Johnson County residents can now enjoy a wholesome and delicious dining experience at Whole Harvest Kitchen, a plant-based eatery that recently opened its doors in Leawood. This opening marks the company’s first brick-and-mortar restaurant, after starting out as a meal delivery service in 2018. Located at 4853 W. 117th St., Whole Harvest Kitchen can be found on the east end of the Town Center Plaza shopping center in Leawood, neighboring the vitamin and supplement store GNC.
Operating Hours and Delicious Menu
Whole Harvest Kitchen currently operates from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant’s menu features “whole food” items like hummus bowls, Mediterranean salads, jackfruit pizzas, and vegetable dumplings. Additionally, sweet treats such as chocolate fudge cake, dark chocolate truffles, and “nice cream” (made from bananas) are available, with plans to add grab-and-go offerings like wraps and salads.
All items on the Whole Harvest menu are plant-based and oil-free, replicating the typical Blue Zone diet. Several ingredients are locally-sourced from Kansas and Missouri, showcasing the restaurant’s commitment to supporting local producers.
Executive Chef’s Personal Journey
Will Harris, the executive chef at Whole Harvest Kitchen, has a personal connection to the restaurant’s plant-based focus. After transitioning to a primarily plant-based diet, Harris experienced significant improvements in his health, which he attributes to his new dietary choices. His personal favorite menu items at Whole Harvest Kitchen include the sourdough pizzas and the mushroom dishes, such as the K.C. Barbecue Plate with jackfruit and barbecue mushrooms.
Expansion Plans for Whole Harvest Kitchen
Whole Harvest Kitchen intends to expand with more brick-and-mortar restaurants in Johnson County and across the country. Ultimately, Harris said, the aim of the restaurant is not to be an explicitly vegan restaurant, but a restaurant that serves great food – and just happens to be vegan. “We’re not trying to change the way anybody eats. But if you do this once or twice a week, maybe it’s a gateway for you to like to change or get better to get healthier,” he said.
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