Locally-sourced ingredients are so common now, they almost don’t seem worth pointing out. You see farmers listed on restaurants of all kinds: from fine-dining to casual counter service. How awesome is that?
I got this email from Doug, a bellman at a hotel in Bloomington:
I have a guest that asked me for a restaurant. I am turning to you for ideas. Not a Chain, Something she can’t find anywhere else. Locally sourced organically grown items. I am hopeful you might have some ideas.
Do I ever!
- Wise Acre Eatery in South Minneapolis: nearly everything in the restaurant comes from their own farm. Something like 80% of what they serve. It’s crazy! Nothing like it in the country. And original. [WCCO Story]
- Spoonriver is near the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis: organic, locally-grown everything Lots of vegetarian and fish dishes there, absolutely delicious.
- Corner Table Restaurant in South Minneapolis: incredible menu, extremely talented chefs, also very committed to local sourcing.
- Strip Club Meats & Fish in St. Paul: Grass-fed beef, beautiful pork, best hospitality in town, just a fantastic restaurant.
- Lyn 65 in Richfield: a casual, tavern-environment (near the hotel) with great local farmers, another great spot.
- Tilia in South Minneapolis: no-reservations neighborhood restaurant with locally sourced and organic food, prepared by some of the best chefs in town.
What are your favorite places committed to local sourcing and organic ingredients?