If ever there were an international language for travelers, food is often one that doesn’t need a translator. A shared love for experiencing new cuisine and culture can be a common language that brings foodies together. The journey continues in Wichita, where more than 1,200 restaurants offer global flavors. Take a culinary tour with your taste buds through America, Mexico, France, Greece, Italy, Asia or India and enjoy foods from hundreds of different countries.

If that’s not enough of a reason to load up and head to Wichita, here’s some food for thought: Livability.com has called Wichita a “Top 10 Surprising Foodie City.”

QUICKLIST

American

Asian

International

Italian

Mediterranean

Mexican

Vegetarian & Vegan

Brews & Cocktails 

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American

From a traditional or unique spin on the burger and fries to good, old-fashioned barbecue, Wichita has dozens of options for American cuisine. Looking for bar and grill food? We’ve got plenty of sports bars and family-friendly dining options. Here are just a few of Visit Wichita’s American restaurant partners:

Burgers & Fries

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Delis & Diners

Farm-to-Table Delicacies

Finger-licking-good Barbecue

Sweet Treats

Upscale Dining & Steakhouses

Look for more American options in the restaurant section of our website. 

Close-up of 2 hands forming sushi rolls

Asian

Wichita has a rich Asian culture and access to authentic Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Try fresh sushi, poke, delightful sake and even build-your-own ramen at a ramen-inspired restaurant. There are tons of options, but here are just a few:

Look for more Asian options in the restaurant section of our website. 

Larkspur Restaurant (Photo by Gavin Peters)

International

When it comes to international cuisine, Wichita offers flavors from all over the world including Europe. Authentic French, Continental and Spanish cuisine can be found at several locations around the city. Here’s just a short list to get you started:

A delicious pizza finishes cooking in a brick oven pizza in Wichita

Italian

For those foodies who love pizza, pasta and other authentic Italian food, Wichita has several options. Feel fancy at some of our upscale restaurants or dress down for pizza and beer at local pie shops.

Pizza

Upscale

Look for more Italian options in the restaurant section of our website. 

A plate full of chicken shawarma, hummus, flatbread, and fries from Meddys in Wichita

Mediterranean

Experience the flavors of Greece and other Mediterranean favorites at several restaurants around Wichita. Wichita is known for having some of the best hummus in the Midwest, so take a tour and try some for yourself. Here are some places you can find that and other famous dishes:

A single street taco with fried egg from District Taqueria in Wichita

Mexican

Feeling something spicy? Wichita is home to many authentic Mexican restaurants. Celebrate the street taco or grab a cold margarita at one of these delightful Visit Wichita partners:

There are many more options for Mexican cuisine on our website. 

The Flying Stove - Food Truck

Vegetarian & Vegan

Many of Wichita’s more than 1,200 restaurants have vegetarian and vegan options including fresh, organic ingredients to all-natural flavors and combinations. Here are just some of the local restaurants you can find those specialty dishes:

There are more vegetarian and vegan options listed on our website. 

Exterior photo of the front of PourHouse in Wichita at night

Photo Credit: Darrin Hackney

Brews & Cocktails

All this food might make you thirsty, and Wichita has the perfect way to quench your thirst – One of our many local breweries, wineries or favorite places to grab a cocktail. Here are just some of the options:

These are just some of the places you can order local brews, handcrafted cocktails or mixed drinks. For more information on the 1,200+ restaurants in Wichita, please take some time to explore our website.