Have you ever eaten at a restaurant that’s classified as “farm-to-table?” Some people use this term for restaurants that have mutually beneficial relationships with farms and source their ingredients from there. Others, use the term for restaurants that use organic produce procured daily at the local farmers market. No matter the way you describe the word, we can all agree that farm-to-table restaurants are better for a balanced and organic lifestyle. Keep reading for some of these restaurants that will make you fall in love with the NYC food scene over and over again.
If we had to pick a favorite brunch spot, this cute restaurant inside the 1 Hotel would definitely be in the top 3! They have great brussels sprouts and baby gem salad to pair with a signature cocktail. The Osprey not only serves amazing brunch options but also is in a very cute neighborhood you’ll want to explore! Be sure to walk around and get a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline.
The ABC Kitchen in Union Square is a prime example of restaurants that use the freshest, organic ingredients. This restaurant is one of our favorites because they care about the environment, emphasize the importance of sustainability and use local food providers whenever possible. Definitely get their gem lettuce and summer squash salad with a side of hand cut fries as a starter.
Did someone say rustic, simple dishes? If yes, you need to try this restaurant. The seasonal menu of Olmstead is a must-have in our book! Located in Prospect Heights, it offers fresh herbs from a backyard garden, which also holds a repurposed bathtub with fish. Opt for their carrot crepe if you’re feeling adventurous.
Located in Williamsburg, the Lighthouse is not only extremely delicious but also keeps farm-to-table dining accessible. They work with local farmers and use reusable to-go containers, which makes them extremely eco-conscious. Don’t forget to try their salad shakshuka with tomato chile, soft egg, and tahini.
One of the most popular options, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe serves a great selection of foods. You’re going to love this restaurant that offers a casual elegance. Their spicy fairytale eggplant is to die for!
Want a satisfying meal at a restaurant that advocates for ethical farming? Look no further. The well known restaurant supports local businesses and uses only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Try their Family Meal which is Blue Hill Restaurant’s pop-in for the Summer. It’s menuless, casual and family style.
We love Bell Book and Candle because they get a ton of their produce from the Tower Gardens (aeroponic growing systems) on their rooftop. We would definitely recommend the rooftop wedge salad and the homemade burrata.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid advertisement, we actually love these restaurants.