When the kids want to eat out for Sunday breakfast, their suggestions are usually limited to the national chains. But one weekend, they suggested we go to HomeGrown. The suggestion caught us off guard because they aren’t ones to typically suggest a sit down place. So, when they finally changed things up, we immediately obliged.
HomeGrown is a locally owned breakfast restaurant that has since expanded its reach to the Kansas City market. They have three locations in Wichita. And for this particular review, we visited their Maize store.
2835 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67205
Open Daily 6:30am – 2:30pm
Sundays can be a long wait at HomeGrown. On this particular visit, we used Yelp to do their call-ahead seating. The wait was roughly 30 more minutes after we arrived at the time they quoted us at. The place was packed.
To start, we introduced the kids to homemade pop tarts. They had a seasonal lemon one and, better yet, a sugar and cinnamon one that the kids devoured. The youngest was a huge fan of the coffeecake and pretty sure just ate that for breakfast, refusing to touch anything else. Pop tarts are always a must on any visit to HomeGrown.
For breakfast, I had the salsa verde pork & egg which was rosemary potatoes, shredded pork, Monterey jack cheese with salsa verde and pico de gallo and topped with two eggs. I believe it used to be a seasonal item, but am happy to see they added it to the regular menu. It was a savory, filling meal that had a nice blast of acidity thanks to the salsa verde. It just might be my favorite dish there.
The rest of the family went with pancakes, biscuits and gravy and avocado toast. One of the things that impressed the kids the most was the serving size. For them, there was so much more food than they could eat in probably two days. It was a nice lesson for them that sit down breakfasts can be had outside the world of IHOP. While they may not realize it yet, perhaps one day, they’ll appreciate restaurants more that offer fresh, high-quality food. I ate some of the biscuits and gravy and not sure if you’ll find bigger chunks of sausage in gravy anywhere else.
As usual, the service was phenomenal. They were well-staffed for the busy morning and hitting on all cylinders.
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