New café serves up ‘junk’ meals created from food found in skips

Well this adds a whole new meaning to the term ‘junk food’!

A café in Bristol, England has come up with a novel way of serving the masses while ensuring that no food goes to waste – by making their meals from food that is past its sell-by date and has been rescued from supermarket and restaurant bins.

While the idea may not sound so appetising to begin with, the directors and volunteers from Skipchen reveal that they get their food from the skips as soon as they have been thrown away, and they are meticulous when it comes to food safety and hygiene.

Indeed, fans of the latest food sensation can follow the daily journey of their food, with the staff even posting pictures of the food they collect, as well as their menu for the day.

With a “pay-as-you-feel” system operating, Skipchen’s directors have said that they are hoping their innovative approach to dining will highlight the issue of food waste in the UK and beyond.

And it seems that Skipchen is fast-becoming the hip spot to eat your lunch, with Twitter users showing an overwhelming enthusiasm for the idea.

“Can’t wait for my first lunch @Skipchen…Fabulous idea,” writes one user.

Do you think Skipchen’s approach to dining should be adopted by more cafés and restaurants? Would you eat food that has been collected from skips?