With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start thinking about treating your mom. Don’t worry, you don’t have to think too hard about it. We have some ideas for you. The Kansas City area is replete with places to treat your mother on Mother’s Day.

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From coffee shops to lunch and dinner venues, you have options. Whether your mom is gluten-free or has a taste palate for BBQ, you’ll see we covered it in this list.

5 local places to treat your mother on Mother’s Day

And here we have five highlighted places for your consideration. Read on and see what option fits your mom best. Everyone has different taste preferences or dietary requirements. Keep that in mind as you plan your Mother’s Day outing. Your mom will appreciate the extra thoughtfulness on your part.

And don’t forget to run out and buy a bouquet of flowers on your way out to meet her.

1 – t.Loft

For those with gluten-free moms, look no further. Gone are the days of having to call ahead to see about a gluten-free food menu.

t.Loft is in the area.

With locations in Kansas City, Leawood, and Lawrence, the t.Loft boasts of healthy and delicious menu choices. They’re all about clean eating with their juices, teas, and gluten-free food choices. Clean eating is at the heart of the t.Loft vision.

After Jill Minton was diagnosed with celiac disease, t.Loft founders Jill and Brandon Minton decided a 100% gluten free health food cafe was in order for the area.

As a result, you’ll find their aim is to encourage healthy lifestyles.

2 – Q93 Barbecue

Does your mom prefer sticky barbecue goodness? Then Q93 will deliver. With two locations in Kansas City, you’ll be pleased to see their lunch and dinner offerings cater to the barbecue connoisseur. Like some pulled pork? Brisket? Ribs? They’ve got it all. Including plenty of napkins. Let’s face it. You’re going to need them.

Q93 opened in 2014, thanks to a dream that Chef Rob Magee held onto throughout his career. With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Magee has gone on to work as an executive chef for Hilton. In addition, he’s held his own in high-level barbecue competitions and national championships.

3 – Grünauer

Thanks to Grünauer, you and your mom can experience a glimpse of Austria without leaving the country. We know you’d like to take your mom on an international trip, but we get it. That’s beyond your means.

But you can always take her to this Austrian restaurant. The restaurant itself carries a cuisine decidedly European and Austrian. In the building itself, you’ll find yourself in a world of European aesthetic.

In fact, the restaurant was designed to replicate the Grünauer family’s restaurant in the Neabau neighborhood of Vienna.

According to the web site, “… they hope to bring much of the same inspired Austrian cooking, hospitality and atmosphere to downtown Kansas City.”

4 – The Capital Grille Restaurant

The Capital Grille Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri is fine dining for those who are looking for something extra special. The premium dining does come at a premium cost, so be forewarned if you’re on a tight budget.

But if you have some room to splurge, The Capital Grille is a great place for quality steaks and world-class wines. Clam chowder, calamari, lobster, and filet mignon are among other quality menu options available to guests.

5 – Turnrow Cafe

Did you know that Turnrow Book Co. is home to a coffee shop? Located in Greenwood, Missouri, the Turnrow Cafe is a popular stop for cappuccinos and lattes. It’s also a nice little lunch stop with its quaint coffee shop atmosphere.

Teas and craft beer are also on the menu. This coffee shop caters to all sorts of drink preferences.

At the Turnrow Cafe, you’ll find yourself with an inviting stop for a fun lunch date out with your mom.

Bon appetit

So a happy Mother’s Day to your mom! Let her know you appreciate her and value the investment she’s made in your life.

Being a mom is no walk in the park. And your mom (or the women who’ve breathed into your life as such) should not be taken for granted. So give that lady a hug and let her know how grateful you are for presence in your life.

After lunch out with mom, perhaps you’re both up to going out for a walk. Check out our article on exploring Kansas City neighborhoods on foot. Exercise is good for the mind and the body!