Call us biased, but we think the Country Club Plaza is one of the most beautiful areas of Kansas City, MO. Parkway is a proud Plaza resident — serving elevated comfort foods straight from our wood-fired oven to tired and hungry shoppers looking for an upscale Kansas City experience within walking distance.
Whether they’re winding down after a long day or taking a break in the middle of their Kansas City shopping, Plaza visitors make a point to grab a bite at Parkway. Because of our location at the corner of Jefferson and Ward Parkway, we’re also pretty familiar with all the must-visit spots for those who are on the Plaza shopping. Kansas City, Mo., is never short of options for shoppers or food-lovers. Stop by Parkway for lunch, dinner or happy hour to fuel your day of shopping in Kansas City, and use this guide to navigate some of the Plaza’s most popular stores.
Our Recommendations for Shopping in KC Plaza
There’s a wealth of unique and exciting spots to explore while you’re Country Club Plaza shopping. Kansas City just has too many to name all our favorites. But these are some of our top recommendations:
Parkway believes that anything should be customized to fit the occasion and tailored to taste. Indochino shares that belief. They provide custom-created men’s wardrobes, tailor-made suits, adjustments and more to elevate your experience shopping at the Plaza in Kansas City.
- Charlie Hustle
This is the local shop for the best branded Kansas City apparel. Those shirts you see everyone wearing all over Instagram? Charlie Hustle designed those. We love entrepreneurs and innovators, and this is where you’ll always find the next big look while shopping the Country Club Plaza.
- Michael Kors
Parkway prefers the classics — executed right. We love Michael Kors for that same reason. So whether it’s food or accessories, sometimes you should keep it simple and higher quality.
- MAC Cosmetics
A popular Plaza retail spot, MAC Cosmetics’ beauty experts are always helpful if you stop by and need some tips, product recommendations, or are looking to achieve a specific look for special occasion like a date night at Parkway.
- Parlor: A Beauty Bar
Parlor is perfect for glamming up before an event or a night out at Parkway. They specialize in blowouts and hair styling, but they also offer professional makeup sessions and a complimentary beauty bar for makeup touch-ups before you head off to dinner.
Offering a range of innovative beauty products from around the world, Bluemercury is also frequented by Plaza visitors for their in-house spa and on-site skincare experts.
- Sur La Table
When you understand Parkway’s obsession with the highest-quality ingredients and kitchen tools, it’s not surprising that we love Sur La Table. It’s the gourmand’s paradise. If you’re feeling inspired after a meal at Parkway, just head down the street to pick up some home chef’s gear.
- Made in KC Marketplace
This is the perfect souvenir spot — whether you want to show off your local pride or you want to have something to remember your KC Plaza shopping trip. Parkway favors local goods from homegrown artisans, and that’s exactly what Made in KC Artful clothing, home goods, gifts, plants and more — don’t skip this stop when you’re shopping the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
- Diebel’s Sportsmens Gallery
Voted Kansas City’s Best Cigar Store, Diebel’s has been a local favorite since 1954. Outside of tobacco products and pipes, Diebel’s sells gifts like barware and small gifts perfect for the lounge in your home if you’re looking to cultivate an atmosphere like Parkway’s low-lit, red velvet Lounge.
Other Popular Country Club Plaza Shopping Spots
In 2021, a Nordstrom is slated to open a few blocks up the street from Parkway, and a Casper sleep shop is also scheduled to arrive in the near future. Both of these Plaza newcomers have drawn a considerable amount of attention locally as well as regionally.
Tesla, Apple, Nike, Warby Parker, Tiffany & Co. and Tivol are also some of the most popular destinations for Plaza visitors and Kansas City tourists, so be sure to pop in during your time shopping at the Plaza. Kansas City doesn’t have a better selection of top brands anywhere else, so this is definitely the place to be.
After Plaza Shopping, Kansas City Locals Recommend Parkway
A long day of KC Plaza shopping is surprisingly tiring. You’re treating yourself — so wrap up your day of shopping in Kansas City, Mo., at Parkway.
You can sit down, relax, have a drink and share an order of our pepper jack-stuffed tater tots while you decide on your meals and review all the best purchases of the day. Enjoy people-watching on the Plaza from our patio or from our wall-to-wall windows inside our main dining room.
We love our little corner on the Country Club Plaza, and we love welcoming visitors after they’ve had a fun day shopping the Plaza. Kansas City, Mo., has so much to offer, and we’re always here to help you refresh and refuel with upscale comfort foods set in one of the best neighborhoods in the best city. Reserve your table now.