On the second half of the Food Critics today, they talked about all of our great eating choices North of the river. Since I'm in old Northeast KC, the Northland beckons from my back yard and operates as my 'burbs of choice. So I tuned in to see if there were any recommendations for places we haven't tried. Lo and behold, I think we've missed a place or two.
Longboards was the perfect stop for a late lunch this afternoon as we found ourselves driving along North Oak. They serve "California-style Wraps and Bowls" in a funky little storefront hidden in one of the many ubiquitous strip malls lining the trafficway. We've driven past it a couple hundred times, but I can guarantee you we won't be missing it again.
They have cold wraps, hot panini-style wraps, cool bowls, and hot noodle salads (cold noodles with hot toppings). They have the ginger beer I fell in love with in Jamaica and really excellent garlic potato salad. We tried the Kung Pao panini wrap and the Baja Club. The hot wrap was crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside - the spicy kung pao chicken had a good dose of Sriracha sauce along with rice and crisp veggies. The cool Baja Club combined turkey and bacon with the creaminess of guacamole. It was the way a wrap sandwich should be done - never dry, fresh and crisp veggies in every bite, with not too much tortilla gumming up the works.
They've got great choices for vegetarians and lovers of krab as well as the musclebound protein seeker. We ate for less than $15 and surfed on out of the strip mall, fully satisfied.
California Style Wraps & Bowls
6269 North Oak Trafficway
mon-fri 11am - 8pm
sat 11am - 7pm