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Certifiably green and delicious at Founding Farmers

June 4, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Since this is my first blog post here at the Purple Passport, I decided that I would highlight a great restaurant, Founding Farmers, from my city of Washington DC, which combines eco-friendly dining with very tasty food. The restaurant is owned by a group of family farmers, who strive to provide fresh ingredients with sustainable practices.

Founding Farmers’ focus on the environment is normally laid out by the server when you sit down with a spiel that highlights the fact that the restaurant is LEED certified, meaning that materials used in the design of the restaurant are made from recycled materials when possible, and a Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association, meaning that they continue to recycle and employ green friendly habits in daily operations.

The food is great, with prices a little expensive for lunch but a good deal for dinner. I particularly like the House-Made Chips and Dip, the Thanksgiving Sandwich (sandwiches come with amazing french fries), and the Late Harvest Salad. My vegetarian friends rave about the Ramos House Fried Green Tomatoes, Roast Vegetable and Avocado Sandwich, and the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Nobody that I have ever been with has tried the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, but it is definitely on my list of things to try next time I go with just about everything else on the menu. Also, do not expect any Coke or Pepsi products here because most of the drinks are made on site with flavors like Cranberry Cucumber Cooler (OK, OK, this makes me a little sad because I love, love, love Diet Coke but you can’t win them all).

If you are in the area, definitely check this place out.

Founding Farmers
1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
(1) 202-822-8783
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