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Does anyone out there know any restaurants that use grass-fed/organic meats? We LOVE to eat and now are trying to eat well! (Just finished "Fastfood Nation" - can you tell?)

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  1. I can't help you, but if you do find out anything, please come back and post about it. We've been cooking with grass-fed beef at home for awhile and it's been pretty consistently delicious.

    1. Unfortunately, I do not live in the city and cannot help you with your specific quest, however, have you considered joining the Slow Food movement? It is an organization that originated in Italy and devoted to quality, sustainable foods. Check out the website

      Link: http://www.slowfoodusa.org

      1. I recently read that Blue Smoke uses Niman Ranch meat, which is sustainably raised and grass-fed when the season is right. And I hear Lunchbox Co in the West Village has an organic burger--which may or may not be grass-fed.
        Please post about anything else you find.

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        1. re: Tom Philpott

          Only a small amount of Niman Ranch is grass fed, as reported on their own website. Finding restaurants that sell truly grass fed beef is going to be really hard.

          Eatwild.com lists 2 restaurants selling grass fed beef: savoy and some place called verbena. Looks like you'll be making it at home. Eatwild, again, has a lot of retail providers.

        2. I read that the burgers at judson grill are niman ranch.

          1. Superfine in DUMBO makes a delicious, juicy grass-fed burger.

            1. Craftsteaks serve different types of beef, including corn-fed, grass-fed, and wagyu. Their grass-fed beef is from Hawaii, I think. You can check out their menu online.

              1. cafe brown serves grass fed beef. I have had a few very nice dinners there but I was not that fond of their wine choices.

                1. I am right there with you on this quest, only mine comes from reading Omnivore's Dilemma. I've been cooking a lot of grass-fed meat myself, which is readily available at the Union Square Farmer's Market. Finding a restaurant that serves grass (or hay-fed in Winter) is tough. Here's what I know so far: Siggy's on Henry St. in Brooklyn has a grass-fed beef sandwich. Craftsteak has a grass-fed steak section, but obvi expensive. Blue Hill also, and also pricey. I had the venison there and it was amazing, as were the beets, but I digress. I've heard about Community Restaurant in I think the Harlem/ Columbia area, and Brown cafe downtown, but I haven't been to either yet. Ok, so I would LOVE some more places to try if you know of any. I've decided to only eat red meat if it's grass-fed, which is seeming to turn me into an accidental almost vegetarian... Thanks!!

                  1. Back Forty in the EV (11th and B) serves delicious grass fed burgers.

                    They specialize in seasonal, localvore menu items. Lots of veggies, etc.

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                    1. re: tatiana_nyc

                      I just checked out their menu and a couple of reviews based on your recommendation, and OMG, I'm obsessed. Thanks!

                    2. Cookshop on 10th Avenue and 20th has a great frass-fed burger!

                      1. Toloache, a new Mexican place in Midtown, serves, at least according to their menu, a grass-fed skirt steak.

                        1. Applewood if you'll travel to park Slope


                          1. Williamsburg Diner has grass-fed burgers and I believe their steaks are grass-fed as well.

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                            1. re: rsquare14

                              1. Dodo Cafe at 45 Peck Slip has grass fed burger on its menu for $12.
                              It is quite tasty, especially with avocado.


                              2. The Locavore's Guide to NYC can help you find grass fed and humanely raised beef, lamb and pork:


                              3. The next book to read is 'Omnivore's Dilemma'. The book has a bit of an unfortunate title because it sounds as though there is a dilemma being omnivorous, the solution to which is to become vegetarian. But this is not the meaning at all.

                              This book can be borrowed from any public library, and the intro and first chapter can be read on the author's website:

                              1. re: eade

                                All of you people rock my world- thanks! Applewood has been high on my list, and I just made plans to go to Back Forty tomorrow night. Thanks for the websites too- I am always on Michael Pollan's and the Locovore's website already. This is a great little reference chain we've created here!

                                1. re: Nancy816

                                  Another great place to get grass-fed meat is at Sidecar in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I'm pretty sure it's on 5th ave around 14th street. The grass-fed burger is delicious and so is everything else I've tried. Especially the gimlets!

                            2. Just rediscovered Bubby's in TriBeCa, which has grass-fed burgers and meatloaf. Meatloaf!

                              1. Although I haven't personally checked it out yet, Buenos Aires Argentinean Restaurant and Bar in the East Village is getting very good reviews on their grass fed steaks.
                                Great posts. I second and recommend two superlative books, The Omnivore's
                                Dilemma by Michael Pollan and Righteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn-Niman ,an
                                environmental attorney that eventually married Mr.Niman. Anyone interested in
                                responsible, sustainable, healthy,organic, and delicious food, will find these
                                two books illuminating.
                                The Village Voice's Best of 2009 issue recently rated United Meats in Brooklyn
                                as the best grass fed butcher shop. Stay safe and Buon Appetito,Phil <-----<<<
                                United Meat Market
                                United Meat Market
                                219 Prospect Park West
                                Brooklyn, NY
                                (718) 768-7227

                                Edited Repost

                                Buenos Aires
                                513 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

                                United Meat Market
                                219 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215