Updated May 2021
It's sustainable, it supports local producers and farmers and it's healthier: we love farm-to-table restaurants. In fact, they taste better too because the food you're eating is fresh. We have rounded up the restaurants around town that offer a farm-to-table menu.
Bonton Farm's mission is to “restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope in a once forgotten and neglected neighborhood.” They do this through an amazing non profit where people in the neighborhood cultivate the farm. The produce and items grown and made, from greens to eggs to James and honeys, are sold locally. They also have a farm-to-table cafe open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM until 3 PM, serving southern breakfasts and lunches. Make sure you stop by the market after you enjoy your meal in the café!
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Established over 35 years ago in Oak Lawn, Parigi caters to every type of Dallasite! No matter who you are, you cannot help but to feel like family when you walk through their doors. And besides being the cutest restaurant in the world, they also work hard to source from as many local vendors as possible. You will also never get bored of the same entree because their menu changes bi-weekly to reflect both the sustainability and seasonal options available locally. Parigi is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays, brunch and dinner on Saturdays, and brunch every Sunday.
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TRIBAL ALL DAY CAFÉ
This place really is here for you all day! Located in Bishop Arts, they’re open every day of the week (8-8 every day except for Sundays, when they’re open from 8:30-6). They have joined with community farmers, artisans, and other local “tribes” to bring us healthy drinks and dishes. Their local farm friends raise happy chickens and cows -- just the way it should be! They believe in “nourishment and quality over any exclusive diet!”
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Located in the Junius Heights Neighborhood in Old East Dallas, Garden Cafe is cooking up delicious meals using local farms as well as veggies and herbs from their own garden! In addition to serving delicious food, they also have an espresso bar. Need something stronger? Garden Cafe is also BYOB! Garden Cafe is currently closed for renovation and other reasons, but they should be back up & running by summer 2021!
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photo courtesy of Garden Café
Dallas’ landmark diner! Seriously, if you haven’t tried it then you are missing out! Luckys has done very well keeping up with the times, and they know the importance of supporting your local farmers and making sure you’re eating clean food. When you first walk in, it feels like you are in an old school diner but what is so cool about Luckys is that their ingredients are ALL locally sourced and are farm fresh! So now you have the old school diner, with the new school ways.
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PETRA & THE BEAST
Not sure if you heard but Dallas won the 2019 Restaurant of the year award, which is pretty awesome! But what is even more crazy is Petra & The Beast was recognized in the same article as being an out of this world restaurant, and honestly it is! Petra & The Beast focused around the natural seasons of the earth and adapts their menu to the different cycles. Everything they bring in is from farm, forage, fermentation and fire. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. The whole restaurant and menu is really a cool experience!
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FOUNT BOARD & TABLE
Fount is very dedicated to using local produce to create their magnificent cheese boards and other menu items. So if you're looking for a lunch spot or crudité for a picnic, Fount is just the place for that! Their boards are pre-made for your convenience and they come in a nice to-go box all prepared and ready to eat!
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photo courtesy of Fount Board and Table
Known as Dallas' original farm-to-table restaurant, Celebration offers a variety of Southern comfort food, like fried catfish, chicken-fried streak, and cobbler! They also have some healthier options like the Southwest quinoa salad and a veggie plate. No matter your dietary needs, Celebration has something for you!
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Specializing in minimally processed & seasonally inspired food, Patina Green prides themselves on serving real food with integrity. Their dynamic lunch menu changes from season to season, so you can visit multiple times a year and try something new each time. Patina Green is a great spot for those looking for Earth-friendly food options.
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Not only is Café Momentum dedicated to using locally-sourced food, but they also have a mission to transform the lives of the youth in Dallas via their culinary program. By giving at-risk youth a chance to learn about life skills, education, and employment opportunities so they can achieve their full potential. Their cuisine is considered New American and just like some of the other featured restaurants on this list, it rotates based on the season. Stop by for dinner whenever
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photo courtesy of Café Momentum
Touting themselves as a seasonal, farm-driven restaurant, Homewood is focused on great hospitality on top of providing farm-fresh meals. Homewood is focused on simple prep, but also ensuring their dishes have the most flavor. Their goal is to make sure each of the ingredients have the ability to shine on their own, without using overwhelming ingredients. The next time you're in Oak Lawn, stop by to try their yummy rotating menu!
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