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  • Post #61 - February 4th, 2010, 7:50 pm
    Post #61 - February 4th, 2010, 7:50 pm Post #61 - February 4th, 2010, 7:50 pm
    I've scored fritters twice this year. Both without an elaborate pre-order.

    Today I was out investigating a scene (client charged). Eureka! It dawned on me I wasn't far from OFD. I punched in coordinates from my phone realized I was no more than 8 minutes away & called them.

    I asked them for 5 fritters, they said when do you need them, I told them I was nearby & they said come one we've got 5 right now.

    I get there & they were ready for take away. Really efficient service.

    I dropped off 2 for a couple of friends who adore them. Gave 1 away to a friend who is expecting a baby the end of next month, that I ran into as I was at Red Hen Bakery picking up sandwich bread. That leaves 2. One for me & 1 for my trusted & hard-working paralegal.

    OFD's Apple Fritters-- Make the world a happier place. :P
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  • Post #62 - February 5th, 2010, 2:15 am
    Post #62 - February 5th, 2010, 2:15 am Post #62 - February 5th, 2010, 2:15 am
    Note to self: Make better friends
  • Post #63 - January 23rd, 2011, 10:47 pm
    Post #63 - January 23rd, 2011, 10:47 pm Post #63 - January 23rd, 2011, 10:47 pm
    G Wiv wrote:A Chocolate dipped Old Fashioned Donuts Apple Fritter may be gilding the Lilly, but fresh dipped and torn in rough crisp edged hunks still warm from the fryer makes for one delicious Lilly.
    More Lilly gilding from Old Fashioned Donuts, Apple Fritter with pecans. Good size quality pecans added crunchy counterpoint, impossible to resist trying, but an OFD apple fritter is pretty much perfect as is.

    Old Fashioned Donut Apple Fritter with Pecans

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  • Post #64 - February 20th, 2011, 9:10 pm
    Post #64 - February 20th, 2011, 9:10 pm Post #64 - February 20th, 2011, 9:10 pm
    In October 2008 stevez wrote:I'm sure the more analytical among us will know the exact price, but I believe they are just under $2.

    The even more analytical among us will know the exact weight too. Since my first visit over seven years ago, I've been curious how much those babies weigh and finally had a chance to put a fritter on the ol' Ohaus balance. A randomly selected specimen (with pecans) tipped the scales at 593.8 grams or about one pound, five ounces. Fritters are now $2.29 (plain, without pecans), still surely one of the best confection values in Chicago.

    Old Fashioned Donuts
    11248 S Michigan Av
    Chicago
    773-995-7420
  • Post #65 - August 27th, 2011, 5:55 pm
    Post #65 - August 27th, 2011, 5:55 pm Post #65 - August 27th, 2011, 5:55 pm
    Closed for vacation next week.
  • Post #66 - August 27th, 2011, 8:40 pm
    Post #66 - August 27th, 2011, 8:40 pm Post #66 - August 27th, 2011, 8:40 pm
    Rene G wrote:
    In October 2008 stevez wrote:I'm sure the more analytical among us will know the exact price, but I believe they are just under $2.

    The even more analytical among us will know the exact weight too. Since my first visit over seven years ago, I've been curious how much those babies weigh and finally had a chance to put a fritter on the ol' Ohaus balance. A randomly selected specimen (with pecans) tipped the scales at 593.8 grams or about one pound, five ounces. Fritters are now $2.29 (plain, without pecans), still surely one of the best confection values in Chicago.

    Old Fashioned Donuts
    11248 S Michigan Av
    Chicago
    773-995-7420

    Stopped by today on my way to a picnic in Kankakee and was able to get one fresh out of the fryer with pecans. $3 even. Awesome on the long drive.

    Was mildly distressed to see a few in the case that were a bit smaller and asked for the big one in the back.

    A month or so ago they were as big as my head. :)
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #67 - January 6th, 2012, 11:23 am
    Post #67 - January 6th, 2012, 11:23 am Post #67 - January 6th, 2012, 11:23 am
    I am a child

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    Ronnie said I should probably tell you guys about my website so

    Hey I have a website.
    http://www.sandwichtribunal.com
  • Post #68 - January 6th, 2012, 1:59 pm
    Post #68 - January 6th, 2012, 1:59 pm Post #68 - January 6th, 2012, 1:59 pm
    It occurs to me that I am now a whoooole lot closer to OFD (it's a mere ten miles!) AND I heard a rumor that they now accept credit cards. Oh well, I needed to fatten up a bit for winter anyway.
    As a mattra-fact, Pie Face, you are beginning to look almost human. - Barbara Bennett
  • Post #69 - January 6th, 2012, 3:30 pm
    Post #69 - January 6th, 2012, 3:30 pm Post #69 - January 6th, 2012, 3:30 pm
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:I am a child

    ...of whom I am quite envious! :)

    Great shot . . a fritter as big as your head!

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #70 - January 6th, 2012, 6:07 pm
    Post #70 - January 6th, 2012, 6:07 pm Post #70 - January 6th, 2012, 6:07 pm
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:I am a child

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    Is that the Doughnut Vault's fritter? How was it?
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #71 - January 6th, 2012, 9:19 pm
    Post #71 - January 6th, 2012, 9:19 pm Post #71 - January 6th, 2012, 9:19 pm
    No, sorry if that was unclear. That was an Old Fashioned Donuts fritter that I brought downtown with me to taunt people at Doughnut Vault. Only there was nobody outside in line to taunt so I just took some pictures and then brought the fritter to my office to share.
    Ronnie said I should probably tell you guys about my website so

    Hey I have a website.
    http://www.sandwichtribunal.com
  • Post #72 - January 6th, 2012, 9:44 pm
    Post #72 - January 6th, 2012, 9:44 pm Post #72 - January 6th, 2012, 9:44 pm
    Is that the Doughnut Vault's fritter?


    That fritter wouldn't fit in the Donut Vault!
  • Post #73 - January 6th, 2012, 10:48 pm
    Post #73 - January 6th, 2012, 10:48 pm Post #73 - January 6th, 2012, 10:48 pm
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:No, sorry if that was unclear. That was an Old Fashioned Donuts fritter that I brought downtown with me to taunt people at Doughnut Vault. Only there was nobody outside in line to taunt so I just took some pictures and then brought the fritter to my office to share.


    Do what?
    As a mattra-fact, Pie Face, you are beginning to look almost human. - Barbara Bennett
  • Post #74 - January 7th, 2012, 3:34 am
    Post #74 - January 7th, 2012, 3:34 am Post #74 - January 7th, 2012, 3:34 am
    Suzy Creamcheese wrote:
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:No, sorry if that was unclear. That was an Old Fashioned Donuts fritter that I brought downtown with me to taunt people at Doughnut Vault. Only there was nobody outside in line to taunt so I just took some pictures and then brought the fritter to my office to share.


    Do what?

    Rub it in! :roll:
    What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
  • Post #75 - January 7th, 2012, 3:23 pm
    Post #75 - January 7th, 2012, 3:23 pm Post #75 - January 7th, 2012, 3:23 pm
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:No, sorry if that was unclear. That was an Old Fashioned Donuts fritter that I brought downtown with me to taunt people at Doughnut Vault. Only there was nobody outside in line to taunt so I just took some pictures and then brought the fritter to my office to share.


    Got it. I thought, wow they must have gotten the doughnut man from OFD to work for them on their fritter b/c it looked just like and OFD fritter. Since the Doughnut Vault is less than half a block away from the club, if there was no line, I could justify grabbing that fritter, if it tasted like an OFD fritter, after a workout.

    Glad to know temptation isn't that close.

    Signed-- 8 months & counting, as of today, without dessert! :shock:
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #76 - January 7th, 2012, 5:09 pm
    Post #76 - January 7th, 2012, 5:09 pm Post #76 - January 7th, 2012, 5:09 pm
    Suzy Creamcheese wrote:
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:No, sorry if that was unclear. That was an Old Fashioned Donuts fritter that I brought downtown with me to taunt people at Doughnut Vault. Only there was nobody outside in line to taunt so I just took some pictures and then brought the fritter to my office to share.


    Do what?


    As it turned out, it was samosa day at work, so after a couple of samosas I was in no condition to tackle that bad boy solo. edit: not to mention that I had one of their glazed croissants on the commute

    I did drop off a fritter to another LTH friend downtown, and he apparently ate it all by himself. I haven't heard from him lately though, I hope he survived!
    Ronnie said I should probably tell you guys about my website so

    Hey I have a website.
    http://www.sandwichtribunal.com
  • Post #77 - January 7th, 2012, 9:42 pm
    Post #77 - January 7th, 2012, 9:42 pm Post #77 - January 7th, 2012, 9:42 pm
    An LTHer who could be felled by an Old Fashioned apple fritter is no LTHer at all.
    As a mattra-fact, Pie Face, you are beginning to look almost human. - Barbara Bennett
  • Post #78 - January 8th, 2012, 8:13 am
    Post #78 - January 8th, 2012, 8:13 am Post #78 - January 8th, 2012, 8:13 am
    An LTHer could easily put away an OFAF in one sitting; survival, on the other hand, is another matter entirely. 'Twas beauty killed the beast ...
  • Post #79 - August 6th, 2013, 10:06 pm
    Post #79 - August 6th, 2013, 10:06 pm Post #79 - August 6th, 2013, 10:06 pm
    Last of the apple fritters picked up on the way out of Chicago finished after about 6 days. A touch stale but still a big hit (kids wanted to know if we could go back to Chicago for more).

    I do think that this place should get more traffic.

    FYI 1. blueberry donuts are available MWF (I couldn't get any)

    Since only the beginning of the journey for the Texas is pictured in this thread (GWiv's pic above), here's what it looks like just before 4 of us had it for breakfast
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  • Post #80 - August 7th, 2013, 12:02 am
    Post #80 - August 7th, 2013, 12:02 am Post #80 - August 7th, 2013, 12:02 am
    sazerac wrote:Last of the apple fritters picked up on the way out of Chicago finished after about 6 days. A touch stale but still a big hit (kids wanted to know if we could go back to Chicago for more).
    I do think that this place should get more traffic.


    It always seems busy whenever I go... always a small line...

    And, BTW, there is no reason to ever have a "stale" OFD Apple Fritter - or to deny the kids ;-) Pick up *lots* of them... keep a half-dozen out for consumption over 2-3 days. And freeze the rest.

    (Ive frozen them often, in a box - and they work out great when frozen, stay excellent. Dont get dry at all, probably due to all the fat involved. You *could* actually eat them cold out of the freezer - theyre pretty good as frozen apple-pops, sort of. But, ideally, just let it thaw for a little bit... or else just pop it in an over for a few minutes, and they will be quite excellent. Note - Ive only ever done this to OFD Apple Fritters, and gotten great results... never have tried to freeze a donut or anything else from OFD, so dont know how *those* would work..).

    c8w
  • Post #81 - March 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm
    Post #81 - March 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm Post #81 - March 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm
    Anyone know how much a fritter goes for these days? Anyone ever order in quantity and know if that affects the price?
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #82 - March 12th, 2014, 5:57 pm
    Post #82 - March 12th, 2014, 5:57 pm Post #82 - March 12th, 2014, 5:57 pm
    They're very cheap, I want to say around $3. I purchased 2 dz once and didn't get a price break. Not that I cared. Very few things supply as much happiness for $3.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #83 - March 12th, 2014, 6:12 pm
    Post #83 - March 12th, 2014, 6:12 pm Post #83 - March 12th, 2014, 6:12 pm
    Thanks!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #84 - March 12th, 2014, 6:15 pm
    Post #84 - March 12th, 2014, 6:15 pm Post #84 - March 12th, 2014, 6:15 pm
    You'll need to order in advance though. They only bake what they normally sell.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #85 - March 13th, 2014, 11:56 am
    Post #85 - March 13th, 2014, 11:56 am Post #85 - March 13th, 2014, 11:56 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:Thanks!!

    Do you have any left?
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #86 - March 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm
    Post #86 - March 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm Post #86 - March 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm
    Today at 2PM they had about 10 plain and 2 with nuts, in addition to the four they had put aside for me. They are now 3.19 ea for plain.
  • Post #87 - March 13th, 2014, 7:22 pm
    Post #87 - March 13th, 2014, 7:22 pm Post #87 - March 13th, 2014, 7:22 pm
    scottsol wrote:Today at 2PM they had about 10 plain and 2 with nuts, in addition to the four they had put aside for me. They are now 3.19 ea for plain.

    They must've fried up a new batch because there were only a few fritters left around noon. Yep, $3.19 for plain, and $3.41 with nuts.
  • Post #88 - March 27th, 2014, 8:52 am
    Post #88 - March 27th, 2014, 8:52 am Post #88 - March 27th, 2014, 8:52 am
    Just got home with 6 fritters (well, 5, I ate one in the car) and a dozen donuts. A bit of a drive but worth it.
    Next time I need to remember to bring a pint of ice cold milk or a large coffee for the ride home. You really need something to wash down a fritter on the drive home.
  • Post #89 - April 8th, 2014, 3:06 pm
    Post #89 - April 8th, 2014, 3:06 pm Post #89 - April 8th, 2014, 3:06 pm
    Stopped in OFD last Saturday morning on my way to Indiana. Didn't call ahead to reserve an apple fritter and lost the gamble. Waited around for a few batches of donuts to emerge from the fryer, but no fritters were imminent. So I went with what had just come out of the fryer: two French crullers: one with chocolate icing and the other basic glazed. It was the quickest I had ever tried a cruller right out of the fryer and both were stunningly good. The interiors had not yet firmed up and it was like eating deep fried eggy souffles. Can't comment on the calorie count, but the lightness of a fresh cruller almost makes it seem healthier than a regular donut (at least that's what I've convinced myself of). Might be the best non-fritter donuts I've ever had.

    Granted I might say the same thing for a Doughnut Vault or Do-Rite donut that had been out of the fryer for less than 5 minutes before consumption, but those places tend not to make their donuts available that quickly from the fryer (30-60 minutes is still not bad). KK is the only other place I've been where you can get a fresh donut that quickly.
  • Post #90 - April 8th, 2014, 3:18 pm
    Post #90 - April 8th, 2014, 3:18 pm Post #90 - April 8th, 2014, 3:18 pm
    The jelly donuts are great as well.
    Usually you have to hunt around for the jelly, these are more like a strawberry jelly scoop with a sweet donut shell.
    Do not eat one while driving and make sure you have plenty of napkins.

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