Kansas City’s gastronomic landscape brims with flavor—and its assortment of culinary choices make it easy for solo visitors to select what they’re craving or looking to sample. Many area chefs harvest inspiration here to cultivate their own incredible farm-to-fork menus at places like Renee Kelly’s Harvest, The Westside Local and Howard's Café, among others.
Open daily year-round, The City Market highlights the region’s best meats, produce, herbs and homemade food products at more than 150 food stalls, specialty purveyor shops and locally-owned restaurants.
Great food pairs well with amazing drinks, and KC offers more than a splash of places where single travelers can delve into the beer, wine and spirits scenes. For beer, try homegrown star Boulevard Brewing Co., where production tours end with samples of fine ales and lagers made from traditional ingredients.
Tom’s Town Distilling Company tantalizes with in-depth facility tours and cocktails made from specialty gins, vodkas and bourbons while several varieties of wines are made exclusively from Missouri-grown Vinifera grapes at Amigoni Urban Winery.
Solo travelers can also make new friends while on the Kansas City Tap Tour, featuring local craft breweries, and on Barley Bus Tours, complete with specialized sojourns that stop at some of the city’s trendiest beer joints.