Satisfyingly Sustainable: Your guide to eco-friendly dining in Philly

Protecting the planet has never tasted so good

Philadelphia’s restaurants are among the most conscientious in the nation, and there are countless options for finding truly delicious ones that respect the earth and deliver remarkable food in equal measure. Read on for five of Philadelphia’s best:

Pure Fare

It’s one thing for a restaurant to focus on the sourcing of its ingredients, but Pure Fare takes it a step further, with initiatives that involve composting, packaging that’s friendly to the environment, and even a way to track online what you’ve eaten. Eating well and responsibly has rarely been this easy. 1609 South St., Philadelphia, 267.687.2292

Fare 

Located in the Fairmount section of the city, Fare proves that eating and drinking with the planet in mind is delicious as well as good for your soul. With a focus on sustainable, organic foods, outdoor dining and lovely dining room inside, Fare is excellent year round, not just on Earth Day. 2028 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, 267.639.3063

White Dog

For more than three decades, White Dog has been at the forefront of sustainable, respectful dining…not just locally, but nationally as well. It still is one of the most exciting, fulfilling meals you can enjoy in Philadelphia. Ambitious cocktails, soulful food, and a living slice of Philadelphia history? Doesn’t get much better than that. 3420 Sansom St., Philadelphia, 215.386.9224

Square 1682

From the moment it opened inside the Palomar Hotel—a phenomenal Kimpton property—Square 1682 has garnered serious plaudits and plenty of devoted fans. No wonder: The food is creative and expertly executed, the beverage program is ambitious, and the restaurant itself is LEED certified, a first in Philadelphia. 121 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, 215.563.5008

FARMiCiA

A staple of the Old City dining scene, FARMiCiA remains one of the city’s most beloved spots for honest, seasonal food and drink. Stop by for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just a drink. At any time of day, this is a worthy destination. 15 S. Third St., Philadelphia, 215.627.6274

Brian Freedman
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