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8 Eco-Friendly Restaurants for Celebrating Earth Day in Westchester

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

By Hannah Teligades and Julia Mallon

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, pasture, and other local farms. The farm at Stone Barns is self-generating, self-renewing, and there is no waste in the natural system. In 2017, the organization implemented a Conservation Action Plan to guide its efforts.

 

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The Blue Pig

121 Maple Street, 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 non-profit dairy cooperative dedicated to sustainability. The three other places at which ingredients are sourced: 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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Good Choice Kitchen

147 Main St, Ossining; 914.266.3003

Chef Laurie Gershgorn’s seasonal menu at Good Choice Kitchen may change, but the organic, sustainable, local, non-GMO, and fair-trade ingredients always remain. The restaurant has also eliminated plastic by using compostable paper packaging. In addition to dine-in and takeout options, the café offers weekly meal plans and catering services, with new cooking classes and wellness events in the works.

LMNOP Bakery

Coming soon to 25 Katonah Ave, Katonah; 917.238.1011

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 pre-order bread for pickup either Thursday or Saturday in Katonah, or stop by one of these locations scattered throughout Westchester.

 

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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 is serving 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.

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: Dark chocolate coconut; non-dairy, vegan, GF, and 100% divine.

Tomatillo

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. Whether it’s veggies from Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environment Center in Yorktown Heights or eggs from Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, Tomatillo offers fresh dishes perfect for an Earth Day dinner. (Our advice: Check out the La Flor burrito, which swaddles roasted cauliflower, kale, guac, cilantro pesto, and rice and beans.)

 

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Truck

391 Old Post Road, Bedford; 914.234.8900

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

 

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Related: Where You Should Be Eating Ice Cream in Westchester Right Now

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