Places to eat out when you want responsibly sourced meat...
Last night at Bierkraft on Fifth Ave in Park Slope I had a brat from The Meat Hook. Deeeelicious, with housemade ruby kraut and fresh whole mustard, grainy, made there too. That place is hopin on a Saturday night!
Bierkraft is making all sorts of great sandwiches, and they are making them with non-factory-farmed meat. THAT is a big development for me, esp at a casual take-out/eat-in spot. Where else is the food great *and* the meat sourced from sustainable, humane, free-range reliable farmers?
The Good Fork in Red Hook, Prime Meats/Frankie Sputino, and ICI in Ft Greene...
246 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
191 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Good Fork
391 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Meat Hook
100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
I will add ... The Farm on Adderley (Cortelyou Road). All meat (and dairy and veggies) is sustainably raised, from local farmers. They compost all their waste. And they even make gourmet doggie treats from the meat scraps that they can't use at the restaurant. The food is good, too.
Franny's is another good one, delicious and sustainable.
The Farm on Adderley
1108 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
I can't believe no one has mentioned Applewood. In my 10 years of Brooklyn dining it is THE place for responsibly raised and farmed *everything*.
(It might even beat the pants off any place in the 5 boroughs when it comes to this measure.)
As an added bonus, they have delicious and informative dinners every 2 or 3 months where you can meet the farmers & ranchers & fishermen who provide the bounty they serve.
501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Peter Lugar sells USDA grade Prime meat (as do many restaurants), but I checked their site and they do NOT they talk about where that meat comes from or how it's raised, which makes it likely to be conventionally farmed, factory farmed. Meat raised that way can taste good, but it's exactly what I'm trying to avoid.
Henry's End similarly makes no mention, which takes us back to all the quality places that don't consider this a priority.
Thanks all for the suggestions. Any other low-end casual places? I wish there was a Szechuan or dimsum or taco place...