You are in for a seriously surprising treat this morning, as you and your group start out your fun food-filled Philly journey at Federal Donuts, a newer city-wide breakfast and lunchtime staple. There are over five locations across Philadelphia, your best bet to avoid the lines probably on 2nd Street. What can only be described as "deep-fried joy," Federal Donuts sells the perfect combination of Korean-style fried chicken and delicious donuts. This unique combination has sold out regularly since the store first opened in the fall of 2011. The owners have a definite Middle Eastern spice and taste influence, the chicken fried with Shabazi spices and the donuts mixed with the aromatic spices of Baharat. The best thing about Federal Donuts? You can have sweet as pie donuts for breakfast, or maybe some spicy Korean fried chicken, it’s all up to you!
For donut fans, breakfast means trying any of the ferociously fancy and ever-changing donuts, ranging from such amazing flavors as the mint chocolate cookie or lemon bar to maple bacon or spicy PB&J. Get a behind the scenes look and see the donut robot at work, pumping out some of the most delicious donuts in Philly. You can even choose to get them plain with a dusting of any unique glazes or dry seasonings, like Strawberry Fennel or Turkish Mocha. As far as the chicken goes, you will have to battle a long line to taste the Coleman Natural veggie-fed chicken, featuring an ever-rotating list of rubs and glazes. The master's dry rub the chicken overnight, then apply any rubs, glazes, or dry seasonings again the day of serving. You can try such flavors as dill pickle, coconut curry, or cowboy coffee! Your stomach will seriously thank you after this stop!