Free-range chickens, hormone-free cattle and rows of organic produce probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think about New York City. But even though The City That Never Sleeps is famous for mammoth skyscrapers, Lady Liberty and an impressive docket of Broadway shows, it is also home to an ever-growing list of chefs and restaurateurs who are passionate about sourcing local, seasonal ingredients when designing their menus.
Our recommendations for quality restaurants in the Big Apple could go on for days, but here are five of the top farm-to-table dining experiences you need to have on your New York City bucket list.
35 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003
Boasting seasonal produce free from pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides and GMOs, the mouthwatering dishes at Chef Jean-Georges’ ABC Kitchen are guaranteed to leave your palate begging for more. The culinary team here is passionate about eating with the seasons – and eating well – and equally dedicated to introducing their guests to the beauty of the slow food movement.
For those unfamiliar with the term, the slow food movement prioritizes food that is good, clean and fair. Many influencers, promoters and followers of this growing trend believe in the power of sustainable farming and seasonal eating. They enjoy gathering around the table to cultivate community over healthy, wholesome food.
All of that to say, you’re in for a real treat when you settle in at ABC Kitchen. Be sure to bring friends or family members along so you can savor the complete experience – relationships and all.