Our mission to expose the raw truth of factory farming is not an easy one, and it’s important that we champion the better side of food and farming too. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the world’s most ethically minded restaurants for you to discover. Over the next five days, we’ll be posting up our favourites. The first is Wahaca in London.
Winner of the ‘Sustainable Restaurant Group of the Year 2012’ and food category Runner Up in the ‘Sustainable City Awards 2011’, Wahaca brings the fresh and honest taste of Mexican street food to London, backed up with some great ethical credentials.
Committed to buying all their meat from the UK and working closely with farmers they trust, Wahaca works hard to ensure that suppliers share the restaurant’s values. As their menu states, ‘our pigs are outdoor reared, our cows are grass fed and our chickens are reared to a high welfare standard’. And Wahaca also operates an extremely strict fish buying policy; the restaurant was one of the first in the UK to pass an audit by the Marine Stewardship Council and to stock their approved fish on the menu.
It is perhaps this focus on ethics (as well as the quality and taste of the food!) that has ensured steady growth for Wahaca; there is now a handful of restaurants throughout London. According to Time Out, this ‘vibrant Mexican cantina chain features trendy décor, keen prices, and fresh tasting food’.
And it’s a paradise for veg lovers too – we like the sound of the cactus-courgette taco! Find out more about Wahaca.
Disclaimer: All facts and figures have been taken from the restaurant's website. We cannot be sure of the exact nature of the farming conditions described.