Eatery Makes Delicious Meals From Food That Stores Refuse To Sell

In Germany, a restaurant named Restlos Glucklich, which translates to “Completely Happy” is making nearly all of its food out of rejected food from supermarkets and vendors. This restaurant is a non-profit eatery that not only cooks quite high end meals on donated, unwanted food but also teaches people how to waste less food at home with different cooking techniques. Most of the food like I mentioned is donated, 70-80 percent to be exact, are produce that just didn’t look right, or like the article mentions “ugly”.  But there creamy pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed oil, served with thyme bread looks far from ugly to me.

581b503e150000b7005317d4The best thing about this non profit restaurant is how they want to show people how to curb their wasteful habits. One of there classes “Creative Cooking Class” is a workshop that teaches people how to make use of all the items in their fridge. It engages people in truly understanding just how to read expiration dates and start using their own sense. Though this concept is not very big at the moment globally. I am sure within the next decade there will be nearly as many rejected food restaurants as there are fresh produce restaurants.





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6 responses to “Eatery Makes Delicious Meals From Food That Stores Refuse To Sell

  1. amyquandt

    Are there other restaurants out there that follow this model? Since the restaurant gets most their food for free/cheap, do they donate the proceeds? How do they source their ‘ugly’ food?


    • There are a few of these throughout the world but it hasn’t caught on as much as it should. Having this specific restaurant being non-profit im sure they use some of there proceeds to keep the lights on and utilities. The ugly food is just not up to consumer expectations.


  2. jackkotarba

    I think this is a very good idea. I have seen how grocery stores pick vegetables that “look right” and throw away food that is perfectly good to eat. Do you think it’ll be difficult to make people feel comfortable with this?


  3. I enjoyed your article and hope that more restaurants move towards educating the public like this one. Where do they get most of there funding?


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