5 Farm-to-Table Hot Spots in Seattle
Known as the “Emerald City” for its bounty of outdoor green space, Seattle is also known for its “green” dining options. Farm-to-table restaurants make an extra effort to source their ingredients locally, while catering to an increasingly health-focused clientele. When stepping out on the town, get an Uber to one of these five places to delight in conscientious cuisine.
Blue Moon Burgers
At Blue Moon Burgers, rest assured the beef, chicken, or salmon in your sandwich hasn’t traveled far to reach this Fremont eatery, or its other three locations. The creatively-topped, 1/3-pound burgers include El Diablo Azul, the Hangover, and the Code Blue. Meatless Monday is no obstacle here, with house-made black bean and falafel patties, and there are gluten free buns, too. What’s a burger without fries and a shake? Fries are cut fresh each day, and milk shakes are hand dipped.
For a true taste of the Cascade region, head downtown to Bounty Kitchen. Chef Morgan Kirkpatrick is committed to a healthy and imaginative menu featuring layered salads and bowls, soups, and sandwiches. Vegetables play a starring role, with flavors and textures teased out using old-fashioned techniques like fermenting, pickling, and roasting. Everything’s made in-house using organic, locally-sourced products. This Queen Anne neighborhood eatery serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
Art Stone started with a biscuit recipe inspired by his grandmother, using Shepherd’s Grain flour, sustainably-produced in Washington. His menu expanded with sweet and savory versions, featuring ingredients from local purveyors like Smith Brothers Dairy and Martin Family Orchards. Now Honest Biscuits also offers southern-inspired dishes like country ham sandwiches and biscuits with gravy. The Pike Place Market location is open every day, and you can find them at area farmers’ markets.
In 2007, Chef Josh Henderson began serving comfort food from a vintage Airstream. His empire now includes this casual Capitol Hill restaurant, as well as three other locations, a catering business, and a line of delicious condiments, including bacon spread and pumpkin ketchup. The lunch menu at Skillet Diner spotlights sandwiches, burgers, and salads. For dinner, there are hearty “blue shirt” specials alongside hearty vegetarian entrées. Wash it all down with a hand-crafted artisan cocktail, beer, or wine.
Sweetgrass Food Co.
This Westlake restaurant serves up three whole-food meals a day, and everything is made in house from locally-sourced and mostly organic ingredients. Dishes like the Thai Kale Salad and Five-Color Rice Pottage show how delicious a plant-based menu can taste. Juices and smoothies—with milk and nut butter alternatives—round out the menu, with plenty of options if you have food allergies. Don’t skip the homemade baked goods for dessert.
Looking for meal delivery with a high taste quotient and low carbon footprint? Check out the “Healthy Eats” selection on the UberEATS Seattle app. You’ll find even more great places, like Essential Baking and NICHE Gluten Free Café and Bakery.