The Rivermarket hosts a weekly farmers market from early summer to mid fall. During the rest of the year, you can visit a variety of restaurants there, with a particularly lengthy list of great Vietnamese places. The Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kiosk Gallery, and Steamboat Arabia Museum are hosting exhibitions in the Rivermarket, please note there is a admission fee to enter the Steamboat Arabia Museum. While you are here, a stop at Beignet’s is an absolute must.  Expect a wait, but expect it to be worth it.  Beignet’s is one of the hottest spots in KC right now.  There are both sweet and Savory options and they even have an extensive menu of Gluten Free Beignets.  Can’t make it to the market?  Postmates.com will deliver for only $3.99!    New Orleans cuisine not your style?   There are a variety of great places to eat in the Rivermarket:


Nguyen Pho and Grill

Nguyen Pho and Grill
500 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106         (816) 569-2262

Pho KC
315 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64106         (816) 471-2224

Vietnam Cafe
522 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64106         (816) 472-4888

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse
300 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105         (816) 569-6032

Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105         (816) 421-1122

307 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105        (816)472-0777

Habashi House storyboard

Habashi House

Habashi House
309 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105        (816) 421-0414

Bo Ling’s
20 E 5th St # 100, Kansas City, MO 64106        (816) 423-8036

Hien Vuong Restaurant
417 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64106        (816) 842-1020

Kansas City’s historic Jazz District is remembered by its blues, barbecue, and baseball. There you can find the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the American Jazz Museum, and the Mutual Musicians Foundation. Kansas City native, Charlie Parker transformed the Kansas City music scene in the twentieth century with fast tempo and improvisation to form a Jazz style called Bebop. Without the Kansas City Jazz District,



Charlie Parker might not be as well known as the district contained a well established Jazz club scene – one that even the Prohibition widely disregarded prior to the Bird’s day. While in the Jazz district check out the 50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics at the American Jazz Museum, Clay Gate Keepers at the Vine Street Studio Art Gallery, and the multiple exhibitions hosted by the Belger Crane Yard Studios. If hunger strikes while you’re taking in the history and amazing art, here are a couple places to eat:


417 E 18th St Kansas City, MO 64108          (816)-472-5454


Humdinger Drive In

Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque
1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127                   (816) 231-1123

Gates BBQ
1221 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127                      (816) 483-3880

Hum Dinger Drive In
2504 E 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64124          (816) 231-0888

The Kansas City Juke House
1700 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108          (816) 472-0013


Danny’s Big Easy

Danny’s Big Easy
1601 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108          (816) 421-1200