4 Best farm-to-table experiences in Chicago
North Pond image via Herb Companion
Sustainable food and intriguing atmosphere make these restaurants stand out from the crowd.
Rent Café features plenty of ways for renters to integrate sustainable practices into their daily lifestyle. Everything from green cleaning to tips for resource conservation aim to make eco-conscious living more attainable.
The goodness of being green doesn’t have to end once you leave your apartment. Check out four of Chicago’s best farm-to-table restaurants that add a hip atmosphere to the lifestyle you love.
I first fell in love with Karyn Calabrese’s creativity at Karyn’s Fresh Corner. Her newer venture, Karyn’s Cooked brings her skills to the forefront of traditionally prepared meals. Ingredients here are 100% organic, and suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who isn’t afraid of the earth’s natural bounty. The atmosphere here is quite casual and affordable, perfect for dining well without pretense.
But sometimes we like a little pretense, right? A little, “I think what the artist was trying to say was…” You can guess all night at the artist’s intentions—whether you’re referring to the chef or the visual artists—at Terzo Piano, the Art Institute’s delightful restaurant. When it comes to green dining in style, this place is hard to beat. The menu changes frequently to accommodate the local harvests.
Terzo Piano image via Bacon Fest Chicago
For those who seek an eco-conscious experience close to Mother Nature, head to North Pond. A scenic pond serves as the focal point for diners, bringing the nature-food connection a step closer. Stone and wood accents complete the eatery’s earthy vibe. Enjoy a fresh take on organic, locally-grown produce every time you step through the doors.
The atmosphere at Browntrout is so comfortable you’ll feel like you never left your apartment at all. Cozy and inviting, it’s easy to settle down for a meal of fresh locally-sourced ingredients and locally inspired food pairings. Make the experience twice as fun when you BYOB.