Since Bumble first opened in 2011, their passion for local, healthy ingredients has been the driving force behind this Los Altos gem. They refer to themselves as ‘farm-to-fork’ and are proud to serve meals made entirely form ingredients sourced from California. Their menu is a fusion of the constantly changing seasonally available produce and the talented culinary staff continuously create new and exciting dishes so nothing goes to waste.
Bumble, 145 1st Street, Los Altos, CA, USA, +1(650) 383 5340
Attention to detail and sustainability have been key attributes of Chez Panisse since it opened in 1971. The restaurant has a new fixed menu every night and is intended to feature the best of what the surrounding farms have to offer. Even after over 40 years, Chez Panisse still believes the best meals come from organically and locally grown food and continues to work with suppliers who hold these same values.
Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA, +1 (510) 548 5525
Customers at La Casita Mexicana are leaving Twitter comments in Spanish raving about the mole and you can see why. All of the chefs are Mexican natives from Jalisco, ensuring the very highest quality. Their aguas frescas and traditional Mexican coffee are not to be missed.
La Casita Mexicana, 4030 East Gage Avenue, Bell, CA, USA, +1 (323) 773 1898
The Oliveto tagline reads ‘simple Ingredients. Honest Cooking. Fresh Thinking’ and that is exactly what customers receive. Oliveto’s emphasis on sustainability is evident in how they use the entire animal in the most efficient way possible. They also cure their own meat, serve only homemade pastas and hand make every cocktail. When in Oakland and looking for a place that offers fine-dining without pretension, Oliveto is the best place to go.
Oliveto, 5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 (510) 547 5356
It is almost impossible to go to Napa Valley and not hear tell of The French Laundry. Awarded three stars by Michelin and countless additional accolades, the restaurant obtains ingredients locally from Northern California farms and is known to have the chefs pick their own ingredients straight out of the ground. Tables book up months in advance, so plan ahead now for this ultra-fine dining experience.
The French Laundry, 6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, USA, +1 (707) 944 2380