Market-driven. Farm-to-table. Locally sourced. Here’s a nod to NYC’s organic movement and its powerhouse pioneers.
1 ABC Kitchen
Where Jean-Georges and ABC are involved, we're all in. ABC Kitchen celebrates community and the future of the slow food movement via sustainable practices and award-winning cuisine in the heart of the Flatiron district. Not only are ingredients locally sourced, but menus are made from recycled paper and earthenware is fired just one state over. Chat with thy neighbor over a handful of freshly picked wildflowers while noshing on fried organic chicken with hot sauce butter, and save room for home décor shopping for dessert. Don't mind if we do.
35 East 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
2 Mas Farmhouse
Southern French charm meets the buzz of New York City in this rustically refined Greenwich Village gem. Named for the iconic stone country estates found in Provence, Mas Farmhouse sources seasonal ingredients from small organic sustainable farming operations in the countryside surrounding the city. Chef Galen Zamarra combines modern French styles while honoring classical technique to create simple yet elegant fare. Go for the six-course tasting menu or order à la carte; neither will disappoint. Now excuse us, there's a roasted huckleberry Long Island duck with our name on it.
39 Downing Street between Bedford and Varick Streets
3 Quartino Bottega Organica
What's better than a restaurant featuring its very own olive oil produced artisanally on the owner's family farm in Liguria? An organic one. Quartino, Italian skincare boutique Bottega Organica's equally unique restaurant sister, treats each and every element of the dining experience with extreme care and passion, from on-premise water purification systems to specialty organic herbal blends and key ingredients selected by Bottega Organica's Dr. Alimonti for their anti-aging properties. And that extra virgin, cold pressed Taggiasca olive oil? Yeah, they put that in everything.
11 Bleecker Street between Lafayette Street and Bowery
4 Telepan Local
2014 marked Bill Telepan's downtown debut with the opening of his sequel restaurant, Telepan Local. A casual, airy version of its uptown sister, Telepan Local features a collection of tapas-style greenmarket American Nouveau dishes, all organic and locally sourced (in case the name wasn't a dead giveaway). The farmhouse interior echoes the sustainable and creatively presented cuisine, designed by the team behind Daniel Burns' Tørst in Greenpoint. Think bone marrow arancini and corned tongue with grilled cabbage atop hand-cobbled tables. Even the bar's got the name of the sustainability game down; spirits are distilled locally and the bitters concocted onsite. Cheers to that.
329 Greenwich Street between Duane and Jay Streets
5 The Butcher's Daughter
The most stylish nutrient-focused organic café that ever lived. The Butcher's Daughter, brought to us by the team behind Apothéke and Pulqueria along with a former Buvette chef, knocks brunch (and lunch and dinner and snack time) out of the park, all wrapped up in a bleached wood and lacquered brick ultra-cute package. Did we mention there's takeout? And an heirloom BLT? That's right, folks. There's never been a better reason to head on down to Kenmare, and there's no time like the present. The Butcher's Burger awaits.
19 Kenmare Street at Elizabeth Street