Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Slow Food London is a group of committed volunteers. We campaign and we raise awareness about good, clean and fair food. People in the UK are increasingly aware of the social, economic and environmental impact of our daily food choices. We work to bring people together to create change through:
- school and food education intitiatives
- the promotion of local and regional foods
- projects to safeguard the biodiversity of the United Kingdom
We respond to every DEFRA and EU consultation on food, fisheries and agriculture; working hard to ensure that traditional and sustainable agriculture and fishing are preserved.
Check out our Slow Food London Approved scheme that provides a directory of places which sell and/or support Slow Food principles - whether retail shops, market stalls, restaurants or on on-line.
We work on local and global levels.