Built on the idea that food is best when fresh, farm to fork encourages people to swap over-processed, modified foods for local, natural and unaltered produce, dairy and meats. These South Jersey restaurants stay true to the meaning farm to fork by focusing on local purveyors and only serving the freshest and best ingredients.
1. Blue Claw Crab Eatery
4494 Burlington Pike, Burlington Township, NJ
Blue Claw Crab Eatery is a small and friendly crab house. They bring in fresh crabs every single day and have been serving the best quality Blue Crabs, Snow Crabs, King Crabs, Dungeness Crabs and Soft Shell Crabs since 1961. Dining at this crab house is all about having a good time – with paper towels on the tables, make as much of a mess as you want! You may bring your own wine or beer if you wish.
2. Braise 116
116 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ
At Braise 116, they strongly believe that procuring the freshest ingredients and humanely, responsibly-raised meats results in the most indulgent and delicious food. This restaurant offers skillfully-prepared, artfully-crafted, small-plate dishes featuring impeccable presentation, all designed to bring people together, open mind to new tastes and provide an unforgettable experience. BYOB.
3. Cecil Creek Farm
73 Democrat Road, Mickleton, NJ
With 42-acres, this family-owned farm has a passion for healthy organically grown foods and vegetables. Cecil Creek Farm is a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, farm, along with a Culinary Market that embraces the essence of the farm-to-table movement. From offering the freshest local foods to friends and neighbors to donating to local food kitchens and churches, the folks at Cecil Creek Farm work hard to give back to the community.
4. Center Square Tavern
120 Center Square Road, Woolwich Township, NJ
“Redefining the Usual.” Center Square Tavern is a scratch kitchen in the “New American” style cuisine. Farm to Fork ingredients sourced from local farms whenever possible in a casual, friendly and upbeat atmosphere. From burgers to steaks, seafood to chicken, favorite tavern foods to fun refreshing drinks, Center Square Tavern takes the usual menu and drink fare and puts their own unique twist on it.
5. Denim American Bistro
312 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
Denim is a seasonal bistro that offers chef David Murray’s interpretation of modern American cuisine with European influences. A BYOB that has a wine partnership with a six bottle variety from White Horse Winery in Hammonton, NJ.
6. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
400 W Route 38, Moorestown, NJ
Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar champions the philosophy of “know your farmer, know your food.” They work closely with 75 local farmers to source the freshest and highest quality ingredients possible. While other establishments have only recently begun to embrace organic menu additions, Harvest was built from the ground up with a no compromise attitude towards using local, all-natural ingredients in all of their offerings.
7. Heart Beet Kitchen
29 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ
Heart Beet Kitchen makes great tasting food that does not compromise health. They are proud to serve food that is gluten free, dairy free, peanut free, plant based, organic, and locally sourced. They also offer seasonal five-course tasting dinners, complimentary yoga classes and wellness get togethers.
801 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ
Hearthside is a stylish BYOB serving contemporary American fare from a wood-fired oven and grill, plus pastas and more! This cozy and charming restaurant uses local and seasonal products that not only represent the season, but also give true sense of American cuisine. Using earthy materials and textures complements the flavors prepared from the wood-fired hearth.
9. Kitchen 519
200 E. Evesham Road, Glendora, NJ
Kitchen 519 is a scratch kitchen that uses quality local ingredients and fresh foods. You can taste the difference in their house made dressings, sauces, soups and desserts! The chefs take pride in their work and take extra care while preparing each menu item. Their menu changes according to seasonal availability so be sure to follow their menu changes on their Facebook page! They also host parties and provide catering! BYOB, closed Mondays.
10. Local Links Market Cafe
533 Station Ave, Haddon Heights, NJ
This cafe may be small, but it’s packed full of flavorful fresh ingredients! With mouth-watering breakfast burritos, including a French Toast breakfast burrito that’s out of this world, your taste buds will immediately sense the quality in each bite. Be sure to try one of their smoothies too!
11. Park Place Cafe & Restaurant
7 E. Park Avenue, Merchantville, NJ
Park Place dishes are modern and progressive, crafted with fundamental techniques and rustic ideas and consist of only the finest ingredients supported by components sourced from local farmers and purveyors far and wide. Their dinner menu changes frequently to reflect the progression of the seasons, and they offer creative specials every night of the week.
12. Porch & Proper
619 W. Collins Avenue, Collingswood, NJ
Porch and Proper is a place to celebrate the love of food, good company, and warm hospitality. Their focus is to bring guests a contemporary and ever-changing menu of globally influenced dishes with a dedicated integrity to local producers. They offer a beautiful mix of foods from small, snack-size starters, to pasta dishes and even a ricotta pancake with a warm maple-butter sauce. Talk about yum!
13. Properly Fueled
1 ½ Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, NJ
A mother and daughter duo, Denise and Aubrie are on the same page when it comes to cooking with healthy and fresh ingredients! They share their passion for helping their community eat better!
14. Sabrina’s Cafe
714 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ
In May 2001, the first Sabrina’s Café opened in the space previously occupied by the famed Litto bakery, once the source of Philadelphia’s finest cannoli. Robert and Raquel named their new baby after their new baby, Sabrina Isabella, who had been born in February 2000. Stop by today and enjoy yourself in this relaxed new American cafe with a devoted following for its breakfast and brunch offerings.
15. Tavro Thirteen
1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ
Tavro Thirteen specializes in using locally owned farm fresh ingredients in an ever-changing seasonally inspired menu. They were voted best steakhouse in South Jersey and the 2016 Open Table Diners Choice. Call to make a reservation today or book your next event with Tavro Thirteen!
16. Terra Nova
590 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ
This classy restaurant and wine bar serves contemporary California cuisine, ranging from steaks to sushi. With an overwhelming menu, it might be hard to make a decision on what to order! But every item is locally sourced from only the finest ingredients and made to order.
17. The Farm & Fisherman Tavern
1442 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ
Owners, Josh and Colleen Lawler, aspire to create preparations of regional produce and proteins with carefully-selected wine, spirits, and local drafts in a comfortable, family friendly, tavern environment. Additionally, the attached market focuses on house-made and locally-sourced products including meat, cheese, baked goods, condiments, coffee, wine and beer.
18. Two Fish
26 S. Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ
Chef Stollenwerk creates an ever-changing menu that focuses on highlighting the natural flavors of the food while placing an importance on using local and sustainably sourced ingredients at their peak. This intimately casual, seafood-centric, 26-seat restaurant is definitely a South Jersey favorite.
19. Verona Ristorante Italiano
141 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ
Using only fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets, Verona ensures you will have a fantastic experience. The chefs create seasonal dishes that rotate through different Italian regional cuisines as fresh ingredients are available.
20. Viet Pho
1500 Almonesson Road, Deptford Township, NJ
Viet Pho aspires to serve you delectable, healthy, flavorful authentic Vietnamese cuisine. They take pride in sourcing only the freshest ingredients with sustainability and support for local organics. Be sure to check out their daily specials!
21. Ye Olde Centerton Inn
1136 Almond Road, Elmer, NJ
The Ye Olde Centerton Inn serves the regions finest steak and seafood prepared with organic and local ingredients whenever possible. In addition to dinner, they are happy to cater events and offer the full menu for takeout.