Eat 'waste' food at cafe that sells only leftovers

Apr 08, 2014, 08:23 IST | Agencies

And pay what you want for the dinner

Leeds: A cafe that uses leftover food thrown out by restaurants to create meals has opened its doors.

The Real Junkfood Project in Leeds, West Yorkshire, only serves meals created from food destined for landfill.

Numerous restaurants, supermarkets and cafes in the city have now got behind the scheme and donate food on a daily basis.

Volunteers collect the unwanted food and turn it into their own meals  — which vary each day but normally include a meat and vegetarian option, and sometimes a dessert.

Customers here pay what they want for the food.

The cafe was founded by chef Adam Smith it in December. It is now open five days a week to serve breakfast and dinner. It has also started catering for outside events.

Smith believes by February this year his cafe could have saved a tonne of food from going to waste.

One of the cafe’s five more directors, Connor Walsh, 23, said, “'We get a real mix here, from locals to students. We are very busy and are doing between 15 to 30 meals a day.”

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