Federal Donuts + a Cameo from Hurricane Sandy!

Here in Philadelphia we’re blowing away! The wind & rain from Hurricane Sandy is starting to pick up. Everything in the city and surrounding suburbs is closed. No public transportation. Restaurants and shops are closed. My office is closed. So I’m taking full advantage and I’ve parked myself on the sofa with the remote in my hand. Days like this are few and far between so I’m enjoying it while I can.

This time of day the city is usually very busy with so many cars on the street and people on the sidewalks. That’s not the case today. Take a look at how quiet and calm the city is ~ the calm before the storm.

But enough about this Hurricane – let’s talk DONUTS! Because who doesn’t love donuts?

Have you ever been to Federal Donuts? I had never been to the original shop in South Philly, but I always heard about how awesome it was and that their donuts and chicken were amazing. There was always a line out the door and they sold out quite often. They opened up a second store in Center City that’s located at 1632 Sansom Street. Now I have to say that this very dangerous for me, as I live 2 blocks away and work a half of a block away from this store. It’s just way too easy to stop by for a donut (or two) on my way to the office.

One morning that’s just what I did. I didn’t even have to worry about waiting in line because I was the only person there. I only let myself get two donuts, so it was a hard decision on what flavors to pick. Take a look at their menu; everything looks good! I ended up getting two fancy donuts: Lemon Bar and Mint Chocolate Cookie.

I love Lemon. So I knew that I had to get this donut. And let me tell you it was so good. You know how I love frosting. As you can see there is plenty of it on this donut. The cake was so flavorful and fluffy. I loved the lemon flavor – it was absolutely perfect. The donut paired with the icing had the perfect amount of zing to it. The perfect amount of tang.And the streusel bits? LOVED THEM.

As I sit here and look at the pictures of the donut, I want one. Now. It was that good.

I don’t think I can go back to Federal Donuts and NOT get this donut.

I can’t let myself do that. So you have to get this flavor when you go to Federal Donuts.

It goes great with a Latte from Starbucks.   But let me tell you what doesn’t go well with a Latte.

The Mint Chocolate Cookie Donut. Coffee and Mint don’t mix, in my opinion.

This was the donut I wasn’t too sure about. Mint Chocolate Cookie. Sure, I love mint flavored things. But I just wasn’t sure about a mint flavored donut.  But what did I have to lose? I loved the amount of frosting on it and and those cookie crumbles? I just couldn’t resist them.

I loved how the mint and chocolate flavors worked together. They really complemented each other. It reminded me of an Andes Candy. And those bad boys are delicious! So get this donut the next time you go to Federal Donuts.

And I’ve gotta say that I was pleasantly surprised! This is a donut that I would definitely get again.

Isn’t that a beauty? Seriously. I want one right now. Even if they were open, I wouldn’t brave the rain and wind for it. That will have to wait until Hurricane Sandy sees her way outta here.

I want to try the Chicken soon too – I hear it’s outstanding!

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  1. I’m the first to admit I don’t like mint but that mint chocolate cookie doughnut looks to die for.
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  2. I need the choc mint!

  3. I want to try this mint chocolate donut…thanks a lot for sharing with us..
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  4. I’m thinking that a trip to Federal is in the cards soon!!! Need some City Time 🙂
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  5. its a nice flavor of donut I cant wait to try it..
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  6. I have not tasted it yet ever! Mint Chocolate Donuts? Sounds so cool!
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  7. That is a great attitude. Taking the bad moment into something beautiful. You are right. Who doesn’t love donuts? I think I could consume half dozen of those.


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