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Celebrate National Doughnut Day in South Philly!

National Doughnut Day, or, if you prefer, National Donut Day, is celebrated in the U.S. on the first Friday of June of each year (pssst…that’s TODAY!). The event evolved out of the Doughnut event created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honor their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

To honor this important culinary milestone we’ve compiled the following guide with some help from our friends at Zagat’s, Visit Philly, and an online review or two.

Photo by Frangelli’s Bakery

Please let us know places we missed (we’re sure there’s a few) and we’ll add them to the list. National chains were not covered in this piece.


The Donut ‘Work-out’?

For a “best of ” introduction to South Philly donuts, check out Zagat’s South Philly Donut Crawl. This trail promises “a morning immersed in sugary comfort,” with stops at Federal Donuts, Frangelli’s Bakery, Varallo Brothers Pasticceria, and Potito’s Bakery. Note that Grubhouse has unfortunately left South Philly since this piece was created.


Bella Vista / Italian Market

Golden Donut901 S. 9th St.; 215-592-8569

According to a Google review by “Eric K.,”

Excellent donuts. What more do you need to know?


East Passyunk

Varallo Brothers Pasticceria1639 S. 10th St.; 215-952-0367

According to Zagat:

If you even mention the word D-U-N-K-I-N to the family that runs this Morris Street bakeshop, you’ll be laughed out of the store. While Italian pastries are a specialty, donuts have been made here for more than three decades. Look for glazed and jelly yeast donuts as well as crullers.


Lower Moyamensing

Amigos Bakery2327 S 12th St.; 215-462-7320

Amigos opened in 2014, as reported here. Since then, we’ve enjoyed our share of their tasty treats. Their signature Tres Leches Cake is divine, as is their square cheesecake. BUT, it’s donut day, and their cream-filled donuts are our go-to fave!

Frangelli’s Bakery847 West Ritner Street; 215-271-7878

Opened in 1947, Frangelli’s doughnuts were billed as one of the “Dozen Best Donuts in America” by Huffington Post. These doughnuts are made fresh each day and filled as-you-order. Since Friday’s going to be hot, consider Frangelli’s ice cream doughnut which we wrote about here.


Passyunk Square

Amelie’s Bark Shop1544 E. Passyunk Ave. 267-758-6151

Our canine friends & family love donuts too! Amelie’s Bark Shop has dog-friendly treats in these flavors: cheesesteak, strawberry coconut, peanut crumble, and carob banana. Available while supplies last.


Pennsport

Federal Donuts 1219 S. 2nd Street; 267.687.8258

According to VisitPhilly.com:

Early risers can choose from fancy donuts with changing flavors that have included the likes of lemon gingersnap, maple bacon and chocolate caramel banana.

The made-fresh-all-day hot-and-fresh donuts arrive straight from the fryer and are dusted with sugary strawberry lavender, cinnamon and more.


West of Broad

Potito’s Bakery1614 W. Ritner St.; 215-334-2996

According to Zagat:

Best-known for cannoli, this bakery just West of Broad also does donuts, and you can even get them with the signature ricotta filling. Also available filled with Bavarian cream, the donuts are made from croissant batter and deep-fried.


Whitman

Baker Brothers (formerly Hier’s)2300 S. 3rd St.; 215-468-8095

Donuts are baked fresh daily at this 3rd & Wolf bakery. All baking is done on the premises, some from original recipes that date back 50-plus years.
In a Yelp review, “Penelope M.” from Cherry Hill, NJ wrote about Baker Brothers’ donuts:
Sugar twist – so light & airy that it can be finished in a few happy bites

Vanilla crueller – better than any other you’ve ever had

Powdered creme – so soft and fresh & not disgustingly overfilled like some other places

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

First Pics: Amigos Bakery opens at near 12th and Wolf

A bakery called Amigos has opened in a little corner storefront that used to be another bakery.

amigo's bakery 12th street (2)

The new shop, owned by Alberto Sandoval, opened last weekend at 2327 S. 12th St. with a limited selection of pastries made in house. Available now are cupcakes, muffins, biscotti, cookies and other items, plus chocolate-covered bananas and strawberries and Mexican specialties like ricos panes.

Sandoval said he’ll soon have tiramisu, cannoli and other Italian delights. Maybe that’s a nod to the location’s past as Criniti’s Italian Pastries?

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