Guide to Eating Local for Earth Day… or Any Day
Earth Day 2012
Looking for organic, local, sustainable and seasonal cuisine in Seattle? Whether it’s to celebrate Earth Day, or any day, these local restaurants keep their carbon footprint small and their menus delicious.
1638 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Located in the Hyatt at Olive 8, Urbane welcomes you to experience the ‘Farm to Table’ concept and enjoy the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
2808 East Madison
Seattle, WA 98112
Rover’s features cuisine of the Pacific Northwest refined by a French accent. Chef Thierry Rautureau is passionate about sourcing ingredients that are local, sustainable, organic, and seasonal. He buys from a variety of purveyors that include mushroom foragers, Washington State cheese makers, and area farmers.
220 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
Located in Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel, Trellis Restaurant is a celebration of the bounty of the land and the people who are inspired by it. Savor innovative wine-country cuisine made from organic, farm-fresh ingredients and artisan products at their seasonal peak.
Bastille Café & Bar
5307 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
The Northwest has a bounty of amazing local produce, and Bastille Café takes advantage of this at every turn, from their rooftop garden, hailed by Bon Appétit magazine, to their partnerships with local farmers, foragers and fishermen.
1411 N 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Featuring New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients sourced from as many local farmers as Tilth is able to support. Tilth’s executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, is a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef of the Northwest, as well as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs of 2005. In 2008, The New York Times deemed Tilth one of the best new restaurants in the country.
14590 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
This multi-award winning restaurant, applauded in Travel + Leisure for being a delightful farm-to-table restaurant, is located just outside of Seattle in Woodinville wine country. The Herbfarm is the only AAA 5-Diamond Restaurant west of Chicago and north of San Francisco. And in 2012, was named one of Gayot‘s Top 40 Restaurants in America. The Herbfarm serves 9-course chef-selected menus featuring seasonal and regional ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Menus have themes that change every two to three weeks. Menus are matched with local wines or hand-crafted herbal, non-alcoholic beverages. Come early for a tour of the restaurant’s herb garden, located on site.
2234 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Local 360 is a sustainable cafe and bar, serving up American comfort food classics with a modern twist. Their goal is to source 90% of our raw materials from within 360 miles of Seattle. Enjoy Seattle’s largest selection of locally sourced spirits at Local 360.
Portage Bay Café
391 Terry Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Local, organic, sustainable food for breakfast and lunch daily at their cafes located in South Lake Union, Ballard and the University District.