Kansas City’s Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

Named after the Kansa Indians who settled along the Missouri River, Kansas City, Missouri is located smack dab in the heart of America. Here you’ll find an abundance of art museums, fountains (no wonder its nickname is the City of Fountains), and some of the best farm-to-fork restaurants this country has to offer.

The Templeton Team vets the healthiest restaurants all across America, according to our 5-star rating system. We’re happy to share our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurants in Kansas City, Missouri:

Can I Have A Bite

603 East 3rd Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

This organic dine-in and carry-out restaurant features scrumptious menu items like the Riviera Cruise (Greek potato salad topped with red onion, house made falafel in tahini sauce, veggie sticks and pine nut hummus), Island Hopping Bowl (a gado gado salad with seasonal vegetables on a bed on mirin cabbage and topped with gently spicy house peanut sauce, sriracha green beans, crispy curry tofu, coconut carrot rice), Moraccan Pot Pie (100% grass-fed beef with a house blend of spices, seasonal greens, onions, peppers, figs, and tomatoes in a rice, carrot and almond “crust” and finished with harissa lemon kale) and a delicious Summer Sprouts Salad (a nutrient dense salad of sunflower microgreens on a bed of seasonal leafy greens with rosemary beets, cucumbers, hemp seeds, and house cherry balsamic vinegariette).

The Farmhouse

300 Delaware Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Open Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, reservations are recommended for their popular weekend brunch.

Favorite menu items include Tomato Gorgonzola Salad (fresh sliced tomato, wild arugula, shaved red onion, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, kosher salt and cracked black pepper), Vegan Hash (peppers, onions, squash, potatoes, greens, fried mushrooms, chili tomato sauce), Pan Seared Artic Char (stewed white bean and tomato, roasted corn and red onion salad with a sherry vinaigrette), and Shrimp and Chorizo Linguine (poached shrimp, sauteed chorizo, onion, fresh tomato, white wine and lemon butter sauce).

Cafe Sebastienne

4420 Warwick Boulevard/Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Café Sebastienne is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday and also for weekend brunch. Located inside the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, this unique restaurant works with local farmers and suppliers to bring emphasis to sustainable practices.

You’ll find healthy selections like their Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad (tomato, watermelon, red quinoa, fresh cheese, herbs, sesame seed, nigella seed), Cachapa (corn crepe, fresh cheese, pickled red onion, garlic, honey, herbs), and a simple, yet outstanding Omelet (made with marinated squash, Havarti, cheddar, banana peppers, and potato).

The Westside Local

1663 Summit Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Soups, salads, and sandwiches are on the menu along with unexpected entrees such as Moroccan Chicken Skewers (grilled marinated chicken thighs, basmati rice pilaf containing almonds, apricots, currants, westside mint tzatziki, harissa, and served with grilled local pita), Salmon Beurre Blanc (7oz seared salmon, sauteed red peppers, carrots, corn and asparagus, couscous, beurre blanc), Cajun Rubbed Ribeye, and Chimichurri Portobello & Cauliflower Steak (grilled marinated portobello and cauliflower, chimichurri, served with fresh quinoa salad).

Room 39

1719 West 39th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Serving farm-to-table dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Room 39 features menu items such as Croque Madame (shaved Duroc pit ham, dijonnaise and gruyere on pan toasted bread with two fried eggs and potatoes) for breakfast, and dinner entrees such as Berkshire Workshop (polenta, Hakuri turnips, preserved mushrooms, dijon cream, balsamic; Duck Confit Cassoulet (Toulouse sausage, tarbais beans, breadcrumbs); Wild Sea Bass (garlic confit, Palmberg frilly mustard greens, purple daikon, aioli); Filet au poivre (truffle mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, bacon, herb butter, bordelaise): or Maitake Mushroom Curry (coconut, butternut squash, jasmine rice).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List 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, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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