Thursday, May 26th, 2016

5 Can’t Miss Donut Shops in Philly

  1. Frangelli’s
  2. Federal Donuts
  3. Beiler’s Bakery
  4. Dottie’s Donuts
  5. Potito’s Bakery


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The beauty of donuts lies in their easygoing nature. There’s no specific time or occasion when they’re best enjoyed — they’re just as tasty for breakfast as they are during a solo late night snack. And it’s exactly that versatility that makes the sight of a fresh dozen perennially welcome in any situation imaginable. Here are five fantastic bakeries to consider whenever donut desire arises.

This South Philly bakery is a veritable donut mecca with freshly baked rounds filled to order with your choice of jelly, pastry cream or even ice cream. You can also opt for the house specialty (pictured above), the Franolli: a donut/cannoli hybrid filled with chocolate chip-studded ricotta cream.

847 W. Ritner St.; 215-271-7878

Federal Donuts
This fried chicken and donut paradise (pictured above) has equal appeal to out-of-towners and locals. The flavors at FedNuts are constantly evolving with the help of chef Matt Fein, whose latest additions to the menu are guava-poppy, chocolate eclair and lemon meringue.

Multiple locations

Beiler’s Bakery
Importing Pennsylvania Dutch baking traditions, this Reading Terminal fave boasts a rainbow of donut options — everything from French crullers and cinnamon sugar cake to crazier concepts like key lime, maple nut cream and chocolate mousse (pictured at top).

51 N. 12th St.; 267-318-7480

Dottie’s Donuts
This West Philly bakery is diving deep into dairy-free donut game. They set themselves apart with some crazy creative flavors: rooibos vanilla, matcha (pictured above) and maple bacon made with vegan seitan crumbles.

4529 Springfield Ave.; no phone

Potito’s Bakery
Located in South Philly, this bakery is all about classics. Swing by for a dozen glazed, chocolate or vanilla frosted. There’s also powdered sugar, or an even better option in their straight-outta-Philly sweet ricotta filled donuts.

1614 W. Ritner St.; 215-334-2996

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