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7 Eco-Friendly Restaurants for Celebrating Earth Day in Westchester

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Photos courtesy of Penny Lick Ice Cream

Dine local at these Westchester County eateries, which do good by supporting environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices.

The Blue Pig

121 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.271.3850

There are three places the ingredients in your ice cream at The Blue Pig could be from: a local garden, the ice cream shop’s own farm, or Michael, the local coffee roaster. Hudson Valley Fresh is just one of the local ingredient sources, and once all of the ingredients get to the store, they are hand-washed, hulled, and crafted into yummy and unique ice cream flavors.

Good Choice Kitchen

147 Main St, Ossining; 914.266.3003

Chef Laurie Gershgorn offers a cafe menu and meal plans made with whole, natural, local ingredients, and providing healthy, sustainable food has always been her goal. In addition, the spot hosts unique, sustainable events like cooking classes or Farmer Spotlight Dinner Menus that focus on one local farm’s ingredients. The sustainable approach doesn’t only apply to food; Good Choice offers New York craft beers, sustainable local wines, and hard ciders, too.

LMNOP Bakery

917.238.1011

Anne Mayhew bakes her bread out of Mast Market in Mount Kisco, but LMNOP products are available in stores throughout Westchester. Focused on good, simple bread, Mayhew sources freshly milled flour from Wild Hive Farm, a small mill in Clinton Corners that mills regionally grown and organic grains. LMNOP is working on a storefront in Katonah but, for now, locals can order this eco-friendly bread online, and pick up at several spots around the county.

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Muddy Water Coffee House

52 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.909.2826

Muddy Water is the perfect place to enjoy organic, fair-trade coffee and espresso drinks along with baked treats (with vegan and gluten-free options). And the focus on the environment goes beyond its coffee; the cafe puts emphasis on minimizing its energy consumption, too. The environmental concern only makes the vibrant cafe, which regularly features local artists, even more welcoming.

Penny Lick Ice Cream

580 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.525.1580

If you’re looking for some old-fashioned ice cream with no (environmental) guilt, this is the place. Celebrate Earth Day with a scoop that boasts a short list of sustainable and local ingredients, including dairy from locally and ethically raised cows, and no artificial anything. As a bonus, the business is women-owned, and all of the ice cream is nut-free.

Tomatillo

13 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.2300

This “farm-to-taco” Rivertown spot is the perfect place to satisfy a craving for Mexican food. Before enjoying tacos, nachos, or burritos (all with vegan and vegetarian options), browse the farms the ingredients are coming from. 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, seasonal, local ingredients perfect for an Earth Day dinner.

Truck

391 Old Post Road, Bedford; 914.234.8900

Here, the food is sourced from New York and Connecticut farms, or its acre of property off Route 22 where it organically grows pear trees, herbs, rhubarb, and blueberry bushes — all of which you can taste in dishes like the chopped salads or tacos and enchiladas.