General American Donut Company (GADCO) owners Adam Perry and Kari Nickander have spent years crafting delectable donuts — and it shows in every delicious bite.
Read more about their quest for the perfect pastry below, and check them out at this year’s Statehouse Market. Trust us: you ‘donut’ want to miss them.
Q: The General American Donut Company is a leader in the Indy craft donut movement. What exactly is a craft donut, and how do you create donuts with a difference customers can taste?
A: We make everything from scratch — the exact ingredients that you use in your kitchen. Not fancy, but made the old-fashioned way. We actually just completely changed our recipe. It took years of trying many recipes before we found one we fell in love with — and we fell hard.
It’s butter, eggs, live yeast, sugar and bread flour mixed, cut and fried with care for Indy.
Q: Who are the people behind GADCO in Indy and what are their respective roles?
A: Adam Perry and Kari Nickander: husband and wife team in life and ‘in crime.’ Adam holds the business together and Kari is all in the details.
Q: The Bennie (a half donut/half croissant), the maple bourbon bacon donut, and the ‘donut dog’ are few popular GADCO treats, but what are some other customer favorites?
Q: What do you like most about the Statehouse Market?
A: It has become a tradition and a place to make new friends and fans.
Q: Is there a coffee and donut combo that goes together particularly well? If so, what do you suggest?
A: Truly, I am a purist. An old fashioned donut with a black cup of coffee is the best, but you can skip a step and get both! Our coffee and cream donut, which is a crowd favorite, [features] Stumptown Coffee/espresso frosting and is filled with a real fresh whipped cream.