Ingredient in Leawood, KS (and Lawrence)
I've been to Ingredient in Leawood two weekends in a row and have been completely happy each time. Last weekend I had the Salmon BST sandwich with grilled and chilled veggies. Really good. The salmon was nicely cooked and I enjoyed the fresh ingredients. This week I had the Honey Wasabi Turkey Burger, again well-cooked, which I throughly enjoyed. Husband had the Dim Sum Chicken Wrap which was spicy and delicious. The food tasted yummy and fresh and I paid about the same amount I would have spent at Applebee's (if I ever went to Applebee's, ahem...). Next time I may save room for dessert.
It's one of our favorites. We've been to the one in Lawrence numerous times, and have been to the Leawood one a few times now. My absolute favorite is the Crispy Asian Beef Salad. I enjoy the many toppings available for waffles at breakfast too- my favorite combo so far was spiced pears, chocolate chips, and caramelized pecans. My only complaint is that I wish you could get half salads or something- it's way too much food for me. Usually, my husband and I share though, since we can normally agree on something.
I had lunch there on Saturday. It was not the best experience. The concept is nice. It reminds me of "The Mixx". I think Ingredient is lacking the proper execution of the dishes. Case in point. I had the fish tacos and the cold veggie salad that you wrote about. I thought the flavor was very bland for both dishes. They looked very nice on my plate, they were just flavorless. That could have been an off day, and I will not rule out going there again, but when I am spending 12-15 dollars on lunch, then I expect a certain quality of food that Ingredient did not deliver on this occasion.