Are your New Year’s Resolutions to be more eco-friendly and support more local business? Why not complete both at once and support local businesses who incorporate sustainability. One way to do this is to dine at restaurants that not only serve great food and drinks but also have a healthy environment in mind. Pay a visit to Local First restaurants listed here who are working with Recycled City, a Phoenix company that picks up their food waste and composts it into nutrient rich soil. Recycled City also offers their compost service to homes and apartments starting at $25 per week, so if that doggy bag you take home goes un-eaten you can do your part to reduce the waste that ends up in local landfills. Many of these spots offer gift cards as well, so you can share the sustainable love with your loved ones throughout the year.
Pizza People Pub: serving pizzas, salads, sandwiches, mac and cheese. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast.
Desoto Market: brings together a variety of boutique eateries including the Walrus & the Pearl oyster bar, DCM Burger Joint, a Southern kitchen called the larder + the delta, coffee spot Tea & Toast, Adobo Dragon Mexican-Asian fusion and RADish. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Fair Trade Café: serving fair trade coffee, sandwiches, and breakfast items. Open 8am-10pm on the weekdays and 7am-10pm on the weekends.
North Mountain Brewing Company: serves handcrafted beer, food and wine. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Urban Beans: serves soup, salads and sandwiches along with hand crafted coffee and baked goods. They are open 24 hours a day.
Amici Catering: provides corporate and event catering that focuses on great food. Caters breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Community Cuisine: cooking vegan cuisine that can be delivered or picked up across the valley.
House of Tricks: serving contemporary American in a relaxing environment. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Arizona Wilderness Brewery serving hand crafted, artisanal ales and food. They are open for lunch and dinner daily.
Angry Crab Shack & BBQ: serves fresh seafood with a southern flair. Serves lunch and dinner daily. Locations in Phoenix, Mesa, Goodyear and Peoria.