Kansas City’s new treat trolley has arrived with Friday’s opening of the new Donutology donut shop within a 70-year-old repurposed streetcar in River Market.
Just a few months after news broke that Donutology would take over the space at 426 Delaware St. — formerly a Made in KC micro location — the business opened its doors with Donutology’s instantly recognizable, brightly colored signage and branding.
“The River Market Trolley is the ideal second location for Donutology,” said founder and owner Andrew Cameron, who opened the original Donutology in an iconic art deco-inspired building on Westport Road in October 2016. “It captures our creative, out-of-the-box spirit in a vibrant, high-energy neighborhood known for showcasing locally owned businesses. We look forward to becoming part of the River Market community and serving residents and visitors eager for a unique donut experience.”
Donutology’s River Market menu will feature nine flavors of Donutology’s signature made-to-order bite-size donuts, classics, fancies, and an exclusive gluten-free collection including pop tarts, cinnamon rolls, and donuts. Donutology’s popular apple fritters, baked cinnamon rolls, and special-order custom donut letters will also be available, along with hot and cold coffee drinks, including the Donutology Custom Blend from Kansas City’s Marcell Roasting Club.
Individual donuts, donut packs, donuts-by-the-dozen and coffee boxes to-go will be available, along with local beer and a curated cocktail menu.
Donutology’s donut-themed merchandise, including T-shirts by Charlie Hustle and Donutology DIY donut kits, are expected to be added to the River Market location in the coming months.
The hometown donut shop will offer indoor and outdoor seating.
“I never imagined when I opened Donutology in Westport that one day we’d have a location on the streetcar route — I love the juxtaposition of the sleek, modern KC streetcar that stops right in front of an original Kansas City trolley,” said Cameron, a native of Lansing, Kansas.
Hours for the shop are expected to be 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.
Billed as a “modern donut laboratory” where customers are encouraged to discover their unique “donut gene” by experimenting with more than 40,000 topping combinations, Donutology specializes in from-scratch mini cake donuts and seasonal donuts and features full-size classics.