Conscientious Cuisine: 5 Sustainable Eateries in Philly

By Abby Dupes | April 9, 2021 | Food & Drink

This spring, you can eat sumptuous meals that benefit both your body and the Earth. Here are five sustainable restaurants in Philly that are certainly worth the hype—and health.

A cheese assortment and small dish at Talula’s

Drawing inspiration from Mid-Atlantic wildlife, venerable Old City restaurant Fork presents palate-pleasing plates, spanning from smoked trout with sumac carrots and lavender creme fraiche to hearty chicken pot pie with shiitakes and root vegetables. 306 Market St., 215.625.9425,

2.Standard Tap
This eatery doesn’t just source its food locally but also its far-reaching drink menu. It carries an extensive draft-only beer selection that showcases the offerings of breweries throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 901 N. Second St., 215.238.0630,

3.Fitz and Starts
You won’t find a cozier cafe for brunch than this Queen Village staple. Stop in for a Pequea Valley Farm yogurt with “bird seed” granola and a latte sourced from Ultimo Coffee Roasters in South Philadelphia. 743 S. Fourth St., 215.278.2736,

4.Talula’s Garden
Aimee Olexy’s farm-to-fork masterpiece Talula’s Garden always makes seasonal ingredients the stars of its menu—think rosemary-scented pappardelle with Kennett Square mushrooms and cornbread drenched in Pennsylvania maple butter. 210 W. Washington Square, 215.592.7787,

Culinary power couple Andy Tessier and Judy Ni believe in one main tenet of Taiwanese cuisine: that all meals should be equally savory and freshly sourced. This principle certainly steers the course of their menu with options ranging from grass-fed beef bian dang to potstickers made with wild-caught shrimp. 1829 John F. Kennedy Blvd., 215.999.2263,

Photography by: Photo courtesy of Talula's Garden