Farm-to-table is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer.
But producers aren’t limited to strictly farms, it could be a winery, brewery, ranch, fishery, or other type of food producer.
Farm-to-table often incorporates a form of food traceability where the origin of the food is identified to consumers.
The concept of farm to table is nothing new and here in Vancouver, it’s almost becoming a prerequisite for a new fine dining restaurant.
Local Vancouver expert Natasha John has named the 10 Best Farm-to-Table options in Vancouver and these three Kitsilano restaurants made her list.
2183 West 4th Avenue, 604-738-2025, www.bishopsonline.com
Started by the renowned John Bishop, this award-winning restaurant features an imaginative seasonal menu that specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine. Whether its Rossdown farm chicken, BC spot prawns or Fraser Valley lamb, the menu is stacked with regional ingredients.
1944 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-1322, www.fablekitchen.ca
Fable gets its name by combining farm and table, and that’s exactly what they’re all about. The menu is comprised of well-rounded and thoughtful dishes that are beautifully executed by Chef Trevor Bird. Sourcing from British Columbia’s bounty of goods, each dish is made with fresh and seasonal ingredients.
2042 West 4th Avenue, 604-739-2042, www.missionkits.ca
While they’re farm to table, they also have a heavy focus on sustainability so you’ll find plenty of nose to tail options on the menu as well. Chef Curtis Luk creates two different tasting menus each night. Diners can choose from a four-course or six-course menu, with vegetarian options for each.
Last modified: February 4, 2017