Whether you’ve lived in Los Angeles for your entire life or you’re planning an upcoming trip to the renowned City of Angels, there are a number of delicious farm-to-table restaurants in the area that are just begging for a spot on your foodie bucket list. From steakhouses and brunch cafes to seafood hotspots and rustic eateries, there’s something for everyone on this list. And while there are more options than we could ever list in one roundup, we’ve got seven excellent choices to help you narrow down your breakfast, lunch and dinner plans.

 

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Manhattan House

You could choose to skip the destination that Haute Living LA dubbed “the best farm-to-table food in Los Angeles,” but you’d miss out on some of the freshest dishes in the South Bay region. Chef Juan Torres of Manhattan House sources his ingredients from local farms – from meat that has been hand-chosen and butchered in house to fruits and vegetables grown in Manhattan Beach community gardens. This Italian-inspired gastropub even bakes its own sourdough onsite, which is rumored to rival the likes of San Francisco sourdough.

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Salt’s Cure

Locavores are bound to love the contemporary vibe of Salt’s Cure, which sources ingredients exclusively from California. They butcher and craft their meat in house and partner with local fishermen for sustainably caught seafood fresh from the Pacific Ocean. They also get their produce directly from farmers and farmers markets in the Los Angeles area. From brunch and dessert to dinner and drinks, this restaurant is a must if you want to enjoy gorgeous plates with great service and a wonderful atmosphere – all while supporting local farmers, fishermen and producers.

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Malibu Farm

If you’re in the market for fresh, local fare sourced from Southern California farms and ranches, look no further than Malibu Farm. This unique farm-to-table restaurant is the brainchild of owner Helene, who originally launched the business with ingredients grown and produced in her own personal garden and backyard farm. It has since grown in popularity and now includes items from other local producers. But you can still find some of her homegrown items on the menu, like Asian pears, persimmons and eggs.

 

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American Beauty

American Beauty may have a reputation as a neighborhood steak house, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s your average restaurant. Chefs Elisha Ben-Haim and Anthony Goodwin have worked tirelessly to design a menu that highlights the best that Southern California has to offer. Everything from after-dinner drinks, many of which are craftsman cocktails and small production spirits, to a multi-course meal with loved ones is worth consideration. If you’re having a hard time narrowing down your options, we recommend lingering over the steak menu. Each one has been meticulously selected and aged before going on the grill over almond wood.

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Farmhouse

is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that keeps things in the family. Executive Farmer Nathan Peitso sources ingredients from some of the finest producers in the area (including the grain grown from his own family farm) to produce colorful, seasonal dishes guaranteed to make your mouth water. Each season showcases a variety of California produce alongside local, responsibly farmed meat and sustainably caught seafood. A few of Farmhouse’s tremendous dishes include wood fire-roasted bone marrow, short rib pizza and jumbo gulf prawn.

Industriel

Is there anything more fashionable than a French-inspired urban farm in the heart of Los Angeles? Industriel claims to serve the kind of cuisine you’d enjoy at your grandmother’s farmhouse in Provence … if she had sleeve tattoos. That means you can find everything on the menu from cheese boards and short rib croquettes to lamb chops with poblano pesto, coconut-brined chicken wraps and vegan ice creams. No matter which dishes you choose, rest assured that nothing you order has seen the inside of a supermarket.

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Akasha

Akasha takes the farm-to-table movement up a notch with a dedication to eco-friendly production. The chef designs each menu based on the produce available at the local farmers market. At Akasha, you’ll enjoy delicious, locally sourced food at peak freshness. That means seasonal eating is that much easier when you settle in for a meal here. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more indulgent, you can peruse the drinks menu, which includes a wide variety of locally-produced beer, spirits and wine.

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