Eden Alley – Unity Temple (basement entrance off of Jefferson St.), 707 W 47th, KCMO, 64112, (816) 561-5415

Since it opened in the mid-1990s, Eden Alley has consistenly provided vegetarian food so visually attractive and delicious that even carnivores keep coming back for more. Enjoy breads, creative appetizers and main dishes with generous portions, from a seasonal menu. Past favorites have been their hearty potato soup and spicy dal. There is live entertainment some nights, and within the same space is a small alternative bookstore and gift shop.

Update 30 Nov, 2013: The tomato bisque is like crack.