Food & Drink - Librarian Recommended Websites

Local & Regional

Culinary Center of Kansas City - A unique venue in the Midwest where aspiring chefs of all skill levels can gather together to celebrate the culinary arts in a variety of ways.)

KC Food Circle - Connects people to local growers.

National -This site offers over 40,000 free recipes.

Cook's Thesaurus -A cooking encyclopedia that contains a multitude of food information. Photographs and a pronunciation guide are included as well.)

Epicurious -Offers thousands of recipes, aricles and opportunities to connect with other "foodies".

Yummly - Tell Yummly what foods you like (or hate) and it will discover recipes for you to try.


Asia Food - This site offers a variety of Asian recipes and Asian restaurant reviews.

European Cuisines  -You can search for recipes by region or country. The site also has a handy conversion guide.

La Tartine Gourmand  -A delightful food/lifestyle blog written by a French expat who currently resides in Boston. A professional photographer as well, she combines her recipes entries with luscious photographs. Delectable reading!

Healthy Eating

Cooking Light  -The companion site to the popular magazine contains recipes and articles related to healthy eating.

Diabetic Gourmet Magazine  -A site dedicated to diabetic dining and health related issues.

USDA's Nutrition Center -An online library that contains a variety of dietary wellness information, including the SuperTracker to allow you to track your nutrition intake, exercise and more. 

Fast Food Calorie Counter  -Provides links to the nutritional and calorie information of food, drinks, and desserts served at 90 popular fast food and casual restaurant chains.


Cocktail Times  -This site has an abundance of cocktail recipes complete with a drink dictionary and suggested party food pairings.

Real Beer Page -A definitive site all about beer, breweries & pubs.

RateBeer - Offers consumer-driven beer reviews, along with articles about the beer industry and culture.

The Coffee Review -Described as the "world's largest coffee buying guide" the site has reviews and reference information.

Wine Lover's Page -This online guide includes reviews, podcasts, videos and an online forum for wine lovers.

Restaurant Guides

The following sites include user reviews of restaurants. You can search by city or zip code.


Zomato formerly the Urban Spoon, restaurant finder for Kansas City.