Taste the sweeter side of Kansas City, Kansas with these delectable options.
Start your morning in Kansas City, Kansas with a trip to Hana's Donuts, a quaint and extraordinary donut shop, located between KCK's Turner and Argentine neighborhoods. You will not be disappointed when you walk in and see the amazing spread of donuts and pastries they make fresh daily. We haven't gotten over the Nutella Bearclaws, Apple Turnovers, or Pistachio Almond cake donut. If you're lucky, you'll run into Hana herself making magic behind the counter.
Amidst all of the smells of sizzling meats of the taquerias and barbecue joints in downtown Kansas City, KS, you’ll find Bonito Michoacán Bakery. Located right next to El Bonito Michoacán, the popular taqueria and grocery store, the ethnic bakery is truly a work of art. The giant glass cases along the walls are lined with traditional sugar-dusted pastries, sweet breads, American-style cookies, glazed donuts, and more. If that’s not enough to get your mouth watering the luxurious tres leches cakes – a sponge cake soaked in milk and cream, and topped with silky smooth icing and fresh berries - just may do the trick.
When you think about satisfying your sweet tooth, you may not automatically think about Cabela’s – but you should! When you’re craving something chocolaty it’s hard to beat fudge, and the artisanal dessert offered at Cabela’s Fudge & Nut Shop is made fresh daily. Amaretto Chocolate Swirl, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Red Velvet are just a few of the featured flavors you’ll come across. If you’re more of a salty-sweet person you can munch on fresh roasted, cinnamon-glazed almonds, cashews, and pecans.
Velvet Creme Popcorn is a Kansas City staple and was the first company to offer gourmet popcorn in a decorated can. Talk about nostalgia and history! The early tins were hand-painted with original designs and pioneered what we still refer to today as "Decorated Can Designs". You can visit the retail store near the Rosedale neighborhood and pick up a gift or snack of their original family recipe of popcorn.
Just outside of the downtown area of Kansas City, KS you’ll find Paleterías Tropicana, serving up authentic fruit-laden Mexican ice cream and their signature paletas. These Michoacán-style ice pops range from flavors like cholate and vanilla to more unique pops bursting with flavor like Dragon Fruit, Mexican Twinkie, and Cucumber with Chile.
But the indulgence doesn’t stop there. Are you a big fan of the classics? Try a thick cherry shake from Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant or take your love for chocolate to the next level at Russell Stover Candies. Bite into powdery beignets at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen, or try the beignets’ Italian cousin, zeppoles, at Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria (pictured below). Sample the ultimate savory-sweet combo of fried chicken and donuts at Brown Sugar Chicken & Donuts.
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