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Sustainable Bites

Ella Simonsen and Hannah Thomsen

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Sustainable food is no doubt a good thing—but what does this term truly mean, and why should you take it into account when choosing a restaurant?

Food that is sustainable is good for the community, environment and economy. Sustainable food is healthier than non-sustainable food because it is usually made without chemicals or pesticides used in big corporations, and the animals are treated in a humane manner so they are healthier, producing healthier meat as a result. The farming community and workers are also happy.

Many sustainable restaurant owners have family farm businesses or buy from local farmers. Buying produce locally enhances the economic vitality of local farmers. Supporting local farms also contributes to the whole community, because the money recirculates through the local economy. Overall, sustainable food is healthy for the environment and improves the lives of individuals and the economy, while also ensuring the best tasting food is available. With that, here is a list of some of Cambridge’s most sustainable restaurants:

Life Alive

Located on 765 Mass. Ave.

Life Alive values local and natural foods. They are committed to sustainability, reducing waste, and composting. Their food is very healthy, as much of it is made with raw and fresh fruits, seeds, and vegetables. The café mainly has smoothies, juices, and salads.

Henrietta’s Table

Located on 1 Bennett St.

Henrietta’s Table is committed to having local and organic foods from farms—they receive food from over 20 regional farms. They serve fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches, fish, meat and much more, and the restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper, and dessert!

Craigie on Main

Located on 853 Main St.

Craigie on Main values  local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Therefore, their menu changes by day. They are open for dinner and Sunday brunch.

Bondir

Located on 279 Broadway

Bondir vies for local and organic ingredients. Their meat is pasture-raised, their fish is from nearby waters, and their vegetables are often picked on the same day they are served. Bondir is a farmhouse-style restaurant, serving a range of carefully and beautifully prepared dinner foods.

B. Good

Located on 1 Eliot St.

Bondir vies for local and organic ingredients. Their meat is pasture-raised, their fish is from nearby waters, and their vegetables are often picked on the same day they are served. Bondir is a farmhouse-style restaurant, serving a range of carefully and beautifully prepared dinner foods.

Clover

Located on 1075 Cambridge St.

The majority of Clover’s ingredients are local. They are very open about saying from where they source each of their ingredients. The menu constantly changes since their ingredients are seasonal. This fast-food eatery serves sandwiches, soups, salads, meat platters, and more, with delicious vegetarian options for those who don’t want meat.

This piece also appears in our February print edition.

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