Some of the best things I have learned about a restaurant come directly from the staff. The other few items that I figure out are on my own. If someone told me they were going to put me in an airplane and fly me to Wichita I would go on one condition.
That condition is that our first stop would be at HomeGrown Wichita. Yes, it is that good. So I am a very particular foodie. I believe in fresh food, served with a smile when I am dining out. I love creative, inventive menus, that let you eat like you are at home, but someone else gets to do the dishes!
7 Things You Gotta Know About HomeGrown Wichita will help you time manage so you enjoy your dining experience. This is a foodie expedition at HomeGrown Wichita.
In other words, you are going on an empty belly that wants to chomp, indulge, discover, feast, and polish off every last morsel. Your HomeGrown Wichita experience will be this in every way!
Cultivate Kindness and Watch Yourself Grow
The philosophy to ‘cultivate kindness’ is strictly abided by HomeGrown. From their incredibly friendly staff to their food partners, they completely embody the Cultivate Kindness climate.
What makes a great restaurant is when it involves the community and HomeGrown Wichita has local partners. So what makes this great? The people and the food!
Additionally, you are enjoying, freshly curated eats, not processed and delivered by a food purveyor. My personal thanks to HomeGrown Wichita for providing such a great morning to me and Kallie!
There’s A Bar Y’all and It’s Open in the Morning! (1)
When you smell what I smelled when I walk through the doors, your olfactory will kick into overdrive and then you will see the bar. From alcohol to juice, cozy on up and grab a seat. Sip. Sip. Hooray!
Speaking of the bar area, it’s really pretty in here. The Bar Area is colorful and the source for those specialty coffees too. See, I can find a lot of reasons to sit at the bar, but the best is yet to come!
Get Here Early (2)
HomeGrown kicks from open till close, but, it really gets busy come 8:30A. If you have ever heard the phrase, ‘the early bird catches the worm’ it is more the ‘early arriver gets the seat!’ There are booths, tables, and bar seats, and lots of them, but it’s so good here, lots of people come.
Get ahead of the crowds, arrive early before anyone is up! Since you got there early, makes sure to follow my next insider’s tip!
Watch The Sun Rise and Get Jolly Green about it! (3)
You are up, and you need a Sunrise or Jolly Green, both of which are cranked at the bar. No, there is no alcohol in these drinks, they are Power Juices. Inside of the Jolly Green is apples, cucumbers, celery, spinach, kale, grapes, and lemon.
The Sunrise is a mix of carrots, apples, pineapple, and fresh ginger. Once you try this, there’s simply nothing that is better. The flavors are perfection. Also, the fresh squeezed orange juice is simply fantastic. It’s not over-pulpified, rather it is smooth and tasty. Order a glass.
Where’s The Margarita (4)
I mean I saw a bar, so I had to have a Margarita. See it. Ask for it. Enjoy it. Sip. Sip. Hooray! Now the only thing missing was Amy (our friend at HomeGrown) being able to hang out and drink one with me!
Put your hands around that glass filled with fresh squeezed OJ (see I am doing something healthy right?), Patron Silver Tequila and orange liqueur. Sip. Swallow. Repeat! You might even try to follow a sip with a bite of that food on your table!
Truly, you might have gotten up early for your breakfast, but the Sunshine Margarita might slow you down a bit, lol! From my first sip to my last, it was excellent.
HomeGrown Coffeecake (5)
Ar you ready to dine on what I believe could curate a cult-like following? Trust me, this coffeecake is going to be something you will remember and come back for! The coffeecake is good on its own, but when you add that Buttermilk Caramel Sauce to the top…..whhhhoooaaa!
Want to talk about a foodgasmic moment? Well there it is and it all happened with a bite of food.
Homemade Pop-Tarts (6)
Growing up, PopTarts in my home were a staple. I loved the gritty cinnamon taste, especially when it was heated. However, those traditional toaster pastries have been put to shame and shall not rise again to my lips.
I done been spoiled! Yes, I know that English is not proper but it does describe the foodie moment I had. You will note that it was a moment because from the moment my teeth sunk into these Pop-Tarts I chowed-down fast!
Seriously you did not think I would share something so good even on a girlfriend getaway! Every Gal for herself when it comes to food!
Avocado Toast (7)
You can eat here even if you don’t like eggs or eat eggs or are a vegetarian, etc. Yahoo. It’s hard to find places like this and the food, OMG!
Every morning at home, I have my own foodie ritual creating new forms of a basic Avocado Toast. I love it. Now for those of you that are judging, stop! Do I tell you not to eat eggs and bacon? TO me, Avocado Toast is like that platter of bacon and eggs you are eating!
My point, this was the Best Avocado Toast I had on the road, the kind that comes close to my own style. What it did not have on it, and I wish it would have (only because it would have mirrored my daily creation) was Arugula.
My First Stop Next Time Through Wichita will be HomeGrown
For sensational dishes that will always please and food that will keep you coming back, HomeGrown Wichita is the place. Simple foods, not masked with a ton of ingredients, just boasting lots of flavors. These are the 7 things you gotta know about HomeGrown Wichita, and anything else you can learn while you are there!
HomeGrown Wichita is quintessential to any time spent in Wichita. See you soon! ~ Dana Xo