TakePart Tastemakers

We all want to do our part to change the way we eat and support businesses doing the right thing. But sometimes it's hard to know where to look. TakePart's acclaimed food journalists fanned out across America to discover the country's most colorful and exceptional shops. We're celebrating the small, food-focused businesses that embrace principles we admire: local, sustainable, organic, humane and unprocessed. We've got 10 fantastic finds in each city—cool, fun merchants that embody 'food done right.' Check out our nationwide guide

Video Series

Chef Ian Knauer knows that the food revolution is closer to home than you might think. As part of TakePart Tastemakers, he's showcasing the best small, local, sustainable and artisanal food businesses in America. Along the way, he's offering some great recipes and tips for highlighting "food done right" on your dinner table this holiday season.

TakePart Tastemakers: Videos

TakePart Tastemakers: Lindy & Grundy Local, Organic and Pastured Meats

Two meat mavens prove that good meat comes from butchers who care about the animals they sell.

TakePart Tastemakers: Suck It Sweets and Treats

There's nothing sinful about these sweets.

TakePart Tastemakers: Golden Road Brewing

Beer tastes better when it's brewed nearby.

TakePart Tastemakers: Follow Your Heart Natural Foods Market & Cafe

Step inside L.A.'s solar-powered vegan paradise.

TakePart Tastemakers: Spice Station

Ditch those factory spices to kick up the flavor of your holiday meal.

TakePart Tastemakers: Holiday Duck, Two Ways

Give your holiday meal a sustainable makeover with these delicious duck recipes.

TakePart Tastemakers: Pumpkin (Soy) Cheesecake

Give your holiday dessert a great twist.

TakePart Tastemakers: Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing

Making sausage from sustainably raised meat is a cheap way to eat right in the holiday season.

TakePart Tastemakers: Shredded Swiss Chard Salad

Add some color to your holiday table with this bright and crisp salad.

TakePart Tastemakers: Apple Ice Toddy and Our Holiday Meal

Delight in our ultimate sustainable holiday dinner.
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