Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Federal Donuts

1632 Sansom St. (16th St.) Send to Phone
215-665-1101 | Menu
More fried chicken and donuts from the team behind Zahav.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Federal Donuts Restaurant Review

: Michael Solomonov (Zahav) and his team know better than to mess with the foolproof formula of fried chicken and donuts that made an instant success of the first Federal Donuts in South Philly. This more prominent Center City spot hews to the same daily routine by turning out fresh donuts in the morning and fried chicken starting at midday. "Hot Fresh" donuts include a strawberry-lavender and cinnamon brown sugar, while "Fancy" varieties feature such tantalizing combos as Crispy Nutella, Strawberry Milkshake and Blueberry Pancake. The Korean-style twice-fried chicken comes in two rubs (za’atar coconut curry and buttermilk ranch) and three glazes (chili-garlic, sweet-soy garlic and honey-ginger). As with the original, wash everything down with a strong cup of PT's Coffee.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.