FuD

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813 W 17th St (at Summit), Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 64108

Eclectic parlor serving vegan food with raw food and gluten-free options. Includes raw tacos, rice "meat" and cashew cheese, soft serve cashew ice cream with cacao fudge sauce, pulled jack BBQ sandwich, raw ice cream, and vegan donuts. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Previously order at the counter and change to table service. Operating since Apr 2010 in Kansas City Westside neighborhood. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar

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First Review by allycat

Delicious! - Edit

This restaurant is adorable and welcoming. I was happy to find they offered gluten-free options as well. The mushroom mac and cheese was delicious and I never would have known it was gluten-free. The cheese was superb and the portion was perfect.

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THE Place for Vegan Food in KCMO - Edit

I was in Kansas City for a family reunion. I was told there would be vegan options. There were none. It's ok. FuD came to the rescue. The menu is pretty freggin extensive, so much so, I missed the entire back page!

TATER MOONS
Little, light fried, moon-shaped potatoes served with what they call Thrilla & Chilla sauces. The "thriller" is supposed to be a spicy, jalapeño sauce, and if I recall correctly, the "chilla" was supposed to be like a queso-type sauce? I don't recall because I didn't receive any of the chilla sauce. The thrilla sauce was very good, but it was not spicy. The taters were good though, and for the amount that they give you, I felt it was worth the $4.

JALAPEÑO FRITTERS
5 or 6 fried balls of yum. They looked like large hush puppies. I felt that they could've used a little more flavor, more jalapeños, and they were a tad bit too doughy. They were ok, but not worth $7, IMO.


TAQUITO TRIO
Everyone loves tacos. Taquitos are like little taco babies rolled up in warm tortilla blankets and sung to sleep by a deep fryer. What's not to love?! FuD does taquitos right, and I was extra happy that they allowed me to sub the mushroom for an extra chkn taquito. Delicious and worth the $8.

PHISHWICH
A large fried "fish" sandwich made from jackfruit. Very good, but be advised that whatever they use to give this vegan seawich its fishy flavor, it has a strong and overpowering flavor. Bring tic tacs. $9.


JACK BBQ
Deliciously succulent BBQ flavored jackfruit pressed between grilled sourdough bread. It is SO good! You can order as a 1/2 size for $5, or whole for $9; either price is worth it!


DESSERT - CASHEW MILK SOFT SERVE w/ CARAMEL SAUCE
Another OMG moment at FuD. Delicious vegan soft service and an amazing vegan caramel sauce. $7.50 for a large cup with a topping. SO worth it!


There were only a few things that I did not like: 1 - I was charged over $6 (15%) in carry out charges without being informed. I didn't know about it until I looked at my receipt. 2 - One employee (black dress) was less than friendly. 3 - When I arrived, there was only like one other couple there. When we left, it was full and most of the tables had their food before I received my carry out order.

In all, the food was great and I would definitely return again to try the back side of the menu, which appeared to be Mexican-inspired cuisine.

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very cool - Edit

This is a small but cool little spot with a variety of options on the menu. I had the breakfast Mac and the the sweet stack for dessert with an iced green tea (eyes were FAR larger than my stomach). Both were absolutely delicious! I wish I were in town longer because I'd really like to go back and sample some more items on the menu.

Pros: staff is very friendly, large variety, tasty food

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So many choices on the menu! - Edit

The BBQ jackfruit sandwich was quite tasty, but I prefer jackfruit that is a little more shredded or "pulled". This sandwich had too many jackfruit chunks for my liking. The indulgent greasy, crispy, fresh bread was incredible.

The nachos appetizer was super good...I definitely recommend.

The options on the menu confused me a little bit because descriptions aren't offered for many non-obvious items. Server was happy to help with explanations of the items in question.

If in Kansas City again, I will definitely return. FuD is a Kansas City vegan gem!

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Best food ever, vegan or not! - Edit

So I finally visited this restaurant, and I would have to say, it's pretty much the best food ever. I took multiple non-vegans there and they were SO impressed. Their jackfruit Ruben is to die for, my non-vegan mother says it's the best Ruben she's ever had. Period. This place is my favorite. ❤️️

Pros: All vegan menu, Friendly Staff, Great food

Cons: Long wait times, order ahead if you can!

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BBQ Sandwich - Edit

Great jackfruit BBQ sandwich with GF bread! Lots of other options on the menu that look great. Nice staff and decent prices.

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Yummy, Fun, and Unique - Edit

I loved this place I got the raw rainbow wrap I believe it was called and it was sooo satisfying and delicious I paired it with the mac and cheese cause I wasn't sure it would be enough but it definitely did I could only eat a couple bites of the mac and cheese before I was stuffed I also took home one of the specials the "chickwich" and if it tastes half as good as it smells I'll be in heaven!

Pros: Friendly , No Honey :) , Great at answering questions

Cons: It's a little loud for people with sensitive heari

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So Tasty - Edit

I ordered the chalupa with jackfruit. So good!!! Service was good. The food took a little time but it was pretty busy when I went. Everyone there was really nice. Great experience. I'll definitely be going back.

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Decent food, horrible service - Edit

My husband and I both enjoyed the food, but the service was terrible. The waitstaff was disinterested and seemed to be in hurry to get everyone out even though they had just opened.

Pros: Good food, Everything can be made gluten free

Cons: Bad service, Only have coconut milk for creamed, Only have agave for sweetener

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Jackfruit galore! - Edit

Love this place. So many options and everything I've tried has been so delicious! I love anything jackfruit and there is no shortage of that here. This is a must stop location in Kansas City!

Pros: Tons of options, Jackfruit!, Reasonably priced

Cons: A little greasy, Small

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So happy stopped here - Edit

The food was amazing! Nacho cheese sauce was perfect. Mac and cheese was delicious. Milk shake was so good. Tex Mex and Phish sandwich was yummy! The location is small so there was a bit of a wait to get seated, but so glad I stopped here on my way back to Colorado!

Pros: All vegan everything!, So many options for food and natural beverages, Portions were not too small or extremely large

Cons: Small space meant waiting outside, Staff seemed distracted and spacey

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A favorite, and ALL VEGAN - Edit

When I first tried this spot in 2009, it was good but too salty and a little over-priced. It was also cash only. The little side salad with my sandwich was awesome and full of little unexpected treats -- flavorful greens, nuts and seeds, dried fruit.

Now it's one of my favorites. The Sunday brunch menu is one of the most exciting bits of reading in town. Their savory options like biscuits n gravy, chilaquiles, and various hashes are gorgeous, well-spiced, and just different enough from what's available elsewhere in town to be a treat, but clear one-ups on american traditions to be pure comfort food. Their sweet options like the pancakes (sweet stack has blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and chocolate chips inside, and is topped with chocolate sauce, and the butteriest vegan butter) hit every note perfectly.

Desserts, shakes, juices, and tonics are worth visits in themselves. Kombucha with sulphur salt? Mint chip shake? Beet/pineapple/kale/ginger juice? Seriously, any craving, healthy or fat.

I returned for lunch recently and was just as impressed with the perfect flavor and spice balances as I've been with brunch. The too-salty sandwich of yore deserves to be forgotten. Everything I've tried at this place in the last seven years has been BOMB.

Pros: All vegan and organic, Eco-friendly practices, Indulgent sweet and savory options

Cons: Tiny, no reservations, The ice cream machine has been broken!

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Lots of options - Edit

They have so many different entrees! Something for everyone. Food was great. Shake was delicious.

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Longtime favorite - Edit

Brunch is now on Sunday's only, which is sad, because I'm rarely available on Sunday's. I've never had anything I disliked here, it's always a favorite. It is not a place to go if you're in a hurry, though - they get away with this only because their food is so amazingly delicious.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Inconsistent service

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Grand finale of three great Kansas City veg restaurants! - Edit

I recently spent three days in Kansas City - my first ever - with two local resident longtime friends who are perhaps best described as flexitarians. They made a point to research local veg restaurants in anticipation of my visit - and FuD was the grand finale of three they picked for our meals out. The menu was extensive and very creative - offering approximately ten options each under the headings Appetizers, Salads, Raw Living, Cold Sandwiches, Hot Sandwiches, Stove Top, Saute, Latin, and Sides. Everything was organic, with gluten-free options available. I was in the mood for something light, so I ordered the apple kale salad - super fresh, with a simple but thoughtful combination of ingredients and delicious dressing. My omnivore friends were very happy with their sandwich choices as well. Prices were very reasonable; decor and staff were both great fun.

Pros: Extensive, creative menu, Great value, Fun atmosphere

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homemade goodness - Edit

Fud is a cool little lunch spot in KC. The sandwiches were outstanding especially the mock tuna melt. Most if not all of the ingredients seemed to be homemade and the atmosphere was unique. The smoothies were different and delicious and the ice cream we tried for dessert was great! If you are looking for a great tasting, quick and affordable meal, Fud is the place for you!

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amazing! - Edit

Fantastic food, extensive menu with lots of different options - including an extensive Mac and cheese section. The tuna Mac was to die for. Good service, bright, clean atmosphere.

Pros: selection, specials, prices are good

Cons: cash only

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Top of the Line - Edit

This is the Best Full Vegan Restaurant in the Kansas City area. The food is delicious and all Organic. There is a wide variety of choices, both cooked and raw. There is also a wide variety of drinks as well. The atmosphere is wonderful.
Updated from previous review on Sunday March 22, 2015

Pros: Friendly wait staff and cooks, All Organic and they use local farmers, Wide variety of choices

Cons: Closed on Monday

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they knocked it out of the ball park! - Edit

We hardly give a five rating for anything but this one was much deserved. We ordered the sweet chip pickles, tempeh nuggets, apple kale salad, mac & trees, jack bbq, phishwich & ended with the snicker doodle stacker sundae! All incredibly tasting and our two little girls loved it all (sans the jack bbq which was a little too much flavor for them). And the "small space" comments I read is not that small at all. Cozy. Perfect for us. And the decor is super thoughtful and spot on.

Maybe the kitchen convo could have been a bit quieter as we sat at the table closest to the open kitchen and counter and even with loud music, the back of the house convo was a little distracting. Although I enjoyed some solo vocal acts at times. And of course I appreciated the comradely vibe going on between the front and the back of the house (staff...I )just wouldn't have minded that it would have been a little less. Just my tiny preference. So that said maybe a 4.5 stars.

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FuD - Excellent! - Edit

FuD is the best vegan restaurant I have ever been to! I will plan my next vacation to just happen to pass through Kansas City, Missouri so I can eat there again. So many items to choose from. YEAH! Great job!

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Solid vegan junkfood - Edit

First off, cash only... and SLOW service. It's worth the wait if you're in the mood for it. Not a fan of the jackfruit, which I seem to be in the minority. Their nachos, tofu nuggets, and sandwiches are fantastic.

Pros: Gets that unhealthy fix out of the way, Food is very good

Cons: We spend too much money here., SLOW, Cash only... so annoying.

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Decent vegan restaurant! - Edit

Nice hip and enjoyable vegan cafe in Kansas City. It is a pretty small place but the people running the place are pretty friendly. Decent prices and plenty of things to pick from.

I gotta say my favourite part of this place are the desserts! My share of favourites were the cashew cream ice cream and sweet toasted loaf with maple syrup. I was not too crazy about the taste of the jack fruit meals but it was servicable and I appreciate the gluten free alternative.
Updated from previous review on Sunday June 07, 2015

Updated from previous review on Sunday June 07, 2015

Pros: Desserts!, Price, Friendly staff

Cons: Small space

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Ecclectic! - Edit

We were driving from Colorado back home to Illinois so after searching Happy Cow for dining options, decided to make the stop at FuD, and was not disappointed. The menu is extensive to say the least! GPS took us right to it. Was surprising it was was so small, but then again, ecclectic is the appropriate word. The food was a decent sized portion, however luckily they had dessert on the menu which we had to try, and was glad we did. We left full and happy.

Pros: Many choices, Excellent food, All vegan dining experience

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Shocked! - Edit

The food here is some of the best vegan food I have ever had! Also, the people who worked there were very nice!

Pros: yummy food, friendly staff

Cons: small room

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good food - Edit

just fun place to sit and eat vegan based food even if your not a full out vegan u will really like this place . getting a bigger should be on the list of things to get done but im still a fan.

Cons: more space

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wonderful fud food! - Edit

Every time I'm in the Kansas City, Fud is a must-visit. The menu changes a bit over time but it's always good. Loved everything from out last visit: the tune-rah melt, smoky apple mac 'n cheese, nachos and fried eggy which. And the cashew soft serve with chocolate sauce. Also the space is adorbs!

Pros: it's delicious, it's vegan

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Great food; awesome vegan spot in KC - Edit

Fud is definitely my favorite all-vegan restaurant in KC. I first visited back in 2011 when searching for a fully vegan restaurant to take visiting family members. I have been back on numerous occasions since then (even visiting every weekend for a while) and have noticed positive changes regarding service and cleanliness. If you are in a hurry, I would suggest avoiding eating here during peak times (after 7pm daily or during brunch on Saturdays). The restaurant is also a bit small so be prepared to wait if you're bringing a party of 4 or more.

As for the food, I honestly have not had anything that I did not enjoy! Some highlights include: Nachos w/ WildMild filling, Fried Eggywich, EggySalad, Jackfruit BBQ/reuben, Mac&Cheese, & Cashew Soft Serve w/ Cacao syrup! They also recently expanded their menu Fall 2014 and have many many more options than those mentioned above. Have an open mind and don't be afraid to try something new!

Pros: Unique food, Reasonable pricing, Portions

Cons: Service, Cleanliness

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