Just a little over a year after its expansion was announced, Federal Donuts officially opens the doors to its Wynwood store this Thursday, June 29 at 250 NW 24th Street. This marks the first location outside of Philadelphia for the popular fast casual restaurant, which serves gourmet doughnuts and Korean-style fried chicken created by chef Michael Solomonov and his business partner Steve Cook.
The 1,100-square-foot space designed by Boxwood Architects stays in line with the look and feel of the other FedNut locations, including a floor-to-ceiling mural of chicken and doughnuts by Philadelphia-based artist Nosego.
The menu is broken down into two different types of doughnuts: the “hot and fresh” and “fancy.” The fancy doughnuts rotate in flavor throughout the year but the opening lineup will include guava poppy, strawberry shortcake, lemon meringue, black & white, chocolate éclair, and blueberry mascarpone, that are all made on-site daily. The hot and fresh are exactly that, doughnuts made-to-order on a “doughnut robot” that take roughly three and a half minutes to cook up before they are tossed in flavored sugar including strawberry lavender, cinnamon brown sugar or cookies ‘n cream and then served warm.
As for the chicken, it is also made-to-order beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Guests can opt for half or a whole chicken served either dry, wet or naked. Glazes include chili garlic, sweet soy garlic and honey ginger, while the dry seasoning options are za’atar, buttermilk ranch and coconut curry. There’s also the option of a fried chicken sandwich, topped with buttermilk ranch seasoning, spicy sauce and housed in a Martin’s Potato Roll and served with a doughnut on the side.
While the menu is staying similar, this FedNut location will serve something its Philadelphia counterparts won’t have: beer, including three different types with one local Florida beer and one Pennsylvania favorite, plus it’ll stay open later on the weekends to accommodate Wynwood’s late-night crowds.
The restaurant officially opens its doors tomorrow, June 29 at 7 a.m. It’ll be open Sunday to Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday until 10 p.m.