Located next to a functioning greenhouse in St. Louis, Cafe Osage is a locals' favorite for brunch, featuring dishes made from natural produce at its best.
The first brewery to open in St. Louis after Prohibition, Schlafly not only produces great beer but great food as well – American meals with a high-class Missouri twist. There is space for everyone in this beer pub: an outdoor family-friendly patio, a man-cave sports bar, and a traditional indoor restaurant.
Kansas City's superb vegetarian restaurant, Eden Alley is a big, open dining room (& outdoor patio) staffed with people for whom The Right Food is a mission.
The St. Louis dessert delight, gooey butter cake, is best at Park Avenue, which makes 76 flavors. Expertly brewed coffee is the cake's good companion.