Our Story

Since opening our first shop on Villiers Street in London in 1996, we have been passionate about creating, making and serving our own seasonal recipes every day.

We now have over 118 EAT.'s across the UK serving our Great Taste award-winning menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, hot pots and coffee. Whether you're visiting an airport, train station, a shopping centre or taking a break from work, you we aim to cook and serve from a great tasting menu that changes from breakfast to lunch and through each new season.

  • Fare Share Logo
  • Roundhouse Logo

At EAT. we want to reduce food waste and make a positive impact on our local communities.

The vast majority of our shops work with local charity partners to redistribute food left over at the end of each day. Our biggest charity partner is FareShare, who collect from many EAT.’s across London and take the food to homeless shelters and other charities across town. This helps to keep food out of landfill and to feed vulnerable people who would otherwise go without.

This particular project, called ‘FareShareLate’, is in its 3rd year and provides a vital lifeline to 18 grassroots community projects. In a recent survey of beneficiaries, 93% found the service extremely valuable (the other 7% ‘quite valuable’) and this quote sums up why:

Many homeless people will not have anything to eat for the day, so thank you for the sandwiches. It would be very expensive for us to buy sandwiches as we don't get funding and depend on donations.

We are proud to work with all of our charity partners. FareShare is a unique charity tackling food waste and food poverty. 1 in 10 people in the UK live in deep poverty whilst 3.9 million tonnes of food a year is wasted by the food and drinks industry. They take good quality, in-date food which would otherwise have gone to waste and deliver it to 1,296 charities across the UK, each day helping to provide nutritious meals to 62,200 vulnerable men, women and children.

For more information, visit fareshare.org.uk

 

We proudly work with Roundhouse in Camden...

...an iconic music and performance venue also working with over 3,000 11-25 year-olds each year to help them realise their creative potential through opportunities in music, media and performing arts.

EAT. supports the GET IN ticket scheme for young people between the ages of 16 and 25. GET IN is free to join and gives members access to exclusive £5 tickets for selected gigs and shows every month at the Roundhouse. The scheme helps to ensure young people can engage with music and arts at an affordable price. To find out more about Roundhouse, the GET IN scheme and our partnership, go to roundhouse.org.uk/get-in.

 

If you would like to work with us, please get in touch at helpusdothingsbetter__AT__eat__DOT__co__DOT__uk

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