San Antonio's Farm-to-Table Restaurants Explode with Fresh, Local Flavors



People in San Antonio are starting to see and reap the benefits of the farm-to-table, slow food and localvore movements. Not only does food taste better when it's sourced locally, but because it's fresher, it's also more nutritious. 

The chefs at farm-to-table restaurants in San Antonio have a great respect for the ingredients they use. Many also work hard to develop one-on-one relationships with the local farmers and ranchers. Humble House, while only currently a pop-up restaurant on Saturdays at the Pearl Brewery farmers market, exemplifies what it means to be truly farm-to-table.

The menu changes from week to week because they only cook with ingredients they can procure from the market. It's almost guaranteed to be the best thing you'll eat while you're in town! The Clean Plate is another casual and affordable restaurant and fantastic farm-to-table option when looking for solely local. The owners here are committed to clean, healthy and delicious cuisine. 

O'liva is one of the newer choices, located downtown next to the historic Spanish Governor's palace. They've been developing relationships with local farmers and ranchers for over 20 years.

For more upscale farm-to-table options, Gwendolyn's was one of the first to offer locally-sourced cuisine and still a local's favorite for an intimate fine dining experience. Cured and Starfish are also excellent options for a terrific evening out with excellent farm fresh food. 


Lüke
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Lüke is celebrity Chef John Besh's first restaurant outside of Louisiana and is run by locally-renowned chef, John Russ. Lüke is truly one of the best restaurant's on San Antonio's famed riverwalk. The menu features authentic Old World...  Read More


Feast
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What's wonderful about Feast is their original perspective on food, not to mention their amazing execution of said perspective. They have divided their dishes into six categories, those being Oceanic, Heat, Chilled, Grilled, Crispy, Hearty....  Read More


20 Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar
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20 Nine's new Chef, Jerry Toomey, came on board in June of 2014 and has, in just months, transformed it into one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in San Antonio. Toomey, a San Antonio native who resided in Seattle for a time, has brought...  Read More


Cured
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Cured is one of the newest restaurants to grace the historic Pearl Brewery and it clearly belongs in such fine company. Chef Steve McHugh brings charcuterie, salumi and other hand-made, farm-to-table dishes to the carefully restored...  Read More


The Clean Plate
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While the concept of farm-to-table hasn't quite caught fire yet in San Antonio, the fact is, for many people as well as restaurateurs, farm-to-table is the only way to go. There's no doubt that while your farm-to-table choices are limited in the...  Read More




Gwendolyn, located downtown along the Riverwalk, is a fine-dining American restaurant that, like the Grandmother it's named for, inspires deep love and devotion. A cozy, romantic venue, Gwendolyn is an ideal place for a first date, anniversary...  Read More


Valeria Farm to Table Restaurant
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Fortunately, if you're staying on the north side of the city you don't have to drive all the way downtown to enjoy a superb meal, and frankly, even if you are downtown, Valeria is worth the drive. This exceptional farm to table restaurant is...  Read More


O'liva Healthy Local Cuisine & Tasting Room
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O'liva is a new downtown restaurant offering unbelievably affordable, contemporary farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere with a true open kitchen. They are working to revive the local food movement in a part of San Antonio...  Read More


Humble House
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Whether or not you're passionate about the delicious benefits of farm-to-table cuisine, do your taste buds a favor and make you're way over to the Pearl Brewery farmer's market in San Antonio, which takes place every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm,...  Read More


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Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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