About HungryCityHippy

This is HungryCityHippy, a Cardiff-based food and lifestyle blog with ‘an eco-friendly twist’.

Looking out at London

It’s written by Jane Cook, a 30-something food & drink enthusiast who loves writing about about veggie and organic food, eating a ‘flexitarian‘ diet, and discovering local and sustainable food producers. You can also read more about who I am and why I blog in this interview with The Guardian which I did in 2014.

Since moving back to Wales after spending 5 years living and working in London, my blog has taken a slightly wider approach, and now also features lots of Cardiff-based reviews. In addition, I also write about responsible travel, conservation, eco-tourism, days out in nature and much more.


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 amazing!

In April 2017 I was also 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

A post shared by HungryCityHippy 🍽 (@hungrycityhippy) on


  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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *