Street Food is alive and well in Cambridge, NY.
Every Saturday and Sunday, James King (pilot and donut maker extraordinaire) sells out of his hot handmade donuts, including apple beignets, plum-filled beauties, twists, and simple glazed.
As for donuts: I had my first Krispy Kreme just a few years ago. I have several friends who are Krispy addicts. Quite frankly, I don’t get it — too much sugar and not enough substance. I do love a good hot beignet from Cafe du Monde, where my parents used to take my siblings and me on Sunday afternoons. And I recently tasted a bacon-topped maple apple donut in San Francisco.
At King’s Donuts in Cambridge, NY, it’s hard not to fall in love with James and his sweet mother, Sally, who bake up the donuts hot and fresh in their kitchen just a few feet from the truck. They then hand the confections off to King’s wife, the-very-lovely-but-camera-shy Jana, who sells them from the maroon-colored Donut Wagon.
What I love about these donuts is that, although fried, there is not a trace of grease anywhere, which means they are fried in fresh oil at the perfect temperature. James made a special treat for us one day–true pastry cream-filled shells with a sweet chocolate glaze. I also got to play with the jelly injector and now want one, of course, for my own jelly donut injecting pleasure.
Come early to see the Donut King because hungry cyclists gather before and after their rides.
KING BAKERY AT DOUBLE K FARM
108 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816