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.
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.
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.