Philadelphia gets on the vegan donut bandwagon
It West Philadelphia born and raised…Dottie’s Donuts has opened shop.
CBS Philly reports that the donut purveyors, who have attained a cult following from featuring their treats wholesale in local cafes, have debuted their own shop. On March 18th, they opened the doors at 4529 Springfield Avenue, serving an array of their classics and hot drinks, from 7-3pm daily.
Co-owner Jeff Poleon told CBS that the team uses coconut milk and a corn and tapioca starch egg replacer to make sure people can’t tell their donuts apart from non-vegan ones. And as far as flavours go, he said, “we’ve got a powdered sugar, we’ve got a classic vanilla bean glaze, cinnamon sugar, coconut milk chocolate, lemon poppy, Earl Grey, milk chocolate with roasted cacao. The green one is matcha pistachio.” A cursory look at their Facebook and Instagram pages has us drooling for filled favourites like Boston Cream and PB+J, too.
Just another example of how vegan donuts are setting the trend this year! And it’s clear customers are happy, with a post boasting that around 1500 donuts were consumed on their second day in the new location.