In the past few years, more and more travelers seek out farm-to-table restaurants when booking green resort stays.
We’re not an exception.
When my family and I travel, we like to try local cuisine whenever possible.
Not only is food grown locally eco-friendly, it also enhances our understanding of a place and its agricultural roots.
Now it is easier to eat locally while on vacation.
Check out these U.S. resorts with farm-to-table restaurants.
Farm-to-Table Restaurants Across the US
Brasada Ranch, Bend, Oregon
Brasada’s ‘farm to fork’ Range Restaurant overlooks the Oregon high desert and Brasada’s stables and ponds.
The outdoor seating on the wide deck offers amazing sunset views.
The restaurant works with nearly 20 local foragers, purveyors, and farmers to bring you dishes like buffalo carpaccio, oregon lamb osso bucco, and elk tenderloin.
If you’re chilly sitting outdoors, don’t worry: warm blankets are brought to you table side, and a huge communal fire pit beckons.
In winter, Range’s fireplace warms you as the snow falls outside.
Even the kids’ menu items at Range are innovative and large-portioned.
While not dining, there’s plenty of things to do for families at Brasada.
The Canyons, Park City, Utah
Located in the Canyons’ Resort Village, The Farm is an award-winning restaurant serving up mountain cuisine.
Adults will find an impressive wine cellar.
Appetizers and entrees are created with local, all-natural ingredients.
The menu includes delicious local specialties like rocky mountain lamb, roasted beets, and Grass Valley steelhead.
Best of all, the food at The Farm is not just healthy, but rich and filling, too.
It is just what you need after a day on the ski slopes or hiking in the mountains.
Lakeway Resort and Spa, Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas is known for their exciting cuisine, and Lakeway doesn’t disappoint.
Every Wednesday, Lakeway’s Travis Dining Room offers a full farm-to-table menu for only $25 per person.
The meal includes starter, entree, and dessert, and features produce such as locally grown parsnip soup, grilled wild boar, and local greens.
Before dining, Lakeway’s Back Porch offers complimentary beer, wine, and soda as well as light appetizers for resort guests.
It’s worth lingering here before heading into the dining room.
Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
No matter where you eat at Stowe Mountain Lodge, the food will be farm-fresh, thanks to the resort’s dedication to farm-to-table dining and Vermont’s abundance of local farms and dairies.
Named the Best of New England for their dining options, Stowe offers casual dining as well as elegant meals in Solstice, a four-diamond restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.
Offerings include Vermont artisan cheeses, truffled beef pot roast, and sautéed seasonal vegetables.
The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana
Paws Up offers a luxury Montana ranch experience that extends to their farm-to-table dining in the aptly named Pomp fine dining restaurant.
In true local-food style, the menu at Pomp changes with the seasons.
However, diners can always expect meat from local ranches, local greens and produce, and freshly caught Montana fish.
For a more casual meal, book an evening with Paws Up’s chuck wagon.
When not sampling the Western-style Montana cuisine, guests at the ranch relax in luxury, camping style, surrounded by the outdoors.
Do you know hotels or resorts with fabulous farm-to-table restaurants?
Top Restaurants in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is known for the quality of its food, and it’s easy to see why.
The destination is home to the Canary Islands’ best wineries, with delicious vegetables grown in volcanic soil, tasty goat cheese and a plentiful bounty of fresh seafood direct from its numerous small fishing harbors.
All of this is served up in restaurants in Lanzarote across the island.
Prepare yourself for teeming plates and good value grub with our guide to where to eat in Lanzarote.
When this British-owned burger joint opened in 2014, it injected a much-needed gourmet jolt into central Arrecife.
It serves burgers (from €5), but these are organic, gluten-free burgers topped with homemade sauce.
Don’t fancy a burger? Try Tabla’s salmon instead.
It’s smoked in town, and it comes with tangy gherkins and capers.
No matter what, you must order the Parmesan fries.
Casa de la Playa, Arrieta
Simple and friendly, this is authentic Canarian dining at its best.
You will enjoy your meal seated on plastic chairs at plastic tables overlooking the beach in Arrieta.
Order the lapas (limpets) with mojo sauce, prawns sizzling in garlic oil, and majorero cheese produced just up the road in Uga.
There’s plenty of local wine on the menu too.
Enjoy your meal with a bottle of crisp Lanzarote malvasia, a local white wine also produced in the Baleric Islands.
El Mirador, Playa Blanca
While you are deciding between restaurants in Lanzarote, be sure to visit El Mirador.
Overlooking Playa Blanca’s marina, this glass-fronted restaurant has uninterrupted sea views and a bulging Mediterranean menu.
Stick to the local seafood for the best dishes.
Order the tapas sizes for variety, perhaps the grilled red prawns, scallop skewers and octopus with paprika (from €9.25 each).
It’s open midday until 10 pm, seven days a week, so there’s plenty of time to get a table.
Cofradia de Pescadores, Playa Blanca
Most seaside Canarian towns have a cofradia (fishermens’ cooperative) and these serve the freshest fish.
You should always order the fish of the day.
We recommend asking for it cooked a la espalda (butterfly cut and grilled on its back).
The cofradia in Playa Blanca is particularly worth seeking out for its cracking views of the port.
You’ll want to watch the ferry over to neighboring Fuerteventura slipping in and out of the harbor.
Restaurante del Diablo, Timanfaya
Lanzarote’s lava mountains, or volcanoes, don’t just provide an epic scenic backdrop, they can also cook your meal for you.
At Restaurante del Diablo in Timanfaya National Park, the meat (chicken, rabbit or pork chop) is cooked by the natural heat of a volcano. Plates start at €12.
There’s entertainment too.
Choose a table along the curved glass window for a view of the staff regularly pouring water into a hole in the ground to produce a near-instant eruption.
This is a lunchtime only restaurant, so get there early in the day.
El Tenique, Tiagua
Want to eat truly local cuisine?
A visit to Orlando and his El Tenique restaurant is a Sunday must-do for many Lanzarote residents.
Locals swear by his cabra (goat stew) which is rumored to be the best on the island.
Arrive early, when it’s gone it’s gone!
If you can’t swing a Sunday, you’ll miss the stew, but the terrace with its volcanic backdrop is still well worth a visit.
Ask for the specials, and expect dishes like fried rabbit and veal chop.
El Chupadero, La Geria
Where better to work your way through Lanzarote’s restaurants than by enjoying their wine lists?
Here, you’ll find a laid back bodega in the heart of the island’s wine country.
Surrounded by vineyards, El Chupadero serves whites and reds from the big names (Bermejo, El Grifo).
They also offer the lesser-known Reymar blanco seco (dry white), which goes particularly well with the dates wrapped in bacon (€6.50) from their tapas menu.
Other top small plate picks include Padrón peppers, garlic prawns and jamon Serrano.
Our very top tip is to get here in time for sunset.
Enjoy the natural light show over Timanfaya.
You’ll soon see why they call these the fire mountains.
Closed Sunday evenings and all day Monday.
There’s nowhere better in Lanzarote for properly aged, grilled meats than Grillen.
Choose from succulent steaks to spiced ribs that practically fall apart in your hands.
The Modern European menu also features fresh fish from the village of La Santa.
You can see it from the restaurant.
Try the grilled tuna served with Chinese leaf salad.
Also, check out the changing specials board.
They are open Monday – Saturday.
Restaurante Playa Quemada, Playa Quemada
In the heart of an unspoiled fishing village, this no-fuss seaside restaurant serves up fresh fish.
It overlooks the lava rock reef and sea between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
The best bet is to order the parillada de pescado y marisco.
It’s a vast tray of seasonal grilled fish and seafood that comes with fried garlic, Canarian potatoes and proper mojo sauces.
Las Cadenas, La Vegueta
You know a restaurant is good when it’s perpetually packed.
By that measure, Las Cadenas must be outstanding!
You’ll need to beat the locals to this one, so arrive before 1.30 pm and settle in for an authentic Canarian lunch.
Start with the queso frito.
This is local goat cheese they fry in cubes.
They serve it with sticky fig jam.
Also, order the ribeye.
It’s aged and cooked to perfection.
Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.
Restaurants in Lanzarote
You will not run out of opportunities for delicious cuisine in Lanzarote.