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206 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78701

Specializes in natural fruit blenders (smoothies) and organic bowls of açaí topped with hemp granola, a variety of fresh fruit, and local honey. Everything served is a great source of clean energy, fueled by the purest nutrients and organic ingredients.

They use 100% compostable bowls, cups, spoons and napkins.  Their culinary specialty is Brazilian acai which is a sustainable crop doing wonders for the Amazon and the planet.

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20 Swink Lane, Lexington, Virginia 24450, United States

They compost and recycle both on and off site. They do not use a restaurant service, preferring instead to hand pick the food they use from within 100 miles–mostly GMO free, sustainable, and or organic. They provide clients and staff with reusable shopping bags. If disposables are used on sight they are either plant based and biodegradable or made from post consumer waste. They also have a bring back program for the containers for weekly meal delivery.

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HomeGrown is all about making local food affordable, approachable & convenient.

They offer fast casual service with reusable plates, utensils and drinkware. Their napkins are made from a sustainable micro-fiber and are not disposable. All take-out containers and utensils are compostable and made from highly renewable resources. They compost, not only in the kitchen but also post-consumer in the dining room and at off-site events. They recycle everything. There is only one landfill item that a customer recieves at HomeGrown, the straw that comes with a boxed milk. All condiments are in bulk packaging, no single service containers. Even their waste service provider commented that they have less landfill waste than any other restaurant they service!

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Madison, Wisconsin 53703, United States

Focused on organic and local ingredients and work with small, local producers who share their values and goals. This cart  features amazing vegan burgers and savory, seasonally variable side salads.

They use compostable carryout packaging, recycled paper napkins,  have solar panels on their food vending cart (and can go completely off-the-grid for almost 2 hours), they purchase ingredients in bulk to reduce packaging, and strive to produce as little waste as possible every day. They also purchase as much local ingredients from local farmers as they can — which means no packaging and directly supporting small farms.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

A farm to table, made from scratch cafe. Menus vary by location and according to the Chef. Large fresh salads with housemade dressings made with seasonal ingredients.
Perfectly pressed panini on fresh baked ciabatta, made with the best local and imported ingredients. Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto made with seasonal, locally grown fruits and grass-fed milk Locally roasted, custom blended espresso and coffee drinks. Fresh baked, Italian inspired pastry.

They also recycle and compost, and use compostable takeout containers.

Locations:

Garden District
3005 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504.342.2634

French Quarter
621 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
504.302.2692
Loyola University
300 LaSalle Place, New Orleans, LA 70118
504.258.2115
Baton Rouge 
3535 Perkins Road, Suite 360 Baton Rouge, LA
225.771.8488

 

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Chicago, IL, United States

Serving up Chicago’s favorite deep dish pizza since 1971.

They recycle, use green cleaners, use bio-fuel from their grease, all sprayers and faucets are low flow, and they use hand dryers to reduce paper waste.

Visit their website to find one of the 37 Lou Malnati’s locations near you.

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3299 Cacapon Rd, Berkeley Springs, WV

A farm to table restaurant with weekly changing local foods menu.

They reuse, recycle and compost, and feed some fresh waste to the chickens producing Panorama’s eggs.  They never use styrofoam – only compostable containers.

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530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, United States

Radial Cafe is an eco-friendly, award-winning breakfast, lunch & dinner spot in Atlanta, Georgia’s historic Candler Park Neighborhood. Intent on creating and serving good food in a happy, friendly atmosphere, Radial Café opened in April 1999. Along the way, they’ve grown from a 45-seat “spot” to a 160-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant. Their focus continues to be on great food and service, but they now take their responsibility to the environment much more seriously, and endeavor to make the smallest impact on our planet.

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108 East Washington Street Suite 2, Syracuse, NY 13202

Roji Tea Lounge provides an east meets west, traditional / modern atmosphere with music, exotic teas and desserts. They offer discounts to customers who order off the menu with their own mugs, cups, and bowls, and to those who return their tea tins to refill with loose tea. Roji Tea Lounge only uses plant based take out ware, and try to keep our Carbon Footprint as small as possible!

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64th street at 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

The Rouge Tomate Cart in Central Park is a seasonal outpost of the restaurant that offers delicious, healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional street food. Designed by renowned architects Bentel & Bentel (also responsible for our restaurant), the cart has solar panels, energy-efficient equipment and fully biodegradable or recyclable serving pieces.

During fair weather, the Rouge Tomate Cart can be found in front of the entrance to the Central Park Zoo on 64th street at 5th Avenue. It is open to the public throughout the warm season, weather permitting.

They offer a 20% discount on any lunch box for anyone returning with their Branded reusable lunch tote.

 

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3037 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60657, United States

Sandwich Me In is a sandwich shop using local meats and fresh produce with emphasis on sustainability (recycle, reuse, reduce) and utmost attention to educating guests on how their food travels from farm to plate. They produce ZERO waste, and cover the walls of the restaurant with information about the local farms that supply their ingredients, how the food is grown, and what local establishments are help them keep the restaurant sustainable.

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2514 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20902, United States

Their mission statement is to serve the most delicious, wholesome, beautiful, local food available in the Washington metro area quickly, cleanly, and economically. They take pride in the dishes they serve by using locally sourced and fresh ingredients on their menu in order to sustain and provide the wonderful community that has supported them since the beginning with natural, delicious, wholesome food.

They offer discounts if you bring in your reusables to takeout.

 

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Austin, Texas, United States

Fresh, nutritious, portion-controlled takeaway meals with a chef-driven “foodie” approach. Heavy on health, high on taste, convenience of takeout.

They use 100% BPA free re-usable, dishwasher safe, recyclable packaging containers, biodegradable utensils and bags, and donate left over food to different shelters in each market.

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414 Railroad Ave, McCall, Idaho 83638, United States

The Sushi Bar has always operated with the goal to be as environmentally conscious and sustainable as possible. Specializing in sushi in addition to rice & noodle bowls, Kobe beef, Phở, McCall’s largest beer & sake selection, and Happy Hour from 4-6 (Mon-Fri)!

• Recycle all glass, aluminum, tin, plastic, paper and cardboard.
• Save water by using low-flow faucets, efficient appliances and only serve water upon request.
• Send all unused food scraps to local farms for animal feed.
• Minimize use of disposables; reusable chopsticks, no bottled water.
• Paper products (napkins, paper towels, menus, etc.) and take-out packaging are biodegradable and/or contain recycled materials.
• All cleaning chemicals and soaps are environmentally friendly.
• Building constructed using salvaged and recycled materials.
• Energy efficient refrigeration, cooking equipment and lighting.
• Use Organic, local and sustainable food when available.

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463 Johnny Mercer Blvd b7 #249, Savannah, Georgia 31410

Thrive offers freshly prepared dishes, using as many local and organic ingredients as possible. They use eco-friendly packaging and reduce waste and packaging as much as possible. They also recycle and compost, and offer customers a discount for bringing their own containers.

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Chicago, IL, United States

In order to reduce waste  at Uncommon Ground, they use around 90% plant based to-go materials. This allows these products to be composted and avoid adding to landfills. Outside of to-go materials, they also compost as much food waste as possible. They also have several areas for employees to access recycling bins, and even have rain barrels that collect excess rain water to water their rooftop farm. Solar panels help supply their energy needs, and power their electric car charging station. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is what they are all about!

uncommon ground – Wrigleyville/Lakeview
3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60613
773-929-3680

uncommon ground – Edgewater
1401 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL  60660
773-465-9801

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