Fud, pronounced “food” and rhymes with good!!!
Three girlfriends and I went on a vegan food tour of Kansas City last weekend. Oh, the delights! All four of us came home with what felt like food babies in our tummies and every delicious bite was worth it.
We landed at Fud to begin the gorging. And then we returned the next day for their special brunch menu.
The first trip was for a snack. We shared a small plate of macaroni and cheese and a large brownie sunday with all the toppings.
Yummers! The macaroni and cheese had a very subtle flavor and the sunday was super sweet. I’m not used to that super sweet flavor anymore, but enjoyed several bites before I had to stop. Luckily, between the four of us, finishing everything was not a problem.
Brunch is a popular time for Fud and despite being warned to arrive early, we didn’t make it till 1:00 on Saturday. Oops. Luckily, only one menu item was no longer available and we shared three different plates.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember the exact names of everything, but I can share the photos and the basics of what we tried.
Ruban Hash – jackfruit spiced for a ruben with potatoes, red cabbage, and “eggy” tofu with sauerkraut and a swiss cheese flavored spread. My favorite bites were those with all the flavors on the fork. This dish has a strong flavor. We ordered this with greens that were perfectly cooked (not too soggy or stiff).
Some sort of english muffin yummy. It had two layers of tofu that were flavored differently and one was the “eggy” version, a layer of greens, tomato, and a cheese drizzle. Not a Benedict, as there was no mustardy flavor. I could have eaten just this.
And blueberry pancakes that included a corn meal batter. No introductory brunch is complete without pancakes. They were very good, but not sweet. I always expect pancakes to be sweet, so if you are like me, you will appreciate the maple syrup that comes with the dish.
Everything we tried was scrumptious. In addition, the waitstaff was friendly and welcoming of our enthusiasm. I highly recommend eating at Fud, but take cash as it is the only form of payment they accept. Fud gets five out of five vegan cupcakes. I will definitely be going back when I return to Kansas City. Another tables ordered nachos and I MUST try those. They looked incredible.