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46. Federal Donuts
Is it strange to have a fried-chicken-and-doughnut operation listed among the 50 best restaurants in the city? Absolutely. But even setting aside the fact that this fried-chicken-and-doughnut operation is the brainchild of one of the city’s best chefs (Michael Solomonov), and that it seemed almost custom-designed to fill a set of low-down cravings determined by some kind of magical zeitgeist detector hidden in Solo’s back office, one cannot deny the weight that Federal Donuts swings in the modern Philly scene. It’s a place that is not just liked, but beloved by its fans, and deservedly so. Everything here—from the wildly flavored doughnuts to the unique and challenging rubs and glazes on the chicken—is an original thought, a thing that exists nowhere else outside Federal Donuts.
Eat Naked: Despite all the wild flourishes of color and flavor, the plain honey doughnut that comes alongside every order of chicken is still the best breakfast weapon in the FedNuts arsenal.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Federal Donuts, 1632 Sansom Street, and 1219 South 2nd Street.