Kane’s Donuts was on my must-visit list for years!
When the alarm clock sounded its horrible racket at 4:30 on Saturday morning, what would normally be met with an all-encompassing desire to smash it into a million pieces – was instead greeted with my feet flying out from under the covers and onto the floor.
On this day? On this day… there would be donuts.
There was an image burned into my brain sometime last year: Round neon in tones of pink and yellow, shining ever so donut-y. Kane’s Donuts, it said. But, it may as well say Heaven.
In this day and age if you’re a mom & pop shop that has been in business since 1955 – you’re probably doing something right. But, there was only one way to find out just how right.
Between the gorgeous neon and the promise of their drool-worthy menu, Kane’s Donuts was beckoning me. Come,… ride your motorcycle to enjoy maximum donutocity.
I made it to Saugus, Massachusetts by 10 am. When I pulled in to the parking lot the patio tables were full. When I walked inside 12 or so people stood in line in front of me. A good sign, indeed.
The racks were full of so many delicious looking creations, it could prove difficult to pick which one would be my winner. But truth be told, I’m pretty simple in the donut department. My eyes zeroed in on the red velvet. A classic.
As I sauntered outside, a group was just getting up to leave so I parked myself at the newly free table and watched the steady stream of traffic going in and out.
Donut, sweet donut. You were worth the ride.
It only seemed right that I bring a few donuts home for my family. I reckoned it would have been cruel to not share the O-shaped bliss. So, I ordered a half dozen more and carefully strapped them in my Givi box. With a small prayer said, I closed the lid.
I figured the worst-case scenario is that they would have to be eaten with a spoon when I got home. Much to my surprise, they survived the trip! The pastry fairies were looking out for me.
In Case You Were Wondering
I asked my Facebook friends just how many donuts I was allowed to eat if I rode nearly 300 miles to get them. My favorite answer was an equation:
# of Donuts = Mileage / 10
There you have it. It’s science.
120 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus, MA 01906