Glazed and Infused
The two locations may have just launched last week, but the shop already has 13 different doughnuts available.
Doughnuts: Part 1
Chocolate Glazed: Chocolate flavor is surprisingly a little muted, but the nibs are a nice touch.
Red Velvet: Nice soft and moist crumb with a little crispiness around the edges. The frosting is generously applied, but it also has a good amount of tang to sort of balance everything out.
PB & J: A nice translation of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into doughnut form. Especially liked the ratio of creamy PB&J to starch.
Seasonal Jelly Filled: The fruit-forward jelly is blessedly not too sweet. Instead of a glaze, the exterior is sprinkled sugar, which also adds some nice texture to each bite.
Doughnuts: Part 2
Maple Bacon Long John: The maple glaze is really, really sweet, but that's okay when you have a whole strip of salty bacon on top.
Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting: Nice chocolate flavor, which is way more pronounced than the Chocolate Glazed.
Raspberry Glazed: The doughnut itself is almost pillowy, kind of like Wonder Bread. The raspberry glaze is sweet and a little tart.
Luscious Lemon: The cake is moist but also a little mushy, but we loved the lemony profile. It's the first thing that hits you when you bite in.
Doughnuts: Part 3
Crème Brûlée: So, yeah. This really does taste like crème brûlée. The exterior is coated in a crackly sugar glaze, reminiscent of the torched top of the real dessert. The custardy filling finishes the job.
Apple Fritter: One of the best of the bunch. A strong cinnamon presence helps balance out the sweet glaze. Plus, there is a little bit of apple flavor hidden inside.
Vanilla Bean Glazed: The classic is fluffy and not too sweet. Especially loved the strong vanilla profile. It may be straightforward, but it's not basic.
Chocolate 4: With four kinds of chocolate, we were expecting this to be over the top. But the chocolate is very dark, making this one of the least sweet choices.
...And One More
Old Fashioned: This cake doughnut gets a vanilla bean glaze. The texture is a little crumbly, but still moist. This would be excellent with coffee.
The Wicker Park Window
Currently, there are two locations of Glazed and Infused, even though all the doughnuts are made at the West Loop location. In Wicker Park, the doughnuts are sold in the back of Francesca's Forno. Along with doughnuts, Glazed and Infused also has its own speciality blend of Intelligentsia Coffee.