local, sustainable, organic seattle restaurants
i'm trying to expand my list of seattle restaurants that try to source local, sustainable, organic ingredients and ethically-raised animals. any thoughts?
on my list so far are tilth, sitka & spruce, agua verde, volterra, cantinetta...
Green Go Foods (http://www.greengofood.com/
)Stumbling Goat Bistro (http://www.stumblinggoatbistro.com
)TASTE at SAM (http://www.tastesam.com/
)Likely anyplace that Thundering Hooves sells to (http://www.thunderinghooves.net/where...
)Likely anyplace that Skagit River Ranch sells to (http://www.skagitriverranch.com/pages...)
Cafe Juanita http://www.cafejuanita.com/
Corson Building http://www.thecorsonbuilding.com/
Palace Kitchen http://www.tomdouglas.com/restaurants...
Veraci Pizza http://www.veracipizza.com/
Art of the Table http://www.artofthetable.net/
These quality restaurants buy from local farms, shop at farmers markets and try to run their businesses in sustainable manner. When I talk to chefs, they often prioritize local, then sustainable, then organic. Often the local farms cannot afford to be called organic which requires out-of-pocket fees and verification from accredited sources.
The last thing in the world this thread needs is to get into a foie gras debate. That being said, I simply must object to the notion that foie gras comes from animals raised without ethics.
It is a fact that, in this country, foie gras producers must follow strict guidelines for how their animals are raised and treated - they are free range, never caged, and fed all natural feed.
In fact, I would suggest that ducks raised by foie gras producers in this country are raised MORE ethically than the majority of beef, chicken, rabbit, and venison producers - including the free range, all natural, etc. product you'll find at PCC.
Cafe Juanita makes local, organic and sustainable decisions about the food they serve and their food is outstanding.
We are going to be in Seattle around the end of August with three small children (1, 3 and 4) and nine adults. Would any of these restaurants be good for that type of a crowd? Obviously we don't want anything too fancy, but something with entrees in the $20 - $30 range and outdoor seating or a nicer casual restaurant usually works well. Also, we are staying near the airport, so suggestions on that side of town would be nice. (Although we will hopefully spend some time downtown too.) Any ideas would be really helpful, thanks!
Verace Pizza at about 4th NW and Market is fine with kids. It's a little loud and busy with take-out traffic, since the neighborhood has discovered it, but good and reasonable . Nearby, and also good for kids, is Tutta Bella. If you want a crazy scene, go to Pasta Freska, on Westlake, where the staff will just ask if there's anything you don't want and then proceed to bring food to the table. Kids all over the place.