These Amazing Restaurants In The Midwest Feature Seasonal Vegetables At Their Peak

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It’s finally feeling like winter here in the heartland, but that doesn’t mean that fresh foods are going away with the sunshine. Now is the perfect time to use some of the best in-season vegetables like brussels sprouts, celery root and squash to create inviting dishes. There’s a wide variety of amazing farm-to-table restaurants in the Midwest, so here are a few standout spots that feature seasonal veggies at peak freshness, keeping you warm and satisfied during the chilly months.

Roasted sweet potatoes photo courtesy of Selden Standard

Roasted sweet potatoes. Photo courtesy of Selden Standard.

1/ Selden Standard — Detroit, Michigan
The dishes at Selden are always vibrant with whatever local ingredients are at the peak of the season. Seasonal eats here feature elevated vegetable dishes like roasted beets or sweet potatoes with yogurt, sage and cranberry. Meat dishes like the grilled pork chop come with a sweet apple butter, spicy horseradish and fennel. 3921 Second Avenue, Detroit, 313.438.5055

Wild mushroom ravioli photo courtesy of Tree House

Wild mushroom ravioli. Photo courtesy of Tree House.

2/ Tree House – St. Louis, Missouri
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or carnivore, there is no doubt that the menu by Tree House chef-owner Bay Tran delights everyone. Try appetizers like fried beets or a brussels sprouts salad with fresh herbs and sweet chili vinaigrette. The wild mushroom stuffed ravioli served in a roasted garlic cashew cream sauce is topped with a nut Parmesan crumble and roasted brussels sprouts. 3177 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.696.2100

Wheat berry arancini photo courtesy of Grey Standard

Wheat berry arancini. Photo courtesy of The Grey Plume.

3/ The Grey Plume – Omaha, Nebraska
The bar snacks at The Grey Plume are far from what you’d find in a typical pub; instead, you’ll enjoy more innovative culinary art by chef-owner Clayton Chapman. Check out the duck fat donut and ice cream, elk burger, and don’t miss seasonal tastes like heirloom squash soup with maple marshmallow, salmon with spaghetti squash and fusilli stroganoff with oxtail, parsnip and apple. 220 S. 31st Avenue, Omaha, 402.763.4447

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