14 May Glazed and Infused in Chicago
While watching tv late one night, I was distracted by a show talking about doughnuts. These were not your average doughnuts. With names like Maple Bacon Long John, Bar Snack and Banana Cream Cheese, these were unique re-inventions of a classic. The doughnuts came from Glazed and Infused in Chicago. As I was going to be in Chicago for one day the following month, I quickly wrote it in my calendar and then just as quickly forgot.
But, the morning I was in Chicago, an alarm went off in my calendar reminding me about the field trip. So, just before the event started, we ran out to the nearest Glazed and Infused shop and got there just in time to get some of the last doughnuts…..because once the days’ doughnuts are sold out, the shop closes. Thankfully we got there because these doughnuts gave me the sugar kick I needed that day!
Glazed and Infused was started in 2011 by pastry chef Tom Culleeney and his partner, chef and restaurateur Scott Harris. As doughnut-lovers, they have taken doughnuts to another level.
Maple Bacon Long John
A long john with real maple glaze & peppered maple bacon, the combination of the sweet with the savory and spice was a trifecta. Of course, when does bacon not make something taste better?!?!?
A caramel-glazed chocolate cake doughnut coated with pretzels, peanuts, M&Ms, and potato chips, this sugar and salt combination were in perfect balance, as were the crunch of the pretzels and chips with the soft cake-y doughnut.
Filled with Key lime custard and slathered with a vanilla glaze and graham cracker streusel, this Key lime pie bismark has a tart tang that mixes with the sweet.
Other doughnuts include Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Old Fashioned, Banana Cream Cheese, Terry’s Toffee, Creme Brulee, Fruit Fritter and Old Fashioned. So many more to try on the next visit to Chicago!
Glazed and Infused
813 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL
1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
929 W Armitage, Chicago, IL