Bad Day Donuts

Artisan vegan donuts in delighful and decadent flavors.

Wholesale • Catering • Delivery

(847) 868-2237


Bad Day Donuts is the brainchild of a vegan baker who'd long admired other vegan donuts from afar. When she moved to Chicago in 2014, she fell in love with the vegan food culture - including the delicious donuts! When the local vegan donuttery closed down in 2016 she decided to make it her mission to bring vegan donuts back to the city. After six months of extensive recipe testing and tinkering to create the perfect soft, fluffy yeast-risen donut, Bad Day Donuts was born.


Do you guys have a store? Where is it?

Nope, not yet! We may open a brick and mortar location sometime in the future, but right now you can find our donuts at area coffee shops. Interested in carrying them? Check out our wholesale information!

Ok then, where can I get your donuts?

You can find our donuts every day at Damn Fine Coffee in Logan Square, and Friday-Sunday at The Wormhole in Wicker Park. You can also special order donuts by the dozen, or look for us at street fairs, festivals, pop-up shops, and farmers markets in the Chicago area. Sign up for our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date!

What does vegan mean?

It means our donuts are made without animal products like milk, eggs, and honey. They still contain all the important things that make donuts delicious though!

What DO they have in them then?

Flour, sugar, yeast, tapioca & potato starch, soy, palm shortening, water.

Do you make gluten free donuts? Soy free?

Not yet, but we're working on it.

I want to order some donuts, how do I do that?

Check out our menu and contact us via email to let us know what you'd like. We require a miniumum order of two dozen and one week notice. We'll even deliver them within Chicago. Doing a bigger event? We'd love to cater it for you with a mix of full sized donuts, mini donuts, and mites. Download our catering pricing sheet!


Looking to provide your customers with some tasty treats? Bad Day can supply your cafe, restaurant, or bakery with donuts and other pastries made fresh daily. We currently offer the folllowing goodies - all 100% vegan (naturally!). Interested in wholesale? Get in touch with us at


Our speciality, available in a variety of rotating flavors.


Fluffy, flakey rolls bursting with cinnamon sugar and topped with vanilla icing.


Single serving pies filled with a rotating variety of fillings and iced to match.


Contact Us

Phone: (847) 868-2237 Email:

All photographs © 2016 Alexis Ellers. Site design © 2016 Jennie Ruff.

hocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting, cookie crumble and chocolate sprinkles.

Almond Joy*

You choice of donut with an almond chocolate frosting topped with coconut.


Glazed with lime, orange, a hint of tequila and a sea salt sprinkle.

Maple Bacon

Creamy maple frosting topped with salty, smokey coconut bacon.

Blueberry Lemon

Tart lemon frosted with a fresh blueberry glaze.

The Lorax

Malort, ginger and grapefruit reduction on a glazed donut. Trust us, it’s good!


Salted caramel glaze topped with coconut and a chocolate caramel drizzle.

Strawberry Lemonade

Bright lemon and fresh strawberry on a plain donut.


Rum, lime and mint glaze topped with a mint garnish.

Cookie Dough Bomber*

A classic donut topped with gooey dark chocolate ganache and a peanut butter cookie dough center.

Lemon Poppyseed

Light lemony glaze studded with poppy seeds.


Orange and champagne reduction glaze with orange zest.


Chocolatey coffee glaze.

Cherry Limeaide

A summer slushy in donut form, glazed with fresh cherry lime glaze.

Cookies 'n Cream

Creamy vanilla creamcheese frosting with chocolate cookie crumble.

Salted Whiskey Caramel

Caramel frosting infused with whiskey, topped with salted pretzel pieces.

Apple Pie Fritter

Cinnamon, sugar and fresh apples with a toasted vanilla glaze.


Boston Cream

Classic sweet cream filling and a chocolate ganache glaze.


Mixed berry jelly filled donut with a crunchy peanut butter glaze.


Filled with a gooey marshmallow creme, topped with chocolate and graham cracker crumble.

Pop Tart

Strawberry filled donut with a vanilla bean glaze and sprinkles, just like the iconic breakfast snack.

Lemon Bar

Yeast raised donut with a lemond curd center, topped with powdered sugar.

*contains nuts!

Step 3. Order

Email with your order and we'll schedule you! Please allow one week advanced noticed for orders.

Contact Us

Phone: (847) 868-2237 Email:

All photographs © 2016 Alexis Ellers. Site design © 2016 Jennie Ruff.