Colonial Gardens proves once again they are more than a garden center. Their newest farm to table restaurant is another example of staying true to their mission of inspiring the community through food. By working with farmers who are committed to regenerative and sustainable agriculture, seasonal dishes are created on-site using the highest quality produce, meats, cheeses, herbs, and grains. Stop by between 8am – 3pm to enjoy breakfast, lunch, desserts, and drinks. Seating is first come, first served, with both indoor and outdoor seating options.
Since opening in 2010, owners Kevin & Debbie Eck and Keith & Mindi Odehnal have been dedicated to sharing the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars. Located in Summit Fair Shopping Center, with a second location in Zona Rosa, the stores carry over 50 flavors of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars along with a variety of gourmet foods. Be sure to ask for recommendations as they are always happy to help guide you on a path to healthy and delicious eating!
Cookie Jar Bakery
Cookie Jar Bakery’s owner Lisa Hatfield has come a long way from baking cookies in her Easy Bake oven as a child and later decorating cakes in her mother’s bake shops. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she and her husband operate a thriving bakery business in Downtown Lee’s Summit using secret family recipes from her mom. As the name implies, cookies are their specialty. If you don’t find a design to fit your needs among their more than 400 cookie cutter shapes, they’ll create one! Lisa also still uses her cake decorating skills by offering delicious and beautiful wedding and birthday cakes.
Like many specialty bakeries, the quality of the product is influenced in large part by the passion of the owners, and Skratch Bakery owner, Ron Kelly, delivers. By using the finest ingredients, Ron creates delicious cakes, cookies, and yummy treats. But, his scrumptious cinnamon rolls and biscuits & gravy have earned him a dedicated following.Skratch Bakery is open Wednesday – Saturday from 8am – 2pm. Stop by and see why Ron says, “Everything tastes better from Skratch!”
A Thyme for Everything
A visit to Downtown Lee’s Summit would not be complete without a stop at A Thyme for Everything! Offering useful kitchen supplies and gourmet food items including local and gluten free selections, you are certain to find the perfect gift or “must have” for your own kitchen. Take one of their classes on techniques such as cookie decorating, classy Italian dishes or a delicious fall dinner to impress your friends and family. Don’t forget to stop by their candy counter for fine chocolates including Christopher Elbow, Abdallah Chocolates and more!
Hertzog Meat Co.
The Hertzog name is well known in Lee’s Summit and the Hertzog Meat Co. plans to take that recognition even farther. Operating out of Butler, Missouri, this premier butcher shop offers locally grown, all natural, high quality beef products. But you won’t need to travel to Butler to stock up for your next tailgate party. Their products can now be found at the HyVee on 3rd Street in Lee’s Summit.
Flavor Spice Shop & Specialty Food Market
“We Make Life Taste Better” is the mantra at FLAVOR, your local spice shop, marketplace and food lab. Born from her love of cooking, Amy Keith took a leap of faith in 2019 to build a place where she can give other food enthusiasts and experimenters exactly what she was always looking for. “Food is one of the few things in the world that bonds us all” Keith said, “I want FLAVOR to be a place where we can explore that together!” FLAVOR offers spices, seasonings, locally grown fresh herbs, oils, local barbecue sauces and much more.
Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market
From produce to smoked cheese and premium cuts of meat, the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market is your source of local food. Located at the corner of Second and Douglas and open every Saturday and Wednesday from 8 am – Noon until November 20th the Farmer’s market features nearly 40 local individuals, farms and businesses serving fresh fruit, baked goods, plants, and flowers. Grab a friend and make plans to visit and support your neighbors!
Nadler’s Beef Snack Sticks and Jerky have been a customer favorite for over 40 years. Custom flavors like Cheddar & Jalapeno, Sweet & Spicy, Cracked Pepper & Garlic, and Honey BBQ make Nadler’s our area’s premier meat supplier. Made from premium cuts of beef and a blend of spices, Beef Snack Sticks and Jerky are the perfect protein snack for any occasion. On top of the snack sticks, Nadler’s also offers Wisconsin cheeses, summer sausage, and sauces.