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.

People In This Episode

Sohaila Humayon, Owner and Chef

Sohaila Humayon, Owner and Chef

Amna Humayon, Daughter of Sohaila

Amna Humayon, Daughter of Sohaila

Food & Drink In This Episode

It’s not easy. And this dream of mine was like, when I was 50 years old, to have a place like this by myself, work my own hours, not pay a lot of rent... and it’s happening now that I’m 62.
— Sohaila Humayon

About the Region

Sohaila was born in Lahore, Pakistan and is bringing Pakistani and Indian cuisine to Kansas City.



Location & Details

Sohaila’s Kitchen, in the Lenexa Public Market
8750 Penrose Ln, Lenexa, KS 66219

Website / Instagram / Facebook / Yelp

Episode Credits

Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt

Host: Danielle Lehman

Post-Production: Resonate Recordings

Recording Studio: Barrel of the Bottoms

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