Every city in America has its own iconic foods, but sometimes we aren’t always craving barbecue. It’s hard to believe, but there are people who live here and rarely eat it! For a city with one
really iconic food item, it’s sometimes hard to feel like the others get their share of the limelight. For that reason, here’s a list of 11 dishes in Kansas City to eat before you die. Luckily, they are mostly not barbecue. Mostly.
1. Beignets at... Beignet!
Beignets are a special sort of treat, and Beignet (the restaurant) serves authentic Cajun food of many types. However, these pastries are always flying out the doors, and for good reason. They come in so many flavors!
Beignet is located at 307 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
2. Oysters at Bristol Seafood Grill
If you're not a fan of oysters, there are so many other great dishes that Bristol has to offer. However, if you
do like oysters, then you'll find this is one of the best places for them. They're delicious and served on a bed of ice with lemon. I wouldn't have them any other way!
Bristol Grill is located at 51 E 14th St., Kansas City, MO.
3. One of everything at Christopher Elbow's
I mean it sincerely when I tell you that these chocolates are a work of art, inside and out. They're on the pricey side, for obvious reasons, but they have sales on Final Fridays where each decadent piece is just $1.
Christopher Elbow's Artisinal Chocolates can be found at 1819 McGee St., Kansas City, MO.
4. A cheese slipper at Fervere
I know that a cheese slipper sounds like a breakfast accident, but I assure you that these creations are definitely ordered on purpose. They come with anything from tomatoes to eggs as toppings, but you'll have to taste one to understand their beauty.
Fervere is located at Highlights info row image 1702 Summit St., Kansas City, MO.
5. All the meat you could want at Fogo de Chão
This Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant serves never-ending meats at a flat price per person, which makes it a little more expensive but possibly the best idea ever. You pay to have endless meats like lamb, filet mignon, and other great variations served to you as long as you keep your card green.
Fogo de Chão is located at 222 West 47th St., Kansas City, MO.
6. Chicken Spiedini Georgio at Garozzo's
This awesome dish is authentic Italian fare at its finest. If you can't decide on what to eat in Kansas City, consider Italian at Garozzo's!
Garozzo's is located at 526 Harrison St., Kansas City, MO.
7. Burnt ends on a bun at Gates Bar-B-Q
These burnt ends are perfectly at home in a bun, and you'll have a great time tasting them.
Gates Bar-B-Q is located at 1325 Emanuel Cleaver Ii Blvd., Kansas City, MO.
8. A rack of ribs (or whatever isn't already gone) at Joe's Kansas City BBQ.
If you live and eat in Kansas City, then you have to try Joe's. If you haven't, are you really living? All jokes aside, this awesome little joint is a must for all locals.
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que is located at 3002 W 47th Ave., Kansas City, KS.
9. Fried chicken at Stroud's
Tasty fried chicken is almost as common as BBQ here, and Stroud's is a delicious part of Kansas City's restaurant base. Where else will you find homemade fried chicken?
Stroud's is located at 5410 NE Oak Ridge Rd., Kansas City, MO.
10. Wings at The Peanut
These wings are so good, you'll think you can fly off with them. Really though, they have extra meat attached that other places just don't have. Plus, their other bar food is excellent as well!
The Peanut is located at 418 W 9th St., Kansas City, MO.
11. A KC Strip at The Rieger
KC Strips are a cut of meat named after the city, so it makes sense to try one while you're here. This restaurant just happens to be one of the best places for one in town, so you've gotta give it a try!
The Rieger is located at 1924 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
Have you tried all these awesome things to eat in Kansas City restaurants? Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!