If you're visiting Springfield, Missouri to try some of the most amazing restaurants and cuisine, take some trip planning and travel ideas from our foodie itinerary.

Day One: 

Artisanal Indulgence

Family dining at Cafe Cusco

Cafe Cusco

Breakfast: Grab some breakfast treats at Blue Heron Farm & Bakery, and don’t miss out on a freshly brewed latte. 

Lunch: Indulge in a savory, homemade personal-sized pot pie crafted by Prairie Pie. Snag a slice of pie for a treat later on. 

Afternoon activity: Join one of the tours through Askinosie Chocolate, nestled on storied Commercial Street, and snack on some samples. 

Dinner: Indulge in dinner at Cafe Cusco—a local Peruvian hot spot—and try some classic dishes like tamales and ceviche, or opt for the full vegan menu for a plant-based alternative.

Evening activity: Cap the night exploring Downtown’s beverage scene. Enjoy the beer list and boozy coffee drinks at MudLounge or wander over to the Tabak Co. to sip on some whiskey cocktails.  

Day Two: 

Local Flavors

Mother's BrewingMother's Brewing Company patio.

Breakfast: Stop by the charming Sleepy Oppossum Cafe, a breakfast haven inside The Royal Music Hall, and try a hashbrown bowl or comforting breakfast soup.  

Lunch: There is a little something for everyone at 14 Mill Market. Recently opening its doors in 2023, the food hall has dessert spots, a well-appointed bar and 10 restaurants. 

Afternoon Activity: Cruise Downtown and tour the breweries. Stop in at Mother’s Brewing Company and try a seasonal brew before enjoying yard games in the beer garden. After that, visit Hold Fast Brewing for some of Missouri’s classic brews. 

Dinner: Call ahead to reserve a table at Harvest Restaurant in Rogersville. This farm-to-table dining experience offers a new menu every weekend with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. 

Sweet treat: Indulge in a Springfield classic with Andy’s Frozen Custard. Try a seasonal treat or craft your own frozen masterpiece with delicious topping combinations. 

Day Three: 

Crafted Delights

City Butcher BBQ

City Butcher Barbeque. Photography by Brandon Alms.

Breakfast: Begin the morning with an indulgent pastry from Roots Coffee Bar. From puff pastries and fresh scones to coffee cake, Roots has everything you need for a sweet start to the day. 

Lunch: Treat yourself to some Texas-style barbeque at City Butcher Barbeque. The meat here is thoughtfully sourced and cooked with precise technique. Don’t forget to try the side dishes. You definitely won’t leave hungry. 

Afternoon Activity: Explore a world of creativity at The Workshop at Finley Farms. From hands-on D.I.Y. and craft classes to immersive gardening lessons and cocktail demonstrations, you’re sure to find a workshop that perfectly suits your interests at Finley Farms.

Dinner: Swing by Bear Creek Pizza & Winery—a mom-and-pop winery that serves up pizzas, paninis, salads and more. Don’t leave without ordering a glass of wine and trying the campfire chips or dessert.

Evening Treat: Satisfy your craving for something fruity at Pineapple Whip. With multiple convenient locations throughout town, they all offer the timeless classic pineapple flavor and a rotating selection while the trucks are open for the season.

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