Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop

Lulu’s has been one of my regular stops for spicy vegetarian dishes for the past 15 years. These days, we frequently visit their Westwood, Kansas location. Lulu’s has a special “No Meat” menu with over 14 entrees and many vegetarian sides.

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Mud Pie Vegan Bakery

Mud Pie isn’t just a fabulous vegan bakery, it’s a Kansas City coffeehouse institution. Two locations, one 39th Street and in Overland Park.

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Kansas City-area restaurants you’ll never eat at again, part 1

This week, Chuck Eats KC has access to a culinary time machine. We can travel back in time to visit restaurants in the Kansas City area. Our travels today will mostly reflect my memories and favorites, but I have badgered a few friends for names of restaurants they fondly remember. Feel free to add your memories of these places or others in the comments below. There will be further visits by our time machine to Kansas City restaurants of yesteryear.

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Kin Lin

Most of us have a favorite neighborhood Chinese take-out place, but where can you go if you want to kick up that style of affordable food up a notch and enjoy even more options?

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Blue Koi: Dumplings, Noodles and Asian Delights

Blue Koi is a Kansas City institution with an international reputation thanks to a famous fan. If you are looking for Asian dumplings, noodle dishes, delicious appetizers, soups, and bubble teas, Blue Koi is a dependable, awesome option for Chinese cuisine.

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Shake Shack: Fast Casual Gourmet Burgers and Fries and Shakes

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.

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