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Which Restaurants in DC are Going Green?

Residents of Washington D.C. certainly have plenty of choices when it comes to dining out. This area of the country is a mecca for great food and top chefs. However, if you prefer a restaurant a bit more eco-conscious, your choices are a little more limited. Here are some of the top Washington D.C. restaurants going green or far down the path of being environmentally conscious.

Restaurant Nora - 2132 Florida Avenue NW

As the first certified organic restaurant in the entire nation, Nora's on Dupont Circle is one of the top choices for the environmentally-conscious consumer. They only use sustainable ingredients and dating back to the 1970s, they only use local farms for many of the dishes they serve. Only the best seasonal organic produce makes it on the menu, which changes with every season. The four-course tasting menu is one of the most popular choices and Nora's is vegetarian friendly.

Founding Farmers - 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The name says it all at Founding Farmers. This is a restaurant that only uses ingredients from local farms. The menu provides a number of great American dishes for the entire family and they also provide both a vegan and vegetarian menu. Even the structure uses energy-efficient light fixtures, eco-friendly plants and reclaimed wood floors.  Founding Fathers is located in Foggy Bottom.

Elizabeth's Gone Raw - 1341 L Street NW

This restaurant on Logan Circle started off as a catering company, but Elizabeth's has expanded into one of the top raw vegan food choices in the city. The menu provides many plant-based options as well offering a five-course tasting menu. Even the spirits and wines found here are organic.

These restaurants are in the vanguard on "going green" do everything they can to ensure the carbon footprint they leave is as small as possible while still serving delicious and nutritious meals.

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