Back an August, we did a story on a new grocery store at 3700 N. Woodlawn Blvd called Eastern Gate that specialized in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. It was one of the few places in Wichita to carry fresh and frozen Halal meat. The store also sold fruits, vegetables, drinks, desserts, rice, meats, and everything someone would need to prepare dishes at home.
When I dropped by, they told me that a kitchen was in the works, complete with a small dining area. The moment it opened, I promise to come back. As you can guess, it’s ready to go so I swung by to give you an idea of what to expect.
3700 N Woodlawn Blvd, Wichita, KS 67220
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Grocery Store Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 8pm
For full transparency, I was invited with many other bloggers, vloggers and podcasters in town. It was an influencer event of some sort for people to try and sample dishes. The food was comped for the attendees. I wanted to pay for my meal and pleaded with a gentleman at the register to take my card, who refused. I left cash on the counter in the back for the people preparing my meals. So, to the trolls and presumptuous keyboard warriors who think they know how this blog works, I don’t rely on free meals to run this blog and have no problem paying.
With that said, I’m not here to review the food as I typically don’t review these sorts of events and make that known to owners. There are many other reviews from other bloggers online that I’m sure have been posted by now.
Instead, I just wanted to pass on an idea of what to expect should you go to Eastern Gate for their meals. Their restaurant hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; the kitchen is closed on the weekend.
The menu features shawarma dishes, rotisserie chicken and a small menu of appetizers like hummus, Fattoush salad and grape leaves. I was given the Shawarma Signature meal which included grilled chicken, tortilla, lettuce, pickle, creamy garlic sauce, cheddar cheese, fries, pickles, and a garlic sauce served on the side.
Here’s a video look inside:
And lastly, should you stop by, here’s the menu:
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