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By Luella Fischer
During the lunch hour, the Dough Depot is a hotspot, as customers enjoy a quick and delightful lunch in the historical village of Kimmswick. Guests praise the quaint restaurant for its reasonable prices, famous homemade pretzel dough, and delicious desserts.
Favorites include a variety of sandwiches on pretzel bread, pretzel pizza bites, soups, salads, frozen lemonades, and sweet treats.
Popular trademark items include the Pickle Pizza with dill deli sliced style pickles. Several sandwich options can be paired with daily soup specials or salads, including the Hawaiian salad topped with provel cheese, ham, and pineapple and served with strawberry vinaigrette.
Your visit isn’t complete without one of their specialty desserts, including homemade brownies and snicker doodles, with caramel and ice cream. The Kimmswick Cooler, a concoction of frozen lemonade blended with hand-scooped vanilla ice cream, is a must-try.
Regulars and those just passing through agree that the service is friendly, the portions are plenty, and the experience is one that is fun and fulfilling.
There’s a walk-up window, and indoor and outdoor seating is available. Visitors can shop after enjoying lunch.
The Kimmsiwck community holds several events throughout the year, which make a good reason to visit Kimmswick and experience the food at the Depot.
- 1 pound fresh strawberries or 16 ounces frozen, thawed
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds
- Blend strawberries until pureed.
- Add lemon juice and sugar, cover, and blend well.
- While processing, gradually add vinegar and oil, and combine until thickened.
- Stir in poppy seeds.
- Transfer to a large bowl or jar, cover, and store in the refrigerator.
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
- 12-ounce can frozen lemonade, thawed
- 1 ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup strawberries, hulled and chopped
- Combine lemonade concentrate, water, and juice in a large pitcher.
- Add strawberries and serve over ice, or cover and chill immediately.
Luella Fischer enjoys writing and has a passion for cooking and Missouri history. She is also the author of a children’s book series and directs a Missouri Farmers Care agriculture education program where third graders have the opportunity to make bread, plant seeds, and experience food and agriculture hands-on.