Coffee, doughnuts, and chicken may not seem like the most natural trio, but at Federal Donuts on Sansom Street, the combination never fails to wow customers. That’s why a humble doughnut shop has so many fans, most of them raving about the artisanal doughnuts and specialty fried chicken.
You can’t miss the “hot and fresh” strawberry lavender doughnuts, according to Federal’s fans. By far, the strawberry lavender doughnut is the highest rated item on the menu, although you can also opt for vanilla spice or cinnamon brown sugar. If you want to indulge in a “fancy” doughnut, try the guava poppy, the old-fashioned glazed, or the churro. Add a cup of coffee for a full breakfast. And if you come for lunch or dinner, the doughnuts should serve as dessert after some fried chicken. Regulars recommend you opt for the Za’atar variety with coconut curry and buttermilk ranch.