When 2020 started, I had ambitious plans for this blog. Hoped to review dozens of Kansas City area restaurants in 2020.
Shake Shack is kind of like the Trader Joe’s of the current generation of fast casual burger chains. You’ve heard lots of praise from friends who are part of their fan base. The restaurant is a chain, but it doesn’t oversaturate your city with locations. You must go out of your way to patronize their restaurants.
Excellent Chinese take-out in south Kansas City with many vegetarian options.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to vegan and vegetarian dining options across Kansas City. There are so many options for healthy and delicious eating in 2020!
My current favorite Middle Eastern restaurant is the Aladdin Cafe on 39th St. in Midtown Kansas City, Missouri, Fresh, tasty and healthy. Many vegan options.
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants on the Boulevard is Margarita’s, a local institution that has been in business for 30 years. Family friendly, affordable, great service, delicious entrees, and some of the best chips and salsa in Kansas City.
So I was very excited a few years back when Shawarmar opened in a former fast food chicken spot on Linwood, just a block East of Main Street. Midtown finally got a fast Middle Eastern concept that offers drive-thru, takeout, tasty food, and friendly service.
The Meriwether Café in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas can be described as a third space that encapsulates the social good of third spaces. While it’s a restaurant, coffee shop and gift shop, it’s also a space where you can take the kids, meet up with a date, take some time to read the newspaper, or have a public coffee klatch with friends.
Bibibop is a new fast casual Asian fusion restaurant in Waldo. Korean style customized bowls with vegan and gluten free options.
Fresh, affordable, delicious Mexican food with vegetarian options in the heart of Westport. One of my favorite local Mexican restaurants. I’ve been a regular for over a decade.
As a vegetarian for most of my adult life, burger chains and restaurants were mostly off my radar for many years. Around 15 years ago, gourmet burger restaurants started becoming more common and many of them often had a veggie burger on the menu.
A look at Chuck’s favorite coffee shops around Kansas City, including Downbeat Coffee and Tea, Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee, Broadway Café, Sister Anne’s, and Monarch Coffee.
Tikka Twist brings Indian fast casual to Kansas City with a restaurant that implements new concepts like letting the diners customize their food at the order counter.
One of the mainstays over the years in my “Mexican restaurant rotation” has been Rudy’s on Westport Road. I’ve had dozens of lunches there, dinners and even birthday celebrations. I’m a big fan of their food, their service, the atmosphere and location.
A family style Mexican restaurant with a large menu, friendly staff, and some refreshingly different vegetarian options. They have a delicious quesadilla that makes quesadillas worth ordering again.