Bon Appetit named Baba’s Pantry among the best new restaurants

by: Kansas City Business Journal

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Only one Kansas City-area eatery made it Bon appetit‘s ranking of the nation’s 50 best new restaurants, and you can find it tucked away in Brookside.

The foodie magazine released its list on Thursday. The only establishment in Missouri or Kansas to land in the ranking is Baba’s Pantry at 1019 E. 63rd St., just west of Troost Avenue.

Bon appetit called Chef Yahia Kamal, who leads a family-run restaurant, “a fixture of the Kansas City food scene for almost two decades”. Kamal was born in Palestine, and his restaurant “proudly and explicitly celebrates the food of his homeland,” Bon appetit write it.

The article calls Baba’s Pantry a “warm and inviting space” that provides an ideal platform for “bountiful creativity.”

After describing the restaurant’s hummus as “velvet-smooth” and its falafel as “impossibly dry,” the magazine recommends ordering hummus with added beef kebabs, falafel pita sandwiches and baklava.

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