About HungryCityHippy

My name is Jane, and this blog – HungryCityHippy – is my little passion project; a corner of the internet where I can write about the things I love and the things I think are important. It’s primarily a Cardiff-based food blog, but with a focus on sustainability and the environment.

Like lots of people, in my spare time I love cooking, eating out, and travelling to new places – so this blog covers all of that. But I also believe that we all have a responsibility to enjoy those things without causing so much damage to the world around us.

I’m a bit of a nature geek, and I’m big on supporting local, seasonal & organic food; here, I explore how eating that kind of food can connect us with nature in a really tangible way.

By day, I work as an independent PR consultant, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. I mainly work with third sector organisations, independent food and drink brands, festivals and restaurants – a portfolio of clients I have built out of a genuine passion for sustainability, hospitality, food & drink.

For more information about my day job, please visit www.janechicomendes.co.uk.

Though it has certainly changed and evolved quite a bit over the years, you can read a bit more about who I am and why I write this blog in this interview with The Guardian which I did back in 2014.

In early 2018, I also gave a talk at Creative Mornings, which you can watch in full by clicking here.


In 2021 I was featured in WWF Cymru’s ‘Solution Seekers’ series on social media.

In 2018, I was included in Blogosphere Magazine as one of the food editor’s favourite bloggers.

That year I was also shortlisted by the WWF for an ‘Earth Hour Hero’ award for my efforts to raise awareness about green issues via the blog (see here). I ended up coming second place in my category which was a real honour.

In April 2017 I was shortlisted for ‘Best Green & Eco Blog’ at the UK Blog Awards – I didn’t take home an award but I did get to party like it was 1999, which is always good.

Waaaaay back in 2014, I picked up two Wales Blog Awards for Best New Blog and Best Food Blog. It feels like a lifetime ago, now!


  1. May 30, 2013 / 9:37 am

    Love your blog concept! I am with you on the decision to eat better and more consciously (and I am also with you on not being Gwyneth 😉 ). Happy to follow!

  2. October 3, 2013 / 3:59 am

    All of your key points in what you’re searching for are RIGHT ON!! Less meat is probably the easiest one… not to convince everyone else! 🙂 And I’m with everyone else on the Gwyneth! ha

    • Hungrycityhippy
      October 3, 2013 / 4:07 am

      Thanks both – I hope you enjoy reading! 🙂

  3. Ink Blot
    July 16, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    This blog just keeps on getting better and better 🙂

  4. July 9, 2015 / 9:56 am

    Would love to talk to you. I am vegan & looking at doing a lot more to raise awareness & organise lots more events in this area.

    Impressed with all your write up etc.

  5. December 4, 2015 / 8:28 am

    Hey beautiful City Hippy,

    my sister and I visited Cardiff for the first time this year in October, and we absolutely loved it. When preparing for the trip, I stumbled over this blog and was really happy to get a feeling for the Welsh capital by reading through your texts and recommendations. So useful, thanks for that :). I also love your general concept, very inspiring!

    If you are interested, here’s how our 4 day trip went. We mainly stayed in Cardiff, but we took one day to visit the Brecon Beacons, which was marvelous:

    • December 4, 2015 / 12:35 pm

      How fabulous, so glad you had a good time here and my blogs were helpful 🙂 will definitely check out the tales of your trip! Xx

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