Right Bite has built a community of partners including local restaurants, retailers, seafood distributers and culinary schools that believe in Shedd’s sustainable seafood mission. They are helping us educate current and future food service professionals on critical seafood issues and increasing the availability of sustainable seafood in Chicago’s vibrant marketplace.
Right Bite has partnered with the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts since 2007 to teach students the importance of sustainable seafood. Kendall College is a leader in culinary sustainability and its partnership with Right Bite is an extension of that commitment, providing opportunities for students to dive deep into sustainability issues and transfer their skills into practice as they take part in seafood cooking demonstrations at Shedd.
Fortune Fish & Gourmet is a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified purveyor and a cofounding member of SeaPact, an alliance formed by six leading U.S. seafood distributers that are committed to making the seafood industry more sustainable and advancing the environmental responsibility of fisheries and aquaculture operations.
When shopping with Peapod, type “Shedd approved” into Peapod’s search field to be taken to a virtual grocery “aisle” featuring sustainable seafood products selected by the Right Bite team.
Dirk Fucik, owner of Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop, is one of the friendliest fishmongers in Chicago. When you visit, ask Dirk about his Asian carp burgers and sausages—yum!
From the same team that brought us MK Restaurant and DMK Burger comes this cozy seafood joint in Lakeview.
In the mood for Southern cuisine? Check out Big Jones, where executive chef Paul Fehribach delights diners with domestic crawfish boudin fritters and more!
Opened in 1933, this classic Chicago restaurant located in the Drake Hotel provides an ocean-friendly menu in a classy and historic atmosphere.
From traditional crab cakes to cedar-planked Lake Superior whitefish with espresso BBQ sauce, there is something for everyone to try at DiPescara.
Top Chef Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard has received high praise and multiple awards for Girl and the Goat since opening in 2010, including “America’s Best New Restaurant” by Saveur magazine and “Best Chef: Great Lakes” by the James Beard Foundation.
In February 2014 Shedd welcomed Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition (GCRC) Guaranteed Green restaurants and caterers into the Right Bite program. Guaranteed Green food businesses are not only committed to environmental responsibility but have also undergone independent, third-party certification to verify their remarkable sustainability accomplishments. Guaranteed Green businesses are committed to sourcing and serving sustainable seafood to a level that surpass the Right Bite partnership requirements and therefore have been warmly welcomed into the program.
This family-run restaurant provides a classic French bistro experience with a menu of simple yet sophisticated authentic dishes and an extensive French wine selection.
An elegant and relaxed brasserie, serving traditional and affordable French food for breakfast lunch and dinner; from croissants to three variations of mussels and frites and a bar that serves premium coffee, beer and French wine.
Enjoy authentic French food in the comfort of your own home! LM catering allows you to custom make your catered menu with fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients for your special occasions and events.
Troquet features a simple but traditional brasserie-style menu with favorites such as croques, frites and mussels as well as kir and other carefully crafted cocktails—a great spot for a late-night drink and snack!
The Right Bite team loves meeting friends at Luxbar for a cocktail, good conversation and macadamia-crusted tilapia. Mmm!
With more than 80 restaurants around the country, McCormick and Schmick's is well known for being one of the nation’s top families of seafood restaurants.
Opened in 2000 by cousins and partners Carrie Nahabedian, executive chef, and Michael Nahabedian, restaurateur, NAHA is a great destination for an evening of sustainable seafood, indulgence and sophistication.
Zagat ranks Oceanique as the premier seafood restaurant in the Chicago area; lucky for us and our oceans, owner and executive chef Mark Grosz is just as passionate about healthy fisheries as he is about tasty entrees.
Chef Laura Piper’s strong commitment to sustainable seafood shines through on a menu of “refined yet approachable” contemporary American fare.
The Plaza at Park Grill is one of Chicago’s largest al fresco dining areas — we love noshing on the restaurant’s ale-steamed mussels while taking in the sights of Millennium Park.
Co-chefs and owners George Bumbaris and Sarah Stegner offer a wide range of responsibly sourced seafood at their restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe.
Shaw’s Crab House is Right Bite’s preferred spot for an evening of oysters and jazz. Ask your server to see Shaw’s sustainable seafood menu!
Shedd’s Soundings Café proudly features daily sustainable seafood specials for aquarium guests.
For sustainable seafood with an Italian twist, look no farther than Trattoria No. 10. The day boat scallops and Maine lobster ravioli are sure to delight!
Uncommon Ground is a favorite hangout of the Right Bite team and was voted as the “Greenest Restaurant in America” in 2011.
As a Guaranteed Green business, FIG Catering’s commitment to sustainability stretches far beyond sustainable seafood—from running an energy efficient kitchen, to practicing responsible waste management, to engaging in community service. FIG joined the Right Bite team in 2014, and they have quickly become strong supporters of Shedd’s Great Lakes Action Days.
A collaboration from the owners of the original Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach and the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise, Joe’s Seafood is one of the most popular seafood spots in Chicago. You may know Joe’s for their signature stone crab claws—just one of many sustainable seafood delights on the menu.
One of our newest partners, Standard Market, is a chef-driven specialty food retailer that features the highest quality fresh ingredients and market-prepared foods, including handpicked produce, expertly butchered meats, and gourmet seafood.
Blue Plate catering is a truly Chicago-based catering company. It’s roots date back to 1983 when founder, Jim Horan, began serving deli sandwiches out of a van in Wrigleyville. Over time Blue Plate has evolved into a thriving catering business, a Guaranteed Green member with strong commitments to sustainable and seasonal food, and a new Right Bite partner as of 2014.
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You don’t have to be a marine biologist or a fish expert to volunteer. Learn more about our opportunities and benefits.
Learn more about how you can help keep the Great Lakes great!
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See and feel some of the region’s most famous—and notorious—species.