Just had an excellent 4 day weekend “spring break” that, as usual, went way too fast. I was moving non stop every day and one of those stops just so happened to be Federal Donuts which I’ve had on my food wish list for quite some time now. I heard nothing but good things regarding the food at Federal Donuts but when you’re so close to John’s Roast Pork, it’s hard to eat anywhere else.
Fried chicken is an interesting food for me. I’ve never really liked fried chicken however I always want to eat it for some reason. Maybe it’s that comfort food aspect. Whenever I eat it though, I always seem to regret it; it’s always too greasy or just doesn’t hit the spot I hoped it would.
Federal Donuts was different though. The chicken was amazingly juicy however it wasn’t greasy at all. At all. It was kind of amazing. I tried the Za’atar chicken which I slightly regretted but not that much. I just felt trying a new spice may have taken some emphasis off of, what was probably, phenomenal chicken.
And the honey donut that comes with it was also really good. It had a great honey flavor but not an over the top sugary sweetness. A real natural honey flavor. I saved the donut for the end but it almost had a cornbready consistency to it where I kind of regretted not eating it with the chicken. It would have paired, I imagine, as intended. Oh, and I can’t forget, even the pickles were good.
My only real quarrel with the whole experience was that for $10, you didn’t get nearly enough chicken. I’m not sure the value was there. $10 gets you 4 pieces of a not large chicken and a small donut. Maybe the clientele needs to make sure they can fit into their skinny jeans. $10 at John’s Roast Pork buys a cheesesteak that, after eating it, you can barely eat dinner that night. With Federal Donuts, you don’t have that problem at all. At least I didn’t. If you eat like a normal human being though, I can see how Federal Donuts lives up to all the hype.