Kansas City has a lot of great and plenty of good. For our annual Best of KC issue, we skip right past all that and go straight to the tippy-top. In the pages that follow, you’ll find 53 picks for the best of the best poutine, selfie studio and death-themed boutiques from our editors. Plus, we have the best in barbecue, TV newscasts and 138 other categories as voted by readers.
Some of the best things in Kansas City are hidden in plain sight. You never know when you’re going to find a parking deck with a grassy dog park on top of it or a Catholic Church with an old-school bowling alley in the basement.
When it comes to the best food and drink in KC, we’re not here to argue with you about barbecue or wings. Rather, we want to introduce you to some tastes you may not have yet encountered, such as the unique taco style at the Northland’s In-A-Tub or the killer beef jerky at a bougie River Market butcher shop.
You’re holding your favorite magazine in Kansas City, obviously. But what about your favorite local podcast or pig rescue group? Wait, you don’t have a favorite pig rescue yet? Well, here are our picks for the best animals, humans and media personalities in KC.