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.

People In This Episode

Mohamed & Kholoud “Kay” Bataineh

Mohamed & Kholoud “Kay” Bataineh

Diyana Bataineh

Diyana Bataineh


Food & Drink In This Episode

We had 8,000 dollars, that’s it. And he said ‘are you sure about this? Because if we waste the last 8,000 dollars, that’s it — we’re gonna start from zero.’ We didn’t have nothing. I said, ‘no worries. I know my food’s gonna go, and you’re gonna sell it.’
— Kholoud Bataineh

About the Region

The Bataineh Family is from Jordan and are bringing Jordanian and Lebanese eats to Kansas City.



Location & Details

Queen Sweets & Bakery
4107 N Cherry St, North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Episode Credits

Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt

Host: Danielle Lehman

Post-Production: Resonate Recordings

Recording Studio: Barrel of the Bottoms