There’s nothing ordinary about Baker Creek Restaurant in Mansfield, Missouri. For starters, that’s the unofficial name because there isn’t an official one. There’s no menu either.
At this casual vegan café run by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., chef Jenna Asher creates a new entrée every day, along with sides and a dessert, to showcase the beauty, flavors and textures of heirloom plants. The food is incredibly innovative and dependably fresh – approximately 75 percent of the menu comes from the on-site gardens and greenhouses. Crazier yet, there’s no set price; diners pay what they wish after their meal.
Open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 2pm, some open-pollinated heirloom varieties that may show up on menus throughout 2020 are Orange Hat tomatoes, Astronomy Domine corn (multicolored sweet corn), Japanese wasabi radish and Uzbek golden carrots.
Baker Creek Restaurant, 2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield, Missouri, rareseeds.com