Sunday, September 18, 2016

Yoder's Kitchen, The Best Food I've Ever Had


A couple of friends of ours invited us to eat a dinner at Yoder's Kitchen yesterday evening.  Duane grew up in Yoder and speaks Dutch.  He went to school with the Amish family who runs Yoder's Kitchen.  It is located on their home stead.  They have a large simple room with very large tables all together, and a kitchen right off of the room where the Amish ladies prepare the food and the Amsih husband serves it.  I can honestly say, I have never tasted better food anywhere!  It was just unbelievable.  They serve two meats, three side dishes and then the best pie in the world for dessert.  (Which you get to choose from three different pies.)  They pass all of the food down the table twice.  You have a choice of iced tea or water to drink.  It cost $20.00 per person including tip.  It was worth every penny.  They say you have to make your reservations months in advance, and you have to have a group of I believe 12 or more, as it is private and they only take groups.   There is no electricity, so that means no air conditioning, but it was a beautiful evening yesterday, and we were very comfortable.  It is located at 7016 E. Red Rock Road in Yoder, Ks.  The phone number is 620-465-2551 and once you get to Yoder, you turn at the school house and go for a bit over two miles, until you come to a sign that says Yoder's Kitchen.  We also like to eat at the Carriage Crossing, and the food their is quite good, but nothing compared to Yoder's Kitchen.  My husband and I brought the children home a loaf of home made wheat bread.  I understand you can call and have them make you a pie if you are in the area and would like to try it.  I had the banana cream pie and it was melt in your mouth delicious.  I wish I could have taken photos of the inside, but I wanted to be respectful as the Amish don't believe in having their photos taken, so I just took a photo of the outside area.  I did get one of their cook books, so I am excited to try some new recipes.  I am honestly inspired by the food those Amish ladies made.  I just thought I would share in case anyone would like to give them a try.  Happy Sunday!

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, such a perfectly lovely evening. We have been in Yoder many times and not at all familiar with this wonderful place. Banana Cream Pie is Bill's absolute favorite. So, it sounds as if the two of us could not go unless we were with a group. That is so sad, because we would love to go there. Do they have a little shop that you can visit without eating there? I am sure that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. I truly would love to go there. I would love to see the inside, but I know their thoughts on photos. Thank you so much for sharing. ♥ Hugs

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  2. I don't think they have a shop, but I do know that you can call and place a to go order for pie. I'm sure when you go to pick up the pie that they would let you see the items they have for sale. When we were there it was home made bread and salsa and jams, and they had a cook book. You should give them a call the next time you know you are going to be in Yoder and get Bill a Banana Cream Pie!!! I don't know how much in advance you have to order the pie, but you could give them a call and find out. I've never tasted a pie so good in all of my life!

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  3. Ahh, thank you for the information. It does sound like a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal. ♥ Hugs

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  4. I told Duane about how you and Bill love to visit Yoder. He has some friends who grew up Amish and write Amish fiction. Their names are Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerkson

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  5. Juli ... that is so nice. That would be quite interesting. I will see if I can find copies of their books. Thank You! Enjoy your week. ♥ Hugs

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  6. Juli ... it is just me again. Actually, I have read some of those books as our library use to have them ... they no longer do. I did notice that the shared library catalog has them available. It has been a long time since I read them. Thanks again! ♥ Hugs

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  7. Teri, you know what I was thinking...the next time Duane invites a group of people to go eat there, I will see if you and Bill want to come along. Steven and I didn't know any of the other couples except our friends Duane and Kathy. Not sure when he will invite us next, but I will be sure to let you know in case you can come. Hugs to you. Juli

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    1. Oh my gosh, that would be so nice. You are so thoughtful and have such a giving heart. We would love to spend time with you and Steven. HUGS ♥ Teri

      P.S. I am going to send you an email in just a few minutes.

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