John had spotted one location of the small local chain, KC Donut Company, while zipping through Olathe, Kansas a month or so ago. Further research revealed four locations, all within just a few miles of each other. We visited the location at 2014 E Santa Fe in Olathe.
This location is in a strip mall with a KMart. Nothing else appeared to be open in the shopping area early on a Sunday morning, as seems typical of strip mall donut shops. There was plenty of activity around the donut shop, usually a good sign.
As we entered, a perky young thing behind the counter greeted us with, “Bag or Box?” Hmmm…we hadn’t even pondered the offerings yet but better go with the bag. The offerings were many and we had a tough time narrowing it down to fit in the bag. We chose a German chocolate, a raised peanut butter chocolate, a cake peanut butter chocolate, an old-fashioned and an apple fritter.
Off we went with our bag for the 45 minute drive home to enjoy the donuts. There is no seating area inside this location of the KC Donut Company. It doesn’t feel like a big national chain inside, but also doesn’t have the character of a decades old, locally owned donut shop either.
I tried both of the peanut butter chocolate varieties and think the frosting was better on the raised donut. I love peanut butter, even more when combined with chocolate, and think this is a great combination on a donut! The German chocolate was on a raised chocolate donut and was yummy. The apple fritter was enormous!
I enjoyed our visit to the KC Donut Company and would drop by again if I were in the neighborhood. If nothing else, I’d stop by just to have one of their bright pink glazed cherry donuts.
Heard from @cupcakeproject on Twitter that you were coming to St. Louis! World's Fair Donuts (at Shaw and Vandeventer) are without a doubt the very best here. Don't miss them, or the little lady with the bouffant who has been making them fresh for the last million years.