Today was my first visit to De Nieuwe Anita. This is a vegan rescue food restaurant meaning that they serve rescued food from being thrown away by supermarkets due to their exceeded expiry date.
Most of the food thrown away in this fashion is still good and it tastes very good, which is why all around the world there is a new fight going against thrown out food.
Indeed De Nieuwe Anita is only one of many the places in Amsterdam that rescues food from being thrown out and offers it to interested people for a pennies, which in this case was tip based (with suggested tip 2 to 3 euro). I was served a 3 course meal starting with an onion soup, going to main dish composed of avocado pure, with sliced and deliciously prepared zucchini, and finally a desert made of melon with grapes. I did forget to take pictures, but next week Wednesday I am there again to try more rescued food.
That’s right De Nieuwe Anita only serves rescued food on Wednesdays and works as rather cheap restaurant during all other days. For 10 euro you are served 3 course meal with all sorts of amazing courses.
Furthermore, rescued food concept is nothing new. There have been already documentaries made about it, books written about it and even apps made to find rescued food!
For instance ResQ (for Restaurant Rescued) is app which shows restaurants that offer food that they would otherwise throw away and offer it for very cheap prices, sometimes even 3 euro for a meal that would otherwise cost 15 euro. This app is specially popular in Germany, as I hear, but it is taking up in popularity in Netherlands and other countries around the world.
Lastly, there are many rescue food initiatives in all forms and shapes around the world, which you can take advantage of today, and many still need to come. So go to your local supermarket or restaurant and ask them whether they have any of such initiatives in place.