Updated: Dec 16, 2021
With the dust settled after COP26, sustainability has never been more at the forefront of everyone’s minds. If you are keen to make some environmentally conscious decisions of your own then why not try out some of these fantastic eateries and businesses, who value the importance of offering food and drink in a sustainable way.
The Hug and Pint
Located in: Great Western Road, Glasgow
Speciality: vegan food, craft drinks and good music
If you seek a live music venue that offers fantastic vegan-friendly food and drink, then The Hug and Pint is the place to be. With a seasonal menu free from animal products, a great drinks selection and one of the greatest live music programmes in Glasgow, The Hug and Pint offers great vibes alongside some tasty meat-free food.
Located in: Edinburgh – Multiple Locations
Specialty: Tea Shop with a great refill policy
Fancy a delicious cup of tea? Then Rosevear Tea, which owns three shops around Edinburgh, has got you covered. Providing 155 variants of tea from across the globe, you are sure to find a new favourite or an old classic. The business also provides a fantastic refill policy. By bringing your very own tea container or pouch you not only save on packaging but also a little bit of money with every purchase, a great initiative to encourage more environmentally conscious decisions, one cup of tea at a time.
Located in: BAaD - Glasgow
Specialty: Locally sourced seafood and great views
If seafood is what you are craving, then A’challtainn is worth checking out. Located in the heart of the Barras, this restaurant makes use of environmentally friendly seafood and ingredients that are sourced from local suppliers. Alongside their tasty and sustainable cuisine, they also offer a wide range of wines and cocktails which pair well with some delicious mussels or oysters. Combine that with some stunning views from the rooftop and you have a seafood restaurant worth experiencing.
Located in: Ashton Lane, Glasgow
Specialty: Scottish cuisine without the waste
A Glasgow favourite since the 70’s, Ubiquitous Chip has continued to maintain its lofty reputation with its modern take on Scottish cuisine as well as its beautiful courtyard. However, that’s not all that’s worth talking about. The restaurant utilises the very best of Scotland’s natural ingredients while making sure to keep any waste to a minimum. Whether its smoked haddock chowder or some good old haggis, neeps and tatties, you can rest assured knowing that only the best Scottish ingredients have been presented on your plate without the sacrifice of food waste.
Located in: Glasgow – Multiple Locations
Specialty: A truly organic experience