Top picks in California – Farm-to-table restaurants

Top picks in California – Farm-to-table restaurants

by Vanessa Ng 03 Feb 2020

If you want to tickle your palate with sustainably-grown and delicious food in the most populous state of America, look no further than the recommendations below! Farm-to-table concepts are popular with health-conscious diners because of their transparency and if you're the kind of person that likes clean, honest food, you're in for a treat!


A. R. Valentien

North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, USA,


A reputable farm-to-table restaurant, this place features seasonally available local produce. The authentic and unpretentious vibe A. R. Valentien exudes complements its rustic interior decoration. It is also near the University of California, San Diego and beautiful beaches along the West Coast, making it a convenient stop for new visitors.



145 1st Street, Los Altos, CA, USA,


Since 2011, the restaurant has been serving local and healthy ingredients sourced from California. Priding themselves as a “farm-to-fork” restaurant, their menu is ever-changing and dependent on the seasonally available produce and their team of culinary talents.


La Casita Mexicana

4030 East Gage Avenue, Bell, CA, USA,


Every chef in this establishment are Mexican natives hailing from Jalisco and they all aim to serve the absolute highest quality of food. The traditional Mexican coffee and the aguas frescas are just two of the more popular picks in their highly-acclaimed menu.



5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA


Offering “Simple Ingredients. Honest Cooking. Fresh Thinking” in Oakland, Oliveto makes it their goal to use the entire animal in their food preparations so that the bare minimum goes to waste. Not only do they cure the meat by themselves, they also whip up hearty home-made pastas and hand-make all their in-house cocktails!


The French Laundry

6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, USA


Nestled in Napa Valley lies this restaurant armed with three Michelin stars that is guaranteed to knock your socks off. Chefs at The French Laundry curate their ingredients straight from the grounds of Northern California farms. This is as pure as “farm-to-table” gets!


Amidst the glamour of Hollywood and the promise of Silicon Valley, California boasts a pretty vibrant food scene that manages to entertain even the most selective of eaters. The next time you stop by, give some of these five picks a try!