The sustainable restaurants rating


The Earthbound Report

sra_champion-badge-3-star-2011More and more people are thinking about what they eat, and considering the ethics of their food choices. There is growing awareness of things such as Freedom Foods, Marine Stewardship Council certified fish, food waste, and air miles. But those are all choices we make for ourselves as we shop and cook. What about when we eat out?

In theory, asking whether eggs are free range or if coffee is Fairtrade is supposed to be a good way of informing caterers that these things matter to their customers. In reality, I’ve tended to get blank looks when I’ve tried it. Most of the time waiters are not briefed on where the food comes from and do not expect the question. Ask if the fish is responsibly sourced, and they’re likely to tell you that the sauce comes on the side and you can add as much or as little as…

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