London's @elpiniki_boroughmarket serves Cypriot dishes using sustainable British ingredients within London's famous Borough Markets. What they say: “Our ethos is delicious and sustainable eating with respect for the environment. In relation to meat, we only use byproducts of the British dairy industry, so free-range kid goat and rose veal and underused meat such as mutton that is free-range and organic. We work directly with farmers to ensure our meat meets our exact standards.
South Australia's @salopianinn is a casual, wine-region restaurant with eclectic, seasonal cooking in McLaren Vale. What they say: “We serve food and wine that has a story that we, as a business, connect to. Growing our own fruits and vegetables is the driving force behind everything we do – from menu, to wine list and cocktails, the garden is interwoven. We are not trying to be too fancy, just simple food, grown and cooked with integrity.
New York's @aldilabrooklyn is a northern Italian trattoria focusing on simply-prepared seasonal ingredients in the heart of Brooklyn. What they say: “Neighbours have been coming since we opened in 1998. They come when they’re in need of a quick meal during the week and to celebrate a special occasion. We produce as much as possible in house from all the fresh pastas to ice creams and sorbets to guanciale, pancetta, vinegar and pickles. Trattoria in Italian means family run restaurant, which is what we still are after twenty years.”
Australia's @transformerfitzroy is a super smart vegetarian & vegan restaurant in backstreet Fitzroy, Melbourne. What they say: “Our aim is to give diners an experience comparable to the high standard of Melbourne hospitality without the need for the consumption of our furry and feathered friends.
The UK's @vicaragechesh serves locally-sourced produce with a menu driven by responsible local gardeners, foragers & farmers from the small village of Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. What they say: “Being positioned in rural Cheshire means it’s not difficult for us to source exceptional produce from some of the country’s best growers as well as various smallholdings just a stone’s throw away. It’s important to us to buy locally wherever possible to support responsible local businesses, to reduce our impact on the environment, and to ensure we serve the freshest food possible."
Australia's @fleetrestaurant is a tiny fourteen-seat North Coast restaurant with a big heart in Brunswick Heads, New South Wales.What they say: “We adore looking after guests. Being as small as we are allows us to spend time with our diners and create an individual experience. We choose to limit our days of trade and take six weeks’ annual leave to ensure we all maintain our love and passion for the job.”
Portland, Maine's @soloitaliano.maine is an authentic Northern Italian restaurant specializing in handmade pastas & homemade plates. What they say: “Using top-quality imported ingredients where necessary, while sourcing the freshest fish from the sea and meat and produce from our local lands, we soulfully aim to offer an Italian experience that lets Maine’s ingredients sing.”
In the Persian Gulf city of Dubai is @bocadubai a homegrown Mediterranean tapas restaurant, bar & wine cellar dining room. What they say: “BOCA is a native homegrown restaurant that works with local farmers and fishermen to showcase the best of what they have to offer. Value for money is key when dining with us. Our home in Dubai’s financial district, also an important stop on the city’s art trail, has given us a passion for culture, with our walls and even part of our ceiling dedicated to a rotating art gallery.”
Melbourne, Australia's @bacashrestaurant is a sophisticated & sustainable seafood restaurant. What we say: It’s safe to say that, after thirty years in the business, Michael Bacash has a thing for seafood. He’ll tell you where his fish is from, how it was caught, and most likely who caught it. Grilled fish from this kitchen is so much more than the sum of its parts: simple, fresh, perfect.
Multi-award winning @battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant is one of the UK’s leading sustainable tourism destinations, located in the small Northumberland village of Wark. What we say: You might come here for the the eight-course tasting menu with its centrepiece of pink cutlet of local lamb with haggis shepherd’s pie, but you’ll stay for the breathless intimacy with nature afforded by five new, environmentally-friendly luxury timber lodges and the on-site observatory for post-prandial stargazing. This place is a Beatrix Potter fantasy with lunch and dinner thrown in.
@mophonola in vibrant New Orleans is a true neighbourhood restaurant mixing Southeast Asia & Southeast Louisiana. What they say: “We are passionate about being a neighbourhood restaurant that continues to innovate and, in doing so, we keep our regular customers engaged and excited. We have signature dishes that have been on the menu forever, that our locals love and depend on, but even those change slightly through the seasons to reflect what our farmer friends are growing. This extends to our cocktail and drink menus as well.”
Oklahoma’s @ludivineokc offers farm-to-table fine dining with an artsy, lively bar scene in Oklahoma City. What they say: “I’m passionate about true scratch cooking, outstanding guest service and delivering an overall experience that guests won’t find elsewhere in the state, and I’m passionate about creating an aesthetic and ambience that is at once cosy and sophisticated, and totally free of pretense.”
@purepizzaclt is a farm-to-plate pizzeria in Charlotte, North Carolina. What they say: “We begin with a desire to make a healthy pizza. Our passion for great food, blended with an intention to create something that’s good to our bodies and to the Earth, landed us in this place where we’ve combined both. The result? A pizzeria serving up the most delicious handcrafted menu with local, sustainable and/or organically sourced ingredients and zero waste going into our landfills.”
@mayancafenulu in Louisville, Kentucky is a casual, authentic Mayan restaurant that primarily uses farm-to-table sourcing. What they say: “We support our employees by providing predictable and consistent work schedules, and we encourage local food entrepreneurs by functioning as an ideal testing ground for emerging sustainable or local products. We are a small restaurant, so meeting our demand is manageable for many small or new operations, such as local coffee, biodegradable takeout containers, and Kentucky silver carp.
New York city's @viacarota is a neighbourhood restaurant serving delicious Italian cuisine. What we say: There's more to Via Carota than exquisite Italian food – though this is certainly reason enough to visit. With a mind focused on the environment, this neighbourhood restaurant features a vegetable-heavy menu. They're also striving to become plastic free and reduce waste through, in their words, "good old fashioned thriftiness". Now that's something we can get behind.
The UK's @ricluce_dining offers seasonal, sustainable British food in unique pop-up locations. What they say: "Ricluce is an intimate dining experience held in unique locations. We take pride in the history and beauty around us, that's why we want to bring you to the places we love. For us, there's nothing better than British produce and it's something we are extremely proud of that's why our menu is designed with the seasons in mind.
Tasmania's @pigeonholecafewesthobart is a cosy farmer-owned café with seriously seasonal food (and peonies) What we say: This cosy Hobart café hero is an innovative example of reverse-engineering by its farmer owners. Anything in green type on the menu has come straight from Weston Farm, which supplies other leading Hobart restaurants with strawberries, chives, golden beets, rocket, and black radishes as well as their award-winning olive oil and smoked paprika. A zero-waste mentality sees tomatoes being made into passata and the skins dehydrated to make tomato salt. Even the farm’s peony crop is used for edible purposes – the fully blown flowers going into fragrant peony jam.
UK's @thegallivant is a restaurant with coastal-inspired bedrooms and a beach hut mini spa situated in the beautiful seaside town of Camber, East Sussex. What they say: “We are obsessed with making people happy. We do this by treating our guests as if they are guests in our own home, providing beautiful, relaxing spaces and serving food that is delicious, beautiful and inspiring. Everything is homemade in the kitchen or supplied by local producers and artisans. We serve some of the freshest fish you are ever likely to eat, supplied directly by local fishermen, who might call us while out at sea when they find something notable in their nets.”