11.22.2011

sugar wasted.

a saturday morning schedule that starts off with the line "Let's get sugar wasted!" guarantees it is going to be a good day. i love my friends. my best friend jen was responsible for allll the planning of our first annual chicago donut crawl this past saturday. we visited three chicago donut shops and by the last one i was waaaay sugar wasted...

first up was The Doughnut Vault the trendy river north shop. i met my friends at 9:30 AM and there was already a line down the street. we waited in line for about 20 minutes and once we finally got into the itty bitty shop we each bought a ginormous donut (i got the chocolate glazed).


next up! Dinkels, a classic bakery in lakeview. this place was adorable...filled with affordable old-school pasteries, donuts, cookies and cakes. we got a table inside the bakery and were able to enjoy our donuts inside (unlike the vault). i ordered the cinnamon apple donut (middle) and it was hands down the best donut of the day. runner-up goes to my friend's maple bacon glaze donut (left) which had a great salty sweet combo.

we were suppooose to go to Fritz Pastry  - 1408 W. Diversey but they SOLD OUT of donuts by 11AM! we were a little sad but moved onto the next stop...


our last stop was a new bakery in my neighborhood, west town, Bleeding Heart Bakery! by the time we went to the sustainable punk-themed bakery we all wanted to take a break from the sugar and ordered brunch. no worries... before we left i picked up a chocolate peanut butter donut for the walk home.


if you live in chicago i would highly recommend going on a donut crawl- it was a great way for me to spend time with friends, visit different neighborhoods and get my sugar fix. just make sure you schedule in a nap afterwards. 


next up- a cupcake crawl!

xo,
jillian


ps don't miss the NOVICA giveaway!

42 comments:

  1. I hear donuts are the new cupcakes! We have a food donut food truck here and they have the best, including a peanut butter siracha one!

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  2. Such a fun idea! Now I am craving a doughnut.

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  3. How fun! I've been wanting to try the doughnut vault for awhile now...honestly, i've driven by several times and can't even see where it is...i've have to go my foot next time.

    love me anything from BHB! the owners are the best.

    having a great giveaway this week..make sure to stop by and enter!

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  4. Oh my goodness... a donut crawl might be the most brilliant idea I've ever heard. We don't have quite as many cute options, but I'll make it work! Haha.

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  5. How dare you, Jillian. Did someone tell you that donuts are my kryptonite? I MUST do this.

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  6. Great recap...I had so much fun on Saturday!! I'm liking the idea of a cupcake crawl too :)

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  7. Cutest idea ever! Cincinnati doesnt have a ton of donut shops but I'm LOVING the idea of a cupcake crawl!
    That is being added to my to-do list!

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  8. Holy moly! You are TOO fun, and I am pretty sure we're destined to be besties! A donut crawl? Dream come true!

    I will have to add those places to the list for my next Chicago trip, and thanks for the donut crawl idea... I may have to borrow it!! YUM!

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  9. Such a good idea. I want to get sugar wasted with you! YUM :).

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  10. So fun! I love how you sprinkle your life with fun events like this. CAn I tell you how much I love donuts? It's actually a running joke among all my friends.

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  11. is it a coincidence that today i wrote about working out? i need to have a donut crawl in my life! i'm doing push ups right now just thinking about it! mmmm!

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  12. Ah, this looks like such a blast!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  13. Drooling! i love the doughnut vault!
    xx
    Z

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  14. getting sugar wasted sounds like the best thing I've ever heard.

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  15. OMG. What a great way to spend a Saturday. I have to say all of the places look fantastic!

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  16. How fun! Love this idea! Those donuts looks sooo delish!

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  17. Doughnut Vault was on my to-do list when I visited Chicago last month, but we never got around to it. So bummed!

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  18. OMGah!I have often wished for a dessert crawl rather than a bar crawl, and now you've gone and done it!

    Truly sounds like my ideal Saturday morning.

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  19. OHMYWORD -- that is so awesome! I love the term sugar wasted...and those donuts look amazing!! So fun to get together with girlfriends and gorge! :) Nothing worse than a girlfriend who refuses to eat!!!

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  20. You know I actually do not like donuts unless they are from the cider mill. However this post has me definitely wanting donuts! xo

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  21. Your friend is brilliant! A donut crawl sounds amazing, but a cupcake crawl is just perfection in my eyes!
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  22. the donuts look delicious! ;)

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  23. What a fun idea, they all look incredible.

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  24. these pics are adorable!! I wish I could be a part of this donut crawl with you guys!! ;)

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  25. Oh my gosh, so cute, I love the doughnut crawl idea!! We could do one here in Portland... but I think we really only have VooDoo, mmmmmmmm.

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  26. this is a brilliant idea!

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  27. Oh. My. God. This is the best idea ever. I can't wait to hear about the cupcake crawl. Maybe I'll do this on my bday (it's on a weekday so only one or two friends will actually be able to hang out with me during the day). I think a macaron crawl would be nice too, if there are enough places that sell macarons. I don't know why I'm craving those so much lately...

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  28. What a fun idea! But I think that would be too much sugar for even me {and I looooooove donuts...}.

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  29. what a cute idea! And no one felt sick after all the sugar? I think I would be the one hyped up on sugar and then just crash and feel awful... lol. Yes, my body still operates like a 5 year old in that way. :)

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  30. What a fun way to spend the day! I love the occasional SF cupcake crawl!

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  31. all of this food looks absolutely incredible! i must visit these places immediately once i'm in town. adore!
    xo TJ

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  32. ive been dying to go to the donut vault!!

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  33. oh you temptress:-) I am totally sugar-carb craving now! xoxo

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  34. omg, donuts galore! dying to go to the vault. looks like such a fun day:) thanks for a fun idea!! xo

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  35. I would like to get sugar wasted right. this. minute. YUM!

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  36. YUM! Sounds like so much fun!!

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  37. Which was your favorite? I've been wanting to go to the Doughnut Vault but it seems like a lot of work to wake up that early.

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  38. i want this right now so bad!!

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  39. oh em gee. i need a donut. pronto. :)

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  40. This is brilliant! Looks like so much fun!

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  41. I follow your blog through bloglovin.

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo

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