Food & Drink

Take a Bite Out of National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day is June 5. Need we say more?

Here in KC, there are no shortage of places to score a sweet treat. Stop by one of these quality shops to help celebrate National Doughnut Day—because any excuse to take a bite out of a fresh donut is a good one.

Tom + Chee

Grilled cheese, please. Combine two favorites with Tom + Chee’s decadent grilled cheese doughnuts sure to curb any need for comfort food. The Olathe restaurant features a variety of “fancy” combos. In honor of National Doughnut Day, you can score a free classic grilled cheese doughnut Friday with the purchase of any whole sandwich.

Beer Kitchen

Who doesn’t love brunch? You don’t have to sacrifice your sweet tooth in favor of eggs Benedict at Beer Kitchen. With its drunken doughnuts appetizer, mini-powdered sugar doughnuts with a side of Grand Marnier hot chocolate to dip, you can have it all, assuming you save room.

John’s Space Age Donuts

It’s practically impossible to go wrong at this local favorite, although the shop is known for its apple fritters. Arrive early for the best selection, especially on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when Overland Park Farmers’ Market visitors flock over for a sugar fix.

LaMar’s Donuts

Try some classically mouthwatering creations from LaMar’s Donuts. They company is partnering with The Salvation Army to take a bite out of child hunger. Feel like donating? Head to their website and donate here, then pop over to the closest LaMar’s location and enjoy a free doughnut on National Doughnut Day, no purchase necessary.

Photo via LaMar’s Facebook page.

Tavern

Even after a hearty meal, sometimes you just can’t pass on the dessert menu. Order Tavern in the Village and Tavern at Mission Farms’ refined cinnamon sugarcoated donuts with vanilla custard dipping sauce to top the evening off right.

Fluffy Fresh Donuts

The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the doughnut. With Fluffy Fresh right in the name, it’s no wonder the doughnuts sell out immediately. The store is cash only so bring your Benjamins and call ahead to try these tasty treats.

Donut King

For a super start to a day in the Northland, Donut King reigns supreme. The shop is open seven days a week at 5 a.m. and stays open late (11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday), with doughnut happy hour offered 2 – 6 p.m. daily.

Hana’s Donuts

Looking for a broad and creative selection? Pop in to Hana’s Donuts (at 2131 S 34th St.) for perfectly made donuts to suit every taste, from the sprinkled cake donut to the orange zest donut.