It’s more than just delicious. Frequenting restaurants that use locally sourced food also is a sound decision for the environment (less travel, which reduces greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint) and promotes area farmers and producers as well as sustainable agriculture. Here are five local dining establishment that use locally sourced ingredients on their menus.
Located at 4480 S. Hagadorn Road in Okemos, this farm-to-table event and pop-up dining experience offers seasonal cooking classes as well as a range of private dinners and customized events for groups of all sizes and celebrations of any special occasion.
Great food, great service and an inspiring atmosphere is why People’s Kitchen, 2722 E. Michigan Ave., is one of Lansing’s go-to spots for business meetings, engagement parties, a night out or a special occasion.
The business also hit the road last year with a food truck.
Owner and chef José Aste brings a taste of South America to Lansing with vegan and non-vegan Peruvian fare at 1615 E. Kalamazoo St. Inspired by his deep-rooted love for family, friends and Peru, “Tantay” in Quechua means “To come together.”
Soup Spoon Café
This popular spot at 1419 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing has something for everyone, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. Patrons can enjoy 12 draft microbrews focused on Michigan as well as boutique wines and, of course, house-made soups.
The scratch kitchen at 1620 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing specializes in contemporary and creative Italian cuisine. It also complements everything from its handmade pastas to the charcuterie with local produce from a variety of community vendors.