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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


American, Mexican
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

After seeing The Bite featured on KC PBS’s Flatland platform, I have made several visits to explore. The Señor Chang is a wonderful sandwich featuring beef short ribs in sort of a Banh Mi format. A great balance of flavors and textures. The vinegar sesame...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

This place is great! I had the tamale, which was sweet and flavorful, with the BEST slaw on the side (the combo of the spicy slaw with the sweet tamale was a perfect balance of flavors). My husband had Senior Chang, which was also delish,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

The plantains were outstanding. We shared a Bay of Pigs sandwich. I wish the bread was a tad softer, but the taste was outstanding. The mayo mustard wasn’t too mustardy. The meat was tasty. Fun spot.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019

If you are at City Market and are overwhelmed by choice, choose The Bite. It’s delicious. And when we were there the staff were really helpful and pleasant. Great seating indoor and out. We had a sandwich and patatas braves and they were delicious, full...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Went here after visiting the Arabia Steamboat museum. Great fresh sandwiches--I had the Señor Chang (beef short ribs, queso fresco, sriracha crema, candied jalapeños, pickled onions, radish, cilantro) and my companion had the Sloppy (soy chorizo, olives, queso fresco, sriracha crema, cilantro, pickled onions, radish)....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We were traveling back to the airport - a trip of several hours - and wanted to avoid of the chains and the fried food options along the way. We did a search for vegan options knowing that we would get a healthier choice on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018

All of the reviews are bullsh#t. This is the WORST place to eat. Awful atmosphere, rude employees, overpriced crap food. I ordered a tamale, but I was served a piece of cornbread. I'm vegetarian and ordered soy chorizo on top of my "tamale" i paid...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I got the Kicken Chicken & it was good but my husbands short-rib sandwich was better. The potatoes side was also good but the grilled Brussels sprouts were great. I would definitely recommend this place if your shopping in City Market and wanting to grab...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

OK so I was very delighted when my non-vegan lover took me here for a Friday night late/quick dinner. They have vegan items clearly marked and at their recommendation I ordered the KO-FU sandwich. We also shared side orders of the brussels sprouts and potatoes...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed June 28, 2017

We ate here on a Monday...I had no idea that nearly all of the restaurants in the City Market area were closed on Mondays! The Bite has an eclectic menu with tamales as well as sandwiches. I got a sandwich called "The Toadstool", a mushroom...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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April 7, 2017|
Response from tonyv876 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can sit outdoors.. technically... it's like a large outdoor covered canopy walkway... that sounds confusing but it fresh air but covered from sun..
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