Philadelphia, PA: Federal Donuts

The concept is as simple as a food establishment can get without being a lemonade stand: doughnuts, fried chicken, coffee. Sweet, savory, and the caffeine to stomach it all and carry on with your day. For such an abbreviated menu to work, you must nail every little detail, and Federal Donuts, which first opened in Pennsport to ravenous reviews and rolled out a second location in Center City shortly after, does just that. First: get a cup o’ coffee and a piping hot made-to-order yeast doughnut with flavored sugar such as vanilla and lavender, or opt for the pre-made cake variety in fancier flavors like strawberry ginger and cookies-and-cream. Don’t forget the chicken with a chili-garlic glaze as a post-sugar treat (cause why not eat desert first?). If dining at the Sansom St. location, don’t stick around to eat at the awkward school desk seating; instead, order it to go and eat like a king in Rittenhouse Square.

1219 S 2nd St. (267) 687-8258 | 1632 Sansom St. (215) 665-1101 http://www.federaldonuts.com

 

Read More from GQ’s special article on dining in Philly  http://www.gq.com/life/city-guides/philadelphia#ixzz2l4Tb57Ga

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s