This is a quick little list of some of our favorite places to eat in town.
We figured we might as well start with what seems to be the “peoples choice” when it comes to food in Lenexa. Minskys is a KC staple and has been around for years. They were one of the first pizza places in the metro area to offer up gluten free options. It’s a good, quality pizza. The pizza they make is second to none. It takes a little longer than the chain pizza places, but its well worth the wait.
Here’s what they have to say in their own words:
Premium, as well as going to stay by doing this.
At Minsky’s, “Premium, and also going to remain that way” is greater than simply a motto. From the moment you bite into one of our award-winning premium pizzas, you’ll understand why Minsky’s has actually been consistently elected “Kansas City’s Finest Pizza!” Our tasty pizzas start with hand-rolled dough layered with generous sections of lean, succulent meats, fresh-cut vegetables, aromatic natural herbs and also covered with ONE HUNDRED% Wisconsin mozzarella, then baked to bubbling perfection. Our Initial or Honey Whole Wheat doughs are both provided in Thin + Crispy, Minsky’s Original or Deep Dish Pan. Teamed with your preferred beverages from our complete bar, we believe you’ll taste why Minsky’s Pizza has actually been Kansas City’s preferred neighborhood restaurant for 39 years.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING EXCITING TO APPRECIATE!
We offer various other tempting exquisite productions. Pick from our warm sandwiches, handmade calzones, pastas, yard fresh salads, appetizers as well as desserts. As well as, our Philly Cheesesteak is as initial as you’ll find anywhere. By finger or fork, Minsky’s tempting choices are unequaled perfection.
They strive to fulfill your nutritional needs and also goals with our tailored exquisite pizzas, salads, appetizers and desserts. Minsky’s Pizza obtained FANTASTIC Kitchen areas training from the National Foundation for Celiac Understanding. Feel good … we use just the finest and freshest components in addition to deal Daiya Deliciously Milk Free cheese.
We supply various other appealing exquisite creations. We aim to fulfill your nutritional demands and also goals with our made to order exquisite pizzas, appetizers, salads and also desserts.
2) Mi Ranchito:
We love this place. Its not your typical Tex-Mex joint. They have a spin dip that is amazing and well worth cheating on your diet to partake of.
Here’s a little blurb about Mi Ranchito.
The owners were born in a small farmhouse in the heart of Mexico. In 2004, they opened up the initial Mi Ranchito Mexican restaurant in Olathe, KS. Constantly applying to their slogan “Outstanding Food, Excellent Solution,” they constructed a dedicated clients. So many people loved taking their family and friends to consume at Mi Ranchito over the following year, they quickly outgrew the original location and released up another dining establishment. You could now alleviate on your own to the very best Mexican food and client service at any of our seven areas around the Kansas City city and also bordering area.
At Mi Ranchito, we take satisfaction in providing our clients with the most effective Mexican Food in Kansas City. We know that this indicates providing you as well as your loved ones with wonderful customer support and amazing Mexican food, offered by the friendliest individuals in Kansas City. Our goal is to not merely dish out the exact same typical food that other Mexican Dining establishments are content with. Whatsoever of our locations, we believe in house food preparation and also serve just the best products. We take extreme pride in food preparation every little thing simply for you. It goes directly from our kitchen to your table– simply the means a fine Mexican Restaurant need to do it.
3) Sweet Siam Thai Food
Priced a little higher than your average sushi place, but its well worth it. If the HyVee sushi, on a scale of 1-10 is a 3, then the stuff at Sweet Siam is an 11 🙂 Wonderful Siam Thai Restaurant is a new 96-seat, full-service dining establishment developed by proprietor Michael, that started operating in the management of similar Thai dining establishments in Georgia and also Alabama in college. Michael, that is originally from Mission KS, briefly enrolled at the University of Kansas and after that moved to Atlanta to help his uncle, who co-founded the preferred Surin’s of Thailand restaurant in midtown Atlanta. After learning the business in Atlanta, Michael transferred to Birmingham, AL to assist open up Surin West, as well as examined company at the College of Alabama-Birmingham. After more than 18 years helping the Surin’s household of restaurants, Michael left Birmingham to return to his hometown to start his very own dining establishment, bringing with him numerous remarkable Thai cooks that have more than HALF A CENTURY of cooking know how.
4) Black Dog Coffeehouse.
Our family of passionate baristas and also bakers welcomes you ahead delight in a comfy setting and also tasty items. Our coffee shop boasts superb coffee baked by Carrier Coffee in Kansas City, a full lunch and breakfast food selection, and distinctive toast supplied by our companion pastry shop right next door, Ibis Bread Firm. It’s the best place to meet with a good friend, do work away from house or the office, mesmerize on your researches or merely get a dish.
When you walk from Blackdog’s doors you will find yourself among students, musicians, artists, book worms, families, video game fanatics, company men and women, and also a whole slew of others. We put a great deal of time and care into dealing with all our consumers’ requirements and needs from tasks as well as occasions such as exhibitions of regional art, online game nights and also a large boardroom anyone can book for personal meetings, events or clubs. You will certainly always locate something fun and also exciting going on at Blackdog!
4) Zarda BBQ
On the first day there was a line twisted around the structure. From opening up day ahead, the area has actually never ever reduced. The company was going similarly too in Blue Springs– as a matter of fact, the front runner Zarda place was lacking area. Mike and also Jerry hunted a brand-new place along the exact same extremely noticeable stretch of Missouri Freeway 7 as well as began to construct. As soon as finished, they had actually increased their square video footage and also included exactly what would certainly end up being a popular reception as well as occasion room– similar to just what was integrated.
For many years, the children had actually discovered a point or 2 by enjoying their daddy smoke meat in his old homemade block pit. They were particular the Ozark hickory from their days in advancement would certainly be the best method to produce the taste they were trying to find. In time, they grasped the smoking cigarettes procedure as well as their ribs, sliced up meats and also scorched ends, which were promptly ending up being severe regional faves. Plus their vinegar and also oil coleslaw as well as mouthwatering baked beans (developed from Zarda matriarch Grandmother Lucy’s dish) were starting to handle a cult following of their very own. The youngest bro, Steve Zarda started aiding his siblings at the Bar-B-Q. After a couple of years the siblings chose they should release a place on the Kansas side, closer to where the Zarda Household matured. In June of 1979 the place was birthed.
Prior to there was a Zarda Bar-B-Q there were Zarda Drive-Ins; a collection of burger stands created by Norbert Zarda, spread throughout Kansas City in Merriam, Gladstone and also Blue Springs. “Grandfather Norb” instilled a straightforward as well as solid job principles in his 3 children Jerry, Mike as well as Steve, and also expanding up they could possibly usually be located functioning in one of Grandfather Norb’s carwashes as well as, of training course, the Zarda Drive-Ins. In 1976 Jerry and also Mike Zarda, after investing time in genuine estate growth in the Ozark hillsides a couple of hrs southern of Kansas City, made a decision to open up the initial ever before Zarda Bar-B-Q in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Prior to there was a Zarda Bar-B-Q there were Zarda Drive-Ins; a collection of burger stands developed by Norbert Zarda, spread throughout Kansas City in Merriam, Gladstone as well as Blue Springs. “Grandfather Norb” instilled a sincere and also solid job values in his 3 children Jerry, Mike as well as Steve, and also maturing they could possibly usually be located operating in among Grandfather Norb’s carwashes as well as, naturally, the Zarda Drive-Ins. Norb Zarda influenced a business spirit in the children. In 1976 Jerry as well as Mike Zarda, after hanging out in property growth in the Ozark hillsides a couple of hrs southern of Kansas City, chose to release the very first Zarda Bar-B-Q in Blue Springs, Missouri.
5) Grinders in the suburbs
Long term residents will know this building as the old Stonewall Pizza place. Located at 10240 Pflumm Rd in Lenexa, KS the building looks pretty much the same but with some expansion space out back. The food is everything that the Crossroads location has to offer. It’s consistent and very very good. Stretch, the owner has some innovative pizza recipes or “pies” as they call them. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in and try the Bengal Tiger pizza. Its made with with tandori chicken, real crab meat, and hearts of palm and cilantro. Grinders also has their own hot sauces that they put on their wings. In a very cool move, the art work was all created by Kansas City locals.