The Best Markets In Kansas City, Missouri

Photo of Brendan Scully
9 February 2017

A popular facet of Kansas City that may not be known to many, are the markets that are spread out all over the city. Ranging from organic food stands to swap and exchange markets, Kansas City has it all. Here are some of the best locations to check out during your stay in this midwestern metropolis.

Entrance to Historic City Market l | © OneDayCloser/Flickr

Historic City Market

Market, Shopping Mall
Right downtown on 5th and Walnut is the City Market, an open-air market that’s run daily and offers anything you could ever imagine. With farmers market stands, ready-to-eat food and a comprehensive events calendar, this market is guaranteed to provide a visitor with a lively and local experience.

BADSEED Farmer's Market

BADSEED is a unique addition to the market scene a few miles out of the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. The concept of this market is ‘urbavore’, which focuses on human sustainability in farming and consumption in urban regions like Kansas City. The result of this concept in addition to the market is a 13.5 acre property outside of the city that is starting to teem with biodiversity.

Nate's Swap Shop

Market, Shop
Plunder from Green Acres
Plunder from Green Acres | © Whitney/Flickr
On East 63rd Street is Nate’s Swap Shop, the largest outdoor flea market in Kansas City. All you need to have a stand here is to have something to sell. Large businesses, individual vendors, entrepreneurs and hobbyists are all welcome to set up shop. Nate’s is open year-round every Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Green Acres Market

Market, Food Court, Healthy
In the Riverside region north of downtown is Green Acres Market, a health food haven for community foodies in Kansas City. With plenty of local partners around the region, a reliable catering menu and event specials such as ‘senior discount day’, Green Acres Market is the place to go for all people in Kansas City looking to eat right.

McGonigle's Market

Market, Shop
A presence in Kansas City since 1951, McGonigle’s is a popular market destination mainly known for high quality meats. Beef and steak is the speciality for this market. Residents can even have cuts of meat from the market delivered to their homes. McGonigle’s also sports a fresh seafood market, deli and produce section that can serve any need and contribute to an enjoyable eating experience.

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