Best Road Trip Food Stops Around KC for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The best grab-and-go dining for the vehicle-bound.



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   LIQUID LUNCH

evolve paleo juices

spicy greens juice at evolve paleo

   Evolve Paleo

   ​In the mood for a liquid lunch? Make a smart choice with something quick, easy and energy-boosting at Evolve Paleo. The juices are pressed fresh on-site and come in just about any flavor combination you can imagine (we’re fans of the Spicy Greens juice, a green apple, kale, lime, parsley, celery and jalapeno concoction). Evolve uses a cold-press method for its juices, which means that the veggies and fruits that go into their drinks retain all their natural vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

   Want a little more oomph in your lunch? Sidle on up to the smoothie bar and get yourself a Super Green smoothie made with kale, spinach, orange, strawberry, banana, avocado and hemp milk. Go get those vitamins!

   Evolve Paleo, locations in Lenexa and Kansas City. www.evolvepaleochef.com

 

Filling Station Coffee Beastie beet

Beastie Beet at Filling Station Coffee

   Filling Station Coffee

   What’s better than watching a fresh-squeezed juice made just for you right before your eyes? Getting to order it using a killer pun. The word play game is strong at Filling Station Coffee, where you can order a What the Kale (kale, cucumber, jalapeno, celery, Granny Smith apple and cilantro), a Red-Headed Stepchild (red bell pepper, apple and carrot) or — our favorite — the Beastie Beet (beet, apple, orange and lime). The colors in each of these juices are so rich and vibrant you’ll feel like you’re drinking a bit of a rainbow.

   Bonus: If you’re still hungry, Filling Station has a variety of highly noshable lunch options, including croissant sandwiches and Meshuggah Bagels. Yum!

   Filling Station Coffee has locations in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit. www.fillingstationcoffee.com

funky monkey tloft

funky monkey at t.loft

   T. Loft

   Gone are the days of Slim Fast shakes: Today, a meal replacement drink doesn’t have to taste like powdered milk gone bad. The folks at T. Loft are experts at creating a protein shake that tastes more like a decadent treat than a diet food. Case in point: The Funky Monkey, a thick and creamy blend of nutritious and plant-based Vega One chocolate protein, bananas and powdered peanut butter (PB2). Translation? The Funky Monkey is basically the sexy, health-minded love child of a banana and a peanut butter cup.

   Not a chocolate fan? Check out the Almond Dream featuring vanilla protein, bananas, almonds and cinnamon. Now that’s a power lunch.

   T. Loft, locations in Kansas City, Leawood and Lawrence. www.tloft.com