Where To Find Delectable Farm-To-Table Fare In Los Angeles

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Get your local love on! Here are the best places to find fresh farm-to-table fare in the City of Angels.


 

AOC

You’ll love the local fare from James Beard winner Suzanne Goin, who serves up delectable small bites at her Beverly Hills eatery, AOC. Business partner and James Beard nominee Caroline Style is in charge of the wine list, which serves up a choice selection of organic, biodynamic and sustainable libations. 

 8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

FORAGE

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This family owned restaurant sources from urban growers. They collaborate with home growers and aid them in obtaining their certification with the county, taking farm-to-table to a whole new level.  

3823 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 

MANHATTAN HOUSE

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At the tiny gem that is Manhattan House, Chef Juan Torres works closely with local farms to ensure our guests can enjoy the freshest food in the South Bay. Meats are hand selected from trusted growers and usually butchered in house and some produce is even grown in local Manhattan Beach community gardens as part of the restaurant’s Junior Chefs elementary school educational programs in partnership with Growing Great.

 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

SALT’S CURE

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This sleek, modern spot only sources ingredients from California, all of which are butchered/crafted in house. All seafood is caught in the Pacific Ocean by local fishermen who exercise sustainable practices, and work within our coastal ecosystem. Produce is sourced directly from farmers and from the farmers’ markets around the Los Angeles area. Everything is house-made, in fact, from the ketchup to the bacon. A top pick for both sustainability, taste and craft. 

1155 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038  

MALIBU FARM

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At Malibu Farm, the beautiful location at the Malibu Pier, you’ll find everything and everything is homegrown. The owner, Helene, used to grow everything in her own personal garden and back yard farm. Now, of course, with the popularity of her restaurant, that isn’t entirely possible, though the eggs, persimmons, figs, lemons, pomegranates, apricots, asian pears, carrots, beets, asparagus, and fresh herbs still come from her home. She buys local strawberries, oranges, kale, chard, basil and tomatoes from local purveyor Larry Thorne; organic lemons, we get lemons and oranges year round from Mike Zacha; all potatoes and carrots from Weiser farms; Tutti Fruitt; and Maggie’s farm. The chefs shop every week at the Santa Monica farmers market. All breads are local from La Brea bakery and Rockenwagner; coffee comes from nearby Caffe Luxxe; tea from Charles and Company; Jidori chicken is purchased locally; cheese is Pomona-made from De Stefano. Just, wow.

 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

GJELINA

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Roughly 90% of the fare served is from local farmer’s markets at Gjelina, Travis Lett’s always-packed hot spot on Abbot Kinney in Venice. Haute tip: the veggie pizza is to die for. 

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

SQIRL

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Jessica Koslow’s restaurant is the toast of town, as much for the taste and concept as her determination to source local ingredients. Her produce comes from local farmers within a 350 mile radius as well as from the restaurant’s own garden, rendering her meals innovative, with dishes you’ve never heard of before. Sqirl is also known for its homemade jams: depending on the season, you might find Gravenstein apple butter, Moro blood orange marmalade, wild boysenberry, or a Blenheim apricot preserve. Jams are also sold on-site.

720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029

RUSTIC CANYON

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Rustic Canyon was created with the dinners founder Josh Loeb had at his treehouse home in mind, so it isn’t surprising that his fare is purchased locally either: home is where the heart is, after all. His Santa Monica eatery serves Farmers’ Market-inspired dishes with ingredients that come from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who practice sustainable agriculture. Executive Chef Jeremy Fox, who garnered a Michelin star and great acclaim during his time as Executive Chef at Ubuntu in Napa, brings his own vision of seasonality, simplicity, and quality to Rustic Canyon’s kitchen, resulting in a great neighborhood dining experience.

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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