Open since 1887, Browne’s Irish Marketplace in Kansas City stocks a variety of packaged imports from Ireland, such as Irish soda bread mix, Irish tea, jam and black and white pudding (popular meats not to be confused with the American dessert), alongside beer and liquor.
Around lunchtime, fresh sandwiches, soups and salads attract crowds at the deli counter, and oak floors and the aroma of freshly baked goods, such as brown bread and Irish cream brownies (available around St. Patrick’s Day), still create a homey atmosphere after all these years. Try the creamy Irish potato soup, corned beef Reuben or the Dublin – a sandwich that combines Browne’s famous egg salad with its tuna salad on your choice of bread – for an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle. Fourth-generation owner Kerry Browne and her husband, John McClain, maintain the market’s Irish charm: 133 years on, Browne’s remains a social hub for the city’s Irish community and other residents alike.
Browne's Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, brownesirishmarket.com