www.ediblemontereybay.com 57 dark woods, which invites lingering over a second glass of wine or another bite of tiramisu, apple crostata or cheese. Open Su– 11:30am–9pm, F–Sa 11:30am– 10pm. Carmel Belle Doud Craft Studios • San Carlos Street at Ocean Avenue • 831.624.1600 • www.carmelbelle.com is bright, airy restaurant is a favorite gathering place among families, hipsters and others of all ages looking for a casual atmosphere and a stellar breakfast, lunch, dinner or freshly pressed juice. Chef Kyle Odell and pastry chef Eden Hutchison source only the best local and organic ingredients for their seasonally driven menus. Sign up online to receive Belle’s pop-up calendar and its changing Farmers’ Market Friday offerings. Wednesdays are Game Night. Enjoy your meal next to the fire pit or take advantage of the curbside pickup service to bring it home. Open W–Su 8am–8pm, M–Tu 8am– 5pm. Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand Organic Kitchen 7250 Carmel Valley Road • 831.625.6219 www.ebfarm.com/ourstory/ At its Carmel Valley Farm Stand, Earthbound Farm’s certified organic kitchen delights with housemade soups, sandwiches, baked goods and a vibrant salad bar. Experience picturesque Carmel Valley as you stroll through Earthbound’s sun-soaked organic gardens and learn about its pioneering local heritage and commitment to organic integrity. Food is available for takeaway picnics or a relaxing afternoon at tables in the gardens. Organic groceries also are available for replenishing your pantry, watch Facebook for special events and classes! Open M–Sa 8am–6:30pm, Su 9am– 5:30pm. Edgar’s Restaurant at Quail 8205 Valley Greens Drive • 831.624.2888 www.quaillodge.com Wholeheartedly dedicated to farm-to-table cuisine, globetrotting chef Ken MacDonald has transformed this clubhouse restaurant into a paragon of fresh, local, organic meals. Enjoy salads like kale, almond and spelt or the traditional iceberg wedge garnished with foraged mushrooms. ere are tempting flatbreads and hearty entrées, including line-caught Santa Cruz sanddabs, grassfed steaks and burgers, as well as vegetarian options such as quinoa pasta and seasonal ravioli. All ingredients come from local farms and ranches—including, starting in 2015, Quail’s own on-site farm. Open daily 11am–9pm. Il Grillo Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues 831.238.9608 • www.ilgrillocarmel.com e intent behind this new sister restaurant to Carmel’s popular La Balena is to create a more casual spot where diners can gather for a glass of wine, simple pastas and small plates of carpaccio and other Italian specialties. Prices are also lower than at La Balena, but the same chef, Brad Briske, winner with La Balena of EMB’s 2014 Local Heroes award for Best Chef/Best Restaurant, is creating the dishes, so expect impeccable sourcing and delicious results. Garden seating available. Open M–F 11:30am–9pm, Sa 5–9pm.
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