Eat Local KC: Marketplace Justice

Have I talked about how much I love Urbanspoon yet? No? Indulge me for a second.

I love using Urbanspoon to plan out where we’ll eat on trips. I used it exclusively to plan where we were going to eat in Hermann. When the husband was in St. Louis and needed something good within walking distance, I hopped on and found him a little hole-in-the-wall diner with good reviews. Its also where I found this little gem. I’m sure I would have heard about it eventually, but it would have taken a lot longer without it. I was searching one day using the “farm-to-table” label and I discovered Marketplace Justice.

I was obviously hooked as soon as I looked at their Facebook page and saw this: “our eclectic menu includes farm to table, organics & simple whole foods. we also offer freshly squeezed juice, whole fruit super food smoothies & organic fair trade espresso & teas. vegan & gluten free options are available”. Swoon.

The small, freestanding building is located in Grandview, Missouri

marketplace justice

The walls are lined with little gifts made by local artists available for purchase, giving the place a cozy boutique feel.

We enjoyed the soup of the week, a red potato leek soup

marketplace justice red potato leek soup

and a grilled cheese on whole grain bread.

marketplace justice grilled cheese

While we were eating I saw that they had not only organic soy, but also organic almond and coconut milks available for their coffee drinks. I’ll drink soy, but I prefer almond and you can’t find it in any coffee shops, so I knew I couldn’t pass up a chai latte with almond milk.

I have a long list of things I want to try next time we are there. They have lots of sandwiches, fresh juices, smoothies, teas, homemade hummus and guacamole, pancake brunches on Saturdays and on and on. Everything is clean, real, gmo-free food and lots of it is organic. This place is perfect for anyone with special dietary needs: gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, etc.

marketplace justice

I love when I find places like this that make the effort with clean, local, organic food. Its more expensive and it takes more time, but its so worth it! My only gripe is that they don’t open until 10 during the week.

Stop by, support local and enjoy something delicious!

Marketplace Justice on Urbanspoon

4 thoughts on “Eat Local KC: Marketplace Justice

  1. Kari

    This place looks so delicious! It’s now on my list of restaurants to try:) It was great meeting you last night. Stay in touch and have a great weekend:)

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