Updates due to Coronavirus

A Pandemic is Difficult

Staying Healthy Shouldn't Be

We want to help

In light of current events, we are changing some of our business practices. We will continue to create farm fresh, organic, sustainable meals that you can eat on your schedule. However, our hours and ordering practices may change. As the pandemic evolves, we will continue to update this page of the website to keep you informed.

Pickup Options


When placing your order, specify if you would like curbside pickup. We will then contact you with more detailed instructions.


Delivery available Friday between 2 – 5pm. Please leave a cooler outside, and we will contact you when your order has been dropped off.


We no longer allow customers inside the building. Place your order online, call us when you're outside, and we will bring your food out to you.

Ordering Guide


We strongly recommend sending in your order online Monday – Wednesday and selecting a Friday or Saturday pickup time. This will help us meet production demands.

Important Information

We never shut down our online ordering system. You can place your order at any hour of the day, but pickup times will be limited.

If we can prepare your order faster than by Friday/Saturday, we will contact you to give you more pickup options.


Call us at (816) 797 – 0553 to place your order. Your order is not confirmed until you receive a call back from us. Patience is appreciated!


We print our menu for our door. Stock may be limited for non pre-orders.

We will prepare all orders to be picked up cold (you heat at home), unless you leave a note for us specifying otherwise.




Wednesday & Thursday

Friday & Saturday


online ordering available 24/7

3pm - 6pm

11am - 6pm


(816) 797 – 0553


707 W. 47th St.

Kansas City, MO 64112

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FAQs (Pandemic Edition)


Is there an order minimum?

There is a $30 minimum for all delivery orders. The minimum order increases as the distance from our kitchen increases.

Is there a delivery charge?

There is a $6 delivery minimum charge. This charge increases $1 for each mile outside of our minimum radius.

When do you deliver? How does your delivery system work?

We currently offer delivery Wednesday and Friday from 2-5pm. Please note that this is a delivery window, and we can't guarantee a specific dropoff time. We recommend that you leave a cooler outside for your delivery order to limit contact. After completing your delivery, we will send you a text message notifying you. If you prefer another means of notification, please specify this in your order. If you live in apartment or gated housing complex, please include instructions for us to find you. Your patience is appreciated as our entire business is a three person operation.

What is your delivery radius?

Our radius is


I see pickup times available on Tuesday. I thought I could only pick up my food on Friday or Saturday?

We are doing our best to accommodate orders of all sizes, as well as accommodating your schedule. At this time, we are are allowing pickup times to be available throughout the week but Friday and Saturday are our recommended pickup days. However, you are helping us if you place your order early in the week and then choose a pickup time for later in the week. If your order does not include any entrees, you may choose an earlier pickup time.

When do you update your website menu?

We will post our weekly menu on Sunday evening. If we sell out of dishes, we will remove them from our online ordering.

Why are some items listed on your website's weekly menu, but they are not available for online ordering?

To be technical, we have two different systems for online ordering and website management. (Small business constraints)! As we sell out of dishes for the week, we remove their availability from our online ordering. We cannot update our website menu as quickly as we can update our online ordering system. So, you may notice a discrepancy between online ordering and our website. Our online ordering will always be the most updated version of our stock levels. If a dish is not available to order online, then it is likely sold out. However, if there is a dish you see on our website that you really want, contact us! We will do our best to bring your dream dish back soon.

Why can I no longer pick my dishes up immediately after ordering them? I thought the online ordering system listed what was in stock.

If you're reading this, you're probably a returning customer. We apologize for the confusing switch in our system! Prior to the pandemic, we listed dishes online as soon as we finished them, and thus the dishes were available to take home immediately. In order to offer a wider selection for large orders, we are changing things a bit. We will now be listing our dishes prior to creating them. This allows you to pre-order all your favorite dishes, and we will create them accordingly. For large orders, please allow several days for production before you pick it up. (It's a bit like a personalized catering). Due to limited availability of some farmer ingredients, we may sell out of dishes (even with pre-ordering).

How can I get curbside pickup?

When placing your order, please leave us a note that you would like curbside pickup. Include a phone number that we can text or call. We will then contact you to schedule a specific pickup time. We will include further instructions when we contact you. Curbside pickup will be available on both Jefferson St. and 47th St. outside Unity Temple.

Canihaveabite 101

Can you heat my food for me?

At this time, we will be serving all dishes cold. Due to high production demand and limited time, we cannot heat any dishes for customers.

Can I eat at canihaveabite?

At this moment, we are refusing all dining in at canihaveabite. Kansas City has enacted a city-wide ban on all dine-in services at restuarants. You may still take your food to-go or get it delivered.

Where do I park?

There is a parking garage with an entrance on 47th street. Parking on the street outside Unity Temple is another option.

Is it better for me to put my dishes in the fridge or freezer?

Entrees & Soup It is your choice if you would prefer to put your entrees/soup in the fridge or in the freezer. Freezing your dishes will lock in the nutrients and extend the life of the dish. Our dishes can be heated directly from a frozen state (i.e. you don't have to wait for them to "thaw"). It takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes to heat one of our frozen entrees. Keeping your dishes in the fridge is a bit more convenient, as they only take 10 - 15 minutes to heat. If you are not planning on eating your food soon, we strongly recommend freezing your dishes. Sides, Salads, & Beverages Our sides, salads, and beverages cannot be frozen. (Except for smoothies)! Check out our Heating Instructions for more details on how to enjoy your food.

More questions?

Contact us or check out our general FAQs.

What do I do with my packaging?

We use 100% plant based compostable packaging, meaning that all of the packaging for our food can be composted! It may look like plastic and cardboard, but we promise it can all go in the compost bin. This means zero waste is created when you buy from canihaveabite. All packaging can be dropped off at any MO Organics composting container. MO Organics picks up weekly and within 30 days it is turned into rich compost. If you don't know where the closest MO Organics composting container is located, feel free to bring back any packaging to canihaveabite and we will compost it for you. We care about your health and the health of the earth.

Health & Safety

How are you keeping things sanitary and safe?

We have always strictly complied with Health Department standards. Beyond that, we are double (and triple) santizing all stations with a (1) Health Department authorized santizing solution and (2) isopropyl alcohol. Employees frequently wash their hands for at least 20 seconds and we wear gloves at all times. We also change our gloves frequently in order to keep our kitchen food allergy safe. (We've actually always done this!). After each customer visits canihaveabite, we sanitize our iPad and counters. We then wash our hands and put on new gloves. We have also removed all "community touchpoints" from our front of house, such as our utensils and water. Furthermore, we are a very small team of three employees. This allows us to consistently monitor each employee to ensure we are meeting standards of health and safety. We are further investing in the health of our employees by giving them free daily immunity boosters. Health has always been a central tenant of canihaveabite. You can read more about this here. We will also be posting videos on our social media platforms so you can see just how clean we keep our kitchen.

Can I walk inside canihaveabite to place or pickup my order?

Per city ordinance to maintain social distancing, we no longer allow customers to enter the building. Please place your order online. Call us when you are outside (whether in your car or standing outside), and we will bring your order out to you.