Restaurants Investing
in Our Planet
Guide By Kelly Pullin
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd, but we need to practice sustainability year-round to make a lasting change. The same goes for the restaurant industry, which hasn't historically been seen as eco-friendly, but has been making large strides to reduce its footprint.
This year's Earth Day theme is "Invest In Our Planet" – so we're celebrating restaurants (both on and off the inKind platform) that embrace a green lifestyle by offering vegetarian & vegan options, sourcing their ingredients responsibly, and minimizing food waste. From highly-awarded haunts to casual cafes, these restaurants offer something for everyone.

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Cities Featured in This Guide

Las Vegas

138° is built on the foundation of responsible sourcing, and believes in serving the best product in the best environment, to the best people. Their ingredients are sourced from local farms & ranches that use sustainable practices.

Los Angeles

Mírame serves contemporary cuisine with a California sensibility. Their menu uses the purest, locally sourced ingredients and produce, and they offer a "farm to bar" beverage program with small batch Mexican spirits.
Sestina is a vegan pasta concept from Matthew Kenney – one of the chefs at the forefront of the plant-based cuisine movement. They strive to prepare minimally processed dishes that are delicious, vibrant and nutritious.
Featuring a blend of clean fuel + conscious indulgence, Veggie Grill's menu makes plant-based eating easy. They have 33 restaurants, making it the largest 100% plant-based restaurant company in the US.

New York City

Gotham sources local food from regional farmers, and uses renewable energy to power the restaurant. Diners can expect a vibrant, ever-evolving destination, with arts and dining programming, from evening jazz to exclusive wine dinners.
Located in the West Village, Market Table's farm-to-table menus are influenced by Chef Price's childhood on his family farm in Maryland, and their seasonal dishes celebrate the best of the market's bounty.


kann a live-fire restaurant from Chef Gregory Gourdet serving Haitian cuisine meets Pacific Northwest bounty. kann is dedicated to the pursuit of sustainability, from sourcing to environmental impact.

San Francisco

Niku incorporates the terroir of Northern California by including foraged ingredients and products from local farmers into their menu. Their nuanced approach to local ingredients is evident in the seasonally-changing small plates and side dishes, which go beyond typical steakhouse offerings.
Wildseed serves a whole-food based menu full of fresh, flavorful dishes that will nourish you holistically. The bulk of their dishes are made from whole, unprocessed plant foods - vegetables, fruit, legumes, nets, seeds, and grains.

Washington, DC

Brought to you by the José Andrés team, Beefsteak proudly celebrates the unsung power of vegetables – as farm-fresh as possible. The menu is designed to unleash their full potential and create a wildly flavorful, nourishing meal.
Causa is a Peruvian tasting experience by Chef Carlos Delgado that tours through Peruvian Coastal and Andes cuisine. Their menu offers a daily selection of the freshest seafood responsibly sourced locally and globally.

Sustainability Leaders

While these restaurants aren't on the inKind app, we are inspired by their commitment to the environment. This is a mix of restaurants that are paving the way for the future of sustainability and that have been practicing eco-friendly methods since they opened.

Las Vegas
Honey Salt serves market inspired cuisine that uses the best quality ingredients from local and regional farmers, fishermen, and growers. Their dishes are always sourced, prepared, and served with love.
New York City
Blue Hill is a working four-season farm and educational center 30 miles north of New York City. Their ingredients are sourced from their surrounding fields and pasture, plus other local farms. Guest can expect a multi-taste feast, rather than a traditional menu experience.
New York City
Cadence is a plant-based restaurant with Southern soul. Their kitchen is vegan, organic, and entirely soy-free. They are part of Overthrow Hospitality, which is an entirely vegan restaurant group working on pioneering new sustinability best practices.
Higgins Restaurant is Oregon's original farm-to-table restaurant. They pride themselves on service, dedicated wine and spirits offerings, a world-class beer program, and a showcase of the bounty of the Pacific Northwest.
San Francisco
Nopa's mission includes building a community gathering place and serving honest food made from local, seasonal ingredients. Their menu is updated daily with dishes using ingredients sourced locally from bay area Farmers' Markets and nearby food purveyors.
Washington, DC
This family-owned New American restaurant leads the charge on zero-waste dining in the United States. The menu reflects their mission of serving innovative cuisine with an unyielding commitment to sustainability.

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