A longtime favorite returned to town, two popular restaurateurs debuted new concepts and a beloved food truck put down roots. These are the can’t-miss spots that have opened in Columbia, Missouri, from December 2017 to October 2018.

Editor's Note: Our best new restaurants are listed in alphabetical order.

Jessica is a freelance writer based in Columbia, Missouri. She lives by the words of M.F.K. Fisher: "First we eat, then we do everything else."