Cooking Light Best Cities: Kansas City, Missouri

A list of must-sees, must-dos, and must-eats.

Our 20th-ranked city has the purest water of any major city in the country.

Douglas Merriam

Click to Enlarge


Kansas City is renowned for its hundreds of fountains. And it's no wonder: A recent study revealed it has the purest water of any major city in the country.

 
Fervere (816-842-7272) bakes loaves in a hand-built brick oven using organic wheat farmed from the fields of Kansas. Grab a loaf of the whole-grain travel bread for the road―as its name suggests, this dense bread keeps well.


At The Prairie Center (913-856-7669), six miles of walking trails wind through a 300-acre preserve where native wildflowers, such as goldenrod and aster, and tall grasses wave in the breeze under wide-open skies.


After cold mineral springs were discovered in the suburb of Excelsior Springs in the late 1800s, the town passed a law requiring a doctor's prescription to take the waters. Fortunately, today's visitors to The Elms Resort and Spa (800-843-3567) only need an appointment. Be sure to try the Spa Escape ($230), which includes a milk and aromatherapy bath, a detoxifying mud wrap, and a full-body massage.

Page 1

More Ways To Get Cooking Light

Advertisement

 

JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

MOST POPULAR
1
Our Best Easter Desserts

Find the perfect ending to your Easter feast with these light and fresh springtime desserts.

Black and White Angel Food Cake Recipe