5/19/2013 03:10:00 PM

8 Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Austin

As food culture shifts across the country, being able to show the link between what's on the plate and where it came from is more important than ever, and many chefs have enthusiastically embraced farm-to-table cooking as a best practice. Still, some restaurants stand out for their commitment to local growing. Check out our list of the eight best farm-to-table restaurants in Austin including a "hip" diner, a "lovely space with good buzz" and one of the "hottest" places in town. 


  1. case you haven't heard: After years of importing ingredients from all over the world, chefs are going back to basics and staying local. The goal is to limit the human impact on the environment—less flying, driving, and fuel consumption. Farm-fresh fare is also packed with nutrients, doesn't have to be sprayed with chemicals to protect it for the long haul to the restaurant, and just plain tastes good. Everybody wins, from farmer to chef to diner.

  2. To learn more about the Austin farm to table movement, visit my blog: cmoney512.tumblr.com ! everything from helpful information, to farmers market locations, to yummy farm to table recipes! Stay local, yall!