City Buzz: New ‘pay as you feel’ cafe to open in Leeds city centre

New 'pay as you feel' eatery opens. The Forage cafe will take over a former Wok On site on Lower Briggate. Pictured are Charlotte Nicol and volunteer Gabriella Papaiacovou. Date:13th August 2015. Pic: James Hardisty.
New 'pay as you feel' eatery opens. The Forage cafe will take over a former Wok On site on Lower Briggate. Pictured are Charlotte Nicol and volunteer Gabriella Papaiacovou. Date:13th August 2015. Pic: James Hardisty.
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YOU probably think the city centre is saturated with every type of restaurant imaginable.

But there’s a new kind of eatery that’s changing the way we think about food and helping those who can’t always afford to eat.

The Forage Café is a new ‘pay as you feel’ café that’s open to everyone and follows in the footsteps of City Junk-tion at Santiago bar.

It’s being supported by the Real Junk Food Project (RJFP), who you may have heard of as they first opened a café in Armley offering meals on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis, using perfectly edible food that would otherwise be thrown away by supermarkets and restaurants.

After working with the RJFP during their short stint at Trinity Kitchen last year, Forage Café director Charlotte Nicol told City Buzz she’s been keen to continue the concept and has been overwhelmed by the support, with volunteers and donations flocking in from crockery to cutlery.

She added: “We want to host subsidised arts and music events too to bring the community together.”

The Forage Café opens at the former Wok On site at 156 Lower Briggate on Saturday, August 29. Visit foragecafeleeds.com or follow @foragecafeleeds on Twitter.

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