What are Lawrence's most iconic menu items? Help us decide

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Since posting this blog on Friday, I’ve gotten lots more suggestions via email, Twitter, Facebook and comments (below). Following are just a few of the new additions. Anything else, foodies of Lawrence? Let me know today!

• Texas Burrito at Border Bandido • Spring roll salad at Zen Zero • Gyros at Mad Greek • Mini-cinnis from Munchers Bakery • Ricotta pancakes at Mariscos • Hot wings at Henry T’s • French toast at Miltons • Shrimp po’ boy at Terrebonne • Biscuits and gravy at Wheatfield’s • Flaming cheese at Mad Greek • Birria at Mexquisito • Biscuits and gravy at Mirth • Potato pancakes at the Roost • Lentil soup at Aladdin Cafe • Vegetarian biscuits and gravy at Aimee’s Coffeehouse


What would you put on a list of Lawrence's food wonders? The Journal-World is looking for our city’s most iconic, most delicious, most notorious, must-have, can’t-miss, original-to-us menu items (yes, we’re aware this is going to be hard to narrow down).

We’ve talked to some local foodies, chefs and restaurateurs. Now we want your input.

Below are a bunch of nominees — a mix of old standbys and potential new classics. Which of these are worthy? Which aren’t? Which other dishes should be on here? Tell us what you think.

Comment below. Comment on Facebook. Shout out on Twitter @saramarieshep or @lcom. Email Sara at sshepherd@ljworld.com. Bring food item directly to Sara at 645 New Hampshire St. (Kidding — she doesn’t accept bribes.)

• Banh Mizza at Limestone Pizza Kitchen

• Bill Self Pasta at 23rd Street Brewery

• Black Bean Quesadillas at Free State Brewing Company

• Buffalo Chicken Meatballs at Merchants

• Cheddar Ale Soup at Free State Brewing Company

• Cinnamon Rolls at Wheatfield’s

• Cream Cheese Doughnuts at Munchers

• French Dip Sandwich at Free State Brewing Company

• Gnocchi (gluten free) at Genovese

• Goober Burger at Yacht Club

• Habanero Salsa at La Parrilla

• Rock Chalk Jayhawk ice cream at Sylas and Maddy’s

• Iguana Dip at Salty Iguana

• Johnny Wilson burger at Johnny’s

• Kale Caesar Salad at Merchants

• Kansas Roll at Wa

• Mama Keno slice at Papa Keno’s

• Phad Thai at Zen Zero

• Pizza at Johnny’s Tavern

• Rabbit Ravioli at 715

• Sausage sandwich at Bigg’s

• Smoke Burger at Burger Stand

• Smoked Trout Crostini at 715

• Thukpa at Zen Zero

• Tortellini cordon blue at Basil Leaf Cafe

• Truffle Fries at Burger Stand

• Tuna Tower at Cafe Beautiful

• Turkey Cranberry Sandwich at Wheatfield’s

• Wang Burger at the Wheel

The Wang Burger at The Wagon Wheel, 507 W. 14th St.

The Wang Burger at The Wagon Wheel, 507 W. 14th St. by Sara Shepherd

Tips welcome!

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Comments

Hilary Robinson 4 months ago

Not a single Terrebonne item? Pity.

Sara Shepherd 4 months ago

"Below are a bunch of nominees... Which of these are worthy? Which aren’t? Which other dishes should be on here? Tell us what you think." Terrebonne's fantastic, of course, what do you think is their No. 1 dish? — Sara Shepherd, LJW

Maal Maal 4 months ago

Eggplant Parm from Mad Greek

Shrimp Po Boy from Terrebonne

Druken Noodles from Zen Zero

Pad Thai from Thai Siam

Veggie Pizza from Rudy's

Shrimp Fettuccine in Lobster Sauce from Basil Leaf

Desert Crepe from AB's Crepes

1/2 & 1/2 Bread from Great Harvest

Jeanne Cunningham 4 months ago

Muncher's Bakery - Mini-Cini's - MIni Cinnamon Rolls. YUMMMMMMMYYYY

Daniel Speicher 4 months ago

Gotta get Jefferson's fried pickles on there as well as the Pineapple Fried Rice at Encore Cafe. OH! And for pizzas... The Papa Rudy at Rudy's Pizzeria, The Stoner's Pie at Fat Freddies and, as a new one, the Carnivore Deep Dish Pizza at Legends Lawrence.

Synthia Somerhalder 4 months ago

Tiramisu from Free State featuring cold press from La Prima

Green Curry (tofu, chicken) from Thai Siam

Sarah Tham Yuen San 4 months ago

Formosa Bakery's Snow-white cupcakes, divine!

Beth Ennis 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Penang Curry at Zen Zero, Chimichanga's at La Parillia, and onion rings at Free State Brewery.
But really, there are so many good restaurants with great food, it's hard to mention them all! That is one of many wonderful things about Lawrence!

JM Andy 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Creamy Crab at Yello Sub. Avocado Chimichurri at Free State.

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