7 Eco-Friendly Restaurants to Visit for Earth Day in Westchester

Dine at one of these environmentally conscious Westchester County eateries that treat each day like Earth Day.

Earth Day is right around the corner, and there’s no time like the present to consider ways we can all treat the planet a little better. In Westchester, one of the easiest ways for locals to do Mother Nature a solid is by dining at the region’s eco-friendly restaurants. From growing their own ingredients to prioritizing waste reduction, these eateries deserve applause for their environmental efforts.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns 

630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown; 914.366.9600

Within the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is fine dining at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The restaurant sources from the surrounding fields, pastures, and other local farms. The farm at Stone Barns is self-generating, self-renewing, and there is no waste in the natural system. In 2018, the organization implemented a Conservation Action Plan to guide its efforts.


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The Blue Pig

121 Maple St, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.271.3850

Here’s the inside scoop: The Blue Pig says, “Your ice cream can only be as good as your milk,” and that means sourcing milk from Hudson Valley Fresh, a nonprofit dairy cooperative dedicated to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. The three other places from which ingredients are sourced are a local garden, the ice cream shop’s farm, or Michael, the local coffee roaster. All ingredients are hand-washed, hulled, and crafted into yummy and unique ice cream flavors that rotate daily.


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LMNOP Bakery

25 Katonah Ave, Katonah; 917.238.1011

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Our 2020 “Best New Bread Baker,” Anne Mayhew focuses on good, simple bread. LMNOP sources freshly milled flour from Wild Hive Farm, a small mill in Clinton Corners that mills regionally grown and organic grains. You can pop into the brick-and-mortar shop on Katonah Avenue anytime for a vast assortment of breads and goodies or sign up for a bread subscription to have fresh bread on demand once a month to be picked up in store.


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Muddy Water

52 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.909.2826

If you’re looking for an Earth Day pick-me-up, this conscious coffee house and café serves up more than organic fair-trade coffee and baked goods. Muddy Water opened in 2015 with the goal of minimizing energy consumption and negative impact on the environment. The vibrant spot also fosters community by hosting local artists, musicians, poets, and more.

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Penny Lick Ice Cream

580 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.525.1580

This woman-owned and completely nut-free ice cream shop serves a scoop that boasts a short list of sustainable and local ingredients. Getting straight to the pint, the ingredients include dairy from locally and ethically raised cows and no artificial anything. Don’t miss the best seller: cookies and cream, a peanut-free, tree-nut free, egg-free, gluten-free, and 100% divine concoction. And be sure to check out the other two locations in Mamaroneck and Ossining.


13 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.2300

It’s time we taco ‘bout the many fresh and local ingredients being served at Tomatillo. This “farm-to-taco” Rivertown spot is the perfect place to satisfy a craving for Mexican food, especially if you’re vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. Tomatillo offers fresh dishes perfect for an Earth Day dinner. (Our advice: Check out the La Flor burrito, which swaddles roasted cauliflower, guac, spinach, jalapeño, cilantro pesto, and rice and beans.)


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391 Old Post Rd, Bedford; 914.234.8900

At Truck, they find ways to reduce waste and introduce eco-friendly initiatives without sacrificing quality or taste. One example of this is the drink menu, featuring hand-selected craft beers and wines on tap or in aluminum cans. The eatery also has property off Route 22 where it has organically grown pear trees, herbs, rhubarb, blueberry bushes, and a fig tree. As for the eats, don’t miss the burrito stuffed with brisket then topped with Truck slaw and Beluga lentils and served with horseradish crema.


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Related: Earth Day Events Happening in Westchester County

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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