Que Gusto

South American gourmet food is the name of the game at Que Gusto, a hole-in-the-wall joint in downtown Tulsa. Handmade, organic and grass-fed cuisine awaits. Even better, there’s ample outdoor seating so you can enjoy the skyline and people watch while you nosh.

Snacks kick off your dining experience, with options ranging from parfaits and morning oats to yucca bread, fried plantains, smoothies and patacones (plantain chips.) Heartier options on the lunch and dinner menu include the beloved empanadas, which come with 5 ounces of your choice of beef, chicken, pork, veggies, tomato and cheese, or breakfast goodies– with ground pork, cheese, eggs and spinach. Don’t miss the slow roast pork sandwich, arroz con pollo, a quinoa and black bean salad or choripan, which comes with pork sausage, diced tomatoes and chimichurri sauce.

Weekly specials include arepas on Tuesdays and wild fish and shrimp stew on Friday and Saturday. Que Gusto also offers catering, alongside desserts, coffees, sodas and wines. 

Cous Cous Cafe

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You’ll experience Morocco and the Mediterranean in every bite at OKC’s Cous Cous Cafe. 

The restaurant is also vegetarian and vegan friendly, so make sure to invite your herbivore pals or venture there for a healthy option! 

Start with a variety of soups, salads or trio platters to hit all the right notes. If you want to venture out of your comfort zone, try a tagine – a North African aromatic stew. Options include salmon, chicken, lamb, beef and veggie, all coming with different combos of veggies, rice and meatballs.

Kabobs are another popular menu choice, with numerous meat options, plus herbs and spices, Moroccan salad and rice. The restaurant’s namesake is a must-try; there are lamb, veggie, moussaka and chicken iterations of the couscous. Burritos and sandwiches round out the menu, along with traditional desserts and drinks.

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Harmony House

A Muskogee mainstay, Harmony House offers just about anything you’d need for a delicious brunch, lunch or bakery treat. 

Lunch items include comfort food favorites you won’t want to miss. Try the pimento cheese sandwich; the ‘Hobbit’ – a spicy grilled cheese with Pepper Jack, tomato and spinach; veggie burgers, taco soup, chef’s salads and so much more. Brunch options range   from avocado toast to omelets, club sandwiches and charcuterie boards. 

Harmony House’s bakery is where the magic happens. Try homemade cakes, cupcakes and pies with a variety of buttercreams, fillings and flavors. It’s also the place to go for wedding cakes, custom cakes and catering orders.

Katy’s Pantry

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Located in Enid, Katy’s Pantry has been sharing its family recipes with locals for over 40 years. The team believes that the best memories are made around the table, after all.

Comfort food abounds, from hearty vegetable beef soup to crisp salads. Highlights include the Pantry Salad, with spinach, mushrooms, eggs, bleu cheese crumbles, red onions, cheddar cheese, bacon and homemade croutons; as well as the Old Fashioned Garden Salad, with iceberg, romaine and leaf lettuce, fresh vegetables, cheddar cheese, turkey, ham and croutons. Other goodies include savory quiches, casseroles and made-to-order sandwiches. Make sure you try the BLT, Reuben, grilled French dip or the chicken avocado. 

But the sweet treats really make Katy’s Pantry shine; they typically change daily, so make sure to call ahead if you’re looking for something specific. General offerings include cream and fruit pies, hand-iced cookies, breads, bars and cinnamon rolls.

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