‘Taste, Not Waste’ café is serving FREE zero-waste lunches to Londoners for today only

Using ingredients that would normally be destined for the bin

Updated on 24 April 2019 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

‘Taste, Not Waste’ café is serving FREE zero-waste lunches to Londoners for today only

A one-day-only pop up café will arrive in the capital today, serving zero-waste lunches entirely free of charge.

The ‘Taste, Not Waste’ café will give out hundreds of lunches, with the meals making use of the top 20 foods which are most likely to be destined for landfill. Appropriately, the pop up has arrived just in time to celebrate Stop Food Waste Day, which is also happening today.

The café can be found near to Oxford Circus, and all you have to do to get your free lunch is simply turn up to the pop up anytime between midday and 3pm.

Creamy mushroom tarts are on the menu

The company behind the initiative is cream alternative Elmlea, which is committed to doing its part for the environment by aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Once you’ve made your way to the ‘Taste, Not Waste’ café, you can select from a number of dishes, featuring both sweet and savoury options. Dishes to try include chicken with Romesco sauce, a vegetable masala curry with cucumber yoghurt raita, cardamom rice with roasted broccoli, chilli and garlic, and creamy mushroom tarts. To finish up, you can indulge with one of two desserts – Eton mess, or a salted caramel and banana trifle.

Finish up your lunch with Eton Mess

The ‘Taste, Not Waste’ café is open for one day only on Wednesday 24 April 2019. The café can be found at 22 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6DT and will be open from midday until 3pm. Lunches will be handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis.   

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