10 Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts

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The concept of farm-to-table means, first and foremost, buying local. Restaurants that embrace this concept usually have a sturdy set of values, which include sustainability; focusing on taste and simplicity rather than mixing numerous ingredients in one dish; and using the freshest organic ingredients from local farmers. When it comes to Boston’s dining scene, the word that best describes it is diversity. The city is famed for seafood dishes such as clam chowder and lobster roll, but also the Boston cream pie and the roast beef sandwich. However, certain restaurants stand out by going above and beyond to offer a stellar dining experience, from the atmosphere to the menu. Prepare your taste buds for dishes created by innovative chefs, using ingredients that are carefully chosen from local farmers, and menus that are refreshed seasonally. Keep reading to discover the best farm-to-table restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts.

1. Bondir

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Owner Jason Bond, who is also the chef at Bondir restaurant in Cambridge, MA, has created a cozy space with an intimate atmosphere, where guests can enjoy a farmhouse-style dining experience. The restaurant only has 28 seats. It is a farm-to-table location, where Chef Bond prepares elegant dishes with refined taste, without being too pretentious. With a childhood revolving around farm life and then 20 years of pursuing a culinary career and learning from the best in the field, today Chef Bond works with a list of carefully curated producers, bringing only the best products on the plates of his customers. The Bondir menu includes a great selection of wines and beers and dishes ranging from fish to pasta.

Bondir

Address: 279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

Website: Bondir

Opening hours: Sun & Wed - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. The Friendly Toast Restaurant

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Great for a hearty breakfast, The Friendly Toast is, just as its name suggests, a hip, friendly diner and bar that serves comfort food and various unique drinks. Although it’s breakfast that it is famed for, the restaurant is open for all meals of the day. Their menu features a wide selection of dishes, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, all created by a team of chefs that switch it up a few times a year, always using seasonal, farm-sourced ingredients. Their breakfast staples include huevos rancheros, The Monster Breakfast, and breakfast burritos; all served with homemade fries, sweet potato hash, or fresh fruit salad. Other items on the menu include desserts, omelets and Benedicts, toast, and various plates that are their chefs’ signature creations.

The Friendly Toast Restaurant

Address: 35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116

Website: The Friendly Toast Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 3pm; Fri - Sun: 8am - 8pm

3. Woods Hill Pier 4

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Whether you’re looking for an excellent brunch spot or would like to dine out, Woods Hill Pier 4 is one of Boston’s finest restaurants, located in the city’s Seaport District. The farm-to-table restaurant is very transparent regarding the sources of their ingredients that come from local farms, including their own organic farm, and their entire menu has been created with sustainability in mind. Expect to taste flavorful dishes created from healthy fats, sustainable seafood, and locally sourced ingredients. Some of their most iconic menu items include the local black sea bass crudo, the squid ink casarecce, and the roasted pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

Woods Hill Pier 4

Address: 300 Pier Four Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

Website: Woods Hill Pier 4

Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 5pm - 10pm; Thu: 2pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

4. Clover Food Lab

Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts
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Clover Food Lab offers cozy and creative dining alternatives with a health-conscious approach with several locations in Boston. Their entire menu focuses on simplicity, with the entire attention going to the taste itself. Although they pride themselves on their speed, everything is made from scratch with great care. Most of the ingredients they use are organic, seasonal, and farm-sourced. Their menu may vary depending on location but includes various soups, sandwiches, platters, and snacks.

Clover Food Lab

Address: Various locations in Boston

Website: Clover Food Labs

Opening hours: May vary depending on location

5. Mei Mei

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Mei Mei is another interesting concept when it comes to farm-to-table restaurants in Boston. The restaurant is women-owned and offers virtual classes, teaching different culinary skills with live instructors. Their menu consists of prepared foods, seasonal curries, and handmade dumplings, all cooked with the best farm-sourced ingredients.

Mei Mei

Address: 506 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215

Website: Mei Mei

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 4:30pm - 6:30pm; Fri: 2pm - 6:30pm; Sat: 11pm - 12am; Sun: 12am - 6:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

6. Henrietta’s Table

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Posted by Henrietta's Table on Friday, February 12, 2021

Although it first opened its doors 20 years ago, Henrietta’s Table still has a fresh look that completes the cozy atmosphere and fantastic food. Just like two decades ago when it was the go-to spot for Nobel laureates and celebrities, today you can book the restaurant for your own private event. The menu’s simple flavors are obtained from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers. Make sure you try their fresh bakeries and farm-fresh eggs for breakfast and the daily soup for lunch, although you shouldn’t miss any item on the menu.

Henrietta’s Table

Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Website: Henrietta’s Table

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 11am, 12pm - 2pm; Fri: 8am - 11am, 12pm - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 11am, 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 8pm

7. Sweetgreen

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With a passion for sustainability and healthy food and a mission to help people create meaningful connections and explore new tastes, Sweetgreen is one of Boston’s best farm-to-table restaurants. Sweetgreen opened its doors in 2007 and has continued to expand with several locations ever since. They are very transparent regarding their supply network and the ingredients they use. Their menu includes warm bowls, salads, sides, and plates.

Sweetgreen

Address: Various locations in Boston

Website: Sweetgreen

Opening hours: May vary depending on location

8. Area Four

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Posted by Area Four on Thursday, February 18, 2021

With a colorful, modern décor, Area Four is one of Boston’s most sought-after pizza places. With a firm belief that people should know what they eat and where their food comes from, the restaurant is very transparent about the ingredients they use, all grown and harvested locally. All their pizzas are wood-fired at high temperatures, which gives them a char flavor. Their menu includes basic recipes like marinara or margherita, the staple sausage and pickled peppers pizza, and the mushroom and fontina pizza—all made from scratch.

Area Four

Address: 264 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118

Website: Area Four

9. Dig Inn Seasonal Market

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Dig is a restaurant and coffee shop chain with several locations in Boston, Philly, and New York. Every ingredient that goes into their dishes is carefully chosen with respect for nature and care for their clients. Dig’s menu is cooked by a team of chefs, contains mostly vegetables, and is adapted depending on the season and what’s available in that period. Whether you order one of their fresh salads, a family meal, a dessert, or you opt for making your own Marketbowl, your taste buds will rejoice with so much flavor.

Dig Inn Seasonal Market

Address: 557 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Website: Dig Inn Seasonal Market

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10pm (daily)

10. Granary Tavern

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Located on Boston’s historic Milk Street in a red-brick building dating back to 1816, Granary Tavern spreads on two levels. There’s a brick patio on the first floor, while the downstairs level has a more intimate feel and an open kitchen. Their approach when it comes to food is based on slow food principles. Ingredients are farm-sourced, always fresh, and healthy, with emphasis on classic comfort. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as late-night snacks. The menu includes soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, and a kids menu.

Granary Tavern

Address: 170 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109

Website: Granary Tavern

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 12pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 11am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Experiencing the local farm-to-table scene in Boston

Eating in a farm-to-table restaurant goes beyond simple dining—it is an experience for the senses. Delight your taste buds and feed your body the best nutrients with dishes crafted by passionate chefs from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Check out our list of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts, to discover the city’s spectacular local food scene.

Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of the restaurants may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours from the websites.

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Karina is a content creator based in Bucharest, Romania. A world traveler, obsessed over F.R.I.E.N.D.S, and a coffee addict, she dreams of one day calling Colorado home. Some of her favorite...Read more

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