Restaurants & Caterers

We would like to commend the following We Compost partner restaurants and caterers for participating in a compost program and being a leader in moving us towards a more sustainable world. 

Please show these partners your support! Eat there, order food, rate on Yelp or Tripadvisor.


Explore the interactive We Compost map to find a participating partner near you!

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Gold icons: these restaurants and caterers compost all of their food scraps

Silver icons: these restaurants and caterers compost a portion of their food scraps

Gold Level Partners

Gold Level Partner restaurants and caterers demonstrate the highest level of commitment to food scrap diversion by composting both pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps. These restaurants and caterers compost all kitchen trimmings during food preparation AND compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is cleared from the table. These restaurants and caterers may additionally endeavor to analyze supply versus waste and modify procedures to reduce food waste by ordering less or differently.

Adobe Gila’s – Rosemont
Beans & Bagels – Chicago – Lincoln Square
Big Delicious Planet – Chicago – West Town
Bluegrass – Highland Park
Brightwok Kitchen – Chicago – Loop
Buzz Café – Oak Park
Cantigny Golf – Wheaton
Catch 35 – Chicago – Loop
Catering by Michaels – Morton Grove
Cellar Door Provisions – Chicago – Logan Square
DeSalvo’s Pizza– Evanston
Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen – Crystal Lake
Eden– Chicago – Avondale
Five Roses – Rosemont
Fonda Frontera – Chicago – Wicker Park
Food for Thought – Lincolnwood
Frontera Grill – Chicago – River North
Hamburger Mary’s – Chicago – Oak Park
Hannah’s Bretzel (Dearborn) – Chicago – Loop
Hofbrauhaus Chicago – O’Hare

Honey Butter Fried ChickenChicago – Avondale
Hoosier Mama Pie Company Chicago – West Town
Katherine Anne Confections – Chicago – Logan Square
Hoosier Mama Pie Company – Evanston
Les Fleurs – Chicago – Loop
Loyola Dining– Chicago
Necessary & Sufficient Coffee – Chicago – Logan Square
Onward Chicago – Chicago – Rogers Park
Rustle + Roux – Chicago – Loop
Sopraffina Market Caffe – Chicago – Loop
Spoken Cafe – Chicago – Ravenswood
The Field Bistro – Chicago – Museum Campus
The Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum – Lisle
The Grind Cafe – Chicago – Andersonville
The Old Bakery Beer Company – Alton
The Onion Pub – Lake Barrington
Topolobampo – Chicago – River North
Vie – Western Springs
XOCO – Chicago – River North
Zullo’s Gourmet Kitchen – Chicago – West Loop

Silver Level Partners

Silver Level Partner restaurants and caterers demonstrate a significant commitment to food scrap diversion by either composting pre-consumer or post-consumer food scrap. These restaurants and caterers compost kitchen trimmings during food preparation OR compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is cleared from the table. Attaining Silver Level certification is a step in the process toward Gold Level certification.

Antique Taco – Chicago
Blue Plate Catering – Chicago
Buen Apetito Mexican Grill – Chicago
Coffee, Hip-Hop and Mental Health – Chicago
Eataly – Chicago
Farmers Fridge – Chicago
Indie Cafe – Chicago
La Casa De Isaac & Moishe Mexican Restaurant – Highland Park
Little Szechwan – Highland Park
Loop Juice – Chicago
Lucha Cantina – Rockford

Pleasant House – Chicago
Side Practice Coffee – Chicago
Simone’s Bar – Chicago
Smack Dab – Chicago
Spirit Elephant – Winnetka
Soul&Smoke Evanston
The Publican – Chicago
True Juice – Winnetka