You may be asking yourself, “Why is she writing about frozen custard in the winter.” I am sure I would have thought the same thing if I had never been to Foo’s, but now I have and here is why.
Foo’s has two locations in the city, one in Brookside the other in Leawood. Both locations mix up a mean concrete but it is the Leawood location that will warm you up.
Open for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. (8:00 a.m. on Sunday), Foo’s offers Le Monde pastries and a variety of coffee and espresso drinks featuring Kansas City ‘s own Roasterie coffee.
Not up that early? Then stop in for lunch. Served from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Foo’s offers a variety of sandwiches made with bread from the locally owned Farm to Market Bread Company, wraps, salads, and soups.
The most popular soup at Foo’s is the roasted red pepper with smoked gouda cheese. I had that along with a turkey sandwich and was not disappointed. The sandwich was great, but the soup is what sold me! For starters it was nice to have something warm on a chilly day and second the flavor. The sweetness of the peppers combined with the saltiness of the cheese is a delicious combination.
Foo’s was the idea of Joe Bremser whose nickname is Foo, and his wife Roseann. Foo’s opened in 1988 and is recognized as the original custard shop in all of Kansas City. The store was purchased by Foo’s sister, Betty Bremser, in 1996. Today, Foo’s is one of the most recognized brands in Kansas City. Foo’s custard is served at all area blanc locations and b:2 where they use the frozen custard in their shakes.
Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard was selected as Kansas City’s Best Local Ice Cream/Custard by KC Magazine in 2010. Foo’s prides itself as a being a locally owned Kansas City business and shares that spotlight with other locally owned Kansas City products. Foo’s carries the locally made Hippie Chow granola, Best Regards cookies, coffee from The Roasterie and Christopher Elbow signature chocolates. Christopher’s chocolates are available by the piece or in 9 piece, 16 piece, or 21 piece boxes along with 14 chocolate bar flavors.
Even though the weather was chilly, I was at Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard after all, so how could I not leave without a custard. I had the Reese’s Lovers – Reese’s, Peanut Butter, Chocolate. I am a sucker for about any combination that contains peanut butter and chocolate. Though similar to ice cream, custard is richer, thicker, and creamier because there is more egg yolk and butterfat mixed in and less air incorporated. Foo’s has perfected the recipe and it is delightfully sweet and creamy!
If you are just too chilly to go the custard route but your sweet tooth is aching, you can warm up with one of their signature coffee drinks or a Christopher Elbow Drinking Chocolate (Cocoa Noir, Venezuelan Spice, Peppermint, or Mocha). The drinking chocolate is served with one of his handmade marshmallows, now that is heaven in a cup!
Be sure to stop into Foo’s and warm up with nice hot bowl or soup and sweet cup of Christopher Elbows drinking chocolate. Also be sure to pick up some great local products and share a little bit of Kansas City with your family and friends.
Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard location and hours
6235 Brookside, Plaza Kansas City, MO 64113
Sunday and Monday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
9421 Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas 66206
Sunday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
In Good Taste,