We’ve been counting down the minutes until we could get a taste of Duck Donuts’ warm, made-to-order treats in the King of Prussia Town Center. The first Duck Donuts opened in 2006 in Duck, N.C., in the Outer Banks, and fans have been flocking to it ever since.
What’s so special about these donuts? Every donut is made to order. Duck Donuts starts with a vanilla cake donut. Patrons then choose a coating like cinnamon sugar, lemon, peanut butter or maple; add a topping like sprinkles, Oreo cookie or graham cracker crumbles, bacon or chopped peanuts; and then finish with a drizzle such as hot fudge, caramel or strawberry.
Brothers Rick and Todd Rindfuss own and operate the King of Prussia outpost. The 1,500-square-foot store is now open from 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.
201 Main St. 160, King of Prussia, (484) 231-8570, www.duckdonuts.com.
In Manayunk, coffee fans have a brand-new place to hang out on Main Street—Pilgrim Roasters—thanks to owners Dan Faehl and Ryan Connelly. The cafe and roastery opened in late June, serving hot and iced specialty coffee and teas.
Pilgrim Roasters focuses on the flavors of its beans and doesn’t offer any flavored syrups. It utilizes manual brewing methods like batch brewing and pour overs. The food offerings are minimal: Pastries from Narberth-based Au Fournil and yogurt and granola parfaits made with Seven Stars organic yogurt and Lenka granola.
Pilgrim Roasters is open Monday–Friday from 6 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
4120 Main St., Manayunk, www.pilgrimroasters.com.