Today we are going to be going on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Kansas City. We will try to cover all of the best places to get nutritious food in your area all the way out to Overland Park so that you can feel as good as possible after your meal.
Kicking things off will be the best local vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Mom always told you to eat your vegetables, well you certainly will be able to at these great venues.
Then we will get into some other healthy restaurants near you, plus discuss good salad bars and restaurants with good soups. Kansas City health food stores and markets will follow them up, buying nutritious foods and cooking meals yourself is a great way to know just how good your diet really is.
Smoothies and juice shops will come next, and we will get you out of here with a few gluten free bakeries that should also have plenty of low sugar sweets and treats. Stick around for our local healthy foods map at the end that will have all the places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
Plus you are welcome to read our other posts on the region at that link if you are interested.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
Some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Kansas City would be:
- Gigi’s at 1103 Westport Rd
- Café Gratitude at 333 Southwest Blvd
- Mattie’s Foods at 633 E 63rd St #110
- Elsa’s at 8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park
- Cultivare Greens & Grains at 13366 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
- Summit Pizza at 1543 NE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit
Gigi’s is a superfood cafe that is open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday and 9am to 2pm on Sunday serving high quality organic plant based vegan foods in your area.
International vegan dishes and smoothies are available at Café Gratitude starting at 11:30am.
Southern and Tex Mex snacks, dishes, and desserts with vegan options are offered at Mattie’s Foods.
Elsa’s specializes in traditional Ethiopian cuisine including veggie samosa, beef tibs, tikil gomen, and veggie soup and they are open from 4pm to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Salads, bowls, and many more healthy foods in Overland Park are available at Cultivare Greens and Grains seven days a week from 11am to 8pm.
Summit Pizza excels at providing a wide variety of traditional, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and keto friendly pizzas in Lee’s Summit from 11am to 9pm daily.
Kansas City Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
- Canihaveabite at 1708 Oak St
- Blue Bird Bistro at 1700 Summit St
- True Food Kitchen at 4749 Pennsylvania Ave
- Protein House at 1345 Main St
- Fitstyle Foods at 7943 E Frontage Rd, Overland Park
- Fuel Café at 1021 E 151st St, Olathe
- Enjoy Pure Food + Drink at 10573 Mission Rd, Leawood
- Leawood Nutrition at 12910 State Line Rd, Leawood
A local vegetarian menu of light organic take out meals is provided at Canihaveabite from 2pm to 7pm Tuesday through Friday.
In a renovated brick lined Victorian space Blue Bird Bistro offers eclectic takes on farm to table American fare from 7am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday.
True Food Kitchen is a laid back eco chic restaurant serving healthy meals with vegan options near you starting at 11am on weekdays and 10am on weekends.
You can get healthy made to order meals seven days a week at ProteinHouse.
Fitstyle Foods offers health conscious prepared meals in Overland Park that are made with a variety of proteins and local produce from 9am to 5pm on Monday, until 6pm on Saturday, and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday.
Healthy ready to eat meals, snacks, smoothies, smoothie bowls, and hot foods are provided at Fuel Café in Olathe from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.
Enjoy Pure Food + Drink specializes in healthy salads, sandwiches, juices, and smoothies starting at 8am on weekdays and 9am on weekends.
You can also head to Leawood Nutrition for nutritious meal replacement shakes as well as energizing teas from 7am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
- The Mixx at 4855 Main St
- Twisted Fresh at 6131 NW 63rd Terrace
- Crushed Red at 10640 Roe Ave, Overland Park
- McAlister’s Deli at 19130 E 39th St S #G, Independence
- Doc Green’s at 15141 W 119th St, Olathe
- Longboards at 506 SE Missouri 291 Hwy A, Lee’s Summit
The Mixx is a bright cafeteria style venue offering signature and make your own salads in your area along with sandwiches and wraps from 10am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.
Twisted Fresh makes gourmet tacos, wraps, salads, burgers, and sandwiches from scratch every day from 11am to 9pm.
Freshly chopped salads, made to order pizzas, hearty soups, and savory shareables are available from 11am to 9pm on most days and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday at Crushed Red.
McAlister’s Deli in Independence is a good place to go for handcrafted sandwiches, fresh salads, massive potatoes, and sweet tea from 10am to 10pm.
Doc Greens’ menu includes succulent salads, wraps, and sandwiches in Olathe as well as comfort food entrees with a variety of sides such as grilled zucchini and squash or mac and cheese.
Some of the best hot and cold wraps and bowls are available every day starting at 11am at Longboards.
Other places in this post that are known to make great salads near you include include Cultivare Greens and Grains, Enjoy Pure Food + Drink, Noodles and Company, Old 56, and Tropical Smoothie Café.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
- Vietnam Café at 522 Campbell St
- Nguyen Pho & Grill at 500 Grand Blvd
- Bun Mee Phan at 4011 N Oak Tfwy
- Noodles & Company at 11339 95th St, Overland Park
- Café Vie at 10330 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
- Old 56 at 912 S Chestnut St, Olathe
- Hong Kong Star Restaurant at 918 Old 56 Hwy, Olathe
- Pho La La at 44A NE Sycamore St, Lee’s Summit
- Thailand Restaurant at 719 MO-7 B, Blue Springs
Vietnam Café is famous for its incredible pho noodle soup which gets its flavor from slow simmered beef or chicken bones and a blend of aromatic spices such as cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and star anise.
Pho, banh mi, and other vegetarian classics in Kansas City are available every day at Nguyen Pho and Grill starting at 9am.
Bun Mee Phan serves Vietnamese subs, soups, noodle bowls, tacos, and bubble teas Tuesday through Sunday.
Noodles and Company serves soups, salads, pasta, and international noodles made from fresh vegetables and other healthy ingredients in Overland Park from 10:30am to 9pm Tuesday through Saturday and until 8pm on Sunday.
Vietnamese and Korean dishes are served in a laid back setting at Café Vie which is open from 11am to 8:30pm on most days and until 8pm on Sunday.
In a modern setting Old 56 serves coffee, all day breakfasts, and homey diner classics as well as salads and soups every day from 8am to 2pm.
Hong Kong Star Restaurant serves Chinese soups, noodles, hot pots, seafood, and vegetarian dishes.
Vietnamese noodle soups, Japanese ramen, and other dishes with vegetarian options are available at Pho La La from 11am to 8:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Thailand Restaurant is a vibrant dining space that is open at 11am offering Thai soup, rice, noodle dishes, and lunch specials in Blue Spring.
Elsa’s and Crushed Red from our other lists are both good options for high quality soups too.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Kansas City health food stores and markets:
- Nature’s Own Health Market at 310 E 5th St
- Whole Foods Market at 301 #51st St
- Sprouts Farmers Market at 6061 NW 64th St
- Natural Grocers at 9108 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
- The Vitamin Shoppe at 11821 Metcalf, Overland Park
- Harvest Moon Natural Foods at 16579 E 151st St, Olathe
Nature’s Own Health Market is a locally owned health food store that is dedicated to providing some of the best natural and organic foods, vitamins, supplements, and beverages to customers.
Whole Foods Market also has a location on 119th Street in Overland Park and it is an environmentally conscious supermarket offering natural and organic groceries, housewares, and much more from 7am to 9pm daily but we probably didn’t need to tell you that.
A variety of healthy, natural, and organic supermarket items are sold at Sprouts Farmers Market.
Natural and organic foods, supplements, and household items are available from 8:30am to 8:35pm Monday through Saturday and 9am to 7:35pm on Sunday at Natural Grocers.
The Vitamin Shoppe is a retail chain selling nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbs in Overland Park as well as bath and beauty products starting at 9:30am Monday through Saturday and 10am on Sunday.
Harvest Moon Natural Foods in Olathe is open from 10am to 2pm Monday through Saturday offering high quality and unique supplements as well as a large selection of wheat free and gluten free products.
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops near you:
- Ruby Jean’s Kitchen & Juicery at 3000 Troost Ave
- Nekter Juice Bar at 4800 Main St #104
- Robeks at 8154 W 135th St, Overland Park
- Prana Nutrition at 1465 E 151st St, Olathe
- Jungle Juice & Smoothie Bar at 3680 NE Akin Dr #136, Lee’s Summit
- Ezy’s Smoothie Station at 491 NE Coronado Dr, Blue Springs
Ruby Jean’s Kitchen and Juicery serves vegan, gluten free, and healthy meals in KC in addition to their popular cold pressed juices, smoothies, and performance shakes.
Specialty drinks, cleanses, and healthy snacks are available from 8:15am to 6:30pm on most days and until 5:30pm on weekends at Nekter Juice Bar.
Robek’s is a locally owned and operated smoothie and juice bar specializing in handcrafted fresh fruit smoothies, juices, and bowls that is open from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and from 8am on weekends.
Jungle Juice excels at providing fresh and delectable juices, smoothies, and other natural food products from 10am to 8pm Monday through Friday and until 6pm on Saturday.
Ezy’s Smoothie Station is a smoothie bar that is open six days a week serving all natural smoothies along with healthy food options near you.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
- The Littlest Bake Shop at 645 E 59th St
- Morgana’s Gluten Free Bakery at 9711 E 63rd St Raytown
- Mud Pie Bakery at 7319 W 95th St, Overland Park
- Mama Resch’s at Overland Park
- Frannie Franks at 10916 E Winner Rd, Independence
The Littlest Bake Shop offers gluten free and vegan treats as well as scratch made baked goods from 9:30am to 3pm on Thursday and Friday and from 10am on Saturday and Sunday. They also offer fair trade organic coffee and tea drinks with homemade syrups.
Morgana’s makes gluten free cakes, desserts, breads, and pies from scratch from 10am to 3pm on Thursday and Friday and 10:30am to 2pm on Saturday.
Vegan and plant based foods and pastries with gluten free options are available seven days a week at Mud Pie.
Mama Resch’s is a gluten free and allergy free bakery in Overland Park providing artisanal breads, cakes, and snacks with vegan options from 9am to 3pm on weekdays.
Frannie Franks is an award winning coffee cake company that is open from 12pm to 6pm Wednesday through Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday featuring 55 flavors including gluten free and dairy free varieties in Independence.
You can also read our posts on:
- Soup & Salad Bars in St Louis
- Soup & Salad Bars in Omaha
- Soup & Salad Bars in Wichita
- Soup & Salad Bars in Oklahoma City
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Kansas City
We wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those local vegan and vegetarian restaurants, other healthy restaurants, salad bars, places to get great soup, health food stores and markets, smoothies and juice shops, and gluten free bakeries in your area it shouldn’t be hard for you to grab a delicious and nutritious meal in the near future.
While we try our best to keep these posts updated it isn’t easy, if you noticed anything incorrect on this page please let us know in the comments. Hopefully you enjoy eating healthy food at restaurants in Kansas City.