We are enjoying the golden era of dining in Kansas City and food regions are developing in front of our eyes. KCFoodGuys.com wants to introduce you to some of the lessor known restaurant regions in Kansas City. Look for our series of New Dining Destinations in KC articles this summer.
The intersection of 17th & Summit is the best food corner in Kansas City. Located in the WestSide district in downtown Kansas City and West of the a Crossroads. This area features hipster trendy perfectly paired with a bit of Southwest Blvd and has been very busy developing a unique identity for the last 5 years. The Summit and 17th street corridor in the WestSide is the hidden gem of Kansas City. The neighborhood is thriving with new residential construction and beautiful refurbished 3 story homes with architectural merit. Also note, the Summit overpass at 16th @ Summit has one of the best views of the downtown Kansas City dusk skyline. More info, including a micro map is available at a neighborhood site at http://www.17thsummit.com/.
The 17th & Summit corridor is an excellent place to dine and includes a couple of our town’s best.
WestSide Local at 1663 Summit is a Farm-to-Table gastropub concept that has fresh plates and fine dining in a casual atmosphere. They have a great menu that changes frequently but the will feature specialty items like duck, muscles or quaino but also has great burger and fries. Great bar scene, patio beer garden, they grow their own vegetables and has something for everybody.
Novel at 815 Summit is New American fine dining and a Yelp favorite. Locals absolutely rave about Novel including their famous Duroc Pork Chop and the Seared Diver Scallop that are some of the best dishes in Kansas City. Novel provides the ambiance of their quirky venue, 5 star service, and actual chefs that demonstrate their talents on your plate.
BlueBird Cafe on the corner at 1700 Summit is organic bistro excellence in a rustic cute store front. They feature incredible salads, a wide variety if meat dishes, fish, chicken, bison and several vegetable plates. They also serve great breakfast and brunch. The BluBird Cafe is the Kansas City organic mothership.
Los Alamos at 1667 Summit is an authentic Mexican market and cocina. They have great Mexican breakfast tacos and a variety of traditional Mexican dishes. This place is a rustic authentic cocina and there are literally old ladies in the corner booth patting fresh tortillas.
FüD at 813 17th Street is a vegan, rainbow raw, scratch, superfood, gluten-free, vegetarian dream come true. You will change you perspective on food when you see these vegan creations with cashews and monk fruit. This is an over the top food experience, but in a very casual space.
Chez Elle at 1713 Summit is a gourmet Parisian creperie and coffeehouse in the historic Summit theater. They have sweet, savory and breakfast crepes and also features salads, soups and pastries. Gluten free and vegan options also available.
Little Freshie at 811 Summit features a small sandwich menu, espresso bar and a funky soda fountain.
Skip the tourist traps and head to Summit street for Kansas City’s best dining.