Where should I eat, drink and shop?
No other question are we asked more, so we created Slow Food London Approved and Snail Trail of places to eat and shop.
Slow Food London Approved Scheme
The Slow Food London Approved Scheme is designed to:
- Recognize and celebrate eateries and artisans who contribute good, clean, fair food to our community.
- Spread awareness of the Slow Food philosophy and the establishments that support it
We are actively seeking applications for "Slow Food London Approved 2015" from businesses who share our values.
Applications cost just £50 yearly per business. All profits go to The Slow Food London Community Gardens Fund which gifts gardens to community groups throughout the capital.
To be eligible for our scheme:
- At least 25% of your sales must come from products deemed "Slow", with regard to Quality, Authenticity and Sustainability
Quality is fundamental—food must taste good and be good for us. Quality includes: the freshness and wholesomeness of ingredients; the care and craft with which they are handled; the quality of life of consumers, producers and their neighbors. It is a standard of Quality based on food that is good, clean and fair.
Authenticity means that the food is true to its source. Natural products free of additives are true to themselves; local, seasonal foods are true to their time and place; heirloom varietals and heritage breeds are true to their evolutionary history; traditional foods are true to their cultural heritage. Authentic foods come from and contribute to ecological and cultural systems that are good, clean and fair.
Sustainability means that we must pay attention to the consequences of how we produce and distribute food. We must be good stewards of the environment in which we live; we must protect the biodiversity on which we depend; we must be humane to the animals we raise, fair to the people we employ, and we must insist that high quality food be available to all. Sustainability means reducing all the negative consequences of making food – it means using processes that are good, clean and fair.
e.g.s - As a minimum you should be using, growing or selling heritage varieties, grown or raised in their traditional habitats using traditional techniques - selling goods made to traditional production methods
- Get to use our Slow Food London Approved Logos & Slow Food London Slow Food Sold Here Logo on your website and comms
- Get vinyl window stickers to display at your outlets
- Get included in our consumer newsletter as a featured business
- Get an invite to our annual business supporter event
- Access staff training on Slow Food and wider sustainablity issues
- Be listed on the Snail Trail: our interactive map of where to buy Slow Food