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Alhabashi Market

313 & 315 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

habashihouseIn April 1992, Tawfiq and Salha Al-habashi founded Al-habashi Mart at the historic City Market in Kansas City, MO.

The store specialized in Middle Eastern food items. The store catered to the local Middle Eastern community and consumers interested in Middle Eastern cuisine. Word spread of the store’s variety and quality leading to an expansion in both space and items offered. Al-habashi Mart is truly an international grocery store. The food offerings include items from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India and other parts of the world.

Located next to Habashi House restaurant, Al-habashi Mart offers the culinary adventurous a huge variety of food products, many that only exist in the best Old World markets of Jerusalem, Damascus and Athens.

Consider the following examples of what’s available for purchase:

Nuts: Cashews, pistachios, hazel nuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, pine nuts, squash seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, walnuts and more.

Dried Fruits: Raisins, apricots, cranberries, dates, figs, prunes, apples, bananas, pears, mangos, pineapples and more.

Spices: All spice, anise, basil, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, caraway, cardamom, celery, chamomile, chili pepper, cinnamon, citric acid, cloves, coriander, cumin, curry powder, dill seed, fennel, flax seeds, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, marjoram, mint, nutmeg, onion powder, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper (black, white, red and cayenne), peppercorns, poppy seeds, rosemary leaves, saffron, sage, sesame seeds, sumac, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla powder and extract, zattar and much more.

And Al-habashi Mart has: Many imported Feta cheese selections, Halal meats, imported olive oils (100% pure), green and black Kalamata olives, grape leaves, jams, pita bread, rice, beans, peas, a large variety of teas and coffee, farina, semolina, wheat, Tahini (sesame paste), pure honey and dessert items such as Baklava and Turkish selections.

Al-habashi Mart is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience offering discriminating consumers an adventure in taste and learning.

Hours: 9- 5 p.m., seven days a week.

All Nations Flags Co. Inc

118 West 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

kcflagAll Nations Flag Company was originally a subdivision of Wald & Company Fireworks which was founded in 1924. When Wald & Company’s founder T. George Wald passed away in the late 1940’s his sons Harold, Gerald and Norbert took over the business. Norbert Wald managed All Nations from the 1960’s forward.

In the mid 60’s All Nations purchased Capitol Flag & Banner and merged the companies to form All Nations Capitol Flag & Banner. When Norbert Wald passed away in 1982 his son Greg Wald took over management and changed the name back to All Nations Flag Company.

Greg Wald is the current owner and his son Sean Wald is presently working at All Nations.

Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand
Kansas City, MO 64106

RMCA Member since


Located on the east side of the City Market Square is the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world — the Arabia Steamboat Museum.

Visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum, and hear the legendary tale of the loss and discovery of the Great Arabia … and its 200 tons of cargo. This amazing story has been featured on Good Morning America, Cable News Network (CNN), National Geographic Traveler, The Smithsonian and Antiques Road Show among others.

Chinatown Food Market

202 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106

RMCA Member since

City Market

20 E. 5th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since 2006


Since its inception in 1857, the City Market has been one of the largest and most enduring public farmers' markets in the Midwest, linking growers and small businesses to the Kansas City community. More than 30 full-time merchants are open year-round and offer specialty foods, fresh meats, restaurants, floral, home accessories, apparel, services and much more.

Cristina's Produce

413-415 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64105

RMCA Member since

Folk Alliance International

509 Delaware Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

Folk AllianceFolk Alliance International (FAI) has a mission:

To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.

Since 1989 it has provided advocacy, support, networking, showcase opportunities, and professional development services for the international folk music community.

Gift Card Impressions

415 Delaware St
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

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After winning more than 10 awards in three years, we're the industry leader in producing the most cutting-edge and innovative design work and it shows. Put us to work for you!


507 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
RMCA Member since

Houndstooth is a men’s clothing and tailoring shop in the City Market offering high-quality men’s apparel — everything from its private label suits for $550 to Tellason Denim to Lighting Bolt swim trunks to British-made shoes. Clothing purchases include free basic alterations from Houndstooth’s in-store tailor shop..

Jeff Covitz’s, owner of Houndstouth had a grandfather who operated a shop in Brookside in Kansas City. His father opened a shop in Overland Park, Kansas - just across the border and one Covitz took over after his father died.

Now Covitz has opened a shop of his own creation, one that combines elements of his father’s and grandfather’s stores in a “very stylized men’s boutique.”

“The River Market is the most dense urban area you are likely to find in Kansas City, and it is growing. And it feels like a neighborhood,” Covitz said.

His shop offers high-quality men’s apparel — everything from its private label suits for $550 to Tellason Denim to Lighting Bolt swim trunks to British-made shoes. Clothing purchases include free basic alterations from Houndstooth’s in-store tailor shop.

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Index Restaurant Supply

521 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

With a multitude of manufacturers to choose from, Index Restaurant Supply is very selective of the products we choose to sell. For more than 60 years, Index Restaurant Supply has built a reputation based on our commitment to offer the highest quality products at the most competitive prices in the marketplace.

With this commitment comes professional, personal service and the expertise of our entire staff. Many of our items are stocked while others require special order. If you are unable to find what you desire, please contact one of our associates who will happily assist you.

Market 3

114 W. 3rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

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We’re located at 3rd and Wyandotte in the River Market and want to meet all the great people who make this area such a wonderul place to live. We have a daily salad bar, specialty sandwiches, soups and a selection of deli salads along with an ever-expanding stock of grocery items. We also now offer a wide variety of beer, wine and liquor choices with more on the way.

Each morning we have special coffee blends and espresso along with tasty breakfast choices. We offer box lunches for your office and events.

Hope to see you soon!

Weekday Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Weekend Hours: Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mid-America Merchandising

204 West 3rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

Planters Seed-Feed-Spices

513 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
RMCA Member since

Planters SeedThis unique company was founded in 1924 by German immigrant Henry Wertheim as a Commission House, selling farm and garden seed. Farmers would bring their produce to the Historic City Market, and on their way they would leave an order for fresh seed at Planters. Planters would complete their orders for pick up on their way home.

In 1928, Planters moved into the building at 513 Walnut. This building was constructed in the early 1870's. Over the years Planters has expanded into five adjoining buildings. Many items have been added to satisfy the customer needs. One item was fresh bulk spices, something farmers needed because of their distance from stores. The same tradition of bulk spices, seeds, coffee, teas and many other items still exist today.

River Market Antique Mall

115 West 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
RMCA Member since

River Market Produce

401-403 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

RMCA Member since

Silver Lightning Massage

104 E. 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
RMCA Member since


Silver Lightning Massage is a studio of wellness. Through massage, body treatments, warm stone, energy/mesa work I strive to connect mind, body, spirit.

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Taste Of Brazil

25 E. 3rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
RMCA Member since

Taste of Brazil Market was the dream and realization for Marco Rabello and Cristian Maciel, both from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

They have lived in Kansas City, MO for over 10 years and have brought to the River Market an unique store where you can find some of the most popular Brazilian specialities.

The hope is that you will enjoy Taste of Brazil Market as your new point for these groceries and different tastes. Obrigado!

The Glam Room

308 Delaware St
Kansas City, MO
RMCA Member since

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The Glam Room is an urban oasis in the heart of Kansas City, located minutes from downtown in the Historic River Market neighborhood; we are centered in the city’s revival. Bringing together old and new is our mission in style and design, with a focus on development we try to combine the proven methods with creative new ideas to enhance every guest. Embracing an ongoing value to respect the environment we live in through use of sustainable resources, we bring a natural approach to all that we do!  Knowledge is power and our stylists continually do ongoing education and our stylists are trained in current, up-to-date cutting, color, and application techniques; giving modern, creative approaches to technically strong foundations. In addition to hair, we carry the Mirabella Makeup which the stylist are also trained in.

The Gym KC

200 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 960-0502
RMCA Member since


No contracts.

No sign-up fees.

No cancellation fees.

Fewer meat heads and hardly any dip shits. theGYMkc is for people who want an enjoyable place to exercise.

Membership includes 24-hour access to all 3 locations, cardio machines, free weights, weight equipment, fitness classes [included], showers, toilets, water fountains, vending machines [that work most of the time], and personal trainers [for an additional fee].

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