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Kansas City's 5 best spots to score affordable Mediterranean food

Kansas City's 5 best spots to score affordable Mediterranean food
Queen Sweets & Bakery. | Photo: Danny B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 21, 2020.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Mediterranean fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mediterranean restaurants around Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. Queen Sweets & Bakery

Photo: Ralphie S./Yelp

Topping the list is Queen Sweets & Bakery. Located at 4107 N. Cherry St. in River View, the Mediterranean spot is the highest-rated cheap Mediterranean restaurant in Kansas City, boasting five stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp.

Regarding signature items, "Home-cooked Mediterranean dishes" it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

2. Gyro Grill Cafe

Photo: Danny B./Yelp

Next up is Tanglewood And Regency North's Gyro Grill Cafe, situated at 412 N.W. Englewood Road. With 4.5 stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp, the Mediterranean and Greek spot, offering sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.

We turned there for more about Gyro Grill Cafe.

"Gyro Grill Cafe is proud to be a locally owned restaurant in the Northland," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Opened since 2016, our focus is to offer fresh handmade ingredients in a casual, relaxing environment.​"

3. Zaina

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Central Business District-Downtown's Zaina, located at 1108 Grand Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive Mediterranean, Greek and Lebanese spot four stars out of 206 reviews.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Zaina.

"Local business, family-owned and operated," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile.

As to what the business is known for, "Zaina's mission is to bring you food with fresh ingredients, old-world flavors and authentic Mediterranean recipes passed down generations," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.

4. Papu's Café

Photo: Papu’s Café/Yelp

Papu's Café, a Mediterranean and Greek spot in Ward Parkway, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 194 Yelp reviews. Head over to 604 W. 75th St. to see for yourself.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Papu's Café.

"Papu's is fast and fresh Mediterranean cuisine," it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "The sauces and hummus are made from scratch daily. We have a small tailored menu of traditional fare like gyros and shawarma chicken sandwiches, falafel fritters and tabouli salad."

5. Marble Top Cafe

Photo: Jeff N./Yelp

Last but not least, there's Marble Top Cafe, a Ward Parkway Plaza favorite with four stars out of 141 reviews. Stop by 8436 Ward Parkway Plaza to hit up the Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Greek spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget.


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