Stan’s Donuts – Chicago


Stan’s Donuts
Stan’s Donuts

Stan’s Donuts, located in Westwood, CA close to the UCLA campus is one of my favorite donut places around. The shop is small, but has been a local favorite for many years.

During my recent trip to Chicago, I saw a donut shop with “Stan’s Donuts” on it. I did not think much of it as the logo was different. Strolling around the area near the Park Hyatt Chicago, I spotted another Stan’s Donuts. Out of curiosity, I stopped in to check it out. Much to my surprise, the locations in Chicago are an offshoot of the original Westwood location.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Donut
Chocolate Peanut Butter Donut

I decided to try one of my favorite donuts, the chocolate peanut butter donut. The donut was lightly and fluffy. The chocolate was sweeter than I remember, however the peanut butter is the exact same.

Although the donut was passable, it just doesn’t compare to the original. I don’t know whether I attribute some of that to nostalgia, taste or a combination of both.

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