Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/27/09 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 02:45 PM ET

We here at HuffPost Green think the local food movement is a thriving and exciting part of the discussion about sustainability. After researching the best local food in the United States, we compiled this slideshow of our discoveries, focusing mainly on restaurants. However, thankfully, this list is far from comprehensive. There is so many exciting things happening in the good food movement, there is no way we could mention everything.

First, vote on your favorite city that we've nominated for local eats.

Second, tell us what we missed. What's a fantastic city or town has great local food that doesn't get national attention? What mindblowing restaurant have we not heard about? Who's doing amazing work cooking local food that's not at a high-end restaurant? Who's using local food in soup kitchens, pioneering innovative community supported agriculture programs, or teaching kids how to grow and cook their own food?

These are all fascinating topics we want to cover in the coming weeks and months, so send us your tips to HuffPostGreen@huffingtonpost.com.

Third, join in HuffPost Green's first citizen journalism mapping project. Click the participate button to send us photos of your favorite local grub restaurants.

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Check out the restaurants people have submitted from all over the country already!

To find delicious local green eats near you try the EatWellGuide, a database of green restaurants, Greenopia, an online green guide to most cities in the United States, and the Chefs Collaborative, a restaurant database of locavore dining options.


Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque makes eating green in the desert seem easy.



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