Federal Donuts Is Throwing a Block Party on Sansom Street This Weekend

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Federal Donuts: The Partially True Spectacular Story — “a love letter to the donut people of America” — dropped this past week.

And to celebrate the release of the cookbook that chronicles how Federal Donuts author-partners Michael Solomonov, Steve Cook, Tom Henneman, Bob Logue, and Felicia D’Ambrosio made it all happen, they’re throwing a blowout block party in front of the shop.

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Beiler’s Donuts Is Now On Wheels

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Since they revamped their Pennsylvania Dutch pickles-and-salads stand in Reading Terminal Market to include donuts made onsite four years ago, Beiler’s Donuts has become a citywide favorite.

They’ve added a third location in University City (in addition to their spot in Lancaster) and won the hearts of Philadelphians and tourists alike — including the award for Best Donuts in Philly in 2013.

And now, they’ll bring that those doughy, sugary rings of deliciousness right to your event and fry ’em up on-site.

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14 Must-Try Donuts At the Jersey Shore

14 Must-Try Donuts At the Jersey Shore | Frog Hollow Bakery in Greenfield

Frog Hollow Bakery in Greenfield | Photograph by Jason Varney

Whether you like your donuts cake-y or light as air, tossed simply in sugar or smothered in a candy-colored glaze, everyone pretty much agrees that hot donuts during a weekend at the shore are one of life’s little pleasures.

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How to Get a Free Donut (or Two) on Friday

Photo via Federal Donuts on Instagram

If you’re a big fan of nonsensical food holidays (or if you just like donuts, as most of us do), you’re in luck: tomorrow is National Donut Day.

That means donut deals and freebies.

To start, Philly-favorite Federal Donuts will roll out a special menu comprised of the store’s most popular flavors, including lemon meringue, chocolate eclair, purple rain, blueberry mascarpone, cookies and cream and marshmallow marshmallow. Manager Brien Murphy said FedNuts will be very “generous” with their donuts and offer free samples all day, though he wouldn’t promise that everyone who walks through the door will get a freebie. (But let’s just say you might order one donut and leave with two.)

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Fried Chicken And Donut Pop-Up At ITV

ITV | Photo by Ted Nghiem

ITV | Photo by Ted Nghiem

Here’s some big news for those of you enamored of the intersection between science and junk food. Alex Talbot of Ideas In Food is coming to Nick Elmi’s ITV for a one-night-only pop-up. And he’s bringing his fried chicken and donuts with him.

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Federal Donuts Gets Seasonal and Charitable

The Great Pumpkin Roll Donut | Photo courtesy of Federal Donuts

The Great Pumpkin Roll Donut | Photo courtesy of Federal Donuts

From Monday October 3rd until Sunday October 9th all Federal Donuts locations are serving a seasonal donut, The Great Pumpkin Roll Fancy Donut ($2.50). One dollar from each donut purchase will benefit Fair Food Farmstand, which carries a variety of fresh produce from farms and food producers in southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey and is located at Reading Terminal Market.

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More Free Stuff: Federal Donuts for College Students

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As finals season approaches, college students are inundated with unpleasant messages from professors like, “don’t start studying the night before” (challenge accepted) and “you really need to have kept up with the reading all semester to do well,” (like, okay, thank you for the world’s least helpful advice because you know no one did that).

But as always, sugary fried food is here to make everything better. Federal Donuts is offering a free hot fresh donut to any college student with an ID who visits their West Philly (3428 Sansom Street) or  North Philly (701 N. Seventh Street) shop.

Show your ID during your school’s exam dates (the list is included below and you’re welcome. I’m not saying I’m a hero but I’m not saying I’m not one) and pick between a free Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Strawberry Lavender, or Vanilla Spice donut.

You can get a free donut during…

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Wilmington Blue Rocks Announce Krispy Kreme Donut Dog


The Wilmington Blue Rocks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The team plays just off of I-95 and can be a bargain night out for friends and family. But today they are getting all sorts of attention because of the above creation. That my friends is the Wilmington Blue Rocks Krispy Kreme Donut Dog, complete with raspberry jelly, bacon and enough sugary glaze to send you into shock.

The donut will be available at Blue Rocks home games and right now, the team is looking for a name for the Frankenstein-ian creation.

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Yes, Those Really Are Budino Donuts

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Actually, its a test-batch of salted caramel crusted, budino-filled donuts from Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, who are apparently working on bringing Philly’s donut wars to an entirely new level with the pastry equivalent of an atom bomb.

A delicious, caramel-y, budino-y atom bomb.

ps. These things are totally going to be called “Budinuts,” right?

Valerie Safran [Instagram]

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