Ingrid’s Kitchen is one of those places I’ve heard about but just, for whatever reason, never visited. I recently had the chance to go there for lunch with a friend, and while the food was pretty good, the bakery is what blew me away. You’ll be amazed at the sheer number of cakes, cookies, and other desserts Ingrid’s master bakers whip up each day.
Ingrid’s is located at the corner of North Youngs and 36th Street, which is mostly a residential area. This means that if you don’t know about Ingrid’s, you’re not likely to just stumble upon it. It’s something of a secret, but once you visit, you’ll be hooked. The restaurant is located in what looks like an old warehouse like building. The décor isn’t fancy, but it’s got a rustic charm to it.
To order, you pick up a paper menu at one end of the row of coolers, then walk past all these amazing desserts to the register. Yeah, it’s a horrible trick designed to make you want to buy all the different desserts, and it works! But before you get to the various treats, there’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner to be had. Ingrid’s specializes in German cuisine. Some of their options include bratwurst, schinkenwurst, wiener4 schnitzel, and more. If that’s not exactly your thing, they do offer some grilled sandwiches like reubens and chicken breasts, plus there are a number of salad options. There are also daily specials available.
I’m really interested in trying Ingrid’s Saturday Breakfast Buffet. Just from looking at the menu, it sounds like an incredible deal for only $7.95. They also do a Dance and Dine event on Saturday afternoon from noon to 2. You can enjoy their great lunch options while dancing to a variety of music. Finally, they also have a Sunday brunch buffet that sounds like it puts the Saturday offering to shame!
While my sandwich was certainly good, the bakery was the main treat. Cakes, brownies, cookies, chocolates, breads, pies…it was a never-ending display of incredibly tasty options. My friend went for a piece of chocolate cake and a cupcake, while I hit up the cookie counter. Most of the cookies were 60 cents or a baker’s dozen for a little over $7. They were good sized and worth every cent. I had a few decorated sugar cookies, a ginger snap, a chocolate explosion, and a butter cookie. They were all incredible!
Ingrid’s makes desserts to order, so you can order one of their amazing cakes for your next party. They also do full buffets and sit-down meals. The other special thing they do is holiday meals. For example, Mother’s Day is coming up, and Ingrid’s has a special brunch treat for Mom. It’s a great option for those looking for a good restaurant.
All in all, Ingrid’s is a good place to eat and an even better place to get dessert. You can check out their full menu at http://www.ingridskitchen.com/. The restaurant was also featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!
Here are some other blogs that talk about Ingrid’s.
Lelaine took some photos of a few of the amazing meals you can get at Ingrid’s.
The Pioneer blog has a review of Ingrid’s Kitchen.