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Traveling the World via Local Takeout

May 20 2020

Staying close to home can be tough for people and families with adventurous spirits. While it’s a good decision to protect our community, there’s no denying that it can feel somewhat stifling. Fulfill your taste for adventure during quarantine by exploring the world- via Springfield’s own selection of a variety of cuisines from all kinds of cultures. 

Craving Latin American cuisine? Not only does Springfield boast several wonderful Mexican restaurants, we’re also home to establishments offering Brazilian, Jamaican, and Peruvian style fare. For fantastic Mexican meals, visit Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina, or Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. For Brazilian, visit ReRico Brazilian Grill and enjoy the experience of having your meal prepared right at your table, or order ahead and take your meal home. Jamaican Patty Company offers spiced meats and vegetables wrapped in flaky crust, jerk wings, and even specialty drinks and groceries from Jamaica, ready to go home with you. If Peruvian appeals to you, be sure to visit Café Cusco on Commercial Street to pick up ceviche, fried yucca, arroz con pollo and decadent desserts like their apricot tres leches. Café Cusco even offers a full vegan menu as well.

More in the mood for Asian fare? Springfield is well-known for the Leong family’s famous original cashew chicken, only available at Leong’s Asian Diner. If you’d prefer to take home sushi for dinner, you’re in luck. Springfield boasts several Japanese sushi bars, including Fuji, Hinode, and Nakato. Families craving Thai food will find an abundance of options at Thai Express on Glenstone, and they even have a drive through for orders on the go. If Indian food sounds more appealing tonight, pick up some tikka masala or palak paneer from Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant. 

If European dishes are among your favorites, our local restaurants won’t disappoint. Dutch-loving foodies will find an abundance of delicious dishes available via VanGogh’s Eeterie, including traditional favorites like pannekoeks, Dutch meatballs, stroopwafels & appletart, along with several gluten-free and vegan options. Those with a taste for the flavors of the Mediterranean should order from That Lebanese Place, a food-truck-turned-restaurant featuring dishes like beef shawarma, kebab skewers and batata harra. British pasties can be ordered for delivery or pickup at London Calling, in the St Louis Street Food Truck Park and Battlefield Mall. Finally, if you’re craving classic Italian pasta, Archie’s Italian Eatery and Bambino’s Café are both awesome locally owned options. 

To explore all your options for locally owned dining in Springfield, check out a more comprehensive list here. Make sure to call ahead and find out if and how coronavirus precautions have affected hours, prices, or availability. 

When you’ve had your fill of our globally inspired local fare, and it’s once again safe to fly out and experience cultures and cuisines all over the world, the Springfield-Branson National Airport will be here to help you connect to the world.

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