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Street Donuts – food truck, Seattle

Posted on: Friday 03 June 2011

Today is National Donut Day! Krispy Kreme had an ingenious marketing strategy when it opened its first store outside of the United States. They deliberately chose a location in the outer suburbs of Sydney with a 24 hour drive-through and it quickly became a popular destination for teens and families alike. Despite the hour-long queues, customers were buying their doughnuts by the dozens. There are Krispy Kreme stores inside and outside Sydney airport and a Krispy Kreme box was a must-have carry-on luggage when travelling interstate.

To celebrate National Donut Day, I strolled down to the corner of 2nd and Pike for mini doughnuts at Street Donuts. This dessert food truck is in the same parking lot as the Pig. I love the design of Street Donuts – it has a monochromatic scheme, the logo is an urban silhouette of a man on a skateboard walking a leashed cat, and the counter is at the back making it easily accessible and height appropriate.

It’s a one man operation and who I assume is the owner is friendly and helpful. There are laminated cards on the counter listing the toppings available (Nerds!) and recommended combinations. You can have up to two toppings with your half dozen or dozen mini doughnuts. After much pondering, I ordered the half dozen with coconut and vanilla pudding.

I tend to count my food, especially when a menu specifies a number and today I got a bonus number seven! The mini doughnuts are served in a cute paper bowl stamped with the Street Donuts logo. I should have asked the guy if he’s the inspiration for the logo.

The mini doughnuts were dusted with coconut sugar and drizzled with vanilla pudding. Warm and fluffy, the bite size fried dough disappeared quickly as I indulged in some people watching in Victor Steinbrueck Park. Pike Place Market was teeming with tourists and buskers on this perfect summer day – the mountains were visible, there were bare legs in the sunshine, and Seattleites were eating lunch outside.

Unlike Mr S, I love custard and the vanilla pudding is sticky sweet and reminds me of condensed milk. There is a hint of coconut flavour from the sugar but I would have been just as happy with vanilla pudding only.

Here’s the blurb from the National Donut Day website.

National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Donut Day event created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honour the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War One. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (aka ‘donut’) – an edible, torus-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened and is mmm, mmm, yummy.

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