It’s a difficult fact to digest that the UK throws away around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste in a single year. But with the aim of helping to offset the food industry’s carbon footprint, Canary Wharf is launching an exciting Conscious Cuisine initiative.
Take the next step in your sustainable journey and visit one of Canary Wharf’s many restaurants, cafes and bars that are going the extra mile to promote greener living.
The Conscious Cuisine collection is a range of irresistible eateries that are doing their bit to support sustainability. Finding creative ways to deliver mouth-watering food and drink that doesn’t harm the planet, these foodie spots are well on their way to giving you the best of both worlds!
Feast your way through Caravan’s eclectic all-day dining menu
This trendy all-day dining spot offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Stop by before August 11 and sample their best-selling Cauliflower shiitake pot sticker with soy tahini, Sichuan chilli oil and curry leaf – an irresistible dish that showcases innovative ways to use the under-loved stalk of a vegetable. Caravan also donates 1% of their yearly revenue to environmental charities, so you can give back whilst getting your foodie fix!
Discover incredible ‘dark horse’ ingredients at Humble Grape
They might not have mastered turning water into wine (yet!) but this sleek waterfront wine bar sure as hell knows how to make magic in the kitchen. Besides cooking exquisite food, reducing food waste is at the forefront of their agenda, and Humble Grape achieves both by breathing new life into usually-discarded ingredients. Discover the hidden flavours in vegetable peelings and sample their delicious Root vegetable Bhaji with herb sauce or get your chops around a pork croquette with tomato aioli. You can even try tempura cod tongue with cauliflower leaf kimchi, a dish that beautifully showcases the wonderful possibilities born out of using the ‘nose to tail’ approach.
Tuck into prime beef and yorkshire puddings at Hawksmoor
Dedicated to getting the most out of their beautiful cuts of beef, Hawksmoor have concocted a mouthwatering meal using their trimmings. Instead of letting the scraps go to waste, they simmer for hours in a cast iron pot with bacon and nutmeg, creating a sumptuous stew. Served with big, golden yorkshire puddings, it’s the ultimate comfort food.
Raise a toast to reducing your carbon footprint with a cocktail at Pergola
For the second year running, Pergola On The Wharf is partnering up with Sapling Spirits for World Environment Day. And you can support this year’s tree-planting initiative by trying out their exciting cocktails, made using hyper-local British ingredients. Escape to Crossrail Place Roof Garden and sip delicious cocktails in a botanical haven, surrounded by flowers, ferns and vines. Whether you opt for a fruity Sapling Sour or a bold Sapling Negroni, you enjoy a tipple that is directly involved in planting planet saving trees!
Dine on succulent steak at Gaucho
Spectacular riverside views, sleek interiors and a superbly cooked, carbon neutral Argentinian steak – could it get any better? Calculating the carbon footprint of their beef, from Argentina to the UK, Gaucho Canary Wharf have invested in offsetting projects with ‘Not For Sale’, a charity who work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can also enjoy sustainably grown salads and side dishes that use 96% less water than traditional farming, sourced from Crate to Plate. And for every one of their best-selling Flor Del Mundo cocktails sold, £1 is donated to Not For Sale, an amazing charity that plants trees in the Amazon rainforest and works to remove victims from the danger of modern-day slavery.
Grab a morning coffee or Happy Hour cocktail at 640East
Ticking off yet another box on the Sustainability checklist, this independent cafe and bar is located in up-cycled shipping containers. Pop in and grab an ethically sourced Oatly flat white, or take a seat on their lovely decking and indulge in a cocktail or two.