Kansas City places we love this January 2020

Ruby Jean’s Juicery

Appease that New Year’s resolution with a stop at the Ruby Jean’s closest to you. The fresh juices, packed with fruits and vegetables, will fit whatever diet you’ve promised yourself to — and more importantly, they’re delicious. 

Multiple locations |  Rubyjeansjuicery.com


Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating. Escape to the tropics for a night at this underground Westport bar dedicated to tiki drinks and chill vibes.    

Located beneath HopCat, 401 Westport Road, KCMO  |  tikicat.com

Island Spice Caribbean Restaurant

It’s not quite an island vacation, but the warm spices you’ll encounter in the jerk chicken at this tiny midtown restaurant could make you feel like you’re enjoying a meal under the Jamaican sun — if only for a moment.   

10 W. 39th St., KCMO

Blue Koi

The hearty, soul-reviving wonton soup at this longstanding Chinese eatery is sure to chase away any winter blues you’ve got. Don’t skip the China Moon, a savory shrimp pancake.   

Locations in Kansas City and Leawood |  bluekoi.net

Iron District

There’s something for everyone at this new food and retail mini-city set inside repurposed shipping containers. We heartily recommend hitting up Cuban food-focused Plantain District and Avobite, the area’s first avocado bar. 

1599 Iron Street, North KCMO

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