Dine Out Nights

small batchDine Out Nights are how you can show support for the businesses that share your values by doing something we all love – breaking bread with friends and family.

By directing our dining dollars toward green-certified restaurants, the GDA brings people together to say: “Thank you for doing what you do for sustainability!”

This is not a formal event. Just have dinner or drinks with your loved ones as you normally would – but do it knowing that you’re making a difference, by actively supporting St. Louis’ alternative local economy. Because you #EatGreenSTL.

Note that GDA restaurants vary greatly in size, menu items, and pricing. We try to feature widely accessible establishments, but if your party has specific considerations, call the restaurant for details.

GDA crowd at 5 Star Burgers Dine Out in Kirkwood

Upcoming Dine Out Nights:

DOFL 15 GDA banner_verticalSpecial Event  |  GDA hosts Onesto’s Dine Out for Life night
Thursday, April 30th  

Onesto Pizzaria & Trattoria
5401 Finkman St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 802-8883
Dinner – close

Onesto demonstrates their social sustainability by donating 25% of all April 30th dinner proceeds to AIDS/HIV efforts. The GDA is proud to be hosting and encourages every green dining enthusiast to join us. Taking care of the planet means taking care of its people!

May: Thursday, May 7th 

Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
St Louis MO 63143-2454

5:30 – 8pm

 June: Thursday, June 4th  |  Special Event:  Cafe Crawl!   |  11am – 2:30pm

For your morning brew, lunch break, or meetings, sample treats and drinks from any or all of these fine GDA establishments:

Whisk: A Sustainable Bake Shop
2201 Cherokee St.
St. Louis MO 63118

Gelateria del Leone
3197 S. Grand Blvd
St. Louis MO 63116
(314) 776-3500

Foundation Grounds Cafe & Coffee House
7298 Manchester Rd,
Maplewood MO 63143
(314) 601-3588

About Dine Out Nights

Every first or second Thursday of the month (check the calendar), we call on all St. Louis foodies to join the Green Dining Alliance at a featured GDA-certified restaurant for a Dine Out Night.

In the “buycott” spirit, we arrive in a friendly mob to offer our business and good company, and to let certified GDA members know we care that they’re doing the right thing!

Everyone who attends and checks in with the GDA representative, receives one entry into our door prize drawing – a $25 gift certificate to another GDA restaurant around town. You can also get additional entries into the drawing by sharing your #EatGreenSTL experience on social media.

Dine Out Nights are a great way to:photo1(1)

  1. Support local restaurants, breweries, and farmers.

  2. Make a difference through everyday actions.

  3. “Put your money where your mouth is” by supporting local, green businesses.

  4. Start a new tradition with your friends, family, or coworkers – trying a different GDA-certified restaurant every month.

  5. Explore new neighborhoods and flavors of St. Louis.

  6. Meet like-minded folks who love St. Louis, the environment, and good food.

But remember, any time you dine at a GDA-certified location, tell them that you support their commitment to sustainability!

Connect on social media by tagging the restaurant and using the hashtag #EatGreenSTL, and clip the monthly ad from Sauce Magazine or The Healthy Planet and leave it behind with your payment.

Host a Dine Out Night

We are seeking “hosts” of dinner parties at our Dine Out Nights. The more folks introduced to eco-friendly dining, the better! Find out more here.

To host a Dine Out or for more information, contact Olivia:

Vegetarians, meat-lovers, vegans, and beer drinkers unite!

Vegetarians, meat-lovers, vegans, and beer drinkers unite at Schlafly Bottleworks