Farm-to-table restaurants have spread all across the U.S. in the last few years, as chefs and businessmen realize the value of serving local and organic food.
Find one of our top 9 farm-to-table restaurants near you!
1. Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA
Founded by chef, activist and author, Alice Waters, in 1971, this restaurant has played a key role in the farm-to-table and organic food movements since its birth. Situated in one of the most fertile areas of the country makes sourcing of local and fresh food only logical, while the large community of adventurous gardeners, farmers and foodies makes culinary experimentation and unusual flavors a highlight of this establishment.
2. Founding Farmers Restaurant in Washington D.C.
This restaurant is actually owned by the several farmers who provide the produce, meats and grains that feed its customers, making all dishes completely from scratch daily. Boasting a menu of traditional (and we mean very traditional) American favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes, New Brunswick Stew, Seasonal Chili and Shrimp and Grits, alongside mouthwatering, ciabatta style farm breads served with toppings ad spreads of choice. Take pride in our country's cuisine on your next trip to the capital!
3. Farm & Table in Albuquerque, NM
This Albuquerque establishment is set on the farm land that provides the kitchen with fresh and organic ingredients, and is pretty much as local as you can get. The seasonally shifting menu offers a myriad of dishes with fresh produce, dairy and meats alongside flights of wine, beer and local cheeses. Everything at Farm & Table is made from scratch; and the spot is often visited for its house-made breads, pastries, ice cream and hand-ground chocolate creations.
4. Gravity 1020 in Fort Collins. CO
The Fort Collins Brewery, which houses Gravity 1020, has been named one of the best breweries in the U.S., and now has a partner in crime serving up the tastiest comfort food classics for beer enthusiasts and foodies alike. Everything in the Gravity 1020 kitchen is made from scratch daily, essentially designed to cook upon ordering. Local and organic ingredients feature on this menu in dishes like Ancho BBQ Meatloaf, Southwest Caesar Salad and a selection of sandwich favorites with a Colorado twist. Pair with a Rocky Mountain IPA and you're set!
5. The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland, OH
In an effort to join in on the revitalization of the local economy in Cleveland, The Greenhouse Tavern is crafting dishes using the finest local produce, protein and grains. Chef Jonathon Sawyer believes in offering a menu that caters to all food lovers, meaning that you'll find anything from Vegan Cassoulet with tofu, hominy and beans to Roasted Pig's Head and handmade Garlic Stuffed Semolina Pasta. We're sold!
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6. Manresa in Los Gatos, CA
Set in the boutique town of Los Gatos, Manresa is a luxury restaurant that aims to interpret the flavors of its rich, local land and ocean in a sustainable and ambient way. The vegetables and other produce used in Manresa's kitchen are sourced exclusively from Love Apple Farms in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Cynthia Sandberg, owner of the farm, employs biodynamic, organic farming methods and is known for growing the tastiest California tomatoes, alongside unique and interesting vegetables and fruits.
7. Miller Union in Atlanta, GA
At Miller Union, the creative culinary team believes "in the partnership between chef and farmer." The menu changes according to the week's seasonal, local harvest and is prepared fresh daily in the restaurant's rustic and busy kitchen. The menu offers up Southern inspired creations such as Country Captain Chicken with almonds, toasted coconut, and house-made chutney and Beet & Sunchoke Ravioli with kale, leeks, radicchio, and sunchoke cream as well as irresistible desserts like Pear Turnovers with quince butter and butterscotch ice cream or Chocolate Ganache Cake with peanuts and fig-balsamic ice cream.
8. North Pond in Chicago, IL
Set in Chicago's Lincoln Park, North Pond is a gorgeous Arts and Crafts style restaurant with a breathtaking view of the dramatic Chicago skyline. Nestled in this old ice skater's warming house is a crafty and local ingredient inspired kitchen where chef Bruce Sherman supports small local farmers and their incredible produce and meats. His dishes are as decorative as the ornaments of the Arts and Crafts era, but pay homage to their growers in the way each flavor is distinctly shown off through creative culinary combinations.
9. Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, AZ
Established in 1988 by Chris Bianco in the back corner of an old neighborhood grocery store, the now renowned Pizzeria Bianco has stayed true to its commitment to the slow food movement and the artisan pizza front. For chef Bianco "the food is a result of his relationships and his intention. Relationships with the farmers, the local producers, his family, customers and staff; and the respect and sincere intentions he approaches his recipes with, as well as the many interpersonal relationships that have influenced his philosophy and who he is."
Image: Miller Union
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