Sustainable MDI Restaurant, Cafe, & Caterer Pledge

The food businesses listed below have all committed to implement at least 3 of the following practices for the 2018 season: 

1. Not use Plastic Straws or Plastic Drink Stirrers

2. Not use Foam (Polystyrene, Styrofoam™) to-go containers, cups, bowls, or plates. They will use only to-go containers that are truly biodegradable in the marine environment - like paperboard, cardboard, or plant fiber - NOT compostable bioplastic. 

3. Not use Plastic Bags for to-go orders.

4. Use reusable and washable Cups, Plates, Bowls, & Utensils whenever possible.  If they need to use disposable products, whether in house or for take out, they will use plates & bowls that are completely biodegradable in the marine environment and compostable cups & utensils. 

5. Not use non-compostable plastic Garbage Bags.

6. Compost food waste (or give to farmers), and if they use any compostable bioplastic disposable products that are discarded at the business, have them composted in a high heat composting facility.

Bar Harbor                       

A&B Naturals

A Slice of Eden

Acacia House Inn

Atlantic Brewing Company

Bar Harbor Catering Company

Bar Harbor Inn

Cafe This Way

Choco-Latte Cafe

C-Ray Lobster

Galyn's Restaurant



The Independent Cafe

The Looking Glass Restaurant

Mache Bistro

Mid-town Burger

Mother's Kitchen

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream


Mount Dessert Bakery

Peekytoe Provisions

Reading Room Restaurant

Reel Pizza Cinerama

Saltair Inn

Sassafrass Catering

Side Street Cafe

Sweet Pea's Cafe

Terrace Grille Restaurant

Thirsty Whale Tavern

Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen

Trailhead Cafe

West Street Cafe

Wind and Wine by the Sea

Little Cranberry Isle

Islesford Dock Restaurant

Catering on MDI from Blue Hill

Bars By The Bay

Southwest Harbor & Tremont

Beal's Lobster Pier

Coda Restaurant

Eat-a Pita & Cafe 2

Mainely Delights

Milagro Coffee & Espresso

Red Sky Restaurant

Rogue Cafe Restaurant


Thurston’s Lobster Pound

XYZ Restaurant

Northeast Harbor / Mount Desert

123 Main Street

Abel's Lobster Pound Restaurant

Asticou Inn & Restaurant

The Colonel’s Restaurant and Bakery

Jordan Pond House

Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant

Milk & Honey Kitchen