Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Kansas City: A Tasty Guide

Kansas City may best be known for its thriving and influential barbecue, but the metro area is also home to an amazing variety of cuisine. It’s a great place if you are a vegetarian, vegan or healthy eater, not just because of the restaurant options, but because Kansas City is in the middle of so many locally grown foods. Kansas City also has many farmer’s markets, which should be covered in a future guide.

Last updated: April 25, 2021

Veg and Mostly Veg Restaurants

I’m not creating a special section for vegetarian-only restaurants, mostly because there are so few of them, but also because there are many more restaurants with substantial vegetarian and vegan options. They should get some recognition for their commitment to making healthy menu options available.

Cannot guarantee that every restaurant on this list is totally meat-free on menu options that may look vegetarian. As always, ask your server (or the owners) for more info. We will update this list based on feedback and more research.


Aladdin Café

Jasmine’s Vegetarian Combo

I recently reviewed the Aladdin Café, which is located on West 39th Street. The restaurant has lots of vegetarian and vegan menu options.
Try: Jasmine’s Vegetarian Combo, Zaatar, Cauliflower Zahra, and the Aladdin Lentil Soup.

Aladdin Café, 3903 Wyoming Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-531-5982

Website: http://www.aladdincafe.co/

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


Auset’s Vegetarian Cuisine

Vegetarian and vegan soul food at Hy-Vee Arena.

1800 Genessee St, Suite 202, Hy-Vee Arena, KCMO
816-866-6324

Awaze

Popular spot in Midtown Kansas City for Ethiopian food and live music.

3415 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816756-5111

Banskia: An Australian Bake House and Café

An Australian eatery in downtown Kansas City? This café and bakery is open for breakfast and lunch. They have the vegetarian and vegan foods: Breakfast Sandwich with Egg, Spinach & Cheese, Avocado Toast, Mushroom & Beet Toast, Corn, Zucchini and Cilantro Fritters, Grilled Vegetables & Arugula sandwich, Braised Lentil Salad, Quinoa & Watermelon Salad, Smokey Vegetable Pie and we haven’t even mentioned the quiches, pizzas, rolls, breads, cookies, and pastries.

9th Street and Baltimore, Downtown K.C., 816-474-9935
4800 Main Street, Plaza, (816) 569-2186

Website: https://banksiabakehouse.com/

The Basha

Delicious food and comfortable atmosphere. A wide range of vegetarian and vegan choices including appetizers, soups, platters, sandwiches and desserts. One of our favorite veg-friendly restaurants in Overland Park.

Try: The Veggie Plate (Grape leaves, falafel, baba ghanouj, served with pita bread), Falafel Sandwich

7016 W 105th St, Overland Park, KS 66212, 913-341-7778

Website: https://www.bashacuisineop.com/

BIBIBOP Asian Grill

Bibibop is a new fast casual Asian fusion restaurant in Waldo and other area locations. Korean style customized bowls with vegan and gluten free options. Creating your bowl starts with your base. Options include salad, rice (purple or white), or Japchae noodles (sautéed sweet potato glass noodles). You can mix several bases. Then you can add a hot topping like black beans, potatoes or bean sprouts. Next are your cold toppings, mostly vegetables (the heart of most bibimbap bowls). Options include red cabbage, carrots, corn, daikon, sesame kale, cucumbers, kimchi, eggs and cheese.

There are a bunch of delicious sauce/dressing options: gochujang, teriyaki, sesame ginger, cucumber wasabi, and more.

Finally, you can choose proteins like organic tofu.

505 W 75th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64114, 816-621-1874

6455 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223, 913.602.8156

11875 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214, 913.286.0295

Website: https://bibibop.com/


Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


The Bite

This innovative sandwich shop in the City Market is now famous locally for Vegan Taqueria Night, which happens every Wednesday.

Try: Vegan Taco Night; sandwiches: Ko-Fu,  Sloppy, and Toadstool

The Bite, 23 E 3rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Website: https://www.thebitekc.co/

Blue Koi

Blue Koi is a world famous and popular Chinese noodle and dumpling restaurant with two locations in the Kansas City area. Their original location on 39th Street really reflects the atmosphere if an urban Chinese restaurant, while the Leawood location is bigger and more airy. Also featured multiple times on the TV show “Diners, Drive0Ins and Dives.” Vegetarian entrees include the Vegetable Noodle Soup and Vegan Delights.

Try: Eggplant Pockets, Pan Fried Veggie Dumplings, Crispy Tofu, Vegan Delights, Braised Tofu

1803 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-561-5003

10581 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206, 913-383-3330

Website: https://www.bluekoi.net/

Blue Nile Café

Lunch buffet with vegan options

Kansas City’s oldest Ethiopian restaurant and City Market anchor is known for its vegan dishes, which are more than half of their menu. The Blue Nile has strict food preparation methods which make sure that the vegan dishes are always vegan.

Try: Inguday Watt (mushrooms), Gomen (collard greens), Misir Watt (lentils) and the Vegetarian Combo Platter.

20 E 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816-283-0990

Website: https://www.bluenilekc.com/

Bo Lings

One of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Kansas City, with six area locations.

Lots of options with tofu, but plenty of vegetable centered entrees like House Curry Vegetables, Green Bean Sichuan Style, and Sichuan Eggplant and Tomatoes.

Try: Tofu in Black Bean Sauce and/or Spinach with Garlic or Bok Choy.

Plaza: 701 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-753-1718

City Market: 20 E. 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816-423-8036

And four other locations!

Website: https://www.bolings.com/

Café Gratitude

Currently, when Kansas Citians talk about “vegetarian restaurants”, Café Gratitude is often the first one to be mentioned. Everything on the menu is plant-based and vegetarian.

333 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-474-LOVE

Website: https://www.cafegratitudekc.com/

Canihaveabite

This vegetarian friendly catering company recently took the leap to a physical location, in the space that was once home to vegetarian favorite Eden Alley. Vegetarian and vegan entrees include Tuscan Shepherd’s Pie, Mole de Olla, Super Bowl Honey (Badger) Cauliflower Bites, Herb Beans & Mushroom Risotto, and more!

707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-381-9101

Website: https://www.canihaveabite.com/

Chai Shai

While they may not be a large restaurant or have a big menu, Chai Shai does what is does in gourmet style. One of our favorite places for a cozy lunch or dinner with a friend.

Try: Pakora Wrap (lunch), Yellow Lentils, Gajar Aloo

651 E. 59th St., Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-260-5203

Website: https://chaishaikc.com

Char Bar

Best known for its barbecue and outdoor entertainment area in Westport, Char Bar has an a tasty veg selection. Three salads, lots of sides, and the delicious Smoked Jackfruit Sandwich.

Try: Smoked Jackfruit Sandwich with the Kale-Pecorino Slaw and the Sassafras Root Beer.

4050 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-389-8600

Website: https://charbarkc.com/

Chez Elle

A creperie and coffee shop café located in a historic building on Summit, near downtown Kansas City. Veg friendly dishes include the Le Franco (caramelized green apple with spices, toasted walnuts), Le Jardin (Spinach, artichokes, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, Provolone cheese and crème fraiche), and the Legume (caramelized onions, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, crème fraiche). Also offers sweet crepes, soups, salads and pastries. Vegan crepes are available.

1713 Summit St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816-471-2616

Website: http://www.chezellekc.com/

The Corner Restaurant

A Westport neighborhood institution, long specializing in breakfast and lunch, now featuring locally sourced ingredients for a menu with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The standard breakfast staples like pancakes and scrambles can be customized with tons of veggie options. Breakfast feautes include poached pear cakes, pumpkin cream cheese French toast, sweet potato and greens hash, and a toad in the hole.

Brunch features include The Shroom (polenta cakes, mushrooms and greens), Fall Farro Bowl (mushrooms, squash, peppers), Fall Farmer’s Salad, and the Portobello Grilled Cheese.

4059 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-931-4401

Website: https://www.thecornerkc.com/

City Market Coffee Roasters

Located in the historic City Market, a coffeehouse and bakery. Veg options include: Vegan Breakfast Burrito, Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Veggie Panini, and The M & M (Vegan).

305 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105, 816-718-3005

Website: https://www.citymarketcoffee.com/stockists

Desta’s Ethiopian Cuisine

A popular vegetarian spot in southern Overland Park. Vegan entrees: Yemisr Wot (red lentils), Gomen Wot (collard greens), and Shiro Wot (chickpeas).

Try: Desta’s Vegetarian Combo

13475 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-258-8118

Website: https://www.destasethiopiancuisine.com/

EAT FüD

Vegan sandwiches currently available at both Nature’s Own Health Markets locations. Sandwiches include: Jack Wild, Tofu Chop, Jack BBQ, Eggy Salad, Chick Pea Waldorf, Phish Bite.

Try: Chick Tuna, Avowich

10 Main Street, Parkville, MO

Website: https://www.eatfud.com/

Elsa’s Ethiopian Restaurant

Ethiopian cuisine is always vegan friendly and Elsa’s is a vegan destination in Overland Park. All the great vegan dishes like shiro watt (chickpeas), misir watt (red lentils), gomen (collard greens) and Kik Alicha (yellow split peas). They also offer the Ethiopian take on veggie pasta.

8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-648-5000

Enjoy Pure Food + Drink

This could be one of your best bets in Johnson County for whole foods, plant-based dining out. Located in Mission Farms on Mission near I-435. Enjoy features cold-pressed juices, smoothies, coffee and a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Breakfast options include protein pancakes, organic eggs, Toast To Health, and the Ready, Set, Go steel cut oats. For lunch or dinner, try the Barefoot Burger (veggie burger), Vegelicious Wrap (vegan wrap) or the Paradiso Tostada (vegan).

10573 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206, 913-544-1515

Website: https://enjoypurefood.com/

The Farmhouse

If I’m ever thinking about a farm-to-table restaurant for my birthday dinner or a date, The Farmhouse in the City Market area usually makes my short list. Seasonal, fresh ingredients which are right up the alley of any whole foods, plant-based eater. For brunch on weekends, they offer a Veggie Benedict, Vegan Hash, or Seasonal French Toast. For dinner, you could start with a Roasted Turnip & Beet salad, warm up with some Fried Mushrooms, and savor the Vegan Pumpkin Risotto. Menus are seasonal, so check their website or call the restaurant for the latest.

300 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105, 816-569-6032

Website: http://www.eatatthefarmhouse.com

First Watch

Kansas City has 14 locations of this national breakfast chain. A good bet if you are looking for a classic, yet healthy, restaurant breakfast place. Seasonal specials include dishes like Brilliant Beet Toast, Vanilla Chai Latte Pancakes and the Blue Booster. Vegan “classics” include Avocado Toast, A.M. Superfoods Bowl, and more.

Multiple area locations.

Website: https://www.firstwatch.com/

Freshwater

A farm-to-table restaurant featuring a tasting menu which changes daily. Tasting menu can be made vegan with 24-hour notice.

Some recent menu items included Heirloom Tomato Salad (Spring Mix, Beets, Peach Chutney, Lincoln Log Goat Cheese), Chilled Corn & Peach Soup (Anaheim Peppers, Crème Fraiche, EVOO, Herbs), and Pesto Cavatelli (Summer Vegetables, EVOO Spring Onion).

3711 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-820-0296

Website: https://www.freshwaterkc.com/

Happy Apple Café

A vegan / vegetarian restaurant on Troost with a changing menu. Recent entrees included strawberry mint mozzarella grilled cheese, chick n biscuit w/candied kale, sweet potato, and cheese, and date stuffed jalapeño poppers.

5536 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64110, 816-605-8611

Website: https://www.facebook.com/happyapplecafe

The Homesteader Café

Located in downtown Kansas City, a farm-to-table café. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options including sweet potato hash, vegan and vegetarian breakfast tacos, black bean and quinoa burger, carrot cake oatmeal, and winter stuffed squash.

100 E 7 St Ste 100, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-474-8333

Website: https://www.thehomesteadercafe.com/

Hot Basil Thai Cuisine

A popular Thai restaurant in Overland Park. All of their noodle, stir fry, fried rice and curry dishes can be made vegetarian, including with tofu or mixed vegetables.

7528 W 119th St, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-451-3713

Website: https://www.hotbasilks.com/

Jerusalem Café

A long-time favorite Middle Eastern / Mediterranean restaurant located in Westport and now Liberty.

Try: Falafel and Hummus Platter, Vegetarian Combination, Falafel and Baba Ghanouj Sandwich.

515 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-442-8655

Website: https://jerusalemcafekc.com/

Kansas City Taco Company

This popular and highly recommended Mexican restaurant is located near the City Market. Vegetarian options include the Portobello Shroom Tacos, Roasted Cauliflower Tacos, and the Karma-Riot Bowl.

520 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 54106, 816-214-5390

Website: http://www.kctacocompany.com/

Kin Lin

The popular Chinese restaurant near UMKC has over 20 vegan dishes on the menu. Been one of our favorites for 15+ years.

Try: Tofu with Black Bean Sauce, Eggplant with Tofu in Garlic Sauce, Sesame Tofu, and Tofu Home Style

314 E 51st St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-561-4334

Website: https://www.kinlinkcmo.com/

Koko Thai

Veg friendly options: Papaya salad, garden stir-fry, fresh noodle bowl, pad sa eww, basil fried rice, and mango sticky rice.

1513 Grand Blvd (at downtown), Kansas City, Missouri, 816-842-0402

It is reported that this restaurant recently closed.

Korma Sutra

This popular Indian restaurant is an Overland Park dining destination for vegetarians and lovers of Indian cuisine. Has a daily brunch buffet. Their vegetarian specialties include: Paneer Tikka Masala, Mushroom Mattar Makhani, Yellow dal, Mushroom Mattar Makhani, Gobi Keema and more.

12112 W 87th St Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66215, 913-345-8774

Website: https://www.kckormasutra.net/

La Bodega – Kansas City

La Bodega features a wide range of vegetarian friendly soups, salads and tapas. The Sopa Negra is a black bean soup with red peppers & onions. The Alubias Blanco con Pimiento is a chilled tapas featuring white bean purée, rosemary & roasted red pepper. The Champiñones a la Plancha is a hot tapas featuring roasted mushrooms with garlic and white wine parsley sauce.

703 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-472-8272

4311 W 119th St Leawood, KS 66209, 913-428-TAPA (8272)

Website: https://labodegakc.com/

Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop

Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop in Westwood
Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop in Westwood

Lulu’s has been one of my regular stops for spicy vegetarian dishes for the past 15 years. These days, we frequently visit their Westwood, Kansas location. Lulu’s has a special “No Meat” menu with over 14 entrees and many vegetarian sides.

Try: Spicy Soy Curl Bowl, Pad Thai, Kaeng Khio Wan Khai (green curry) with tofu.

2030 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-474-8424

2701 W 47th St, Westwood, KS 66205, 913-677-5858

Website: https://www.lulusnoodles.com/

Martin City Coffee

This relatively new coffee house might seem a bit “off the beaten path” and may sound like it’s just a coffee shop, but they have a large menu with items that aren’t commonly found around Kansas City. We are talking about arepas. The Venezuelan Stuffed Arepa, which is available vegan. You can also get the Rice & Beans Bowl as a vegan lunch. Snack on Yuca Fries, Tostones (green plantains), or the Vegan Snack Box. Wait, breakfast is available all day!? Breakfast options include Venezuelan Breakfast Arepa, Paleo Bowl, Tropical Fruit Salad, Cuban Toast with Avocado and pastries (inc. Vegan Brownie). Hang around and watch the trains go by!

13115 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, Phone: +1 816 535 1055

Website: https://martincitycoffee.com/

Mesob

Mesob’s new location

Recently relocated across Broadway, Mesob is known for gourmet takes on classic Caribbean and Ethiopian cuisine. Has the usual vegan-friendly Ethiopian entrees like Ingudai Tibs (mushrooms), Misir Wot (red lentils) collard greens and shiro. Ethiopian features include the Vegetable Combo and Asmara Pasta. On the Caribbean side, check out the Vegan Paella (Black mushroom arborio rice, saffron broth, eggplant, squash, spinach, brussels sprouts and more)

3600 Broadway Boulevard #105, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-492-5099

Website: https://www.mesobkc.com/

Mickey’s Hideaway

This new Westport restaurant can be considered the successor to one of our favorite KC restaurants: McCoy’s. It looks like Mickey’s Hideaway is carrying to McCoy’s tradition of having a menu full of vegetarian and vegan dishes. The fact that they even have a vegan menu is a great sign. Features from that menu include Vegan Avocado Burger, Vegan Pasta Plate, Greek Fatoush Salad, and Dude’s Taco Salad. The sides, called “Dirt Candy,” include barbecued carrots and salt-roasted beets.

Vegetarian entrees include a veggie burger and veggie pizzas. If the mac and cheese entrée is anything like the original McCoy’s version, we can vouch that this might be the best mac and cheese in Kansas City.

4057 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-469-5001

Website: https://mickeyskc.com/

The Mixx

Want a nice salad? Want to mix up your own? The Mixx, with its three locations, is KC’s salad destination. Vegetarian special include the Rocket Salad, Chisaya Mama, Rustic Beet Salad, Garden of Eden, and Palermo Insalata. Vegetarian sandwiches include the Mediterranean Veggie Wrap, the Veggie Stack, and the Casablanca Pita Pocket.

4855 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-756-2300

11942 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS 66209, 913-338-4000

1347 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105, 816-283-0300

Website: https://mixxingitup.com/

Moti Mahal

A popular Indian restaurant in Westport and now with a location in north Kansas City. Features a lunch and dinner buffet six days a week and comprehensive vegetarian dinners for multiple people. With around a dozen vegetarian entrees, the traditional Indian restaurant staples are all here: Bainghan Bharata (fresh eggplant), Okra don piazza, Chana Aloo (chickpeas), Mushroom Mattar Makhan, and more.

4113 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-931-7775

7111 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153, 816-746-8000

Website: http://www.kcmotimahal.com/

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffee

Mud Pie on 39th Street

Great baked goods, great coffee, great staff and wonderful atmosphere. A community treasure and nationally known vegan bakery. Baked goods change daily and by location, but Mud Pie has some regular items. Recent goodies included Pear Ginger Muffins, Stuffed Pretzels, Apple Crumb Cake, Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, Sausage Biscuits, Vegan Gingerbread, Apple Hand Pies, and a sausage and jalapeño cream cheese kolache.  

Try: Cookies, scones, savory breakfasts, bundt cakes.

1615 W 39th St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816 931 4539

7317 W 95th St, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-283-8060

Website: https://www.mudpiebakery.com/

Pad Thai

Vegetarian friendly noodle dishes include Pad Thai. Pad Kee Mow (Drunken Noodles), Sen Mee Pad (thin rice noodles with napa cabbage, bok choy, bamboo strips, roasted garlic) and Pad See Eaw (wide rice noodles with broccoli and bok choy). Curries include red, yellow, green, panang (peanuts), and massaman (potatoes). Also vegetarian rice dishes and stir fries.

14319 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-685-4500

Website: http://padthaikc.com/

Papa Keno’s

My third go-to pizza joint for New York style pizza. Special vegetarian pizzas include the Barnyard, the Veggie, the Columbo, the Mama Keno (roma tomato, spinach, and feta), Brutus (olives and feta). Also available is a veggie sandwich and salads.

415 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-599-4704

1815 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-442-7441

7901 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-648-1313

Website: https://www.papakenoswestport.com/

Pirate’s Bone Burgers

Beet Burger

An exciting new plant-based restaurant specializing in innovative veggie burgers. Also, a variety of fries, plantains and specials.

Try: Beet Burger

2000 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816-605-1014

Website: https://piratesboneburgers.com/

Pita Blu

Our favorite place in Johnson County to pick-up Middle Eastern food to-go.

Try: Pita Blu Falafel sandwich and the Blu Slaw

7335 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913-258-8355

Website: https://pitablu.com/

Princess Garden Restaurant

One of Kansas City’s oldest Chinese restaurants. A popular institution, probably the this blog author’s first Chinese restaurant as a kid back in the 1970s. One tip is that they can create a vegetarian version of most menu items in addition to their regular vegetarian dishes. Veg-friendly entrees include Broccoli & Snow Peas, Moo Shi Vegetables with Mandarin Pancakes, Spiced Bean Curd, Chinese Combination Vegetables and more.

Try: Bok Choy & Black Mushroom Sautéed with Garlic Sauce

906 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-444-3709

Queen’s Sweets & Bakery

A Mediterranean restaurant and bakery in north Kansas City featuring Lebanese and Jordanian cuisine. Vegetarian entrees include: Falafel Plate, Vegetarian Vine Leaves Plate, and Vegetarian Gyro and Fries. But Queen’s is also about the sweets, like baklava, of course, but also maamoul (date and walnut cookie), tiramisu cake, pecan pie, and more!

4107 N Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64116, 816-462-8252

Website: https://www.queensweetsandbakerytogo.com/

Ruby Jean’s Juicery

Healthy juices and food. Their Troost location offers food featuring vegan and healthy entrées: Vegan Black Eyed Pea Burger, Vegan Brussels Sprout Nachos, Vegan Sweet Potato Curry, Veggie Wrap and Keto Un-Fried Rice.

1111 Main St Ste 165, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-800-4929

1539, 3000 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-321-1440,

Website: https://www.rubyjeansjuicery.com/

Ruchi Indian Cuisine

An Indian restaurant featuring the cuisine of Southern India. They have a daily lunch buffet. Their regular menu has over 35 vegetarian entrees and this doesn’t include the Southern and Northern vegetarian specials, the biryani entrees or the Indian Chinese entrees.

Some Southern specialties of note include Moong Masala Dosa (green lentils crepe with vegetable stuffing), Methu Vada (deep fried ground lentil cake), and Mysore Masala Dosa (thin rice crepes with layer of hot chutney filled with potato & onion).

11168 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-661-9088

Website: https://www.ruchicuisine.com/


Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria

Veggie Taco Salad
Veggie Taco Salad

One feature of Rudy’s that keeps me coming back frequently is their special vegetarian menu section, the “Create Your Own Veggie Plate”, which has been available on the menu for years. They have six main options to choose from, ranging from chile relleno to bean tostada to veggie fajitas.

Try: Veggie Taco Salad, Veggie Fajitas

1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-931-9700

8710 Lackman Road Lenexa, KS 66219, 913-859-9848

Website: https://www.rudystenampa.com/

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


Sahara

All the goodies you expect at a Mediterranean restaurant: falafel, hummus, combo platters, baba ghanouj, lentil soup and salads.

320 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-756-5444

705 SE Melody Ln, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, 816-944-4025

Website: https://saharakc.com/

Sama Zama

A bright and cheery Japanese restaurant with a variety of veg-friendly dishes: Garlic Mushroom (Mushroom in Garlic Sauce), Ingen Itame (Garlic Infused Sautéed Green Beans), Asupara Itame (Garlic Infused Sautéed Asparagus), create your own rice dishes, and vegetarian appetizers.

425 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-756-3600

Website: http://samakc.com/

Seasons 52

Seasons 52 is a grill and wine bar located on the Country Club Plaza. Vegetarians can enjoy flatbreads like the Four Mushroom or the Roasted Tomato. Dinner starters include Grilled Artichokes with Preserved Lemon Hummus, Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Avocado Toast, and the Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Dinner entrees include the Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi.

340 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-531-0052

Website: https://www.seasons52.com/locations/mo/kansas-city/kansas-city/4523

Seva Cuisine of India

Daily lunch buffet featuring classic Indian dishes. Full dinner menu with 10+ vegetarian entrees. A comprehensive Veggie Dinner for 2 is also available.

8674 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157, 816-407-9700

Website: http://sevacuisineofindia.com/


Shawarmar

Falafel wrap (home plated)

Their homemade falafel is just awesome, with the right flavors and crunch and consistency. Their pita is fresh, soft and delicious. The other ingredients are the right combination to make these wraps worth making Shawarmar a regular lunch option.

23 E Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, 816-673-1152

Website: https://shawarmars.business.site/

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


Shio Ramen (Closed Temporarily)

Vegan ramen

A cozy ramen shop on Broadway, pretty much across the street from the Uptown Theater. Of note for vegans is their Vegan Shio/Shoyu ramen soup. The Dan Dan Noodles is available with jackfruit. Of course, Kimchi and Sake are available.

3605 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-541-3215

Website: https://shioramenshop.com/

Songbird Café

Smoothies, juices and eats. Vegetarian fare includes: Garden Panini, Veggie Sandwich, PBH, Hemp Salad, Cherry Salad, Apple Pecan Salad, Organic Garlic Hummus, and the Southwest Salad.

1529 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 64108, 816-492-5234

Website: https://www.songbirdcafekc.com/

Spice and Rice

Desserts!

Indian restaurant with a daily lunch buffet and a large A La Carte menu. Vegetarian entrées include Tadka Daal (lentil with onions), Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower), Pan Fried Okra, Vegetable Korma, Vegetable Biryani, and Karahi Paneer.

6537 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209, 913-291-0436

Website: https://spicenriceks.com/

Spin Pizza

A local chain featuring flatbreads, healthy pizzas, salads and more. Vegan options available for many dishes. Vegetarian pizzas include the Margherita, Mushroom, Spinach & Garlic, 5 Cheese, Veggie, and Roasted Potato.

Multiple locations around the Kansas City metro.

Website: https://www.spinpizza.com

Succotash

One of the best breakfast and brunch places in Kansas City. Home of the Vegetarian and Vegan Kitchen Sinks. Also try the veggie wrap, the omelets and pancakes, the Vegan Shortstack Platter, the Veggie Quesadilla, the Vegan Deelite sandwich, and the Mediterranean burger.

Try: Vegan Kitchen SInk

2601 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-421-2807

Website: https://www.succotashkc.com/

Sura Eats

Featuring Korean dishes and located inside the Parlor food court, near downtown KC. Veg options include Kimchi Pancake, Bibimbap bowl with tofu (and egg), Japchae (glass noodles with tofu) and Kimchi Fried Rice (with tofu and/or egg).

1707 Locust St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-875-4813

Website: https://www.suraeats.com/

Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine

Features the cuisine of Northern India. Swagat has a daily lunch buffet. Their dinners feature more than 16 vegetarian entrees.

7407 NW 87th St, Kansas City, MO 64153, 816-746-9400

Website: https://swagatkc.com/

Taj Mahal

This Indian restaurant in Waldo features an extensive lunch buffet with lots of vegetarian items. The regular menu has a huge vegetarian section with popular Indian dishes and breads.

7521 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-361-1722

Try: Lunch Buffet, Chole Saag, Bhindi Masala, Chana Dal, and all the naans.

Website: http://www.kctajmahal.com/

Tasty Thai

A Thai restaurant in north Kansas City featuring Pad Ki Mao and curries. Noodle dishes include the classic Pad Thai, Pad Woon Sen, Pad Ki Mao (large flat rice noodles). Red, green, yellow, and panang curries. Dinner entrees include Cashew Stir Fry,  Ginger Stir Fry, Lemon Grass, Spicy Eggplant, Tofu Vermicelli, and a range of pho, soups, and salads.

7104 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-584-8801

Shoppes at Liberty Triangle, 1912 Star Drive, Liberty, MO 64068, 816-781-7800

Big Bowl Pho, 7106 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151, 816-382-3488

Website: https://www.kctastythai.com/

Thai Place

Curries, fried rice and noodles. Over a dozen vegetarian entrees on the menu.

9359 W 87th St, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-649-5420

Website: https://www.thaiplaceop.com


Tikka Twist

Chickpea Masala with Biryani Bowl
Chickpea Masala with Biryani Bowl

Recently reviewed by Chuck Eats KC. Tikka Twist brings Indian fast casual to Kansas City with a restaurant that implements new concepts like letting the diners customize their food at the order counter. Dozens of vegetarian and vegan options are possible, since you build your own meal.

Try: Chickpea Masala bowl

697 NW Blue Parkway, Lees Summit, Missouri 64086, 816-272-5282

Website: https://www.tikkatwist.com/

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

Located on the Country Club plaza and featuring a wide range of healthy foods, with many being vegan and vegetarian. Menu rotates frequently, in order to feature seasonal foods. The Winter 2020 menu includes a Butternut Squash pizza, Cauliflower Polenta bowl, Ancient Grains bowl, Korean Noodle bowl, Unbeetable Burger, Inside Out Quinoa Burger and the Spaghetti Squash Casserole.

Try: Margherita pizza, Spaghetti Squash Casserole

4749 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-931-4947

Website: https://www.truefoodkitchen.com/kansascity

Unbakery and Juicery

Our favorite grab-and-go salads in Kansas City. This little health focused eatery is on East 63rd Street, near Brookside. The Unbakery features raw foods, fresh juices, teas, and salads.

Try: Pad Thai Salad

634 E 63rd St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-237-1128

Website: https://www.unbakeryandjuicerykc.com/

Waldo Pizza

Black and green olives pizza, of course

Pretty much every pizza joint can create a variety of vegetarian pizzas, but Waldo Pizza is very vegan-friendly. We like their weekday lunch special, which includes their excellent salad bar. Waldo Pizza features a special vegan pizza menu, with three crusts, several vegan cheeses and “meats”, and a list of all their veggies.

Special vegan pizzas include the Vegan Ratatouille, Vegan Tex Mex, Vegan Veggie, and the Vegan Cheeseburger.

Vegan sandwiches include Vegan Philly Chicken Sandwich and the Vegan B.Y.O. Sandwich. Also vegan pasta options.

7433 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-363-5242

1543 NE Douglas St. Lee’s Summit, MO, 64086, 816-875-2121

Website: https://www.waldopizza.net/

The Westside Local

A farm-to-table neighborhood restaurant located on the West Side, near downtown Kansas City. Always a reliable source of innovative vegetarian and vegan dishes. Current features include Brie & Apple Burger, Creamy Garlic “Alfredo” Penne, Vegetable Tikka Masala, Seasonal Quinoa, and the Arugula & Spinach salad.

Try: Roasted Poblano and Spinach Dip, Westside Mac & Cheese, devilled eggs, and seasonal vegetables.

1663 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-997-9089

Website: http://thewestsidelocal.com/

You Say Tomato

A friendly, neighborhood café and coffee shop, with daily specials and always veg-friendly options. Recent special included Vegetable Quiche {mushroom, potato, green bell pepper, cheddar), Panini (roasted sweet potato, red onion, cheddar, goat cheese, and a raspberry jalapeno coulis), Tripleberry pie, and Stuffed Acorn Squash (with faro, apple, dried cherries). Breakfasts include the usual suspects plus Roasted Veggie Hash, Breakfast Flatbread with vegetarian gravy, and Baked French Toast.

Try: Vegetarian bierock (red lentils, potatoes, currants, feta)

2801 Holmes St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-756-5097

Website: https://yousaytomatokc.wordpress.com/

Yuva Eats

Kansas City has really been missing out on Nepalese cuisine for years. But we finally have a restaurant in Olathe featuring Nepalese and Indian food. Nepalese food is very vegetarian friendly. It’s similar to Indian food, but with some slightly different flavors and ingredients.

Nepalese dishes worth trying for vegetarians include Himali Mixed Beans Soup, Delhi Dahi Bhalla Chaat (lentil fritters), Green Beans Pakora, Chili Veggie Kofta, Aloo Maseura Ko Jhol (potatoes and herbs) and Kathal Aloo (jackfruit and potatoes).

Yuva Eats also has an extensive vegetarian selection on their Indian menu. Vegetarian entrees include Tariwali Veggie Curry, Vegetable Shahi Korma, Makhani Kali Daal (black lentils), Punjabi Aloo Gobi (cauliflower and potatoes) and Mushroom Matar Chettinad.

14967 W 119th Street Olathe KS 66062, 913-839-1210

Website: https://www.yuvaeats.com/

Veg and Mostly Veg Food Trucks / Catering

Arabic Kitchen Kansas City         

Homemade, halal Middle Eastern food in South Kansas City available for delivery or pick-up. Vegan options include Hummus and Falafel Plate, Rolled Yalanji and Dip Plate (stuffed grape leaves), Mediterranean Platter, Tabouli Salad

Vegetarian dishes include Eggplant Delight, Spinach Quinoa Salad, Eggplant Quinoa Salad, Mediterranean Burrito, and Spinach Quesadilla.

 (816) 255-4004

ArabicKitchenKC@gmail.com

Dead Beet – Pop Up

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/deadbeettacoshop/

KC Gyros Guys

Mediterranean food featuring vegetarian gyros (falafel), rice platters (falafel), salads, hummus and fries.

Frequents: Corner of State Line Road and W. Blue Ridge Blvd.

13015 State Line Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64145, 816-316-9437

Website: https://kcgyroguys.com/

Mattie’s Vegan Eats

Vegan comfort food. Recent treats: Mac & Cheeze, Baked Beans, BBQ Tofu, Buffalo Seitan, Sweet Potato Casserole.

Frequents: Raytown (9300 E 75th St. Raytown, MO)

Try: Jackfruit Nachos

Website: https://www.mattiesfoods.com/

Taco Cacao (NEW)

New taco and burrito food truck, which has vegaetarian tacos and burritos.

7927 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Website: https://www.tacocacao.com/

Tagine House

Moroccan cuisine. Catering and personal chef.

Most dishes are vegan friendly. Featuring Carrot Salad, Moroccan Salad, Couscous, and Seffa (steamed vermicelli topped with cinnamon, raisins, and almonds).

Website: https://taginehouse.com/

Topnotch Vegan Vittles

Catering

7500 Oldham Rd Kc Mo 64131, 816-914-7517

Website: https://socialnutt.wixsite.com/veganvittles/

Other Restaurants with Vegetarian / Vegan Options

The Antler Room

Offering small plates featuring local ingredients. An example entrée: “Roasted Beets, whipped tofu, pomegranate seeds, buckwheat, umeboshi, dulse”. Large wine, beer and cocktail selection.

2506 Holmes St., Longfellow, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-605-1967,

Website: https://theantlerroomkc.com

Bangkok Pavillion Thai Restaurant

Vegetarian menu includes Where’s the Beef, Three King Mushrooms, Green Beans Tofu, Pad Thai Jay, Red Curry Tofu Vegetable and Pad Golden Tofu.

7249 W 97th St, Overland Park, KS 66212, 913-341-3005

Website: https://www.bangkokpavilionop.com

Bawarchi Biryanis

7284 W 121st Street, Overland Park, KS – 66213, (913) 339-9504

Bay Boy Specialty Sandwiches

Home of the special Dutch Crunch sandwiches.

Try: The Veggie

4706 Holly St, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-673 3960

Website: https://bayboykc.com/

Beer Kitchen

Large special vegan menu includes Jackfruit Tamales, Chickpea-Kale Fritters, Veggie Beet Burger, Roasted Beets & Walnuts, and more.

435 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-389-4180

Website: http://beerkcrestaurants.com/beerkitchenkc/

Black Sheep + Market

A new farm-to-table restaurant on 39th St., which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1815 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816-541-3929

Website: https://www.blacksheepon39th.com/

Blaze Pizza

11983 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, Kansas, 913-674-4355

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

4705 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, Kansas, 913-236-6100

Brewery Emperial

1829 Oak St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-945-9625

Website: https://www.breweryemperial.com/


BurgerFi

As a vegetarian for most of my adult life, burger chains and restaurants were mostly off my radar for many years. Around 15 years ago, gourmet burger restaurants started becoming more common and many of them often had a veggie burger on the menu.

Website: https://burgerfi.com/

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


Cancun Fiesta Fresh

Cinco de Mayo chips and salsa
Cinco de Mayo chips and salsa

Has the best Mission Style vegetarian burrito in Kansas City. Chips, guacamole and salsa are outstanding.

Try: Veggie Burrito

4019 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-756-2120

Website: https://www.cancunkc.com/

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC


Chipotle

Lots of area locations. Burritos and bowls can be made vegetarian or vegan to order. Tofu is available as an ingredient.

Colony KC

Regular menu includes a hummus sandwich plate. Saturday brunch has a bunch of vegetarian options: whipped feta toast, pancakes, southwest scramble, hummus sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich with apples.

312 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116, 816- 800-4699

Website: https://www.colonykc.com/

Columbus Park Ramen Shop

A ramen shop started by the folks who run Happy Gillis in Columbus Park (just east of the City Market).

Try: Miso Mushroom Ramen

549 Gillis Street, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816-492-5549

Website: https://columbusparkramenshop.com

District Pour House + Kitchen

Our favorite spot for weekend brunch, this Waldo restaurant has a variety of vegetarian options. Starters include lettuce wraps, brussel sprouts, truffle fries, and huumus. They have a kale and quinoa salad and a veggie burger. Dinners include some flatbreads and a mac and cheese. Burnch includes some regular menu items like the veggie burger and salads, but also strawberry French toast and a Greek scramble.

7122 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-333-0799

Website: https://www.districtpourhousekc.com

Eggtc.

5107 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-561-0116

7182 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66217, 913-631-4400

Website: https://eggtckc.com/

Empanada Madness

Black bean arepa

Our favorite South American restaurant, because of their amazing arepas, empanadas and sauces.

Try: Lunch special with La Domino Arepa (black beans) and a cheese empanada. Fried plantains for appetizer or dessert!

906 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-503-6931

13135 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, 816-701-6002

Website: https://www.empanadamadness.com

Enjoy Pure Food + Drink

10573 Mission Rd, Leawood, Kansas, 913-963-5801

The Fix KC

600 E 31st Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64109, 816-237-0702

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill

Create-your-own all-you-can-eat Mongolian BBQ. Other veggie options: Portabella with Fresh Jalapeno and Basil Chili Pepper Sauce, Peking Style Rice Noodles with Tofu and Portabella, Tofu in Chef’s Hot Pepper Sauce.

Try: Tofu Mushroom Pot

3906 Bell St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-753-3600

Website: https://gkbbq.com/

Gram & Dun

BBQ Black Bean Burger, King Trumpet Mushroom plate, Brussels Sprout & Kale salad

600 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-389-2900

Website: https://gramanddun.com/

Grand Street Café

4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO, 816-561-8000

8815 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, KS., 913-601-3500

Green Acres Market

4175 N. Mulberry Drive,  Kansas City, Missouri  64116, 816-746-0010

Website: http://www.greenacres.com/deli-menu-kc/

Green Room Burgers and Beer

Might be a bit hard to find in Westport (which is the case for many things in Westport, look for them between Sunfresh and Pennsylvania). A good place to find veg-friendly bar snacks in a cozy setting,

Try: Veggie Burger

4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite D, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-216-7682

Website: http://greenroomkc.com/

Habachi House

Habachi House

Located in the historic City Market, Habachi House has all of your vegetarian Middle Eastern favorites: Falafel, hummus and baba ghanouj sandwiches, hummus pits, dolmas, and more.

Try: Vegetarian Gyros

309 Main St., Kansas City, MO, 816-421-0414

Website: https://habashihouse.com/

Hawaiian Bros.

Try: Seasoned vegetable plate with the pineapple side.

101 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116, 816-605-1079

Website: https://hawaiianbros.com/

Island Spice Caribbean Restaurant

Vegetarian dishes: Tofu Vegetable Medley, Steamed Cabbage, Calaloo, Fried Plaintain.

10 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-523 3974

Jasper’s Restaurant

A Kansas City tradition and institution in Italian cuisine. Vegetarian options: Roasted Peppers & Mozzarella Antipasti, Frittata, Fettuccine con Panna Parmigiano, Tagliatelle alla Marinara, Eggplant Othello, and much more.

1201 W 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-941-6600

Website: https://jasperskc.com/

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Try: Portobello Z-Man

3002 West 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103, 913-722-3366

11950 S. Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS 66062. 913-782-6858

11723 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66211, 913-338-5151

Website: https://www.joeskc.com

Johnny Jo’s Pizzeria

One of the best places to find New York style pizza in Kansas City.

Try: Veggie or Fresh Mozzarella pizzas.

1209 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-401-4483

Website: https://www.johnnyjospizza.com

KC Kitchen & Pizzeria

3906 Waddell Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-599-4533

Website: http://kckitchen.com/

KC Pinoy

One of the long-underrepresented cuisines in Kansas City has included Filipino, but now KC Pinoy serves Filipino food from a food truck and a restaurant in the West Bottoms. For lunch, small plates include Ensaladang Mangga (tomatoes, green mango, eggplant, okra, salted egg dressing) or Tortang Talong (eggplant omelette). For dinner, there is Gule King Gata (squash, green beans, and eggplant / vegan).

1623 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO 64102, 816-868-1293

Website: https://www.kcpinoy.com/

KC Thai Restaurant (NEW)

A new Thai restaurant in south Overland Park. Features many of your favorite Thai dishes: Green, Yellow, Massaman, Red and Panang Curries. Dinner features include Basil, Cashew Stir Fry, Spicy Green Beans, and Giner Stir-Fry.

12250 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66221

Website: https://www.kcthai.com/

Kind Food at The Iron District

1599 Iron St., North Kansas City, Missouri, 816-982-3191

Website: https://www.kindfoodkc.com/

Komatsu Ramen

3951 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-469-5336

Website: https://komatsuramen.co/

Kona Grill

444 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-931-5888

Website: https://www.konagrill.com/

The Littlest Bake Shop

645 E. 59th St., Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-216-1006

Website: http://facebook.com/littlestbakeshopKC

Manny’s Mexican Restaurant

This popular Mexican restaurant is an institution in the Crossroads District. Vegetarian options include the cheese and spinach enchiladas, the chile relleno and the huevos mexicano burritos, and other standards that can be made vegetarian.

207 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108. 816-474-7696

Website: https://www.mannyskc.com/

Marco Polo’s Italian Market

Gourmet Salads & Soups, Italian Specialties, Pasta, Hot & Cold Sandwiches, Desserts

Check out the Eggplant Panino, Mozzarella & Tomato Panino, or design your own pizza.

1201 W 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-941-6600

Website: https://jasperskc.com/

Market 3

114 W. Third St., Kansas City, MO,  816-268-7833

Minsky’s

Widely considered by many Kansas Citians as Kansas City’s signature local pizza chain. A recent addition of interest to vegetarians is Beyond Meat being available as a pizza topping (also available as a burger). Salads, pastas, veggie appetizers and specialty pizzas like Nature’s Choice, Five Star Cheese, and the Margherita. Gluten free and cauliflower crusts available.

Try: Nature’s Choice pizza

17 area locations.

Website: https://minskys.com/

Mod Pizza

Five locations in the Kansas City area. Pizzas: Lucy Sunshine, Maddy, Roasted Siracha Chickpea Salad

Website: https://modpizza.com/

New Peking

Vegetarian entrees include Bean Curd with Vegetables and Snow Peas, Water Chestnuts & Broccoli.

540 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-531-6969

Website: http://newpekingkansas.com

Noodles & Company

13448 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas, 913-239-8424

Papu’s Café

Falafel Sandwich

The famous Mediterranean restaurant located inside a gas station.

Try: Falafel Sandwich, Veggie Pita, Bab Ghanoush Sandwich

604 W 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-822-8759

Website: https://www.papuscafekcmo.com/

Pie Five Pizza

Vegetarian pizzas: Athenian, Farmer’s Market, Margherita.  Vegan cheese is available.

Seven area locations.

Website: https://www.piefivepizza.com/

Pizza 51

One of the handful of Kansas City pizza joints that do New York style pizza right. Our favorite request is a black and green olive slice.

Try: Veggie Delight Pizza

5060 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-531-1151

Website: https://pizza51.com/

Planet Sub

The original inspiration for this local chain were the Yellow Sub restaurants in Lawrence. Fed me through college and was a reliable option when I became a vegetarian in 1989. The Planet Sub chain has lots of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, including some based on the original chain. One of my favorites has long been the “off menu” Tempeh Reuben.

Try: Meatless Masterpiece, Spicy Cheese, The Veggie, Tempeh Reuben (off menu)

12 locations in the KC metro.

Website: https://planetsub.com/

ProteinHouse

1345 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-205-8484

Website: https://www.protein-house.com/

Q39

BBQ Veggie Burger

One of Kansas City’s premier barbecue restaurants may seem like an odd place to find vegetarian food, but the BBQ Veggie Burger is worth the visit.

Try: Buffalo Cauliflower Florets, Potato Salad, and a salad with the BBQ Veggie Burger.

1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-255-3753

11051 Antioch Rd. Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-951-4500

Website: https://q39kc.com/

Ravenous at Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room

1828 Walnut St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816-832-4564

Website: https://www.orderravenouskc.com

Rice House

Tofu with Black Beans in Garlic Sauce
Tofu with Black Beans in Garlic Sauce

Excellent Chinese take-out in south Kansas City with many vegetarian options.

Try: Tofu with Black Beans & Garlic Sauce (one of our favorites)

13003 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, 816-943-6100

Reviewed by Chuck Eats KC

The Russell

Grilled veggie sandwich on the lunch menu, which includes two farm-to-table salads, and several veg-friendly appetizers.

3141 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-492-7557

Website: https://therussellonmain.com

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Veg options include Fresh Basil with Jasmine Rice, Garlic Pepper, Cashew Stir-Fry, Spicy Green Beans, Shiitake Ginger, and Sweet Pineapple. Also a variety of classic Thai curries and noodle dishes.

11838 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, Kansas 66210, 913-338-1673

Seva

8674 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157, 816-407-9700

South of Summit Taqueria & Tequila

516 West 75th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

Sweet Siam Thai and Sushi Restaurant

4130 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-492-6196

Website: https://www.sweetsiamthai.com

Tabard’s Ale House

Vegetarian entrees: Truffle Mushroom Flatbread, The Beyond Burger, and the Glazed Veggie Sandwich.

12030 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913 808 5688

Website: https://tabardsalehouse.com/

Taj Palace

1706 W 39th St, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-756-0134

Website: https://tajpalacekc.business.site/

Trezo Mare

4105 N Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116, 816-505-3200

Website: https://www.trezomare.com/

Urban Café

A new bistro in the process of opening on Troost.

5500 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri

 Website: https://urbancafekc.com

Vitality Bowls

11828 Roe Ave, Leawood, Kansas, 913-364-1010

Vivilore

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

If the amazing antique store isn’t enough, the upscale dining is worth lunch with family or friends. Menu includes several vegetarian appetizers and salads with a dinner entrée: Vegetable Tamales.

Try: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich (grilled portobello, red pepper, zucchini, eggplant and sweet onion on a brioche bun with pesto, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette)

10815 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052, 816-836-2222

Website: https://www.vivilore.com/

Westport Cafe and Bar

Try: Pea Ravioli, Pea Ravioli or the Roasted Beets Salad.

419 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-931-4740

Website: http://westportcafeandbar.com

Yard House

1863 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-788-4500

Corporate Chains with Veggie Burgers

Red Robin: The Impossible Cheeseburger

BurgerFi – VegeFi Burger, Beyond Burger, Vegan Beyond Burger

Burger King – Impossible Burger

The Cheesecake Factory – Veggie Burger, Impossible Burger

Denny’s – Beyond Burger

Hardees — Thickburger® (hold the patty)

Houlihan’s – Homemade Veggie Burger, Impossible Burger

Red Robin – The Impossible Cheeseburger and the Veggie Burger

Wahlburgers – Impossible Burger

Other Online Guides

Happy Cow
https://www.happycow.net/north_america/usa/missouri/kansas_city/

In The News

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