Yes, they have gorgeous donuts (3 kinds: “fancy,” classic, and fresh out of the fryer). Flavors vary for the fancy, but all are yummy (and they often sell out by mid-day).

The fresh come in 3 flavors: cinnamon, cookies and cream, and strawberry/lavender. They also have delicious fried chicken – super crispy coating and moist chicken. As of 3/2022, they serve chicken fingers instead of chicken pieces. You get a choice of 2 flavors per order – dry seasoning (buttermilk ranch or za’atar) and/or glaze (LOVE the spicy chili-garlic!), and/or dipping sauce (Erick is a fan of the buffalo).

The wing meals come with a fresh honey donut – a fun twist on chicken & biscuits (tip: the only way to get a honey donut is to order the wings). They also have a chicken sandwich option. Gotta love a restaurant that sticks with 2 things and does them both really well! There are several locations around the city. The 7th Street location is right across from the Poe house. The Pennsylvania Avenue location is inside the Whole Foods (Our Love Affair With Center City Whole Foods (and it’s secret city-view dining room)) If you don’t want chicken, pair your donuts with an iced Vietnamese coffee (some locations have a donut latte!).

or a summer-time lavender lemon-aid. Part of Cook ‘n Solo’s Philly empire (Our Favorite Philly Restaurant Empire: Cook ‘n Solo (Israeli-mostly))

Federal Donuts Philadelphia

Tobey says: Always a great go-to restaurant. Best fried chicken! (Obviously a comment from her pre-vegetarian days!).

Multiple locations, including Center City and Museum area.