What does ‘farm to table’ actually mean? For some, it’s a direct relationship between a farm and a restaurant. For others, organic produce procured daily at local farmer’s markets. No matter the perception, everyone agrees it makes a huge difference. New York was one of the first cities to embrace this movement, and here are some of its most shining examples.
The restaurants of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten are New York institutions. Well known for seeking out the freshest, organic ingredients, the ABC Kitchen in Union Square is a prime example of this. This hot spot is all about sustainability and using local food providers whenever possible. The atmosphere here is unique and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
If there ever was an establishment that deserves to be given the moniker of ‘a classy joint,’ Gotham Bar and Grill is that place. They serve new American Cuisine here, and it’s local and fresh whenever possible. The Gotham has been an institution for as long as anyone can remember.
Is it possible for food to mirror a neighborhood’s attitude and style? The answer is yes. Roberta’s, an artisanal Bed-Sty staple, became an instant institution the moment its doors opened in 2006. Aside from the sublime pizza, Chris Parachini and Brandon Hoy have created quite an eclectic menu ranging from brunch, sandwiches and the property even houses a bakery.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.