What to Eat This Weekend: Doughnuts

Beignets, churros and more!

Bar Ferdinand
The NoLibs tapas spot serves a tasty version of churros, the traditional Spanish doughnuts. They’re served with a warm chocolate dipping sauce.
Bar Ferdinand, 1030 North 2nd Street, 215-923-1313

The Conshy BYO’s airy beignets are coated in cinnamon and sugar and served with spiced creme and raspberry coulis.
Blackfish, 119 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, 610-397-0888

The Old City stalwart serves “dip sum” doughnuts, sugar doughnuts dusted with five spice and served in a Chinese take-out container. The sharable dessert comes with blackberry jam, chocolate, and ginger cream cheese dipping sauces.
Buddakan, 325 Chestnut Street, 215-574-9440

Happy Rooster
The Sansom Street spot has a new chef and a new dessert: the Italian fair favorite, zeppole. It’s deep fried (of course), for a crisp crust, then tossed with cinnamon and sugar, powdered sugar and served with a chocolate ganache dipping sauce.
Happy Rooster, 118 South 16th Street, 215-963-9311

JG Domestic
Jose Garces’s new Cira Centre restaurant serves beignets topped with powdered sugar and served with a bourbon vanilla mousseline and a Maker’s Mark butterscotch sauce.
JG Domestic, 2929 Arch Street, 215-222-2363

The Main Line Asian fusion restaurant serves mini doughnuts coated with cinnamon sugar alongside a spiced chocolate sauce, a cold raspberry vanilla sauce, and a warm coffee caramel sauce.
Nectar, 1091 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, 610-725-9000

Looking for delicious doughnuts without the restaurant experience? Try these places:

  • Beck’s Cajun Cafe, Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street, 215-592-0505
  • Donut Haven, Booth’s Corner Market, Booth’s Corner Market, Booth #6, Route 491 & 261 Naamans Creek & Foulk Rd., Marcus Hook, 610-485-5238
  • Holmesburg Bakery, 7933 Frankford Avenue, 215-624-1091
  • Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, 610-269-3494

Read More: Hole Food Cravings from the September 2010 issue

*Research by Sara Rooney