Sourcing local ingredients remains a major trend in the restaurant industry. Not only does the practice allow chefs and their suppliers to forge a close working partnership, but it also enhances the dining experience for customers as they get a sense of where their food comes from. Here are a few of Austin’s best farm to table restaurants for you to explore:
Located in the Allandale neighborhood, Barley Swine is one of the hottest restaurants in the Austin area. With a James Beard Award nomination to its name, Barley Swine has attracted diners for years. Since its inception, this casual eatery has showcased seasonal cuisine using the highest quality local ingredients. Guests can choose from a tasting menu or from one of the house specialties such as the spring pea and bean salad, shiitake dumplings, or grilled beef bavette.
Tucked away in East Austin, Eden East offers a true farm to table experience. With its own sustainable farm, Eden East has access to a wide variety of seasonal ingredients. The restaurant creates a prix fixe menu every month, as well as an a la carte brunch menu twice a week. The menu features farm-inspired fare such as the butternut queso, cowboy quail caesar, and a pecan honeysuckle cake.
Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye combines hyper-local ingredients with a tapas-style setting in its Rainey Street location. With its daily “farmer’s haul,” Emmer & Rye utilizes its own specialized fermentation program to preserve flavors at their peak. The incredible menu reflects this practice with chef selections that include a wide range of savory, sweet, and dim sum offerings.Back to all posts