Federal Donuts Opens First Miami Location
Federal Donuts, the highly anticipated Miami outpost of Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Philadelphia doughnut-and-fried-chicken palace, will finally debut this week.
The restaurant is scheduled to open Thursday at the epicenter of what will soon become Wynwood’s eating and drinking hub. The restaurant will offer booth seating and a window counter in a space designed by Boxwood Architects.
Federal Donuts managing partner Tom Henneman says the neighborhood’s artistic community is a major part of the reason to add a Wynwood location. “We’ve been feeding off the creative energy of artists since day one, as we’ve been feeding them fried chicken and doughnuts. It’s in our DNA, so it made perfect sense to open our first shop here.” In keeping with the Wynwood tradition of incorporating art into establishments, a custom mural by Philadelphia artist Nosego will be prominently featured as a nod to the restaurant’s Pennsylvania roots.
The shop will open each morning to serve “hot fresh” doughnuts ($1.75 each, $7.50 for a half-dozen, or $13 for a dozen) turned out from a robot fryer and then tossed in house-blended sugar. Flavors include strawberry lavender, cinnamon brown sugar, and cookies ‘n’ cream.
“Fancy” cake doughnuts, also made fresh daily, come covered in specialty glazes and in flavors such as guava poppy, strawberry shortcake, lemon meringue, black & white, chocolate eclair, and blueberry mascarpone. They cost $2.76 each, $13 for a half-dozen, or $24 for a dozen).
250 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-573-9393
Sunday through Wednesday | 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Thursday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.