Newcomer to the Carmel dining scene is Yeast of Eden, a restaurant & brewpub located on the lower level in the south corner of Carmel Plaza. Although they’re new to the brick and mortar business, Yeast of Eden started back in 2014 when co-owner J.C. Hill and now Head Brewer Andrew Rose took their obsession with oak and the seemingly limitless potential of mixed fermentation beer and began their own brewery operation. Originally under the umbrella of Alvarado Street Brewery, Yeast of Eden became its own brand in 2016 once Alvarado Street expanded their operation with a larger production facility in Salinas.
The PlumpJack team visited Yeast of Eden on their trip to Carmel in early January 2019, visiting the restaurant during their soft-opening period and we were impressed! Clean, contemporary interiors feature multiple spaces for larger (8+) group dining, a hearty bar area and an outdoor patio with heaters providing year-round al fresco dining. The menu offers an eclectic mix of street-food inspired dishes (think shareable), plus an impressive selection of beers that are made on site, and a wine and cocktail menu. Our favorites include the Rosemary & Sage Frites (do yourself a favor and order these as soon as you sit down), the Green Papaya Salad (flavors are delicious), Szechuan Cauliflower and the Carnitas Street Tacos. We look forward to trying more on our next visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea!