Bring on your tastebuds this summer and explore South Central Kansas. Add “Seek out my new favorite eatery” to your calendar. From the beginning of your day to the end, you are sure to feel well-fed. Check out these must-try restaurants in Hesston, Newton, Greensburg and Lindsborg, Kansas. 

Start your early morning in Hesston with coffee, scones, and plenty of sweet treats at Hesston Bakery & Café. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. This place has everything to satisfy your morning. Try their breakfast wraps paired with a fruit smoothie. Cinnamon rolls, coffee cake and muffins will surely cast a smile.  

Hesston Bakery & Cafe

Featuring baked goods, light meals and specialty coffee, Hesston Bakery & Cafe is a place for the community to dine-in or carry-out convenient options like salads, soups, sandwiches, muffins and cinnamon rolls.


Located just 30 miles north of Wichita, right off interstate I-135, a stop in Hesston does not disappoint!  From local dining options to retail shopping or a stop at Dyck Arboretum, visitors can…

Genova Italian Restaurant is known by its customers for many options, including tasty desserts. Enjoy homemade appetizers and specialty entrees the Italian way. You can check out all their specials and try the chef’s favorites. Fulfill your lunch break with homemade Italian bread knots with their special Mediterranean dipping oil. This restaurant you can’t pass up. 

Genova Italian Restaurant

Genova offers appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, favorite Italian entrees, stromboli, daily specials and a kid's menu. It's house made garlic knots, pastas and sauces are a local favorite


A vibrant Kansas community of about 20,000 people, Newton was founded in 1871 as the Santa Fe Railroad chugged westward across the plains and cowboys drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail from Texas. 


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Enjoy one of the best charcuterie boards in Kansas. Kook’s Meat is a locally owned deli in Greensburg. Sliced meat, fruit, crackers and cheese, these boards hit different. Homemade pies with nightly specials, this restaurant has it all. Greensburg is known for its annual Greensburg Triangle Rodeo in May, which is more of a reason to visit. 


Greensburg is a unique city, boasting a distinct history, and a bright future. Though we are most widely known for the tornado that destroyed our city on May 4 th , 2007, we refuse to be defined by tragedy. Rather than…

We hope you left room for dinner. End your day feeling like a king or queen at Crown and Rye in Lindsborg. Enjoy a steak dinner with amazing sides. Check out Köttbullar, a new Swedish meatball dish recently added to the menu. Other Swedish-inspired dishes include stuffed cabbage rolls called Kåldolmar and a potato sausage called Värmlandskorv. This fancy restaurant won’t disappoint. 

Crown and Rye

Treat your tastebuds with classic and new Swedish and American fare, handcrafted cocktails, and homemade desserts! Take-out and large group seating available.


Lindsborg is a small city located in McPherson County and just a few miles south of Salina.  The city is known for its association with Swedish heritage.

So, what do you say?

Let’s have some culinary fun this summer. Check out many food options, including Hesston Bakery and Café, Genova Italian Restaurant, Kook’s Meat, and last but certainly not least, Crown and Rye.

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