Do-Rite Donuts & CoffeeThe Loop | Website
If you think you can't get a specialty doughnut downtown without enduring a line that wraps around the block, get over to Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee (50 W. Randolph St. 312-488-2483), the Loop's newest walk-up doughnut shop in a space carved out of Petterino's. Disclaimer: We're not promising there won't be lines eventually. (Co-owners Francis Brennan, formerly of L20, and Jeff Mahin, as well as the financial backers at Lettuce Entertain You certainly hope there will be.) But the shop has only been open since late February, so the word's still getting out about the piping-hot small batches of fried dough, served in 10 to 12 flavors daily. They're turning out a growing number of doughnuts every day, anywhere from 400 to 750 depending on demand.