Philadelphia, Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich at Federal Donuts

Now that NYC finally has Dizengoff, Michael Solomonov's fantastic hummus place, maybe next he'll bring Federal Donuts here too so that I can eat the fantastic sandwich. The sandwich is very simple (and I like simple) pickles, sauce, cheese, chicken (fried with a dusting of their buttermilk ranch seasoning), and the all important potato bun. 

$6.75 (Sandwich only)

  • Multiple locations in Philly, check their website


Federal Donuts

Oh Federal Donuts. OH FEDERAL DONUTS! After years of hearing about their donuts and fried chicken, I finally made my way down to Philly. I need to start going more often. It's only a 2 hour bus ride so it's super easy to make a day trip out of it. But you'll probably want to stay more than a day because there are so many good eats there.

Anyways, Federal Donuts. Oh boy oh boy. This chicken was delicious, salty, crispy, made to order, and came with a donut (but you should also get at least half a dozen more donuts to go). They offer, for their fried chicken, choices of naked, dusting of dried seasonings, and glazed. I went with a dusting of buttermilk ranch. So good!

Fyi, they only start serving fried chicken at 11am.

$9.25 (4 pieces plus a donut)

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