Image courtesy The Fat Radish by Steve Freihon
Although farm to table dining seems impossible in the urban jungle that is New York City, many restaurants still find a way to locally source their menus. Here, we take a look at 10 of the city’s best farm-to-table restaurants, where the freshest ingredients are used to create seasonal dishes.
Listed in no particular order, each eatery not only features a diverse menu, but also offers a distinct ambience that’s worthy of checking out:
1. Alice’s Arbor (Bed Stuy)
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Nestled away in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn is Alice’s Arbor, a rustic farm-to-table restaurant, located on 549 Classon Avenue. Focused on European-influenced, New American cuisine, the eatery offers both daily and weekly specials using the freshest ingredients from local producers. “We have been open for six years, just trying to be a staple for the regular,” says general manager, Taylor Fogarty. “We buy a lot from local farmers upstate and try to support the neighborhood.”
Inside, the decor features reclaimed materials and wood, which creates an ambience that’s a mix between a farm and mountain lodge. During the spring and summer, outdoor seating is also available so visitors can enjoy fresh air and some greenery. Signature brunch dishes offered include the Cubano and the Steak and Eggs, and dinner entrees like the Sullivan County Farm trout, and the cheddar and goat cheese béchamel Mac & Cheese are house favorites.