About HungryCityHippy

My name is Jane and I am food blogger based in Cardiff. From simple recipes to restaurant recommendations and foodie travel guides, my aim is to highlight sustainable, seasonal and thoughtfully chosen produce – and the places to find it. In a nutshell, I try to create content which explores the relationship between planet and plate.

Awards, Events & Press Coverage

The blog has appeared in the press lots of times over the years, you can find out more here: HungryCityHippy in the media.

  • In 2021 I was featured in WWF Cymru’s ‘Solution Seekers’ series on social media.
  • In 2020, I delivered a masterclass on food blogging at Abergavenny Food Festival (the UK’s biggest food festival).
  • 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.
  • Waaaay 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!
  • Though it has certainly changed and evolved quite a bit over the years, you can read a bit more about who I was in 2014 and why I started writing this blog in this interview with The Guardian. I can’t believe this was almost 10 years ago.

Who Am I?

By day, I work as an independent PR consultant. I mainly work with third sector organisations, independent food and drink brands, festivals and restaurants. It’s a portfolio of clients I have built out of a genuine passion for sustainability & the environment, hospitality, food & drink.

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


  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m with everyone else on the Gwyneth! ha

    • Hungrycityhippy
      October 3, 2013 / 4:07 am

      Thanks both – I hope you enjoy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    This blog just keeps on getting better and better ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ will definitely check out the tales of your trip! Xx

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