We love supporting local businesses, but we’re also not morning people. So unless we want to walk around the corner to a chain breakfast place, we’re for going out to brunch. One of our favorite spots in Kansas City for brunch is Succotash, a quirky breakfast and lunch restaurant that focuses on fresh, local food. With herbs growing right outside the front door, fresh in-house blended juices, coffee from local roaster Oddly Correct, and a commitment to sourcing produce locally whenever possible that trickles right down to the ketchup, Succotash is our kind of place. There are plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options too, so there’s something for everybody.
Here’s a little peak into our visit this morning:
Jake and I both ordered our favorite, the kitchen sink scramble. It’s a bit of everything: potatoes, peppers, onions, ham, cheese, scrambled eggs, and mushroom gravy. It’s SO SO good. I make a copycat version at home sometimes, but it’s a lot of work to make all of that. And they not only do it better with better ingredients, but they do it for the same price that a chain diner would charge. I have no idea how that’s possible, but I’m thankful for it. We ordered a short stack of blueberry pancakes for the kids to share, expecting tiny pancakes that would just supplement the kids picking off of our plates. They were full sized though, plenty big enough for the kids to share the two pancakes without Jake and I having to share at all. They also brought Jonas out his own plastic cat plate, which he thought was super cool (and we didn’t have to worry about him shattering).
Even though it was packed today, the service was amazing. My coffee cup was never empty and the kids made a bunch of new friends in the staff (Everyone fell in love with Jonas because he was nodding his head with the beat of a White Stripes song. My kids are cute, folks.) And the decor is crazy enough to keep the kids looking around and entertained through the whole meal. This is the first meal out in a long while that didn’t end with Jonas trying to escape before Jake and I were done eating (it is exhausting trying to keep hold of a squirming toddler, as I’m sure many of you know). So even if we didn’t love the place in its own right, we’d be stoked about that.
What local places do you love to eat at in your city or town?