Farm to Table Dining in Long Beach
Many Long Beach restaurants source their ingredients from local farmers, some even grow their own, producing meals that are not only tasty but good for the planet. Check out these local spots that not only use farm-to-table practices to put nature’s bounty on your plate, but to do it in a fresh and sustainable way.
NOBLE BIRD ROTISSERIE
Owners Steve and Sidney Price created Noble Bird Rotisserie (6460 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 125) to support families with children like theirs who have life-threatening food allergies. With a menu centering on a classic comfort food, rotisserie chicken, Noble Bird sources their poultry from Pasturebird in Oak Grove, California. Pasturebird raise their chickens in portable chicken coops on grassy fields, a practice that is said to benefit both the birds and the soil.
MICHAEL’S ON NAPLES
Casa Chaskis (2380 Santa Fe Ave) is a Peruvian restaurant that boasts an onsite vegetable garden, complete with a functional beehive. A recent Instagram post highlighted winter produce being harvested, including lettuce, kale, broccoli, and onions. The restaurant is also composting their kitchen scraps to help fertilize the garden. Popular dishes include a traditional lomo saltado (steak sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and fries) and the Chaskis Shrimp Scampi, served with a spicy cream sauce.
ALDER & SAGE
Alder & Sage (366 Cherry Ave) is a relative newcomer to Long Beach’s restaurant scene, but owner Kerstin Kansteiner is a veteran of the industry, having operated the popular Portfolio Coffeehouse and Berlin Bistro downtown for many years. Alder & Sage sources a menu of sustainable ingredients from suppliers in Long Beach. Those currently listed on the menu include Long Beach Mushrooms, Hey Brother Baker, and Rose Park Roasters. Enjoy a coffee and pastry in their outdoor space in the back, or dine in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.