A Guide To The Best Doughnuts in Philadelphia | Philly Views
April 5, 2018

A Guide To The Best Doughnuts in Philadelphia

Written by Alexis Rogers

With the exceptional food scene in Philadelphia, you can already imagine the delicious doughnuts you’ll find in this city if you know where to look.

In fact, it’s probably not too far off to say that Philly has some of the best doughnuts in the country.

But, we’ll let you be the judge of that. Philly Views has brought together the most scrumptious compilation of doughnuts this city has to offer, and we’ll even tell you where to find them.

From glazed to green tea to bacon covered, Philly has something for everyone.

Spoiler: Dunkin’ Donuts did not make this list, because we can do better than that.

These Are The Best Doughnuts in Philadelphia:


Federal Donuts


1219 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-8258


1632 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 665-1101


3428 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(275) 275- 8489


701 N 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 928-3893


2101 Pennsylvania Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 557-0015

Donuts and fried chicken? This is the perfect combination at Federal Donuts. Customers order chicken with their choice of seasoning, which can be served with a honey glazed donut. If you don’t want to combine the sweet and savory flavors, you can order a donut without the chicken. Some of the more popular flavors include cookies and cream, strawberry-lavender, Snow Cap, coffee cake, and pastelito.


Beiler’s Doughnuts


51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia PA


3900 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA
(215) 921-5874

Beiler’s has been providing Amish style donuts to Philadephia for over 30 years. The doughnuts are freshly made every single day. Some of the specialty flavors include chocolate and vanilla Fruity Pebbles, key lime, and the Elvis Delight, which contains peanut butter créme filling, and topped with banana and bacon.

If you are looking for a more traditional flavor, its menu also contains flavors such as glazed, chocolate sprinkles, and créme-filled powered. Beiler’s can be found on Grubhub, Caviar, and UberEats so you can enjoy its delicious doughnuts from the comfort of your couch.


 Dottie’s Donuts

4529 Springfield Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
(215) 662-0379

509 S 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 761-9447

If you are looking to enjoy a donut on a vegetarian/vegan diet, then Dottie’s Donuts is the place to go. It has a variety of unique flavors, such as chocolate pistachio, Thai tea, lemon poppy, Almond Joy, Butterfinger, and rosemary brown sugar. Even better, Dottie’s Donuts can be found on UberEats, Postmates, and Caviar.


Factory Donuts

7114 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19135
(215) 338-6000

At Factory Donuts, the possibilities are endless. Every donut is made to order, so customers have the ability to customize their donuts by choosing a base, a glaze, and toppings. If you don’t feel like creating your own, you can choose from a menu of 23 signature donuts. Some of its specialty flavors include mint chocolate chip, french toast, strawberry lemonade, maple bacon explosion, and chocolate banana. Factory Donuts also serves tea and coffee to pair with this sweet treat.


Okie Dokie Donuts

Okie Dokie uses gluten-free ingredients for all of their doughnuts. The menu is always changing because it contains seasonal flavors. Although there is not a storefront at this time, orders can be picked up or delivered. Some of its flavors include chocolate cherry, blood orange olive oil, green tea and coconut, and Kentucky butter.

If you want to see some more gluten-free options, check out our gluten-free guide to Philadelphia.


Frangelli’s Bakery

847 W Ritner St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
(215) 271-7878

Frangelli’s Bakery has been providing Philadelphia with sweet treats since 1947. Some flavors on the menu include glazed, jelly, french toast, and salted caramel. Frangelli’s also serves doughnuts with a twist, including ice cream doughnuts and franolis, a doughnut with cannoli filling.


Hello Donuts

Hello Donuts serves both traditional and vegan donuts. Although Hello Donuts does not have a permanent storefront, special orders can be submitted.  You can find their products on the weekends at the following locations: Reanimator Coffee, Res Ipsa Cafe, River Wards Cafe, One Shot Cafe, Girard on Girard, Cafe Line, Herman’s Coffee, and Brenna’s West. Some of its specialty flavors include white chocolate and black lava salt, summer sangria, pear and walnut, and sesame honey.


Undrgrnd Donuts

Keep an eye out for this food truck as they travel throughout the city, especially through the campuses of Temple and Drexel University. They also specialize in a variety of events, including private events. Some of it’s most popular flavors include Cinnamon Challenge, Black Forest, which contains Rasberry coating, coconut, and chocolate chips, and Wake up, which is made with a chocolate coating, espresso dust, and cream swirl.


Haegele’s Bakery

4164 Barnett St., Mayfair
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 624-0117

This German bakery has been serving its sweet treats since 1930. Some of its specialties include cream and jelly doughnuts, chocolate cream doughnuts, cinnamon donuts with vanilla or chocolate icing, and twisted doughnuts. They also serve traditional Fastnachts, a popular tradition for donut day or “fat Tuesday.”


Sweet Freedom Bakery

1424 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-1899

If you have food allergies or diet restrictions but still want to enjoy donuts, then Sweet Freedom Bakery is the perfect place. It is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, corn-free, peanut-free, refined sugar-free, and kosher. Some of the flavors that can be found at this bakery include chocolate, cinnamon sugar, lemon coconut glazed, plain with chocolate glaze, apple cider, and pumpkin.


Golden Donuts

Italian Market
901 S 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-8569

Since 1988, Golden Donuts has been providing Philadelphia with quality treats. Some of its most popular flavors include Boston cream, chocolate frosted, and jelly filled. Another popular item is its apple fritter, which can be purchased for only $1. Customers can also find donut holes here, sold at 8 for $1.

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Donut Plus

University City
4325 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-0811

For about 20 years, Donut Plus has been offering simple yet delicious donut flavors. Some of its most popular include glazed, plain cake, sour cream old fashion, and french crullers. The donuts are made in the store every morning, so you can always count on them being fresh.


Fresh Express Donuts

1339 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 389-8889
For only $.75, customers can enjoy their favorite classic flavors, such as glazed, chocolate, vanilla, jelly filled, and Boston cream. Other sweet treats include donut holes (bag of 8), apple fritters, and cinnamon rolls. Purchase options include single donuts, 1/2 dozen, or one dozen. If you are looking for something to compliment your favorite donut, you can also find breakfast sandwiches, hoagies, and hot dogs at this spot.

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