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May 20, 2008 06:11 AM

Eastern European in KC

Does anyone know of any Eastern European restaurants in Kansas City (Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, etc.)? Thanks, in advance.

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  1. I don't know of a regular restaurant but in Independence there is a bakery called Kobe House. Sometimes they have a couple of things that aren't bakery items that are Czech. Their website is I think. Excellent bakery items.

    1. Grinders has a Hungarian guy come in on Monday night and make Hungarian specialities. I've never been, so I can't vouch for the quality, but I know the guy was brought in by popular demand when the other place he was cooking closed (do I have that right?)

      You might also call the Strawberry Hill Museum to see if they can hook you up with some Croatian delicacies ( Looks like they have a tea room with "Slavic desserts." You might also call a couple of the churches in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood. You might also check out this ( Krizman's House of Sausages in downtown KCK sounds like a good place to start.

        1. Okay, Okay - I have debating bringing up the chain - but there is a Kolache Factory in Joco - at 135th? Near Ethan Allen in the strip mall.
          The Kolaches are what you'd expect. I had the savor not sweet ones.

          Fining Easter Euro delights in KC is my long suffering goal.

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          1. re: stellamystar

            Thanks for that tip, stellmystar. In Kansas City, beggars can't be choosers.

            1. re: ulterior epicure

              Also, Barb's Kolaches in Shawnee, off SM Pkwy west of Monticello. They also make bierocks, but call ahead.

          2. there is a small market on 79th st, just west of Metcalf. (maybe its named Taste of Russia?) Eastern european food and goods, lunch special most days.

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            1. re: goroe

              Yeah, I just noticed that big "lunch specials $3.99" sign on Saturday. It was early, so they weren't open for lunch. I was in there a year+ ago and it was simply grocery, I thought.

              Any idea what the lunches served are like?

              1. re: Aaron Deacon

                .there are a few regular items and rotating specials- plenty of things to try some recognizable by name some not. I was there on Sat afternoon and the experience was a hoot- very loud bad 80's rock music playing outside in the market area, just as bad music playing inside too- They specialize in lamb and some beef (both fresh every Thursday) nice eatern european folks own/operate it. Its been there for 8 yrs.

                1. re: goroe

                  Can you eat in? I don't recall seeing any tables. I also thought it was owned by an Egyptian couple who had bought it from the original owner. I thought they had steered the Russian angle a little more toward Georgian/Armenian/Turkish, while keeping a nice stock of more traditionally E. European goods. I'm pretty sure I got some basturma there. My memory is obviously not real clear though...definitely need to check it out again. Thanks.