Dottie’s Donuts, a popular bakery known for its vegan desserts, is opening a new storefront in the Wissahickon area of Roxborough this weekend.
The store at 5105 Rochelle Ave. is the company’s third location and will be open on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. It will operate seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or whenever the store is sold out.
Dotties Menu is updated daily and eEach day’s flavors are posted on the chain’s social media accounts. However, a few staples lIke Chocolate, Vanilla with Streusel, Cinnamon Sugar and Boston Cream are always available.
Last year, the company’s Boston Cream Donut was ranked #9 on VegNews. List of the best vegan donuts in the United States.
The chain also has a strong social media presence with more than 40,000 followers on its Instagram account. Photos of each shop’s unique daily creations are posted there.
Dottie’s started in 2014 as a wholesale company focused on supplying coffee shops. The company’s first store opened in 2016 at 4529 Springfield Ave. opened in West Philly. Another store at 509 S. 6th St. in Queen Village opened in 2018.
The chain’s owners, Jeff Poleon and Matt Quinn, met while working at the nearby Blackbird Pizzeria, another vegan restaurant closed earlier this year. TThe duo wanted their new venture to be successful with non-vegans as well.
“After years of working in the food industry, we realized that there are many assumptions about vegan foods,” Poleon said eater in 2016. “When we decided to start our business, we decided it was just a donut.”
Dottie’s recipe includes coconut milk and a natural egg substitute, making the treats resemble a traditional donut.