About The Real Junk Food Project

The Real Junk Food Project is a global, organic network of pay-as-you-feel cafes that was formed in Leeds in 2013 by Adam Smith. Together we divert perfectly edible food destined for waste and use it to create delicious and healthy meals for anyone and everyone.


Food Waste and Food Poverty are two major tragedies that we are currently facing. We aim to bridge that gap. We are one of a very few businesses whose aim is to go out of business. This would mean that there is either no food waste to intercept or no hungry tummies to feed, then our job would be considered done!


To learn more about "pay as you feel" and what the Real Junk Food Project aims to do through its cafes, watch founder Adam Smith below:

 

The Founder

Our Café
Our Café

Our Coventry café is open on Monday and Friday. More...

Menu
Sample Menus

The menu is created on the day and it's not always the same, but if you want to see what we served before, take a look. More...

Catering
We Cater For Your Event

We can cater for eny event or festivel. We would love to healp you! More...

What We Do

The Real Junk Food Project Coventry is a "Pay as you Feel" Food Surplus Café. Come and join us eating a meal using good quality surplus food rescued from local shops and supermarkets. Learn about how you can reduce your food waste at home and top tips on creating tasty meals from your leftovers.
What We Do
Community
Community

We provide affordable and healthy meals for everyone in our community.

Education
Education

We educate the general public and campaign against global issues that food waste creates.

Save Food
Save Food

Between May and September 2017 we collected 2500kg of would-be-waste food and provided over 300 meals.

Health
Health

We will help you cook and eat healthier. Our recipes will help you prepare meals that the entire family an enjoy.

Our Recipes

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

Make this easy rice pudding recipe in just five steps. This dish is delicious alone or topped with fresh or frozen fruits. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna pasta bake is a classic family recipe. This is perfect for a midweek family meal, a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family.

Feedback

  • A Pleasing Experience

    We enjoyed a very pleasing experience today. The people are so friendly and helpful. The food was well cooked and of a high standard. What a good idea to utilise the food discarded by various big stores as a way of helping the hungry and the less well off and needy. - P & J, Coventry -

  • Delightful Buffet

    Tim and Katie prepared an amazing buffet of delightful food made – unbelievably – entirely from supermarket surplus. All the food was fresh, well prepared and tasty. I would have no hesitation in using their service again 10/10!

  • Inspirational

    I am a visitor from Germany and I am impressed by the project and Café. The atmosphere is very friendly and I like that people are chatting with each other. It is an inspiration to join. Thank you very much for the nice work! Read more...