About HungryCityHippy

HungryCityHippy is written by me, Jane Cook. I’m a 30-something food & travel enthusiast who loves enjoying everything that life has to offer, but also cares about the world we live in.

By day, I work for a creative communications agency in Cardiff, but in my spare time I love to eat, drink, cook and eat out – so you’ll often find me writing about veggie and organic food, eating a ‘flexitarian‘ diet, and discovering local and sustainable food producers. As a family we couldn’t afford to travel much when I was young, so now I have my own disposable income I love to explore – expect quite a bit of travel content here, too!

I have always been passionate about nature and the environment, so living in an age where the world’s wildlife has now fallen by almost 60% is a tough gig.  For that reason you’ll also find me blogging about conservation, eco-tourism, volunteering, reconnecting with nature and much more.

Though it has changed a little over the years, you can also read about who I am and why I blog in this interview with The Guardian which I did back in 2014.


Back in 2014, I picked up two Wales Blog Awards for Best New Blog and Best Food Blog, which was a lovely surprise!

This year (2017) I was shortlisted as a WWF ‘Earth Hour Hero’ for my efforts to raise awareness about green issues via the blog (see here). I ended up being ‘Highly Commended’ and 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.

Didn't win anything at the @ukblogawards but loved being there anyway! 💃🏽 #ukba17 #camerashy #howdoistand #greenandecocategory

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Get in touch

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  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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