Welcome Chicken + Donuts
With a nice start to the day as a guest panelist at the PRSA Phoenix Table Talk Media Breakfast, I finally had the opportunity to visit Welcome Chicken and Donuts. We live in the NW Valley, so I took advantage of being out and about early, and its proximity, to cross another must-get-to spot off my list. Chef Michael Babcock of Welcome Diner opened WC+D with a focused menu featuring Asian-style fried chicken (sauce options include Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese) and donuts (classics such as glazed or cake, and premium such as key lime or cajeta mesquite). Alas, I was half an hour early for the fried chicken, which isn't served until 10:30 a.m., but I certainly didn't leave disappointed.
From left to right starting with the top:
- Kaffir and matcha, Thai tea and Arnold Palmer, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Glazed
- Almond Butter and Jelly Glazed, Apple Fritter, Classic Glazed, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Honey Butter Almond, Classic Glazed, Chocolate Glazed, Strawberry Balsamic.
And what did I try first? The Almond Butter and Jelly Glazed, a decadent combination of rich, nutty filling and tangy, fruity icing.