Pretty much every single time we’ve asked vegans around Philly what their favorite Philly eats are in our “Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly” series, Dottie’s Donuts has landed on the list. For the past two-ish years, the vegan donut company, helmed by Jeff Poleon and Matt Quinn, has been distributing their creative concoctions (think flavors like matcha-pistachio and s’mores, plus classics like chocolate-glazed with sprinkles) to coffee shops and cafes around the city. But come February, you’ll be able to pop into their very own shop at 4531 Springfield Avenue in West Philly and grab a dozen donuts straight from the source.
As they tells us, they’re hoping to have the shop open by the middle of February, given no more big storms screw with their plans before then (rude, Jonas). And the shop, which will seat about 12, won’t be slinging just donuts — though they’ll have plenty of those, with 12 flavors available every day. They’re also going to be selling vegan bagels (probably from Four Worlds Bakery) and specialty vegan cream cheeses, plus java from Elixr Coffee Roasters. Later down the line, they’re hoping to add more grab-and-go items to the mix, too.
And if West Philly is nowhere near you, the good news is, they’ll continue distributing to their usual retailers, so you’ll still be able to get your hands on a vegan donut without trekking too far out of your way. And if we’re lucky, there will be more Dottie’s Donuts locations around Philly soon: Their new shop boasts a giant commercial kitchen, so the idea is to set up more storefronts around the city while doing all of their donut-making out of the West Philly location. They’ve been eyeing Fishtown, where they wouldn’t be stepping on too many of their retailers’ toes, for a second location.
You can find out exactly when you can get your hands on all the vegan donuts your heart desires from their new shop by keeping up with them on Instagram and Facebook. And until then, here’s an oh-so-handy map of where you can find their goods around the city.
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