Public Greens: An Urban Kitchen on a Mission

By Christina Pippen & Martha Hoover / Photography By Stacy Newgent | November 15, 2014
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A dish full of greens

Public Greens is an urban, green-focused cafeteria with a community focus. A one-of-a-kind for-profit restaurant, Public Greens dedicates 100% of its profits to The Patachou Foundation, which feeds at-risk and food insecure children in the Indianapolis community. Situated at the head of the Monon Trail, the city-wide walking and cycling public greenway, Public Greens will employ a dedicated farmer for the block-long grounds, fully planted with crops and edible flowers used in the restaurant and in the feeding program of The Patachou Foundation. The menu will feature locally grown produce, humanely raised proteins and house made desserts, all served in a modern cafeteria style.


Patachou Inc., the parent company of Public Greens, operates 10 other restaurants in Indianapolis. Said its owner, Martha Hoover, “We felt that it was time to stop asking the same questions in the community—it was time to make a real difference by doing, rather than just writing a check.”

Patachou Inc. has a deep commitment to sustainability throughout the company. Similar to its sister restaurants, Public Greens will practice co-mingled recycling, composting, water conservation, bike parking and will house a chicken coop.


Public Greens is now open for lunch and dinner. 64th Street and Cornell on the Monon Trail, Broad Ripple

To learn more about the foundation visit ThePatachouFoundation.org or PublicGreensUrbanKitchen.com.

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On the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 202-0765
Article from Edible Indy at http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/where-eat/public-greens-urban-kitchen-mission
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