Great cities in the middle of the country sometimes get overlooked, but this month we’re here to tell you that dining in Kansas City is just too cool to pass up.
Famously known for its jazz, blues and the red hot Royals, this heartland hub has a quaint, laid-back midwestern pace, with a surprisingly cosmopolitan vibe. Home to many a museum, beautiful fountains (there are around 200 of them!), and a magnificent farmers’ market that could give Pike Place a run for its money, KC is booming with culture and beauty. With more boulevards west of the Champs-Élysées, its been donned the “Paris of the Plains.”
In recent years, there’s been a huge revitalization to Kansas City’s downtown area, and new places are sprouting up left and right, making it more of an exciting place to visit than ever.
Don’t even get us started on the BBQ (this town is a meat lover’s mecca, with around 100 barbecue restaurants!) If you’re never had proper Kansas City barbecue (cooked slow and smoky, with a signature tomato and molasses-based sauce), that there is reason enough to hop a plane.
We recently picked the brains of four food bloggers and proud KC locals, to find out what they claim as their favorite food joints in the city.
Ready? Set? Kansas City, or bust!
*Note* Start planning your trip now, and you can catch the Chopped Conference in October! It’s a one-day food blogging conference right in the heart of Kansas City and the perfect excuse to eat your way through the city.