Urban Plates began in 2011 with a single restaurant in Del Mar, California; today, there are 19 locations featuring safely distanced outdoor dining options, no contact curbside pick up, no contact express pick up; and delivery via Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats. Headquartered in Encinitas, CA, the brand has locations throughout San Diego, Orange County, and the greater Los Angeles area, with additional restaurants in Northern California and Washington D.C. Urban Plates’ expansive menu items are made fresh in-house, from scratch, every day and feature fresh ingredients (with an “organic all the time” list, detailing ingredients guests can count on always being organic). Recipes use exclusively GMO-, antibiotic–, and hormone-free, grass-fed and finished steak; line-caught tuna; sustainably sourced seafood; and humanely raised and sourced, cage-free, hormone-free chicken. The group works exclusively with farmers and ranchers that meet its ethical and environmental standards. With menus that include gluten-free, plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, pescatarian, low-carb, or any combination of the above, Urban Plates is committed to bringing honest value to its guests; the brand’s $10 Everyday Menu offers a variety of items for just $10 each.