This list features area restaurants, caterers, food trucks and prepared food meal services that promote locally-grown ingredients purchased from area farmers on their menus or their marketing materials. Includes food-based businesses in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids areas.
Iowa City area:
900 E. 2nd Ave, Coralville
Trendy and yet a comfortable, urban-industrial, dining and drinking establishment features the area’s first rooftop patio. The contemporary menu will focus on simple, fresh, delicious offerings and will include 60 beers on tap on the main level and 30 beers on the rooftop. Through constant focus on superior service, exquisite food, and craft beers, guests will be eager to make 30hop a new hangout.
Jack Piper, owner
James Adrian, chef/owner
127 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City
Featuring an eclectic menu inspired by the seasons. Utilizing fresh, local produce, much of it organic, and serving only antibiotic free and hormone free meats.
Ben & Jeri Halperin, chef/owners
We are a New Orleans influenced restaurant serving freshly prepared food from as many local resources as possible. We cook your meal when you order it. Nightly specials. Also available to cater weddings and private parties.
Brady McDonald, Chef/ Co-owner
Bobby Castle, Chef
121 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Basta serves modern Italian cuisine, inspired by tradition and local Iowa ingredients. Our pizza is classic Napoli style. All bread, pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, desserts and pretty much everything else you see is hand-crafted daily.
Jake Simmons, Brewmaster
903 Quarry Road
Coralville, IA 52241
German-inspired and hand-crafted right here in Iowa, there’s a Backpocket Beer perfect for every person, every occasion and – most importantly – every story. We strive to provide Iowa with a simple, yet incredibly enjoyable world-class beer. Focusing on German lagers, we brew a beer you would need to fly to Munich to equal.
Big Grove Brewery
101 West Main St.
Our food is a mix of old tradition & new, served with warm hospitality. Everything is authentically prepared, sourcing local ingredients whenever possible.
209 N. Linn St.
Lunch, Dinner, Retail Wine and Cheese, featuring local wines and cheeses.
Cedar Ridge Vineyards
Jeff Quint, owner
Jamie Siefken, general manager
1441 Marak Road, Swisher
Family-owned 7,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center providing the highest quality wines, spirits and entertainment around.
Clinton Street Social Club
18 1/2 S. Clinton St. Iowa City
Kurt Michael Friese, chef/owner
117 N. Linn Street, Iowa City
A community leader in local and sustainable cuisine for over 15 years.
Derek Perez, chef/owner
327 E. Market Street, Iowa City
El Banditos is a family run restaurant that prepares fresh Mexican dishes created with local suppliers and the community at heart.
Four Square Meals
David Burt, chef/owner
Iowa City Area
Weekly meal service, catering, food stand at the Saturday, Iowa City Farmers Market, using local and seasonal ingredients.
Anna Geyer, chef/owner
1259 Rohret R S.W. Oxford
Pizza nights on the farm will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from the end of May to the end of September – open to anyone who wants to come. Pizza is served from 5-8 pm. Using locally grown and sourced ingredients.
Her Soup Kitchen
625 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City
Iowa Chop House
223 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
Farm to table food and craft beer in the heart of Iowa City.
301 1/2 Kirkwood Ave. Iowa City
Iowa City area
Catering, Food truck, Food stand at Iowa City Farmers Market, using local and seasonal ingredients.
Mosely’s BBQ & Provisions
525 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City
Motley Cow Café
David Wieseneck, chef/owner
160 N. Linn Street, Iowa City
Frequently changing menu showcasing seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Food from scratch served fuss-free in a comfortable, friendly dining room. Selective beer, wine and spirits selection.
One Twenty Six, Hearth & Moonrakers
Matthew Chackalackal, owner
126 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
Sourcing local, sustainable, organic/natural ingredients. We host private parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, etc. Private parking lot in downtown Iowa City. For fine dining try One Twenty Six or Hearth, and for casual dining visit Moonrakers.
Orchard Green Restaurant & Lounge
Bryan & Shelly Herzic, chef/owners
521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City
Upscale American cuisine, mystifying ambiance, relaxing lounge with full bar and occasional live music.
Pullman Bar & Diner
Sepehr Sadrzadeh & Benjamin Smart, chefs
17 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City
Wine, craft beer, locally owned, locally sourced, chef driven.
Salt Fork Kitchen
112 E. Main St. Solon
Share Wine Lounge
Heskeith Flavion, chef
210 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City
The menu in Share sways with the seasons and compliments our wine selection while encouraging guests to sample, taste, and explore a variety of cuisines.
Shorts Burger & Shine
18 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City
521 Westbury Street, Iowa City
1006 Melrose Ave. University Heights
The Wedge Pizzeria
Steve Harding, owner
517 S. Riverside Dr., Iowa City
We use many local and organic ingredients and strive to make every meal a pleasurable and unique dining experience.
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
310 E. Prentiss Street, Iowa City
Trumpet Blossom Cafe serves organic vegan comfort food in a cozy atmosphere. We utilize as many fresh and preserved local products as possible year-round.
Cedar Rapids area:
Black Sheep Social Club, Cedar Rapids
Cobble Hill, Cedar Rapids
Lion Bridge Brewery, Cedar Rapids
Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt. Vernon
Maggie’s Farm Pizza, Cedar Rapids
Palisades Cafe, Mt. Vernon
Sauce Bar & Bistro, Cedar Rapids