Desserts can be decadent, and what better reason to treat yourself than for a national holiday. On June 7th enjoy National Doughnut Day with these five Philly eateries that are serving up some of the city’s sweetest delights.
Come for the donuts, stay for the chicken! Or vice versa. There’s no wrong answer for this award winning joint. Whether you’re strolling through Spruce Harbor Park, or taking in the sights around Rittenhouse, that friendly chicken logo is there to greet you with flavors like cookies and cream, cinnamon bun, or the more refined strawberry lavender on a rotating basis. Opt for a fresh sugar-coated donut, or a fancy one if you’re looking for something more exotic. $15 a dozen, multiple locations, 215.665.1101, federaldonuts.com
National Doughnut Day only comes once a year, so why spend it having the same old treat? Stop by Buddakan in Caesar’s AC not only for exquisite Asian inspired lunch and dinner options, but for their desserts too. After a long day of basking on the beach, be sure to order the dip sum: spice sugar doughnuts served with sides of sweet sauces and jams. Caesar’s Atlantic City, One Atlantic Ocean, 609.674.0100, buddakanac.com
Philly natives and tourists alike all know about the indoor treasure trove that is the Reading Terminal Market, but when it comes to baked goods, there’s one shop that stands out. Nestled in between various stalls, Beiler’s original Amish bakery is known for its mouth watering doughnuts that create long lines. Think creative doughnuts like the delicious apple fritter, or the over the top peanut butter creme “Elvis Delight” topped with banana and sprinkled with bacon. $11.99 a dozen, 51 N. 12th St., 267.318.7480, beilersdoughnuts.com
For a more alternative option, Dottie’s is proud to boast its vegan doughnut menu coupled with exotic and unusual flavors. Try one of their deluxe doughnuts or a fan favorite flavor like rosewater pistachio, lemon poppy, and raspberry matcha sugar. Prices vary, 4529 Springfield Ave., 215.662.0379
When we say spice things up, we mean it! We also mean cinnamon spice, which certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to the circular churro doughnuts from El Merkury. These gourmet treats are made to order and come paired with sweet vanilla soft serve. Prices vary, 2104 Chestnut St. 267.457.5952, elmerkury.com
Photography by: Federal Donuts photo courtesy of Michael Persico; Beiler's photo courtesy of Hannah Eshleman; El Merkury photo courtesy of Sofia Deleon