Gracing the corner of 39th and Wyoming, Aladdin Cafe has created an impressive track record in the Kansas City community. Since opening in 2006 they've received numerous reviews from the Kansas City Star, Pitch magazine and some Best of Kansas City awards. That being said, it should come as no surprise that the food is darn good.
Walking in, the first thing that hit me was the aroma of freshly made baklava. Automatically this place had my heart.
And the lentil soup just sealed the deal.
I'm a lentil soup lover, but this is like nothing I've ever tasted before. Ingredients include red lentils, carrots and corn, seasoned with saffron curry, cumin and lemon. The flavors are so bold and there's a kick of spice at the end of each bite. This soup is a must have item when you go.
Up next, the Falafel and Baba Ghanouj on pita bread. Let's be honest, I ordered this because I was dying to say baba ghanouj. Baba ghanouj. Baba ghanoooooooooooooouj. Okay, I'll stop.
Even more amazing than its name, this pita is incredible. Such great flavors of roasted eggplant, falafel and tahini sauce.
I even stole a bite of the Shish Taouk...
Equally amazing. And the neon yellow chicken is pretty fun to look at.
At Aladdin Cafe, it doesn't take a genie to make your wishes come true, you can expect delicious food at a great price. Case in point: my lunch, lentil soup included, was only $6.99.