Jerusalem Café – 431 Westport Rd, Kansas City, 64111 – (816) 756-2770

A Turkish friend tells me that this Meterranian restaurant – oddly situated in the boozey-fratboy Westport section of town – serves mediocre food at best, but how would a Westerner know that?? It’s a real treat to eat here. There are several meat and vegetarian lunch items, all of which are modestly priced, and very filling. The hummus and falafel sandwich is deceptively large. Combine that with a bowl of their famous lentil soup, and you’ll need a Turkish coffee to kickstart you out of your seat.