Coming Up Next: @ Loves Local x BB’s Baby Donuts in Western Springs
Raise your hand if you like donuts?! Wow, so many of you. Lucky for you, @ Loves Local is heading to Western Springs’ BB’s Baby Donuts on April 7th. Now, if you haven’t come across these cute treats, now is the time to be formally introduced.
Meet BB’s Baby Donuts. What started as a small donut stand grew into a bright and colorful shop with irresistible aromas and tastes inside. Debbie Feiler and her husband, Ed, have created a beloved donut shop that is sure to bring a smile to anyones face. With flavors like Bavarian Cream, Lemon Dream, and Cookie & Cream, we can see why.
You’re probably thinking, ‘how am I supposed to choose a flavor with so many drool-worthy options?’ Don’t worry, @ Loves Local is offering 1/2 dozen classic or designer mini donuts when you mention @ Loves Local! Now the question is, what flavorS will you get?
Get your thinking cap on and read on to learn more about BB’s Baby Donuts from owner Debbie Feiler and how to claim yours!
@properties: What inspired you to open BB’s Baby Donuts?
Debbie Feiler: I had had these mini donuts at a trade show in Louisville when I owned my Babystore and was shopping for new merchandise. They were delicious and I decided that I loved how they were mini or “baby” donuts and that when I returned from the buying trip I would find someone who made these particular donuts and then hire them to come at Christmas and give them away at the Annual Christmas Walk as a treat to my customers. Baby Donuts from the Baby Store! We did this for 3 years before the idea actually came to my head that I could do them myself.
@properties: Your shop is located in Western Springs. Was there anything in particular that drew you to this neighborhood?
DF: My father bought the building we were in and we had our baby store in this spot for 23 years. I had built a good client base after 23 years in the baby business and I always loved the charm and warmth of Western Springs. I still do! It fit perfectly to turn a small side store into the donut shop. At one time we had beautiful French doors that connected the two stores. You could shop at Beautiful Beginnings and see into the cute donut shop and go there for treats after or you could be having donuts and coffee and decide to walk next door to see the beautiful baby items we carried. It was absolutely one of a kind!
@properties: We haven’t seen many places that serve mini donuts! What inspired to you create these tasty treats?
DF: It was all inspired by the baby size donuts going with the beautiful Baby Store that I had. Our baby store was called Beautiful Beginnings, therefore we are BB’s (Beautiful Beginnings) Baby Donuts. We were attached to and right next door to each other from the time I started the donut business in 2013 until 2018 when we sold the building to @properties.
@properties: In your opinion, what flavor is a must try?
DF: They are all so delicious in their own way. Cinnamon Roll is our #1 seller and if you put the Bacon my Baby with it you have pure delight!! We were featured on WGN’s Chicago’s Best for our Maple Bacon Donuts so they are a favorite of quite a few people. I’m partial to Bavarian Cream and a good basic Glazed Donut is always a winner.
When ordering, mention @properties or @ Loves Local on Wednesday, April 7th between 12pm and 2pm for 1/2 dozen mini donuts (classic or designer) on the @ tab*. BB’s Baby Donuts is located at 4472 Lawn Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558. Be sure to follow @atproperties and @bbsbabydonuts on Instagram and use our hashtag #AtLovesLocal when you visit.
Limit one 1/2 dozen mini donuts per person. When visiting, please respect others by wearing a mask and maintaining a 6-foot distance.