11. Bareburger

Address: Various locations (check website)
Website: bareburger.com

Sitting down for a meal at Bareburger can feel like a lecture on environmentalism and organic living. The table setting comes complete with FAQs on “Why Organic?” (For the record, it's “Better for You,” “Tastier,” and “Better for the Environment”). Real talk: The tables were crafted from trees felled by storms, the tiles are made from cork, and the hand dryer in the bathroom is high efficiency.

But we digress. Bareburger is really all about the meat choices: beef, turkey, lamb, elk, bison, or ostrich (and nonmeats: veggie, portabella). Try an elk burger, which brings a little more sweetness to the table than beef, and have it on a buttery brioche bun. Enjoy the richness of organic vegetables. Fresh tomato slices, sauteed mushrooms, even simple Romaine lettuce, it all tastes juicier. 

If you shop at a food co-op or grow veggies in your studio apartment, if you're all about keepin' it green, you'll love Bareburger. If you don't want to think about paper towel waste or how other food comes complete with added hormones, try staring at the TVs showing cartoons on silent. Or bring a cute date and just enjoy an elk burger because it tastes amazing.