#1. “Waffle Donut” aka “The Awful Waffle” aka “The Pancreas Buster”
The dudes at Thrilllist got the scoop on the newest donut hybrid to hit the streets. Get yourself familiar with the “Wonut” – The Waffle Donut you can scoop at Waffles Cafe. It makes so much sense, I’m surprised it took this long.
#2. “The Cronut” aka “The Doughssant” aka “The Chubby Frenchman” aka “The FreedomNut”.
Originally only available from Dominique Ansel Bakery in NY, but now attainable from these various joints in Chicago.
#3. “The Maple Bacon” aka “The Corpulent Canuck” aka “The Chubby Hipster”
From Glazed and Infused, this dude is already a legend with it’s perfect balance of sweet and savory.
#4. “The JB Dare” aka “The Hasidic Goo” aka “The Yumaka”
Sloppy Joe with Cheese on a glazed donut from JBs Deli. Honestly, I didn’t detect any cheese, but it was hard to taste anything other than meaty, meaty sugar.
A good decision when you’re done trying to be appealing to the opposite sex. Nobody has ever been laid after eating one of these. Nobody.
#5. “The Donut Burger” aka “The Lonely Fat Man” aka “The Please Do Not Resuscitate”
Exclusively at Buzz on Irving Park. A glazed donut / cheddar pepper jack /truffle aioli / ketchup / caramelized strawberries!!! / bacon. This is arguably the richest food item you can legally put in your mouth. I’d recommend a low-end pilsner and 22 units of Humalog to wash it down.
What has science done? (Image Yoinked without permission from Dennis Lee @ Serious Eats.
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