Twisted brings a new concept to Shawnee: fresh and healthy dining focused on gourmet, made from scratch tacos, sandwiches, wraps and salads made directly in front of guests in the open kitchen. Twisted’s sandwiches, which include fillings like spicy Thai veggie and turkey pesto pepper jack, were voted the city’s Best Sandwich two years running in the Shawnee Dispatch’s Best of Shawnee Awards. So the concept must be working. Overland Park health food fans are in luck too because there’s a second location on College Boulevard.
Twisted, 22030 West 66th Street, Shawnee, KS, USA, +1 913 441 0444
A local dining mainstay, Old Shawnee Pizza has been around since original owner Joe Walker first set up shop almost 50 years ago. Today, the tradition is carried on by his son Will and the pizzas – voted the city’s best in the Best of Shawnee Awards Best Pizza – remain much loved. Varieties include Kansas City-style build-your-own pizzas to specialty pizzas like the Meathead topped with BBQ sauce, pulled pork, brisket, chicken and bacon. There are plenty of Italian comfort food dishes to choose from, such as spaghetti and meatballs or classic lasagna.
Old Shawnee Pizza, 6000 Roger Drive, Shawnee, KS, USA, +1 913 631 5716
After first setting up shop in neighboring Kansas City nine years ago, Eggtc quickly became one of the city’s most popular breakfast and brunch joints. In 2010, the owners decided to bring its upscale breakfast fare to Shawnee diners. Go gourmet with a fancy omelet of goat cheese, Granny Smith apples, walnuts and red onion chutney or opt for a hearty brunch of biscuits with chorizo gravy and breakfast potatoes. Eggtc stays open for lunch, as well, when it serves hearty sandwiches – think pastrami and Swiss on rye or grilled chipotle chicken – alongside a number of soups and sandwiches.
Eggtc, 7182 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS, USA, +1 913 631 4400