Five Flavorful Popcorn Shops in KC
Popcorn! This all-American snack is so popular we consume approximately 17 billion quarts every year. Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri, with a few growers in Kansas as well. So, let’s celebrate with the best of Kansas City popcorn!
Custard’s Last Stand
Custard’s Last Stand is best known for its frozen custard concretes, but the proprietors have been making gourmet popcorn since 1989. They specialize in caramel, cinnamon and cheese. CustardsLastStand.com.
Laura Little’s Candies
Laura Little’s is famous for delicious candy made from scratch in copper kettles with wooden paddles, so folks often forget the store makes delicious popcorn as well! You can choose caramel, cheese, butter or cinnamon, all made at the store. LauraLittleCandy.com.
Serving more than 50 delicious flavors on any given day and more than 150 flavors served throughout the year, Popcorn Heaven is known for creative flavor combinations! The flavors are everything a child would imagine: cookies and cream, dill pickle, mac ‘n cheese, hot wing, loaded baked potato, as well as classics too. For a truly fun family outing, taste several flavors and try to discover your favorite. PopcornHeavenKC.com.
Topsy’s, originally known at Patsy’s, opened its first location on the Country Club Plaza and holds the distinction of being the oldest merchant on the Plaza. Making delicious popcorn for 70 years, Topsy’s is a tradition for many families. Everyone has a favorite flavor, whether it’s cheese, butter, caramel, pecan crisp, popcorn peanut, kettle corn or cinnamon! Topsy’s offers 13 KC area locations. TopsysPopcorn.com
Velvet Crème Popcorn
Celebrating more than 80 years in business, the family-owned Velvet Crème Popcorn Company of Shawnee Mission has been serving popcorn that is “smooth like velvet and rich as creme.” Velvet Crème pops popcorn the old-fashioned way, in small batches with hand-operated, gas-fired poppers. Flavors include traditional buttered, caramel, cheese and cinnamon—or the more unique sour cream and onion! VelvetCremePopcorn.com