Ethical, local and sustainable food is becoming more and more mainstream by the day. Up and down the country, people are waking up to the importance of knowing the provenance of their food. As the trend looks set to continue, brands are beginning to see the benefit in appealing to consumers who are trying to make conscious decisions about where they shop and what they buy.
I was recently contacted by Leisure Range Cookers, who wanted to know exactly where in Cardiff I go to find fresh, ethical and sustainable food. I was excited to work with them because like me, they think that knowing where food comes from matters, and makes for a more satisfying meal.
To celebrate the diversity of dishes in the UK, they worked with food bloggers from Belfast, Glasgow, Yorkshire, Brighton, and Cardiff (me!). Each was chosen because they have a passion for ethical food and the area they live in. Once all this info had been collated, Leisure used it to create an ethical food map of each area.
My ethical food map of Cardiff
My map is focused heavily around the area of Canton where I live, and details the places I usually shop. It lists the haunts I visit on an almost weekly basis, like Cardiff Indoor Market, Pettigrew Bakery, and Riverside Market. As the team also wanted to know where I go to treat myself from time to time, my map also includes the likes of Dusty Knuckle and Pipes Brewery. I wrote a few lines about each of the shops, markets and restaurants I suggested, examples of which you can see below:
You can read more detail about each of places included in my map in Leisure’s full Cardiff Foodie Guide. Do check it out as I would love to know what you think!
Which Cardiff spots would you have included on your own ethical food map?