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Federal Donuts, a Philadelphia chain, opens in Wynwood


Federal Donuts

250 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-573-9393,

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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