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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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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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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Dottie’s Donuts | Photo via Facebook
Back in January, we told you guys that the folks behind Dottie’s Donuts — you’ve probably seen the vegan donut company’s creative concoctions (Helloooo, matcha-pistachio donuts) at cafes around Philly — were planning to open a shop of their very own in West Philly. Well, the time has come! Read more »
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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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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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]
Federal Donuts is offering an assortment of 15 strawberry and chocolate glazed mini donuts this Valentine’s Day. The donuts will cost you $18 and you can pick them up at their Center City or North Philly location on Friday, February 13 or Saturday, February 14.
And what better way to say “I love you” than a bunch of mini donuts with hearts on them? You can order the donuts here.
Federal Donuts [Official]
The original Federal Donuts in Pennsport reopened this morning after a couple week break for cleaning and repairs. But since this is Federal Donuts we’re talking about, you just knew it wouldn’t just be business as usual. Tomorrow, August 29th, the 2nd Street shop will be offering complimentary mini-donuts with jimmies.
Get there early if you want them.
Federal Donuts – Pennsport [Foobooz]
Top Chef contestant Stephanie Cmar is in town today at castmate Jason Cichonski’s Gaslight in Old City. Cmar is in the midst of a national pop-up tour for her Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts. The pastry chef is joined by Justin Burke-Sansom to form Party of Two. The pair have been popping up in Boston every week for the past five months offering their Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts. They have now joined forces and are working as a collaborative.
Today they will be offering three donuts and two types of tarts, starting at 11 a.m. Each sweet treat is $3 and is cash only. Get there early, there are only 100 donuts and 80 tarts to go around.