Discovering Healthy Restaurants in Kansas City

Explore Kansas City's vibrant food scene with a variety of healthy restaurants that serve up delicious, guilt-free eats to satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling great!

Rye Plaza

4646 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, this award-winning restaurant features brunch menu items such as Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Quiche, Eggs Benedict, Omelet of the Day, and more. Dinner menu items include Roasted Brick Chicken (Italian Marinade, Roasted Potatoes, Peppers and Onions, Green Onion Gremolata); Pan-Roasted Scotch Salmon (Wild Indian Rice, Fennel, Carrot, Celery, Champagne Dressing); Pan-Roasted Trout (Roasted Squash and Zucchini, Fennel, Squash Puree); and much more.

True Food Kitchen

4749 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Their menu may vary from season to season. Look for healthy salads and bowls like the Mediterranean Salad (olive, cucumber, red quinoa, asparagus, artichoke, feta, marcona almond, lemon oregano vinaigrette); Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl (broccoli, rainbow carrots, bok choy, green bean, snap pea, pickled shiitake, brown rice, avocado, Chef Matt’s Magical Dust); and entrees such as Grilled Grass-Fed Steak (Peruvian pepper sauce, forbidden black rice, zucchini, charred onion, sweety drop pepper); Idaho Rainbow Trout (quinoa, artichoke, roasted red pepper, lemon oregano vinaigrette); Spaghetti Squash Casserole (organic DiNapoli tomato sauce, caramelized onion, zucchini, fresh mozzarella); and more.

Blue Bird Bistro

1700 Summit Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Blue Bird Bistro offers a generous breakfast menu with a variety of Benedicts (Salmon, Pork, Catfish, Classic, 17th Street Benedict, and even a Meatloaf Benedict). If that isn’t your style, try their Egg Frittata Burger (Campo Lindo Farm egg, Wilkinson Garden kale & radish microgreens, Hemme Brothers Creamery cheddar, A&J Farm roasted zucchini, onion and mushroom frittata on a house made bun with house cured Barham Family Farm bacon, organic sriracha aioli and Hemme Brothers Creamery feta and Havarti cheese with a side of potatoes). Their lunch starters include Heirloom Tomatoes (thick slices of A&J Farm heirlooms, Nature’s Choice Farm basil, Hemme Brothers Creamery feta and Somerset Ridge Winery port reduction); Watermelon Salad (Family Farm watermelon, Thane Palmberg Farm sweet onion, and organic arugula tossed in house made blue bird bistro garden rose vinaigrette); and entrees such as Bison Burger (KC Buffalo Farm grass fed bison patty, organic greens, tomato, and onion on a house made organic unbleached white wheat bun); Polenta & Veggies (organic baked polenta, roasted A&J Farm zucchini, Thane Palmberg Farm spring onion, organic carrots, tomato and mushroom drizzled with Thane Palmberg Farm nettle puree and house made ranch); and much more.

Gigi’s Vegan & Wellness Café

1103 Westport Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Gigi’s menu includes delicious dishes like the Nubian Burger (a nutmeat patty of walnuts, pecans, topped with marinated mushrooms and red onions wrapped in butter lettuce); Wellness Wrap (marinated mushrooms served in lettuce hearts, mixed greens, and topped with house sauce and sunflower sprouts); Soul Tacos (spicy hummus, spicy chick peas wrapped in Romaine lettuce, topped with mixed greens, cherry tomato, sprouts, Cheezy sauce); healthy smoothies, organic cold-pressed juices; and much more.

Café Provence

3936 West 69th Terrace
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

If you’re looking for something special, check out this family owned and operated restaurant that has honored as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 French Restaurants in the U.S., and Best Restaurant in Kansas City. Look for menu items like Crepe au Poulet (crepe filled with organic chicken and mushroom, farro risotto, haricot vert, carrot, tarragon cream sauce); Poulet aux Morilles (pan-seared Amish chicken breast, morel brandy cream sauce, tournee potato, carrot, haricot vert); La Daube Provencale (classic braised beef stew with carrot and onion in a rich beef and red wine sauce, served with tournee potato); Sole de Douvres Meunière (sautéed dover sole, lemon meunière sauce, parsley, fingerling potato, haricot vert); and many more equally delicious dishes.

Discover more outstanding restaurants in the Kansas City area or wherever you may be! Check out The Templeton List.

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List and restaurant guide is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, James developed The Templeton List to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit You’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.