In London, local supermarket creates deli-area to minimise food wastage
Supermarket products approaching their expiry date are being cooked on-site and sold within a specialised deli corner.
The supermarket is organised similar to a food cooperative, run by its customers, and open to all, based on the famous “Park Slope” model in Brooklyn, New York. Recently, the supermarket has installed a deli area, named “the people’s kitchen” with a simple slogan: “we use up what others throw away.” Products that are close to their expiry date are cooked by chef Potts Dawson and served for on-site tasting, instead of being thrown away. Meals ranging from soups, quiches, sandwiches, cakes and crumbles are made every week for customers to taste, preventing several kilos of food wastage. Practical information: 72-78 Lamb’s Conduit St, Holborn, London WC1N 3LP, + 44 20 7430 1827