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GREEN DINING

Chicago's Guaranteed Green distinction provides residents and visitors with ecofriendly dining options.

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Chicago's visitors and residents can easily identify eco-friendly dining options with the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition's Guaranteed Green distinction.

In an effort to enable diners in Chicago to easily identify and support restaurants, caterers, and other foodservice operations that have achieved a markedly high level of environmental responsibility, Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition created the Guaranteed Green Chicago program. 

Locations that display the Guaranteed Green 'sprouting fork' decal in their window are guaranteed to be certified by either the Green Restaurant Association or Green Seal, two independent, national non-profits with comprehensive environmental standards. In order to earn certification, establishments must:

  • Achieve significant standards in energy, water and waste reduction
  • Make an effort to purchase environmentally preferable food
  • Use ecofriendly disposables, cleaning products and furnishings

Chicago's Guaranteed Green Restaurants include:

Avec (615 W. Randolph St.) 

Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St.) 

Blackbird (619 W. Randolph St.) 

The Dining Room at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.) 

Frontera Grill  (445 N. Clark St.)

Hamburger Mary's (5400 N. Clark St.)

Hannah's Bretzel (233 N. Michigan Ave.)

Keefer's (20 W. Kinzie St.)

Poag Mahone's (333 S. Wells St.)

Province (161 N. Jefferson St.)

The Publican (837 W. Fulton St.)

Roti Mediterranean Grill (10 S. Riverside Plaza)

Simone's Bar (960 W. 18th St.)

Sopraffina Marketcaffe (All locations) 

Topolobampo (445 N. Clark St.)

Trattoria No. 10 (10 N. Dearborn St.)

Uncommon Ground (All locations)

XOCO (445 N. Clark St.)

To learn more about the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition and the Guaranteed Green program, follow @GreenChicago on Twitter, find them on Facebook, or click here to visit the GCRC website.

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Trattoria No. 10
10 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 984-1718
Frontera Grill and Topolobampo
445 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
Blackbird Restaurant
619 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 715-0708
Kendall College
900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 752-2328
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