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Jun 16, 2009 07:54 AM

100% organic restaurant dishes

Looking for Annapolis area restaurants that have ORGANIC menu items, not just ingredients, but complete lunch or dinner plated fare.
A friend of mine has cancer and is going the holistic route and is depressed that she " can't " go out with her friends and eat organically.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated .

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  1. Is your friend looking for a certified organic restaurant? Because I don't think they exist.

    1. not Annapolis, but Nora in DC is organic down to the organic cotton linens.

      5 Replies
      1. re: Jeserf

        I don't know about this. I'd be interested to know if they use all organic spices, etc.

        1. re: Jacey

          it is dubbed America's first certified organic restaurant. Certified Organic is not 100% organic.

          1. re: Jeserf

            Organic To Go is also certified organic (again that doesn't necassarily mean it is 100% organic, but you will be hard pressed to find such a place. I think certified should be pretty good).

            I don't know if they have a restaurant in Annapolis, but I know they have one in Bethesda and in various spots in DC. Would be a good place to go for lunch.

            1. re: Elyssa

              In order to be 'certified' organic, the requirement is 95% organic products in the food. Nora uses organic cotton in the linens and stuff like that, so maybe that negates the possible 5% of food that isn't certified!

              1. re: Jeserf

                I haven't been to Nora's in quite a while. However, in the days when we used to go regularly, the menu was very clear that certain foods like fish and shellfish couldn't be certified organic. The menu would include some descriptive text about the source of such food (e.g. day boat scallops) but they made no claim about its being organic.

                This isn't the question that you asked, but Occasions Caterers is a certified organic caterer. Perhaps your group could arrange an event that includes your friend and have Occasions do the catering. (FYI, a friend and I recently used Occasions services and we were pleased with the food and the service. Catered food is never quite the equal of freshly prepared restaurant food, but Occasions recipes were much, much tastier than many catered meals I've eaten..)

      2. Not in Annapolis, but Great Sage in Clarksville should fit the bill. I've been a few times, though not lately, and always liked it. Inventive food and drinks.