London, ENGLAND
Population: 8.2 Million Language: English Cuisine: Meat & heavy starch

Characteristics: In the 17th and 18th century, a hub for new ingredients and spices from far-flung colonies. In recent years, a destination for food innovation.

Important Dishes & Ingredients: Cheese, whiskey, Indian/Southeast Asian dishes

System Challenges: Continued urbanization. Meeting consumer demand for more artisan, organic food. Preserving historic markets like Smithfield.

Blog Archives

Follow the Vegetable Box: How Britain’s Riverford Farms Works.

By Vivian Winterhoff (London). Vivian investigates how one popular vegetable box delivery scheme in London functions. How does Riverford Farms manage their deliveries? Who are their producers and who are their deliveryman? What does a model like this have to
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Pedaling Pastries: Food Delivery on Two Wheels with The Little Bread Pedlar

By Amara Sao (London).Amara goes on a “shadow ride” with Martin from London’s Little Bread Pedlar to see what it’s like in the life of a bicycle courier. The London Nocturne, in its eighth year, took place in the UK’s
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Story of a London Lunch–Of Storms, Holidays, Tubes and Monarchs

By Vivian Winterhoff (London). Moving on to one of her favorite lunch places, Vivian learns more about the obstacles the owner of an independent lunch place encounters day-to-day, some of which, like weather, holidays & absent third business partners, require
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London Falafel: Ancient History & Argentine Chickpeas

By Amara Sao (London).Amara visits Yasser, her favorite falafel vendor. She finds a man who migrated to London and decided to be his own boss, making and serving the falafel he ate as a child. A man with a laid-back
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