! I am pleasantly amused by the combination of food and poetry. I wonder how I didn’t think of something like this before, being a foodie myself. But I like the twist and it’s really quite creative and will certainly look forward to reading your blog from now, cheers !

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you for your KIND words!! I appreciate you visiting and liking 🙂

  20. emmalmoore

    April 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t eat donuts but I could smell them as I was reading your post. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. Blessings.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      I’m glad I can make you feel that way! Maybe it’ll make you want to try a donut 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  21. CommonSenseTom

    May 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hi Donna… Just from your description, I now know Stan is “the go to guy” for delectable donuts. Well… it’s breakfast time in Michigan. Too bad I’ll have to go to my kitchen and settle for the grocery store bought variety. PS ~ I’m now one of your followers. Thanks for liking my poetry.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      May 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!! ?

  22. Rhonda Sittig

    May 2, 2016 at 4:49 am

    We sampled Stan’s Donuts when I visited my daughter who now lives in Chicago! Had one stuffed with bananas–exquisite! Fun finding your blog! we do love eat.

  23. Malctg - The Foureyed Poet.

    May 4, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Hi Donna. Love cakes and donuts have the waist line to prove it. Thank you for liking my poem “No Prying Eyes!” Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      May 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Haha, I have a huge sweet tooth as well! Can never live without cakes and donuts 😉

  24. samijanelle

    May 20, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Love this post. I’m from Illinois and I’ve made the trip to Chicago for those donuts before. Completely worth it.

  25. georgiogiovanni

    June 7, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Cool post. Thanks! Thankyou too for stopping by my blog and liking my emergency preparedness blog. Starting to feel tropical storm colin. It’s getting windy here. I’m on the gulf. Not right there but three miles inland. There’s a lot of deep flooding on the roads here but I’m home now. No intention of going out till morning. 🙂 I too write poetry and love reading it. 🙂 you have a nice site! I have a sister site you may like… It’s called
    Mostly crafts and recipes. 🙂

  26. Anand Bose

    June 7, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Interesting aspects of cuisine you have brought out. Makes a good read. Anand Bose from Kerala.

  27. And The Color Green

    June 15, 2016 at 5:49 am

    So cool! What an inventive way to talk about food! Following for sure!

  28. Special K

    June 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I’m only able to look through the window at Stan’s, but the view of what could very well end in a diabetic coma is always visually stunning. Glad to be able to enjoy it vicariously!

    Thanks, too, for stopping by The Expositrix again!

  29. transcribingmemory

    June 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you for the interest in my post! This is an excellent idea! Great blog and I look forward to following.

  30. Jonathan Caswell

    June 28, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  31. kathryningrid

    June 28, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Being an old fan of both food and phraseological fun myself, not to mention having lived in Mt. Prospect a thousand years ago and still loving to visit Chicago whenever I can, I appreciate not only this tasty post but the Windy City inspirations! Well done, my friend.

  32. squintphotographyart

    June 29, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Oh! I was just there last Thursday. I had me a dee-lish Chocolate Cake donut slice of heaven! 😛

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Mmm, you can’t ever go wrong with a chocolate donut!

  33. Korkor Adjoa

    July 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Funny. Yummy. Very interesting

  34. Morgan

    July 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I nominated you for a award I like your blog

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 6, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Thank you! I appreciate that 🙂

  35. Anita Lubesh

    July 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I am in a happy place where I don’t actually like doughnuts, but I like a lot of other things. so I guess I am not really lol. I love the interest takes on all kinds of food here.

  36. levishedated (Robert C Day)

    July 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    What a great idea for a blog – well done y’all. 🙂
    Robert (York, England).

  37. Rhonda Sittig

    July 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Fun post! We went to Stan’s Donuts– when my daughter was living in Chicago. Loved the colorful mixers on the wall– and our banana peanut butter donuts!! You picked a great one!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Banana peanut butter?? I’ll have to try that! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  38. Colin Hill

    July 12, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    How can I not like this post as I wear my do(ugh)nut shirt with pride 🙂 Thanks for liking my Forest Fires poem Donna. Back in the mid-80’s I spent some time in Chicago and ate at many wonderful restaurants. Hoping to find my way back there this summer when I come for a 2 month tour of the States. Look out for the man in the doughnut shirt reciting his poems! Any advice?

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 12, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      My advice: eat lots of food! Try everything!

  39. Colin Hill

    July 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I tried frogs legs at the Chicago food fest and worked at Robinson’s No1 Ribs on W.Armitage for a while (still got the t-shirt). But I’m mainly a fish eating veggie now although not so very strictly. I agree, try everything! Do you perform your poetry anywhere? I hear Weeds has an open mic. I went there too way back when.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Haven’t ever been there. What kind of place is it?

      1. Colin Hill

        July 14, 2016 at 5:37 am

        From memory it’s a bar. Here’s the link:!events
        Also on Facebook under Weeds Tavern. They sell local craft beers and have a large patio according to their blurb. Another place that sticks in my mind was The Wild Hare & Singing Armadillo Frog Sanctuary but again that was a bar or nightclub not a restaurant. Played reggae music. On N Clark near Wrigley Field. I’m afraid names of restaurants escape me.

  40. inspiredbybooks

    August 5, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Biscoff inspired donuts in my hometown of Chicago? Count me in!!

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