Welcome Chicken + Donuts

Chef Michael Babcock is known for his excellent fried chicken, found every day at his and co-owner Jenn Robinson’s Welcome Diner. Here, the name of the game is that chicken paired with super-crafty artisan donuts. From 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every day, the menu includes a large selection of doughnuts, as well as both hot and cold coffee. Standard cake doughnuts in flavors such as classic and chocolate cake with mole sugar and premium cake doughnut flavors including classic glazed with sprinkles, lemon poppy seed, and cream cheese with blueberry. If you're looking for a raised doughnut, Welcome delivers on that front, too. There are standard classic glazed doughtnuts in addition to a roster of premium including apple fritter; chocolate, rose, and pistachio; apple fritter with cheddar cheese; and banana cream with peanut butter, pecans, and cacao. The meal menu is short and simple: Choose a chicken combo, choose a sauce (three are available), and choose a side. Japanese barbecue wings are a house specialty, but they go fast, so get to Welcome early.