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So incredibly veg-friendly, we had to include!



Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings

1803 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-5003


A "hip and stylish" Chinese noodles-and-dumplings shop with numerous, tasty vegan dishes. Kansas City's, The Pitch magazine claims that "the vegan set flocks to the place." 

A Blue Koi trademark is their Bubble Tea, a unique blend of ice, nondairy milk, tea, and tapioca pearls, which the restaurant first introduced to Kansas City. Vegan varieties include Passion Fruit, Sweet & Sour Plum, and Mango. You can additionally request the Wild Berries, Original Red, or Original Green as vegan. A fine selection of loose-leaf Chinese teas (all vegan) are also available.

Blue Koi has numerous vegan appetizers, side dishes, entrees, and even desserts (sesame balls!). Additionally, many other dishes can be made vegan just by asking. 

This is one of the best restaurants in town. They have plenty of vegan choices and even offer a gluten-free menu. The Fried Tofu with Awesome Sauce is beloved even by devout meat-eaters. The Eggplant Pockets, Lettuce Wraps, and Dumplings are all outstanding.
— Customer Review

Eden Alley

707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-5415


VegLife KC's favorite restaurant, Kansas City's "uniquely vegetarian" restaurant is located in the lower level of Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza. Devoted to gourmet vegan, vegetarian, raw, and gluten-free entrees, Eden Valley has a fun, casual atmosphere.

Sweet potato burrito, garlic mashed potatoes, topped off with a brownie is where it’s at! Love this place!
— Veglife Review

Blue Nile Cafe

20 E. 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 283-0990


Quite possibly the best Ethiopian food you'll ever eat. Although Blue Nile serves meat, they offer plenty of vegan menu options too! Even better, just like typical Ethiopian food, you get to scoop up your yummy food using an injera bread made from teff grain! 

Staff knows/understands veganism and all of the items in the ‘for vegetarians’ section on the menu are vegan.
— Customer Review


1513 Grand Boulevard, Suite A
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-0402


A culmination of intense flavors and culture from Thailand, Chef and Owner, Steve is determined to offer Kansas City authentic Thai meals. Small, quaint, and near Sprint Center - give this restaurant a go if Thai food is your thing!

A go to for us on date night. Love the atmosphere and have always enjoyed each meal there!
— veglife kansas city review

The Bite

23 E. 3rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 503-6059


A sandwich shop located inside the Historic City Market in Kansas City, Missouri.

Helmed by Chef/Owner Carlos R. Mortera and Sous Chef Julio Mortera, the menu at The Bite features a balance of sweet, savory and spicy flavors. Combining flavors from his Mexican heritage and experiences; The Bite uses the freshest locally sourced ingredients available. 

Many vegan options available ranging from sandwich sliders to build your own tamales! 

The food and staff at The Bite are outstanding. I tried a vegan chorizo sloppy joe and a vegan tamale topped with bbq tofu. Both were excellent.
— Customer Review


1700 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-7559


Organic, local, sustainable, and natural - this restaurant has something for everyone. They serve many vegan dish including: an awesome black bean burger, tofu scramble, green curry, tofu fries, and quinoa and chard. While the prices range from moderate to pricey, they serve a tastey brunch as well! 

This is a place where herbivores and omnivores can both be happy. I often order the tofu scramble for brunch or the veggie burger for lunch, but their changing menu offers some variety.
— Customer Review

Chez Elle

1713 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-2646


Located in the converted historic Summit Theatre building, Chez Elle is a welcoming cafe serving crepes, salads, pastries, and coffee. The crepes are can be vegan-friendly, as well as gluten-free. Simply ask! 

Lovely vegan crepes. Very nice to sit outside, great location, nice staff, [and] good selection of drinks.
— Customer Reivew

Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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


A popular neighborhood spot, this traditional Thai restaurant is vegan-friendly. With a vibrant atmosphere and surrounding local spots, good for a night out.

They have several apps, rice options, noodle dishes, and curries all vegan... and many more that can be made vegan. Ask for their allergen menu, it lists everything that is either OK or can be made that way by removing something simple.
— Customer Review


2601 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-2807


Omnivore and herbivore friendly. Vegan breakfast items like Kitchen Sink, Vegan Sink, Vegan Shortstack, and a vegan-friendly coffee/cappuccino bar make this a good breakfast and brunch spot. They also have the Vegan Deelite for lunch!

Fair prices, and fun little spot on a quiet weekend morning. Great service as well.
— Customer Review

You Say Tomato

2801 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 756-5097


With a menu that changes often, You Say Tomato focuses incorporating local foods as much as possible. They also accommodate plant-based plate as much as possible. The roasted potatoes have been given a thumbs up!  


3415 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-5111


Kansas City's Caribbean, Jamaican, and Ethiopian restaurant with a variety of vegetarian and vegan meals as well! A fun atmosphere and dishes like Vegetable Sambussas, Plantain Tempura, and a number of main dishes make Awaze a fun place to visit. They even have reggae on the weekends! 

Taj Palace 

1706 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-0134


Although meat heavy, Taj Palace goes out of their way to accommodate and shift dishes to plant-based.