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.