Restaurants are starting to become more sustainable and do their part of the planet. Some initiatives include partnering with technological companies that make the food production process more sustainable, ensuring that ugly foods do not go to waste, etc. Read on to find out more about how these restaurants are doing their part and how you can yours too.
Artisan Green is Singapore’s leading indoor hydroponics farm. Future-proofing Singapore’s food supply is second nature to them, and they use Controlled Agriculture Techniques such as AI and automation to virtualise farming and hyper-scale their farming process.
Currently, Artisan Green produces a wide range of greens and herbs such as baby spinach, red baby kale, dill, and thyme. They are also planning to expand to a new 5,000sqm farm site by year-end, which can scale production by 25 times. In the long run, they are also looking to expand operations into international markets in Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific.
You can buy their produce from supply partners like FairPrice Finest, Little Farms, and Redmart!
TreeDots x Deliveroo
Established in 2017, TreeDots was founded on the idea that ugly or unwanted food can be just as delicious and nutritious as perfect-looking produce. The Deliveroo x TreeDots partnership helps restaurants reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs amid inflation.
Restaurants that sign up for the initiative can achieve cost saving through TreeDots’ technology, which helps redistribute unsold inventory from suppliers to businesses such as restaurants, enabling them to obtain affordable food supplies.
Restaurants on Deliveroo that sign up for the initiative can look forward to the following benefits:
- Save up to 90% on food procurement costs on various quality products, from meat such as chicken, seafood, and poultry to fruits like avocados and vegetables such as broccoli.
- Reduce food waste when they purchase surplus or imperfect food items that would otherwise be thrown away.
- Exclusive $15 rebate when they sign up for an account with TreeDots and accumulate $150 worth of purchases before 31 October 2022.
To date, TreeDots has saved more than 2,500 tonnes of food waste, most of which consists of chicken and seafood. Their goal is to save two million tonnes of food from being wasted by 2025. Find out more about them here!
Canadian Pizza has started making progress over time to reduce the carbon footprint they leave behind. They are working closely with their sustainability partners to make the switch from cardboard and single-use plastic packaging to 100 percent compostable and biodegradable consumables created from plant-based materials such as sugarcane bagasse and corn starch.
Furthermore, the brand has also teamed up with plant-based food manufacturers to introduce delicious, new meat-free offerings as part of their existing menu, in a conscious effort to provide the community with more sustainable eating and living choices.
Check out their specially curated sustainable food list:
- Dynameat’s Chickless Creamy Spinach Pizza, Popcorn Chicken, and Satay Bowl
- Harvest Gourmet’s Korean Chargrill Bites
- OmniMeat’s Fish and Chips
- Green Rebel’s Crispy Chicken Katsu
- ImpossibleMeat’s Minced Beef
BarePack x Foodpanda, Deliveroo, Grabfood
BarePack connects eco-conscious restaurants and food delivery platforms to bring you convenient, earth-friendly meals in premium reusable packaging. Their mission is to put an end to single use packaging.
You can also do your part with 3 simple steps:
- Order and Opt-in for reusables barePack for your meals.
- Receive and Enjoy your planet-friendly meals and reduce single-use packaging
- Return and Drop-off 150+ outlets whenever you’re ready. No washing is needed!
The best part: it’s free to sign up!
Do your part today to reduce the use of disposable cutlery and containers!
Derived from the word “Cosmos”, Kausmo promotes thoughtful living by challenging food norms that bring about unnecessary wastage. At Kausmo, the chefs hope to creatively repurpose aesthetically filtered fruits and vegetables that are overstocked, over-ripened, and oddly-shaped and sized.
Kausmo specialises in creating flavourful dishes combining European techniques with Asian influence. Every dish created at Kausmo incorporates thoughtfully sourced ingredients; seafood from small farming communities in the region, secondary cuts of meat which are often overlooked in favour of prime cuts, as well as forgotten native greens and florals.
Some of their dishes include:
- Snacks – Brown Butter Mushroom Pate on Almond Crisp, Citrus Seabass Belly & Peppery Rami Nettle, Smoked Tomato Chutney on Thyme-Manchego Tuile.
- Appetiser – Local Trevally, Daikon, Grilled Cabbage Broth.
- Main – Chipotle-Berry Glazed Wagyu Chuck Tender, Vegetable Jus & Spiced Malabar Spinach
You can find them at:
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #03-07, Singapore 228208
Housed in a sprawling conservation bungalow on the idyllic grounds of Seletar Airport, The Summerhouse connects a farming collective of growers, producers and kelongs, to allow value-added and sustainable practices to be selected over others.
This back-to-basic approach also sees garnishes and herbs used in the restaurant being harvested from the in-house edible garden, providing unrivalled freshness and provenance to the table.
You can visit them at: 3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387
Images: Envato, Artisan Green, Barepack, Kausmo and The Summerhouse