Sunday, April 24, 2016
Federal Donuts (Philadelphia, PA)
3428 Sansom Street, Philadelphia 19104
Federal Donuts is a local chain of (so far two) small restaurants that serves, coffee, donuts, and… fried chicken. It is part of a larger chain of restaurants under the name of Cook n Solo. Federal Donuts is clearly popular among the hipster crowd of downtown Philly. It has a very limited menu: coffee, fried chicken with three different rubs and sauces and about four different types of donuts.
I get a Fried Chicken Sandwich ($6.75) and a Lemon Meringue Donut ($2.50). The sandwich is small but has a big chunk of delicious fried chicken on a soft potato roll with lettuce, tomato and a spicy sauce. Very tasty! The donut is thick but a bit dry; the lemon meringue is tangy.
The attraction is partly in the hipster setting, but both the chicken and the donuts are original and tasty.