As Kansas City's non-profit independent restaurant association, the Kansas City Originals are local restauranteurs dedicated to sustaining the independent restaurant scene as a fixture of Kansas City's culture and community. We join together to increase the visibility and viability of locally-owned restaurants, so we can continue to exercise our individual creativity and style for our guest's dining pleasure. Kansas City Originals member restaurants support one another.


Together, we support local initiatives and charities, feeding the community that in turn supports us.

KC Originals Gift Card

KC Originals Gift Cards

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We believe that a vibrant, independent restaurant community makes our city a better place to live. Kansas City is a city with a unique flavor, a flavor we can all be proud of. Local restaurants ensure that this local flavor continues to be delivered. It is our hope that you take a moment to think about this important issue and support all those things that make Kansas City unique, a source of pride and, above all, a great city to live in.

KC Originals Rewards Card

Earn rewards any time you dine at one of our restaurants!