Ten Sustainable Restaurants in DC
With its vine covered patio, herbs planted alongside its restaurant and local art, Big Bear Café has become the anchor of the hip Bloomingdale neighborhood. Open since 2006, Big Bear Café has helped the neighborhood foster the development of the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, which comes to life every Sunday in late spring, summer and early autumn. The restaurant purveyors come from local farms in nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania, such as Bounty Hill Farms for eggs or Path Valley Farms for meats. During the day, you can spot local creatives typing away on their computers with a French presses filled with coffee. At night, it becomes a cozy date night spot with its dimly lit patio and perfectly curated dinner menu.
- Big Bear Café, 1700 First St NW, Washington, DC