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Food fashions – sourcing locally

Food fashionsWe’ve seen food fashions come and go but we have always been bang-on trend.

People nowadays are not only more food aware, with cookery programmes on every channel, they are also into healthy options. But they want it to be tasty too.

Our customers

Our customers are much more likely to choose an alternative to potato. They love to try all the new and exciting grains, beans and pulses that are now readily available, a long way from boiled rice, which was once deemed exotic.

Vegetarian dishes are not exclusive anymore, and thank goodness, the cheese and pasta frozen bake is well in the past.

We normally have at least three choices on our specials board and these can change daily.

Not all of these are ordered by a veggie. We have some ‘proper’ meat eaters that opt for these dishes from time to time.

Our suppliers

Our local veg suppliers are stocking a more varied and exciting selection. So, the idea of whipping a new vegetarian dish up is no longer difficult. Added to that the abundance of fresh herbs and spices we can get hold of, and the sky’s the limit!

With recipes now just a click away, a whole virtual world has opened-up to the enthusiastic foodie too. And for those that haven’t the time or inclination, there’s somewhere not too far away to feed mind, body and soul.

We have always tried to stick to our ethos of sourcing as much local produce as possible and using what is in season.

With so much talk of food miles during the last decade, we’re already in the right place. To us it always seemed simple and we really couldn’t work out what the fuss was about.

The fact is if it’s not travelling hundreds of miles and is homegrown or reared on your doorstep, surely it means that its fresher and tastier too! Check out our local suppliers here.