The emphasis is on wholesome, healthful, fresh foods, made with local and/or organic ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan foods (no animal products whatsoever) are served. Meat and dairy products are from ethically treated animals raised carefully to minimize environmental and health impacts, without additives, genetic modifications or factory farm practices. Endangered fish, marine and other species are not served. Cooperatively-owned cafes, cafes that grow their own food as well as "Slow Food" sites can be included, as can traditional or special local cuisines.

restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, some health shops with in-store dining, slow food markets, local markets serving organic/local food can use this as a secondary icon, restaurants promoting SASSI e.g. Sage Organic Café, Shoreline Café