Desta's Ethiopian Cuisine

Desta’s Ethiopian Cuisine is an experience like no other. Not only is Desta’s food beautiful and packed with flavor, but her hospitality is unmatched. Desta and her husband Mekuria chat with us about their family, culture, and how to enjoy Ethiopian food if you’re new to the cuisine.

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Sura Eats

Keeyoung Kim is bringing traditional Korean dishes to Kansas City in a modern and approachable way. His Instagram-worthy bowls are packed with flavor and fill your belly with warmth and comfort. But Keeyoung’s story doesn’t just end with his passion for food—he finds purpose in giving back to the community of Kansas City.

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Queen Sweets & Bakery

Queen Sweets is one of Kansas City’s best kept secrets. The Bataineh family originally opened Queen Sweets & Bakery as just that—a bakery, featuring Jordanian and Lebanese desserts. But after many customers asked to try savory Jordanian dishes, they expanded their menu to offer lunch and dinner as well. We’ll hear from Mohamed, Kholoud (aka “Kay”) and their daughter Diyana as they share with us about their food and culture.

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Anita's Cuisine

Anita’s Cuisine might just be the only place in Kansas City where you can find this traditional El Salvadoran sandwich eaten on special occasions — the Panes Rellenos. Similar to a torta, this sandwich, and Anita’s sweet disposition, bring us back time and time again. 

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Sohaila's Kitchen

It’s been Sohaila Humayon’s lifelong dream to open her own restaurant, and her dream has finally come true. She’s serving Pakistani cuisine, with a couple of Indian dishes as well, at her humble food stand in the Lenexa Public Market. You’ll hear from both Sohaila and her daughter Amna who joins us in the studio.

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