City Spotlight: New York City

We love New York! And if you love good food, you're going to love it, too!

It is no secret that the streets of New York City are lined with restaurants representing food from all over the world. Every block seems to have different restaurants from different cultures, all waiting to serve. In fact, can you believe that there's an estimated 24,000 to be exact? That's an abundance of choices, but what about the local farmers? Or the farmers from the tai-state area who depend on selling their foods to make a living? What about them? Are they being represented, too

The answer to that question is “Yes, yes, yes!"

We are delighted to share that the “Big Apple” and its chefs have made it their prerogative to take care of their region's farmers by sourcing fresh ingredients from neighboring farms. Plus, some restaurants like Bell, Book and Candle even have their own rooftop gardens where they're growing fresh salads and vegetables themselves! Restaurants have the region's farmers bring their foods into their NYC restaurants weekly, sometimes daily. On another note, you should see the NYC markets that take in fresh foods from even beyond the states. That's a major sight to behold as these are some of the largest food markets you will ever behold, but we'll save that for another time.

For now, let's focus on these five local and fabulous farm to table restaurants in NYC. Additional restaurants from NYC and across the U.S. can always be found on Farm Star Living’s dining out guide! Search by any state and city anytime or also download the free Farm Star Living app for restaurants near you.

#1 Bouley

The spirit of Bouley is one of fresh, pure ingredients simply prepared to bring flavor forward without distraction. The emphasis on freshness and purity of ingredients and the commitment to capture the highest level offlavor compels Bouley to utilize the highest quality ingredients that are in season. Knowing suppliers, from farmers to fishermen, is important and reflected in the cuisine.

Phone:(212) 964-2525 / Address: 163 Duane St. New York, NY 10013

#2 Gramercy Tavern

Opened in 1994, Gramercy Tavern is a New York City staple. A renewal of the classic American tavern, the restaurant serves refined, contemporary American cuisine with a commitment to using local produce and serving seasonally inspired dishes. Deliciously homey, the food at Gramercy Tavern is made from the heart with a blend of fresh market ingredients and bold flavors. The restaurant actively supports the Union Square greenmarket, where they source much of their produce, as well as Share Our Strength and City Harvest.

Phone:(212) 477-0777 / Address: 42 East 20th St. New York, NY 10003

#3 ABC Kitchen

The entirety of ABC Kitchen focuses sustainable, local, artisan, salvages and recycled stories. The dining room includes salvaged, reclaimed and recycled building materials, handmade dinnerware, handcrafted tables, steel and concrete installations and more from local artisans. The kitchen has a committed focus to local, sustainable and organic seasonal produce that does not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides or GMOs. Ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible and teas, coffees, spices organic wines and juices are selected from fair trade cooperatives. ABC Kitchen has a rooftop garden that provides herbs and micro-greens and uses all organic cleaning products.

Phone: (212) 475-5829 / Address: 35 east 18th street new york, ny 10003

#4 The Marshal

Sustainability is paramount to The Marshal. Burning no gas and cooking only with replanted apple and cherry wood from local orchards, The Marshal buys wind power for all electricity needs. By sourcing food from local farmers, wine from local wineries, and liquor from local distilleries, The Marshal aim not only to reduce the amount of carbon emissions from shipping, but also to support our local community.

Phone: 212-582-6300 / Address: 628 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10036

#5 The Green Table

This charming organic eatery nestled in the heart of Chelsea Market endeavors to source the majority of its ingredients from small, local purveyors. Relying on seasons for guidance and focusing on what is freshest at local greenmarkets and farms, the menu at The Green Table changes daily. The beer and wine lists include sustainable, organic and biodynamic offerings.

Phone:(212) 741-6623 / Address: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011

Happy Dining!




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