We’re celebrating local ingredients on restaurant menu’s right across the province and today we’re in London, Ontario! In London, organic is an exciting restaurant trend, as are kitchen gardens, plucking fresh ingredients right from their own literal backyard. We’re excited to share some of our favourite finds in London’s restaurant community – check them out below!
An organic restaurant in London, Ontario’s Old East Village, The Root Cellar serves farm-to-fork fare and prides themselves on their commitment to the community. With a mission of “discovering the plenitude of our local foodshed, supporting sustainable agricultural practices, and working cooperatively” they source organic food first, and go local whenever possible. They even promote each of their local producer partners, listed and linked on their website.
The Springs Restaurant continues to be a favourite among locals, serving up fresh, regional and innovative cuisine. Seasonal ingredients from local suppliers are complemented by local brews and live music from area musicians. Pair your meal with a crisp lager from London’s own Toboggan Brewing Co.
Located in North London at Windermere Manor, the team here are passionate about turning the landscape outside their doors into refined delightful dishes. Sourcing ingredients from area producers and plucking ingredients straight from the kitchen gardens, Restaurant Ninety One puts local on the plate in a flavourful and creative way. Try their Ontario braised lamb shank with sweet potato and lemon mint yogurt.
Are there London restaurants celebrating local that didn’t make our list? Let us know! Find us on social media @LoveLocalFoodCA, or use the hashtag #LoveLocalFood.
As a southern Ontario farm girl, Stacey appreciates the hard work that goes into agriculture and is keen to support Ontario farmers. When she’s not writing copy or engaging on social media, you can find her dining at local small restaurants, cooking or enjoying Ontario craft beer and wine.