250 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-573-9393, FederalDonuts.com
This 6-year-old minichain has unveiled its first location outside of Philadelphia in Wynwood.
“I spent a couple of years in culinary school in Miami,” says co-owner and chef Michael Solomonov, a 2017 winner of the elite James Beard Foundation Award. “It’s a super vibrant city, and Wnywood is an amazing neighborhood.”
The concept is simple, even though the techniques are refined. “It’s only three offerings: doughnuts, chicken and coffee,” he says.
The cake-style doughnuts are offered in two lines: hot fresh tossed in blended sugars, such as cookies n’ cream or strawberry lavender ($1.75) and fancy coated in glazes such as strawberry shortcake and guava poppy ($2.75). mascarpone drizzle and brûléed meringue are a couple of the garnishes.
“They’re an iconic pastry,” Solomonov says.
The twice-fried, Korean-style chicken, accompanied by a honey doughnut, offers a variety of seasonings and glazes, such as coconut curry and chili garlic ($11 half; $22 whole).
A mural by a Philadelphia artist features a rooster on the wall and a doughnut on the ceiling.
The shop opens at 7 a.m. daily and closes at 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and at 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Up next: a Federal Donuts cookbook in September.
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