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  • Post #31 - October 31st, 2008, 9:40 am
    Post #31 - October 31st, 2008, 9:40 am Post #31 - October 31st, 2008, 9:40 am
    I thought that they were actually closer to $2, but I could be wrong. I seem to recall getting 2 doughnuts and 2 fritters for less than $5, though it's always possible that being mere moments away from actually devouring all that deliciousness I completely ignored the prices. Regardless, IMHO, they're a steal. I probably spend more in gas (and that's on a motorcycle which gets great mileage) going down there than I do on the actual doughnuts.

    -Dan
  • Post #32 - October 31st, 2008, 9:42 am
    Post #32 - October 31st, 2008, 9:42 am Post #32 - October 31st, 2008, 9:42 am
    aren't they like $1.25?

    one of the better deals in the city
  • Post #33 - October 31st, 2008, 9:52 am
    Post #33 - October 31st, 2008, 9:52 am Post #33 - October 31st, 2008, 9:52 am
    The menu price for the fritter is 2.50, the doughnuts are 1.00.
  • Post #34 - October 31st, 2008, 10:41 am
    Post #34 - October 31st, 2008, 10:41 am Post #34 - October 31st, 2008, 10:41 am
    I can barely think of anything that gives me that much pleasure for that little price.
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  • Post #35 - November 13th, 2008, 9:38 am
    Post #35 - November 13th, 2008, 9:38 am Post #35 - November 13th, 2008, 9:38 am
    I'm driving to Michigan tomorrow, and so I thought I might take a detour to try the famed apple fritter. I probably won't make it there until 11am. Should I call later today to reserve one for tomorrow?
  • Post #36 - November 13th, 2008, 10:08 am
    Post #36 - November 13th, 2008, 10:08 am Post #36 - November 13th, 2008, 10:08 am
    Pucca wrote:I probably won't make it there until 11am. Should I call later today to reserve one for tomorrow?

    Call 2-hours before you wish to pick up the apple fritters and reserve 3 or 4, 2 at minimum or you will be shortly cursing yourself.
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  • Post #37 - November 13th, 2008, 10:13 am
    Post #37 - November 13th, 2008, 10:13 am Post #37 - November 13th, 2008, 10:13 am
    Plus, as has been noted before, due to the fat content they freeze well. Also due to the fat content, if you eat too much at one time, you'll shortly be laying on the floor, rolling back and forth and moaning. Ergo, they are ideal for doling out over an extended period from the freezer.
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  • Post #38 - November 13th, 2008, 11:12 am
    Post #38 - November 13th, 2008, 11:12 am Post #38 - November 13th, 2008, 11:12 am
    Mike G wrote:Plus, as has been noted before, due to the fat content they freeze well...Ergo, they are ideal for doling out over an extended period from the freezer.


    If I get one of these, I know that I'll be moaning at some point later in the day. I simply do not understand this "freeze for later" concept you speak of. It is highly illogical.


    Now excuse me while I lay on the floor to try and fasten my pants.
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  • Post #39 - November 13th, 2008, 11:48 am
    Post #39 - November 13th, 2008, 11:48 am Post #39 - November 13th, 2008, 11:48 am
    seebee wrote:I simply do not understand this "freeze for later" concept you speak of. It is highly illogical.

    SeeBee,

    Old Fashioned Apple Fritters freeze exceptionally well, I like them almost as well frozen as fresh. That's right, I like to eat them still frozen, an Apple Fritter Pop if you will.

    Seeing as I am of little willpower I cut the apple fritters into sixths two per gallon ziploc bag and store in the downstairs freezer with the thought they will last longer if I have to go down to the basement for a piece as opposed to the frig in the kitchen.

    I've never had Old Fashioned Apple Fritters last more than a week, no matter how many I bought and froze, at least I get a wee bit of extra exercise by walking up and down the basement stairs. :)

    Enjoy,
    Gary
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  • Post #40 - November 13th, 2008, 11:55 am
    Post #40 - November 13th, 2008, 11:55 am Post #40 - November 13th, 2008, 11:55 am
    seebee wrote:I simply do not understand this "freeze for later" concept you speak of. It is highly illogical.

    Now excuse me while I lay on the floor to try and fasten my pants.


    Not illogical (see below). After you are down on the floor, you pick yourself up and then what? :)


    G Wiv wrote:I've never had Old Fashioned Apple Fritters last more than a week, no matter how many I bought and froze, at least I get a wee bit of extra exercise by walking up and down the basement stairs. :)

    Enjoy,
    Gary


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  • Post #41 - November 13th, 2008, 12:43 pm
    Post #41 - November 13th, 2008, 12:43 pm Post #41 - November 13th, 2008, 12:43 pm
    gtomaras wrote:The menu price for the fritter is 2.50, the doughnuts are 1.00.


    I remember the fritter being 2.50 - it used to be just under 2 bucks IIRC, but the price was raised this summer. (And I second Jazzfood - there is nothing else that gives you that kind of pleasure for that price, quite apart from the fact that the fritter is quite massive - the 2nd biggest fritter in town IMHO, after Abundance Bakery on 47th... Abundance is bigger, and charges about 3 bucks IIRC, but is 2nd in quality to Old Fashioned IMHO).

    However, are you sure the doughnuts are 1.00? The last time I went was a month or so ago (and thus saw the fritter at 2.50).. but I dont recall paying as much as a buck per donut... I may have gotten 6, and maybe thats what resulted in a lower price?

    Either way, if you can get there it is most certainly worth the price - I almost always go when Iam in the Hyde Park area (and, even from Hyde Park, the gas prices over summer probably ended up being as much as the fritter price :-), but it was well worth it by a long way. I know Ive never had a better apple-fritter in my life, at any rate, and maybe not better donuts either. (I have, however, never tried the cruller - reading the rave review of it above, I shall rectify that on my next trip).

    c8w

    P.S. I also second the "freezing" suggestion - Ive often ended up eating a whole fritter in the car, but have frozen the extras, and they heat up very well. GW's "freeze-pop-fritter" Ive never tried... maybe I will soon :-)
  • Post #42 - November 13th, 2008, 2:46 pm
    Post #42 - November 13th, 2008, 2:46 pm Post #42 - November 13th, 2008, 2:46 pm
    The menu price for the doughnuts were definitely 1.00, but I don't know if the price comes down on those when you buy in bulk.
  • Post #43 - November 13th, 2008, 4:40 pm
    Post #43 - November 13th, 2008, 4:40 pm Post #43 - November 13th, 2008, 4:40 pm
    The fritters definitely possess one of the highest cost-to-pleasure ratios in the city; the main drawback is the cost of the gas it takes to get there and pick them up. Perhaps a carpool is in order?
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  • Post #44 - November 13th, 2008, 4:48 pm
    Post #44 - November 13th, 2008, 4:48 pm Post #44 - November 13th, 2008, 4:48 pm
    Oh, if someone shuttled fritters into some central loop location (233 N. Michigan) in the mornings, I'd gladly pay $6 a pop... (hint hint)
  • Post #45 - November 13th, 2008, 5:08 pm
    Post #45 - November 13th, 2008, 5:08 pm Post #45 - November 13th, 2008, 5:08 pm
    A fritter black market? Perhaps my husband can hook you up :)
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  • Post #46 - November 13th, 2008, 5:16 pm
    Post #46 - November 13th, 2008, 5:16 pm Post #46 - November 13th, 2008, 5:16 pm
    Hey--i want in on the black market fritter scam. I have a job. I can pay.

    :lol:
  • Post #47 - November 16th, 2008, 9:06 pm
    Post #47 - November 16th, 2008, 9:06 pm Post #47 - November 16th, 2008, 9:06 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    Pucca wrote:I probably won't make it there until 11am. Should I call later today to reserve one for tomorrow?

    Call 2-hours before you wish to pick up the apple fritters and reserve 3 or 4, 2 at minimum or you will be shortly cursing yourself.

    I called for 4 hours on Friday. No answer! :cry: Out of fear that I'd arrive to a closed bakery, we did not make the detour for a fritter. Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Post #48 - November 17th, 2008, 10:13 am
    Post #48 - November 17th, 2008, 10:13 am Post #48 - November 17th, 2008, 10:13 am
    gtomaras wrote:The menu price for the doughnuts were definitely 1.00, but I don't know if the price comes down on those when you buy in bulk.


    they used to have pricing by the dozen, and i think even by the 6 on the menu. i've only bought them by the dozen, but i'm certain they weren't $1/each when bought by the dozen... i remember them being 60 centsish but that was a year ago.

    the texas donuts were somewhere around $2-3. (a fun novelty if you're getting them for a group!)
  • Post #49 - November 17th, 2008, 11:46 am
    Post #49 - November 17th, 2008, 11:46 am Post #49 - November 17th, 2008, 11:46 am
    Pucca wrote:I called for 4 hours on Friday. No answer! :cry: Out of fear that I'd arrive to a closed bakery, we did not make the detour for a fritter. Thanks for the suggestions.


    I had a similar experience when I wanted to drive down and try. Does an yone have the general expected operation hours? I remember that I couldn't find them in my previous search.

    Thanks-
    Jamie
  • Post #50 - November 17th, 2008, 11:50 am
    Post #50 - November 17th, 2008, 11:50 am Post #50 - November 17th, 2008, 11:50 am
    Jamieson22 wrote:Does an yone have the general expected operation hours?

    Old Fashioned Donut
    11248 S Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60628
    773-995-7420

    6 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday
    Closed Sunday
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  • Post #51 - March 7th, 2009, 5:19 am
    Post #51 - March 7th, 2009, 5:19 am Post #51 - March 7th, 2009, 5:19 am
    Pucca wrote:I called for 4 hours on Friday. No answer! :cry: Out of fear that I'd arrive to a closed bakery, we did not make the detour for a fritter. Thanks for the suggestions.

    I have called twice in as many weeks. I got someone immediately each time I called. I have reserved my fritters to pick up later today. It will be a perfect desert to break the fast this evening at sunset.

    They must go in the trunk however, because I doubt I could stand smelling them all the way back to the NearNorth side.
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  • Post #52 - June 17th, 2009, 4:09 pm
    Post #52 - June 17th, 2009, 4:09 pm Post #52 - June 17th, 2009, 4:09 pm
    We lucked out yesterday when the OF had several apple fritters available when we arrrived at 2:00 in the afternoon (none were available after we left). Since we were first-timers, we had to do an assortment and everything we bought was impressive -- and defintely pre-diabetic.

    Particularly enjoyable were the apple cider cake doughnuts, with a touch of frosting. Very good flavor in a plain-jane cousin to the ornate apple fritters. Just as we were about to walk out the door, a tray of hot-from-the-oven glazed doughnuts made an appearance, forcing us into making two trips back to the car.

    It's going to take at least two weeks to get that smell out of the car. Maybe if I leave the windows up and the a/c off, it will take longer.
  • Post #53 - June 18th, 2009, 12:51 am
    Post #53 - June 18th, 2009, 12:51 am Post #53 - June 18th, 2009, 12:51 am
    jimwdavis wrote:It's going to take at least two weeks to get that smell out of the car. Maybe if I leave the windows up and the a/c off, it will take longer.


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    Post #54 - June 18th, 2009, 6:23 am Post #54 - June 18th, 2009, 6:23 am
    Bridgestone wrote:
    jimwdavis wrote:It's going to take at least two weeks to get that smell out of the car. Maybe if I leave the windows up and the a/c off, it will take longer.


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  • Post #55 - June 18th, 2009, 7:33 am
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    Methinks we have just hit upon the answer to a couple of recent LTH Burning Issues: 1) What is a Foodie; and 2) You Know You’re An LTHer When….

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  • Post #56 - August 4th, 2009, 6:13 am
    Post #56 - August 4th, 2009, 6:13 am Post #56 - August 4th, 2009, 6:13 am
    LTH,

    While Apple Fritters are the focus, and rightly so, people often praise Old Fashioned Donuts, in particular the blueberry. The donuts are fine, though I'm not on the same blueberry donut page, but with Apple Fritters available why bother. That said, I had a truely wonderful Apple Cider donut while waiting a few minutes for my called ahead Apple Fritter order to finish. Fresh from the fryer, crisp exterior encasing warm moist apple flavored interior. Not quite up to the heart stopping deliciousness of the Apple Fritter, but a donut to be reckoned with in it's own right.

    Old Fashioned Donuts Apple Cider Donut

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    Apple Fritter

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    Enjoy,
    Gary
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  • Post #57 - August 31st, 2009, 8:44 am
    Post #57 - August 31st, 2009, 8:44 am Post #57 - August 31st, 2009, 8:44 am
    Any advice on best way to defrost a frozen apple fritter from OFD? I don't want to ruin it after exerting weeks of willpower....

    Do you think he'd consider an "extra apple" option for the fritter for 75 cents?
  • Post #58 - August 31st, 2009, 9:14 am
    Post #58 - August 31st, 2009, 9:14 am Post #58 - August 31st, 2009, 9:14 am
    I don't know about anybody else but even eating them frozen is pretty darn good. We also just let them defrost but didn't try to warm them.
  • Post #59 - August 31st, 2009, 3:31 pm
    Post #59 - August 31st, 2009, 3:31 pm Post #59 - August 31st, 2009, 3:31 pm
    there's so much butter in those things that it probably doesn't matter how you do so, i typically defrost mine in the microwave.
  • Post #60 - November 22nd, 2009, 6:09 am
    Post #60 - November 22nd, 2009, 6:09 am Post #60 - November 22nd, 2009, 6:09 am
    G Wiv wrote:Call 2-hours before you wish to pick up the apple fritters and reserve 3 or 4, 2 at minimum or you will be shortly cursing yourself.


    So well said, I recently went there weeks ago(due to the fact I was meeting someone I knew), and wished I had ordered 1-2 extra ones! Don't forget if you suddenly order the fritters on a whim, be prepared for the half hour it takes for them to make them. Learned this the hard way, when I made a side stopover there last summer while having a Metra weekend pass, and now wish I had known this last summer!

    In case anyone is wondering how I got there via Metra, it's a 15 minute walk from 115th/Kensington, and located just north of 113th/Michigan. Roseland without a doubt gets an unnecessary bad rap, and while it does have some issues(primarily crime in the western part of that neighborhood, and it being slightly depressed), its nowhere near as bad as many say it is. I also hope that area eventually makes a comeback, after seeing some historical pics of the 111th/Michigan shopping area in a Chicago history book some time back.

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