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New Filipino Bakery Selling Intricate Doughnuts In Woodside Already Has an 800-Person Waitlist

Instagrammable ube dishes may have helped put Filipino sweets on the map in New York City, but Eleven Madison Park alum and baker Kimberly Camara is looking to expand the understanding of Filipino desserts in the city with the launch of her new doughnut business.

Kora — which is online only for now — regularly sells 275 doughnuts a week, and the waitlist for its doughnuts has now grown to 800 customers. That demand is largely driven by Camara’s use of less mainstream Filipino flavors, she says. Doughnut fillings include champorado, a chocolate porridge, and pinipig, a type of toasted sweet rice preparation.

“I feel like there’s always more that could be done with [Filipino food] and more that people can learn about. That’s really huge for me,” says Camara, who grew up regularly visiting home-style Filipino restaurants in Woodside, where she now lives. “I knew ube was one of those gateway flavors that people like to buy,” she says. “But what’s going to make these doughnuts special is once I start bringing all the other Filipino flavors.”

Camara kickstarted the business a few months after she lost her catering job at Union Square Hospitality Group, in March, when the company laid off 2,000 employees due to the COVID-19 related shutdown. At first, the doughnut business just served as a side hustle, though in recent months, it’s taken on a life of its own.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 10:08:34 PM »
I'm still surprised so many people have disposable income to spend on 'extra' things. I praise for these proprietors' creativity, which I wished I've the income I used to have to buy nice things.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 10:18:22 PM »
I'm still surprised so many people have disposable income to spend on 'extra' things. I praise for these proprietors' creativity, which I wished I've the income I used to have to buy nice things.

In recession times, inexpensive treats like donuts sell like...er...hotcakes.

Also ice cream and other sweets.

Precisely because folks can't afford more expensive treats. 

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 07:54:08 AM »
Are these really that good?

I've still never had anything that beat Doughnut Plant.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 09:23:24 PM »
And sadly, all the Doughnut Plants have closed :*(

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 09:25:51 PM »
I'm still surprised so many people have disposable income to spend on 'extra' things. I praise for these proprietors' creativity, which I wished I've the income I used to have to buy nice things.

In recession times, inexpensive treats like donuts sell like...er...hotcakes.

Also ice cream and other sweets.

Precisely because folks can't afford more expensive treats.

I don't find $7 for a donut "inexpensive", but that's just me.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 10:28:11 PM »
I'm still surprised so many people have disposable income to spend on 'extra' things. I praise for these proprietors' creativity, which I wished I've the income I used to have to buy nice things.

In recession times, inexpensive treats like donuts sell like...er...hotcakes.

Also ice cream and other sweets.

Precisely because folks can't afford more expensive treats.

I don't find $7 for a donut "inexpensive", but that's just me.

Well, it's certainly cheaper than a new car or even a new couch.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 10:31:09 PM »
I'm still surprised so many people have disposable income to spend on 'extra' things. I praise for these proprietors' creativity, which I wished I've the income I used to have to buy nice things.

In recession times, inexpensive treats like donuts sell like...er...hotcakes.

Also ice cream and other sweets.

Precisely because folks can't afford more expensive treats.

I don't find $7 for a donut "inexpensive", but that's just me.

Well, it's certain cheaper than a new car or even a new couch.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 09:44:23 AM »
And sadly, all the Doughnut Plants have closed :*(

That's just for the time being right? Please tell me they haven't closed permanently.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 09:17:59 PM »
And sadly, all the Doughnut Plants have closed :*(

That's just for the time being right? Please tell me they haven't closed permanently.

The owner didn't say, but it will be at least for awhile. :*(

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 09:47:30 PM »
And sadly, all the Doughnut Plants have closed :*(

That's just for the time being right? Please tell me they haven't closed permanently.

The owner didn't say, but it will be at least for awhile. :*(

yelp says they will reopen sept 30th.

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Re: 800 person waiting list for new Filipino donut bakery (Kora) in Woodside
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 09:47:30 PM »