Restaurant: HunnyBunny Biscuit Co.
Son of a biscuit eater do I love HunnyBunny Biscuit Co. Such a simple concept, but there's serious elegance in simplicity. Owned by the same people as Packard's New American Kitchen, HunnyBunny operates a small shop in Uptown 23rd that's always packed—even so, since biscuits are quick and simple to eat, they turn tables over pretty quickly.
Even with all the delicious toppings and flavor combos on the menu, I wouldn't be a fan of HunnyBunny if I didn't like their biscuits. Some people like big, doughy, fluffy biscuits—the bigger the better, really. But I definitely don't fall in that camp. I prefer my biscuits to be a bit thinner, buttery and crunchy on the outside and not too much excess dough in the middle. HunnyBunny checks all those boxes.
The first time I went, I wanted to try a creation off their Biscuit Sandwiches list. At first glance, it doesn't seem to be super vegetarian friendly, but by omitting ham or bacon on many of the sandwiches, you end up with a lot more choices. I went for the one "straight" vegetarian option, the Skinny Scramble. The Skinny includes two omelette-style eggs plus spinach, mushrooms, red bell peppers, onions and goat cheese. I definitely liked this one, but I really prefer my eggs over easy, and while the mushroom and goat cheese combo was delicious, it was a bit rich for me as a morning option.
On my second visit, I discovered my forever favorite: a Biscuit & Mushroom Gravy. Living in Oklahoma, most gravy you come across includes sausage, so vegetarian gravy on a menu is a true rarity and treat. Lucky for me, it was also incredible. The mushrooms were small and delicate, and the actual gravy was packed with pepper and herbs. I added an over easy egg and cheddar cheese to it (pictured at the top of the page), which seriously sent this dish over the top. I also tried a side of their Black Eyed Pea Salad*, and it tasted just like something my mom used to make.
*On my most recent visit on September 2, 2018, the Black Eyed Pea Salad was no longer on the menu.