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Federal Donuts Restaurant Review: Fried chicken and donuts: that’s what chef Michael Solomonov (Zahav) and his team turn out at Federal Donuts in South Philly. Donut flavors? How do Indian-cinnamon and vanilla-lavender sound? Fresh fried from 7 a.m. and available until they're gone, donuts also come "fancy,” in flavors such as maple-bacon and milk chocolate-peanut butter. And for the chicken, choose from glazes, such as chile garlic or honey ginger, and seasonings, like crispy-style ranch, coconut-curry and za’atar. Chicken is also served until there’s no more to be had, and folks arrive early to get numbers and then wait until the birds drop. However, the opening of a second location in Center City (1632 Sansom St., 215-665-1101) has made it easier to ensure you'll get to sample these tasty treats before they fly out the door.