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33 Eco Dining Innovations

From Sustainable Food Waste Eateries to Vegan Ice Cream Schools

— January 27, 2017 — Eco
These eco dining innovations range from sustainable restaurant concepts to vegan ice cream schools that aim to reduce food waste. When it comes to up-and-coming eateries, standouts include local food waste cafes that make use of produce that would otherwise be discarded or that is close to reaching its expiry date.

Other standouts include CLIF Bar & Company's Twin Falls Green Bakery -- a manufacturing and retail hybrid that prides itself on its eco-friendly practices -- along with New Zealand's Blue River Dairy cafe, an establishment specializing in locally sourced sheep milk products that are both healthy and accessible for residents.

Additional eco dining innovations include low-cost boutique grocers, food research complexes and chef-curated gardens that embrace a farm-to-table approach to daily meals.
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Sheep Milk Cafes
Sheep Milk Cafes
Blue River Dairy Specializes in Sheep Milk Food and Beverage Offerings
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Educational Cafeteria Initiatives
Educational Cafeteria Initiatives
'Farm to Cafeteria' is an Interactive Healthy Food Program
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Vegan Chicken Restaurants
Vegan Chicken Restaurants
The 'Temple of Seitan' is a Destination for Vegan Chicken Alternatives
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30
Comprehensive Vegetarian Menus
Comprehensive Vegetarian Menus
The Hard Rock Cafe is Introducing a Meatless Menu for October
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Farm-to-Table Wok Menus
Farm-to-Table Wok Menus
P.F. Chang's 'Farm to Wok' Menu Emphasizes Freshness
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Swanky Plant-Based Eateries
Swanky Plant-Based Eateries
Toronto's 'Planta' Serves Up Sophisticated Veggie-Heavy Meals
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Festival Grocery Deliveries
Festival Grocery Deliveries
Portugese Festival-Attendees Can Order Groceries Delivery to the Event
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Eco-Friendly Korean Food Festivals
Eco-Friendly Korean Food Festivals
This Festival Emphasizes Sustainable Food Production Practices
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Farm-to-Table Gastrobreweries
Farm-to-Table Gastrobreweries
Batch by Creemore Springs Combines Local Food Fare with Draft Beer
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24
Food Waste-Repurposing Pop-Ups
Food Waste-Repurposing Pop-Ups
Dan Barber's WastED Pop-Up is Set to Debut in London
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On-Demand Vegetable Boxes
On-Demand Vegetable Boxes
'Omaha Steaks' Offers a Farm-Fresh Vegetable Delivery Service
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22
Sustainable Bar Bakeries
Sustainable Bar Bakeries
CLIF Bar & Company's Twin Falls Green Bakery Features An Eco Design
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Parisian Vegan Burgers
Parisian Vegan Burgers
This Restaurant Offers Vegan Burgers For a Foreign Market
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Organic Food Drive-Thrus
Organic Food Drive-Thrus
Fresh City and Penguin Pick-Up Simplify Local and Healthy Food Shopping
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Farm-to-Table Produce Deliveries
Farm-to-Table Produce Deliveries
Farmbox Direct Delivers On-Demand Local Seasonal Produce Boxes
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Superfood Energy Ball Menus
Superfood Energy Ball Menus
Toronto's Kupfert & Kim Serves Up Three Types of Raw Energy Balls
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17
Cozy Vegan Pubs
Cozy Vegan Pubs
This Toronto Vegan Restaurant Serves Exclusively Vegan Fare
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16
Vertical Farming Progams
Vertical Farming Progams
The Square Roots Initiative Trains Urban Dwellers in Sustainable Growing
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Food Waste-Themed Festivals
Food Waste-Themed Festivals
The 'Feeding the 5000' Festival Featured Dishes Made from Food Waste
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14
Upcycled Food Waste Menus
Upcycled Food Waste Menus
The 'InStock' Resaturant Creates Delicious Meals from Food Waste
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Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Marks & Spencer's New Program Aims to Prevent Food Waste
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12
Artisan Food Markets
Artisan Food Markets
Orlando's 'East End Market' Showcases Local Farmers and Food Artisans
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Food Research Complexes
Food Research Complexes
Demark's Agro Food Park is Billed as the Silicon Valley of Agriculture
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Made-to-Order Organic Meals
Made-to-Order Organic Meals
'Farm to Fork' Specializes in Organic Home Food Deliveries
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9
Waste-Reducing Supermarkets
Waste-Reducing Supermarkets
This Danish Supermarket Only Sells Expired Food
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Local Food Waste Eateries
Local Food Waste Eateries
Tiny Leaf London Makes Its Dishes from Local Leftovers in Notting Hill
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Low-Cost Boutique Grocers
Low-Cost Boutique Grocers
Daily Table Offers Healthy and Premium Food Items at Low Prices
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Zero Waste Cafes
Zero Waste Cafes
'Silo' is a Brighton Cafe That Uses Package-Free Produce and Beans
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5
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Instock Restaurant Prepares Meals with Grocery Store Leftovers
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4
Sustainable Urban Eateries
Sustainable Urban Eateries
This Restaurant Champions Progressive Farming and Eco-Friendly Dining
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3
Chef-Curated Urban Gardens
Chef-Curated Urban Gardens
'The Bayless Gardens' Grows Fresh Produce for Rick Bayless' Restaurants
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2
Earthy Artistic Cafes
Earthy Artistic Cafes
'Studio EM' Created Pieces That are Unique to This Cafe Alone
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Hydroponic Farm Cafes
Hydroponic Farm Cafes
London's 'FARM:shop' Grows Food On-Site for Its In-Store Cafe
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