Welcome to true food & drink

Since September 2008, the award-winning Founding Farmers has been one of the country’s leading restaurants to offer farm-inspired American True Food & Drink in a modern, casual, and eco-friendly setting. From our modern farmhouse, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch menus include homemade and “scratch-made” traditional American classics inspired by the heartland.

A collective of American family farmers owns our restaurant. We source our fresh products from family farms, ranches, and fisheries across the United States. We celebrate and share the longstanding connection between farmers — the first to lead the “green” movement — and their historic stewardship of natural resources.

We believe that everyone benefits by knowing more about the sources of the food they eat; we work diligently to ensure our restaurants walk the talk on matters of sustainability. Take comfort knowing that when ingredients are available locally and it is sensible for us to buy them, we do so.

We look forward to seeing you — and to sharing the best of our True Food & Drink.

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Founding Farmers is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices at every turn. We are proud to say that our flagship location in Washington, D.C. is the city's first LEED Gold Certified restaurant. It's also a Certified Green Restaurant and offsets its annual greenhouse gas emissions through Carbonfund.org. Our Montgomery County, Md. location, also a Certified Green Restaurant, is LEED Silver Certified and fully powered through wind energy.