Organic Krush Announces "Ocean Friendly" Restaurant Partnership With Surfrider Foundation


Are you an ocean lover looking for fresh, organic eats? Organic Krush is officially an Ocean Friendly Restaurant in association with The Surfrider Foundation, meaning they have pledged to continue to keep all of their locations sustainable.

Since opening five years ago, co-founders Michelle Walrath and Fran Panniccia have implemented a number of environmentally conscious practices, including the use of reusable foodware, glass to-go bottles for their juices and wellness shots, compostable packaging and much more. This certificate solidifies their hard work and continued effort to help our environment.  

Michelle and Fran share this exciting news following National World Environment Day on June 5th, “Surf Rider Foundation does the brilliant work of combining science with community activism…”

Adding, “There are so many chapters throughout the country and anyone is able to join and contribute. We are thrilled to be certified as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant due to our commitment to the environment; We join with nearly 600 other restaurants with a goal to do right by people’s health and environment. Perhaps the more we all talk about it, the more restaurants who will join on board.”

“It will be so incredible one day, to see a massive reduction in plastic waste and pesticide abuse. The oceans and beaches are some of the happiest places in the world and it is up to all of us to make them pristine again.” 

Steps Organic Krush is taking as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant:

  • No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).
  • Proper recycling practices are followed.
  • Only reusable foodware is used for onsite dining
  • No plastic bags offered with take out or to-go orders and utensils are provided only upon request.
  • Straws provided only upon request, and only paper straws are used

— by Taylor Lamantia