The place stays open until they run out, so we were lucky to still find it open after 5 pm on a Sunday.
The specialty donuts were sold out, but they will fry fresh donuts to order and toss with your choice of sugar and spices. We got one of each kind: Appollonia, Indian Cinnamon, and Vanilla-Lavender. I can't remember exactly what spices were on the Appollonia, but that one (the dark one) was my favorite. While hot donuts are always good, I have to say, they weren't as decadent as the Fractured Prune (on the Delaware-Maryland shore). We have been spoiled.
But I'd go back to Federal Donuts for the chicken. We got a half order for $9 -- a four-piece box. You could choose either Crispy with a dry topping (Za-atar or Coconut Curry), or Glazed with a wet topping (Chile-Garlic or Honey-Ginger). I opted for dry, since we were going to have to eat in the car (of the Ikea parking lot no less) and went with coconut curry - it was indeed very crispy - freshly fried a second time and topped with the delicious spices.
It was a great (albeit counterproductive) last meal before I embarked on a 3-day Catalyst Juice Cleanse! (And as an aside, I didn't document the raw foods and juices I got as part of the cleanse, but the Mexican Lasagna -- made with thinly sliced zucchini, tomato puree, avocado, and hazelnut "cheese" -- was fantastic, as well as the lemon, agave, and cayenne juice. I would happily eat and drink them guilt-free every day! They really should add the lasagna to the menu at their Jar Bar in Philly.)
1219 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
113 S 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107