The current issue of Food and Wine has ranked the best of the sweet treats, from independent stores across the country.
The Doughnut Vault in Chicago tops the list. The shop is on North Franklin.
The magazine editors cite its "big, fresh" chocolate-glazed and pistachio-covered doughnuts and $1 cups of coffee.
The Doughnut Vault beat out fellow winners in New York, Boston, Seattle and St. Louis.