04/22/2011 01:22 pm ET Updated Jun 22, 2011

Earth Day Eating Specials: Gothamist

When it was originally declared in 1970, Earth Day--occurring every April 22nd--aspired to be a time set aside for us to learn about the importance of taking care of our precious but oft-neglected environment. You can still find out how to do that here, but like most great holidays, Earth Day is being exploited for commercial profit. We think any exploitation that involves food and alcohol is probably the least evil, which is why we've rounded up the city's sustainable culinary expressions of appreciation for mother nature.