1 Chapel Lane | Leeds LS12 2DJ
Phone: 0113 318 1844
795 million people – one ninth of the planet – do not have enough food to lead a healthy life. One third of the food we produce to eat – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes a year – is thought to be wasted. Looking at those two statistics alongside each other, you realise that’s a very unnecessary problem, and one that The Real Junk Food Project’s Northeastern branch Armley Junktion Cafe is trying to solve.
Their daily changing menu is cooked up from food that’s been intercepted – edible food destined to be thrown away. Alongside it they serve a variety of different hot drinks and cakes, and it all works on a pay-as-you-feel basis.
On Saturdays, the Cafe opens for its Best Before Bistro, demonstrating to the local community that a more than competitive (and delicious) restaurant experience can be achieved with zero food costs. There’s also a Food Boutique: a store giving people access to intercepted food, again on a pay-as-you-feel basis.