Merton has 'best food in London': Do you agree?
Merton has the best food in London according to a new report.
Islington and Merton were named as the only two boroughs in the capital to achieve top marks for the quality of its food in the Good Food for London report.
Among those singled out for praise were Venus Bar and Brasserie in Colliers Wood, who have introduced salt shakers to reduce salt intake and provide a healthier choices, meanwhile Jose's Café in Morden, have reduced portion size and ensures fresh fruit is displayed on their counter.
Fresh food in primary schools, and community food growing projects also curried favour with the judges.
Leader of Merton Council councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: "It’s great to see our hard work paying off. Encouraging people to choose the healthy diet option is so important for people’s long-term health.
"We remain committed to supporting good food initiatives and remaining at the top of the league.
"As well as choosing the healthy option, this is also about promoting ethical trade and environmentally sustainable produce too."
The report's author, Richard Compton, said "In the wake of the ‘horsegate’ scandal, Londoners want to know that their boroughs are serving good food that they can trust.
"With our league table now in its third year, the Good Food for London maps paint an inspiring picture of progress by many London Boroughs towards better food.
Rosie Boycott, chairwoman of the London Food Board, said "This excellent report provides an informative snapshot of London’s food scene borough-by-borough, with the aim of showing the good example being set in areas such as Merton and Islington.
"In many boroughs, schoolchildren are now getting fresher, tastier and more sustainable food than last year, and tens of thousands of local residents have better access to green space for growing food."
Do you agree? Leave a comment below and let our readers know where is best to eat in Merton.
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