Pennsylvania January 14, 2019
Take The Pennsylvania Donut Trail For A Delightfully Delicious Day Trip
Ever just crave a donut? Maybe you smell the sugar-sweet aroma of fresh donuts as you drive past your favorite donut shop. Or, perhaps you just woke up this morning with a desperate urge for a straight-from-the-oven, fresh donut. Well, whatever has got you in the mood for a donut, you’ll get to sample some of the
best along the Pennsylvania donut trial.
Click here for the directions to the Pennsylvania donut trail.
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Before we embark on this delightfully delicious adventure, we should note that because it's a
day trip we only have time to stop at a small selection of the state's best donut shops. That said, get ready for the sugar rush of your life as you embark on the Pennsylvania donut trail. Off we go!
1. Federal Donuts – Philadelphia
Let's start our scrumptious journey at Federal Donuts in Philadelphia. (The popular donut shop has several locations in the city, but we're stopping at South Street for this trail. Or, customize the Google directions, so you can visit your favorite location.) Though its name focuses on donuts, Federal Donuts is known for
two things: Donuts and fried chicken. Can you think of a better combo? How about trying fried chicken on a honey donut? Or a fried chicken sandwich? Of course, you have plenty of donuts from which to choose, including cookies and cream, chocolate peanut butter crunch, and Mexican hot chocolate.
2. Donut Haven – Garnet Valley
Our next stop takes us to Booth's Corner Farmer's Market, where we'll find Donut Haven. The popular donut shop, a beloved farmer's market staple, has been open since 1973. Stop by to try such delicious homemade goodies as donuts, pastries, and butter cake. And, even though this
is a donut trail, be sure to try Donut Haven's famous sticky cinnamon buns.
3. Benchwarmer’s Coffee and Doughnuts – West Reading
If you love dunking your fresh donut into a piping hot cup of coffee, you're going to love our next stop. Benchwarmer's Coffee and Doughnuts serves fresh-brewed coffee and espresso, the perfect pairing for your donut(s). But, what kind of donut will you try? Peruse the selection that includes cinnamon and sugar, chocolate and rainbow sprinkles, and chocolate and fresh strawberry.
Or, order a fresh glazed donut with three of your favorite toppings - from ground coffee and raspberry to graham cracker and caramel sauce.
4. The Frying Dutchman Donut Shop – Kutztown
Off we go to Kutztown's Frying Dutchman Donut Shop. The charming shop on West Main Street is known for its fresh-baked donuts, topped just the way guests like them. So, you'll start with a vanilla cake donut. Then, decide what kind of toppings to add: Chocolate, marshmallow, sprinkles, coconut, or cookie crumbs. Dunk your donut in a cup of steaming hot tea or coffee.
5. Duck Donuts – King of Prussia
If you haven't tried Duck Donuts, you don't know what you're missing. Let's fix that at our next stop in King of Prussia. You'll have to make a few delicious decisions first, however. Start with the classic vanilla cake donut (and even watch as your donut is made fresh). Then, decide what type of coating you want: glazed, cinnamon, bare, or another? Of course, you also have to choose your toppings (everything from sprinkles to Oreos) and a drizzle (hot fudge, raspberry, salted caramel, or marshmallow). Or, if you prefer something other than a made-to-order donut, try the chocolate icing with chocolate sprinkles or the classic powdered sugar donut.
6. Beiler’s Doughnuts – Philadelphia
Our final stop on this delectable donut trail takes us back to Philadelphia and to Beiler's Doughnuts in Reading Terminal Market. (The popular donut shop has several locations in Philadelphia and Lancaster.) Peruse the mouthwatering selection of donuts that includes such flavors as caramel apple, chocolate mousse, and peanut butter jelly. Order one or opt for a dozen to go.
What other donut shops would you add to the Pennsylvania donut trail? Let us know in the comments! And, if you love donuts
and ice cream, you’re absolutely going to love Happy Buns, which serves ice cream stuffed donuts. Click here to read more.