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The 31 Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the World

Around the world, both restaurateurs and their patrons are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from, leading to a veritable bumper crop of farm-to-table restaurants. And some places—pioneers in the industry—do this type of dining so well that they’re worth traveling for. Here are 31 of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the world, which have incorporated innovative concepts, championed sustainable farming and gained cult followings for their exceptionally fresh, and not to mention delicious, dining concepts and cuisines.

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Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire

Nestled in the English countryside and surrounded by lush gardens and valleys, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is determined to prove that luxury does not mean unsustainable; this translates most notably into their onsite two Michelin-starred restaurant, which received a Michelin Green star for upholding ethical and environmental standards, working with local and sustainable producers and reducing non-recyclable waste. The property’s garden supplies over 250 varieties of fruits and vegetable to the restaurant, while herbs come from their herb garden and mushrooms harken from their mushroom valley. The restaurant offers a seven-course dinner with both vegetarian and vegan options, all of which can be paired with wine selections, 59% of which are organic and biodynamic (they are also cultivating an on-property vineyard, but this will not be ready for another six years).

Florilége, Tokyo

The literary dining experience at “Chapter 2” of chef Hiroyasu Kawate’s Florilége has mesmerized the world this year, ranking number three on Asia’s 50 Best and 30 on the World’s 50 Best—an impressive standing for a restaurant that has never before placed. Florilége is the French word for both an anthology of poems and the gathering of flowers, and the name reflects the poetic culinary experience that begins with Kawate himself. For each customer, he presents the 11 “thoughts” that went into each dish, whether the inspiration was drawn from the landscape, the seasons or Japanese culinary culture. All ingredients are sourced from local farmers in Japan, and the care infused into the meal is evidenced by the relationships Kawate maintains with each of his suppliers.

ARK, Copenhagen

Sustainability is the lifeblood of this Danish restaurant, aptly named for “a vessel that preserves life,” it explains. ARK charted its own course in vegan fine dining and earned a Michelin Green Star in 2021. Almost all produce for its plant-based seasonal tasting menu comes from within two hours of the property, much of it delivered by bike from local partners or from ARK’s own organic mushroom farm, Funga Farm. No detail is overlooked, from their zero-waste craft cocktails made from repurposed wine and coffee grounds to the restaurant’s décor, which features seaweed lamps and wooden chairs produced from sustainable forests.

Garzón, Uruguay

It may seem strange to find a gourmet restaurant run by a celebrity chef at the end of a dirt road in Uruguayan farm country, but Francis Mallmann has never been conventional. Mallmann earned his reputation as Argentina’s best chef in Buenos Aires, where he runs the highly lauded Patagonia Sur. In Garzón, an inland town 30 minutes by car from José Ignacio, Mallmann might as well be called the mayor. He owns much of the surrounding land and a small inn, but his restaurant is what draws elite visitors and foodies from all over South America. His creative concoctions, like the legendary wood-grilled meats and fish, may compare in complexity to those of international culinary wizards such as Heston Blumenthal and Thomas Keller, and given that even lunch at Garzón costs about $100 per person, they should.

Otahuna Lodge, Canterbury, New Zealand

It’s no secret that Relais & Chateaux properties are known for their exquisite cuisine, and the restaurant at Otahuna Lodge in New Zealand is no different. The daily menu is sourced from Otahuna’s animals, vegetable garden, orchard, glasshouses and mushroom house, and each season’s planting list can be found on their website—this season’s notable inclusions are five pear varieties, nine tomato varieties and herbs from chocolate mint to wasabi. The onsite gardens are so interwoven with the experience that it would not be out of the ordinary for the chef to invite a guest into the garden to choose vegetables for their evening meal.

Open Farm Community, Singapore

Connection is key at Open Farm Community, which has built relationships with growers, herders, biologists and food fanatics across Singapore and southeast Asia. They are committed not only to providing fresh ingredients and limiting waste but to prioritizing ethics by using lesser-known grapes from vineyards that forsake the use of pesticides. Guests have the option of either a “feast” featuring the chef’s favorites or choosing a “meal” designed for sharing amongst family and friends.

Three Sisters at Blackberry Mountain, Walland, Tennessee

An integral part of England’s Heckfield Place hotel is its culinary program, overseen by celebrity chef Skye Gyngell. Marle, which is open to outside guests, incorporates fruits and vegetables grown at the countryside hotel’s on-property farm into all its dishes. Breakfast starts with cinnamon-cardamom buns and lemon raspberry polenta muffins, lunch might include tagliatelle with rabbit, swiss chard and dried chili and dinner is best enjoyed with dishes straight out of the open fire.

Restaurant St. Hubertus at Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano, Italy

A longtime Indagare favorite, Hotel Rosa Alpina’s three Michelin-starred restaurant St. Hubertus has now been deemed a world favorite, landing the 29th spot on the World's 50 Best list 2022. St. Hubertus is the birthplace of Dolomites native and renowned Italian chef Norbert Niederkofler’s “Cook the Mountain” philosophy. The idea encompasses sustainable practices, stresses the importance of relationships between land and culture, and pushes a no-waste approach to cooking. The dining room’s natural wood walls and fireplace embody the property’s vision of alpine elegance and create the perfect environment for guests to enjoy the freshest Alpine delicacies. Note: Rosa Alpina is now managed by Aman Resorts and will reopen on December 10.

One White Street, New York City

A fateful meeting in France was responsible for the creation of the homey and elegant One White Street, which hit the New York restaurant circuit in August 2021 in the form of a cozy townhouse in Tribeca with a 1980s rock soundtrack and noticeably friendly service. Most of the ingredients used at One White Street are sourced from its farm in upstate New York. An à la carte experience is available on a walk-in basis on the first floor, with dishes like grilled monk chop with green curry (plus pecan mousseline with caramel for dessert), while a six-course chef’s tasting menu is on offer by reservation upstairs, where you may enjoy the likes of glazed steelhead trout and chocolate marquis with smoked potato ice cream. Keep a lookout for Dion, the resident French Bulldog and Chief of Staff, who can sometimes be found lounging under your table when he’s not directing traffic in the kitchen.

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The Chairman, Hong Kong

Named the best restaurant on Asia’s 50 Best list this year, The Chairman’s cuisine is the product of two thousand years of Cantonese culinary history, all of which hinges on the high quality and freshness of ingredients. Cuisine here combines expert culinary skills and local, carefully selected ingredients, all with an eye towards being “eco-friendly”. Their employees are sent to the fish market in the early hours of the morning to select the best seafood, and all meat used in their dishes is cured at their farm in Sheung Shui. Their new location (earning the moniker “Chapter 2”) traded more seating for a larger kitchen space making reservations harder to come and dishes need to be reserved in advance, but the quality of the dishes and the decidedly homey atmosphere makes the hassle well worth it.

Piazza Duomo, Piedmont

Photo by Letizia Cigliutti, courtesy Piazza Duomo

Photo by Letizia Cigliutti, courtesy Piazza Duomo

The land of truffles and hazelnuts, wine and chocolate, Piedmont is a foodie’s dream. And it also happens to be home to a World’s 50 Best veteran with three Michelin stars. “The meal at Piazza Duomo is both inventive and artistic,” says Indagare’s Kathryn Nathanson who traversed the bountiful land of Piedmont in 2021. “Three-Michelin-star Chef Enrico Crippa combines the cuisine of his native Italy with his mastery of French cuisine. You'll also find surprising influences from Japan in his food. Some of the stars of the show are his vegetable-forward dishes (the vegetables are grown in the restaurant's garden). A standout is his legendary, 51-ingredient salad.”

Babel, South Africa

The restaurant at Babylonstoren helped put the South Africa Winelands on the culinary map when it opened in 2010. The massive property, with a working farm and acres of gardens, embodies farm-to-table cuisine at its best, with the restaurant itself housed in an old cow shed that effortlessly combines Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The dishes are imaginative and exquisite (some, like the red salad of beets, strawberries and tomatoes are almost too pretty to eat), and the institution’s purity is evident when, between courses, diners are encouraged to walk through the gardens where almost all of the ingredients are grown.

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de Kas, Amsterdam

On the outskirts of Amsterdam, de Kas is housed in a soaring glass conservatory and is perhaps the most special fine-dining destination in the city. For dinner, the menu is prix fixe only, consisting of five surprise courses that change regularly. The chef champions local ingredients, either plucked from the adjoining hothouse–where diners can see the produce for their meals growing–or trucked from nearby farms. There’s nothing rustic or simple, however, about the presentation and the flavors; a recent appetizer consisted of small portions of three dishes: a light scallop-and-grapefruit salad drizzled with lobster vinaigrette, chicory wrapped in tender Ibèrico ham and two types of Arat potatoes served with a gooey soft-boiled egg and chopped walnuts. And good news, a pop up is coming soon! Note: Due to kitchen renovations, de Kas will be closed from December 23 until the end of January.

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Coelette, Jackson Hole

Inside Jackson Hole’s cozy Coe Cabin, Coelette is the latest venture from Persephone owners Kevin and Ali Cohane. The casual but polished restaurant’s playful design nods to both the area’s natural surroundings (a sculpted snow owl on the wall) and pedigree (a statue of Zeus—Persephone’s father—in the dining room). But the food is the real reason this spot has garnered so much buzz in such a short time since its opening in August 2021. The menu at Coelette is at once traditional and inventive, evoking the best of mountain cuisine with staples like sturgeon and duck complemented with wild chanterelles, and almost all ingredients are sourced locally through strong relationships between the owners and local farmers and producers.

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Boragó, Santiago, Chile


showcases Chef Rodolfo Guzmán’s and his collaborative team’s deep knowledge of Chilean seasonality, and a desire to experiment with unique products (think edible flowers and algae and fruit that is available only a few weeks every year). With water sourced from the Patagonian rain and vegetables from Boragó’s farm, plus a network of 200 collectors and producers in Chile, every dish at Borago is not just a team effort, but a country-wide effort. In 2018 they were the first restaurant to claim Latin America’s Sustainable Restaurant Award, and this year landed 27th on the World’s 50 Best list, and fifth in Latin America.

PRU, Phuket

When Dutch chef Jim Ophorst was asked by luxury resort Trisara to open a fine-dining restaurant on property, he was immediately struck by the rich bounties of Phuket’s land and sea—so much so that he reneged on his original plan to import 20% of ingredients, opting to source entirely from Thailand. As such, all starts with nature at PRU, where produce is supplied from the lush, flourishing gardens of their Pru Jampa farm where they work to understand and experiment with the growing process of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers and promote sustainable farming practices across the country. The story told through PRU’s menus is one of cultures melding, as western culinary styles are used to prepare dishes crafted from the local land’s ingredients, all inspired by ecosystems across Thailand.

Hortelão at São Lourenço do Barrocal, Portugal

This al fresco restaurant at Portugal’s countryside São Lourenço do Barrocal hotel and winery offers one of the most organic and authentic farm to table experiences. Open for dinners only from mid-spring to early fall, guests dine on sleek picnic tables beneath twinkling lights, surrounded by the sweet scents of the organic kitchen garden and the savory smell of meat and vegetables wafting from the grill. That grill is key, as it is responsible for most of the menu, which changes nightly and seasonally but may feature dishes like homemade flatbread, grilled fish from the nearby Alqueva lake and lots of fresh salads with accents like pomegranate seeds and herbs.

Pujol, Mexico City

A Season Two appearance on Chef’s Table helped Mexico City’s Pujol become one of the most famous farm-to-table restaurants in the world—this year, it claimed fifth place on the World's 50 Best list. Everything here, down to the locally made wooden furniture, embodies Mexico’s unique tradition of honoring its heritage while continuing to innovate. Chef Enrique Olvera’s team sources ingredients from farms in Oaxaca and Xochimilco for the seven-course tasting menus, which feature dishes that showcase centuries-old techniques and historic flavors in fresh new ways. Favorites include the ever-evolving “Mole Madre,” served with tortillas, and butternut nicoatole—a traditional dessert made of maize and sugar—with elderberry and sake. On warmer evenings, we love eating on the terrazzo-floor patio.

Related: Top Tables Mexico City

Noma, Copenhagen

Given that it's run by legendary chef René Redzepi, who has worked at such Michelin-starred establishments as El Bulli and the French Laundry, it is no surprise that in 2021 Noma snagged first place in the World’ Best 50 Restaurants list with its innovative farm-to-table Scandinavian cuisine. After reopening in a new space in 2018, the ultra-famous restaurant’s revamped menu divides the year into three seasons, serving fresh ingredients at their peak in different ways. The Seafood Season menu runs from winter to spring, the Vegetable Season from summer to early fall, and the Game & Forest Season from early fall to the end of the year. Most ingredients showcased in these menus are sourced from local farmsteads, grown on site or foraged from nearby estates, and Noma recently launched Noma Projects, their very own series of pantry products like smoked mushroom garum and wild rose vinegar. Plus, from March 15th to May 20th, travelers to Japan can enjoy Noma's cuisine at their pop-up, Noma Kyoto, at Ace Hotel Kyoto.

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Steirereck, Vienna

Expect the unexpected at this boundary-pushing restaurant in Vienna, inside a mirror-like glass and metal structure (no Hapsburg architecture here) surrounded by the greenery of the city’s Stadtpark. A garden with 120 uncommon herbs grows atop the building’s roof—only one of the many places where Steirereck sources the organic ingredients that make up its reinvented Austrian cuisine. Whether it is wild pike from Hallstatt Lake, citrus from the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace, or richly colored produce from vegetable farmers just outside Vienna (think purple carrots and white tomatoes), no detail is overlooked when crafting Steirereck’s tasting menus or à la carte options.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Hudson Valley, New York

Having a meal in the Hudson Valley at the bucolic Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a once-in-a-lifetime must for foodies. Located in the Pocantico Hills, the hard-to-book restaurant envisioned by Chef Daniel Barber and which earned two Michelin stars in 2020 (and is even harder to book now with limited nightly seating), has revamped its experience following its October 2021 reopening. Now, prior to dining, you can learn what goes into cultivating the mouthwatering ingredients that make Blue Hill’s food an experience all of its own with a tour through the expansive pastures and gardens and the “Innovation Lab” (during which you can sample small bites), all led by Blue Hill and Stone Barn’s experts. Both experiences end with a meal at the restaurant, featuring an extensive seasonal menu. For those interested only in that meal you have the option of booking a reservation in the afternoon or evening or a private dining room for larger groups.

Maaemo, Oslo


is old Norse for “mother earth,” so it is only fitting that the ingredients used in its tasting menus reflect the flavors of Norway. Lingonberries, hazelnuts and potatoes are harvested or foraged from producers right outside of Oslo, and seafood such as the queen scallops and king crab hail from waters off Norway’s Arctic coast. After a relocation in March 2020, this three-Michelin-starred restaurant is the picture of artistic elegance.

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The Farm, Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay

’s top dining destination is The Farm, a sustainable, 80-acre property with gardens, a flower shed, restaurant and pastures for pigs, horses, cows and more (plus, a playground for the youngest visitors). The main restaurant, Three Blue Ducks, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends and incorporates ingredients from the property in dishes such as coconut chia pudding with turmeric granola and miso-glazed pumpkin with whipped tofu and radish. After dining, walk around the grounds or join one of the official Farm Tours. Education is one of the three leading principles at the farm and as such, not only are there workshops on organic gardening and beekeeping, but the Farm is actively working to help educate both locally and worldwide on sustainability (just this summer, they hosted the first of a series of Forums focusing on carbon sequestration).

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SingleThread Farm, Sonoma

This boutique inn has won plaudits for its Japanese-influenced, three-Michelin-starred restaurant, which has drawn favorable comparisons to Napa’s French Laundry and landed the 50th spot on the Worlds 50 Best list this year. The 11-course meal—most of it served on dinnerware custom made in Japan by family of artisans that goes back for eight generations—kicks off with an array of small bites (malted potatoes with miso grilled black cod and parsnip panna cotta with Hokkaido sea urchin, for example) artfully arranged within a tower of moss. SingleThread owners recently acquired a permanent home for their farm. The plan: expand their gardens and utilize sustainable agriculture processes to source 80 percent of their menus.

La Chassagnette, Provence

Located just outside of Arles in the Camargue, La Chassagnette offers a true farm-to-fork dining experience. It serves two seasonal menus: a “Fauna and Flora” menu, which may include such meals as vegetal ravioli of Mediterranean bluefin Tuna Kohlrabi and a more adventurous “Discovery” menu, with dishes like African eggplant, citrus, cardamom and black tea whipped cream. These menus feature a fresh juice pairing that draws on the delicious bounty harvested in the restaurant’s vegetable garden and orchard, where approximately 200 varieties of produce are organically farmed year-round.

Lulu, Los Angeles

Following the 50th anniversary of Chez Panisse, which forever changed the landscape of California cooking, Alice Waters opened Lulu in the fall of 2021, her first new project in 40 years and her first venture in L.A. Conceived as a cultural meeting ground with a distinctive eye on sustainability, Lulu’s seasonal Mediterranean-inspired menu and décor from local artists is sure to become one of the newest hot spots in the L.A restaurant scene and a leader in the city’s farm-to-table movement. In August of 2022, Lulu was officially added to the Michelin Guide's California section.

Honorable Mention: Saporium, Tuscany

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It's a new age for the acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in the main villa at at Borgo Santo Pietro, formerly known as Meo Modo. But the new moniker is perhaps the lesser of the significant changes as, for the 2022 season, Saporium welcomed a new head chef, Ariel Hagen, who completed his residency at St. Hubertus under Norbert Niederkofler, and worked under Gaetano Trovato at Arnolfo. He will be adding his own creativity to their notoriously imaginative farm-to-table cuisine, which will all continue to feature the fresh, high-quality produce grown on the restaurant's organic farm and seafood from the morning's catch—but with an added benefit: the property has added a Fermentation Lab, allowing them to get fresh seasonal ingredients year-round. We're excited to see if this new iteration is just as beloved as the last.

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