Careless wining and dining, our news

Leiden is on its way to champion the number of sustainable venues in the Netherlands. Surrounding towns and villages are involved too. From Leiderdorp to Katwijk and Noordwijk: we keep you posted.

Considerable CO2 reduction by 55 Leiden restaurants

The Leiden energy scan for the catering industry is a success. Upon the request for such a scan from our foundation (Duurzame Horeca Leiden), the town council decided in 2015 to finance a free scan ...

Tap water talks!

Tap water: ‘Hey, are you gonna order me or what? Customer: ‘I’m not sure, it’s kind of the poor man’s choice…’ Tap water: ‘Why should it be? Leiden ...

A climate friendly steak tartar

Tomatoes in winter? Isn´t that like eating strawberries at Christmas? Often it is. Most tomatoes leave a large `footprint´ in this season. They´ve travelled many kilometres to ...

Alexander wants to go greener, but Europeans prefer meat

‘I think the climate and the environment are very important,’ says Anja Hu-Ma, chef and co-owner of Alexander, a large Chinese restaurant situated in the Stevenshof-district of Leiden. ...

Will restaurant Logica win the sustainability award?

Downtown restaurant Logica is shortlisted for the title of `most sustainable restaurant in the Netherlands´. There are four other Dutch finalists outside the Leiden area. The Gaia Green ...

Container Kicks

Can you smell it? Your nasi rames, babi pangang and chicken saté in the warm, white plastic? The sturdy containers and thin, see-through bags seem inextricably connected with Chinese ...

Fancy some delicious fish without a nasty aftertaste?

The demand for sustainably sourced fish has increased rapidly in recent years. Supermarkets in particular are selling more types of sustainable fish. Excellent! However, menus in Dutch restaurants ...

Burger in the Vrouwensteeg

After ten years in Leiden, I moved to America. My new home base, the sleepy town of New Haven, is incredibly divided. On the one hand, there's Yale University. With 26 billion dollars in the ...

`I'm afraid that the quiche is sold out´

They didn't have any experience in the catering industry when they started lunchroom Logica in Leiden. But they did know what was missing when they dined out. Bianca van Went, who founded and ...

Watt's the problem?

Theatres and concert halls burn a lot of Watt during gigs or performances. The theatre spotlights alone are real energy-guzzlers. So potential savings on lighting, heating and other electric ...

Enough wasted, here comes the doggy bag

Over ten thousand tons of food. That’s how much kitchen staff in Dutch restaurants shove off our plates every year, straight into the bin. Surely there’s another way to deal with ...

Scarlatti, Re-spons and 't Crabbetje go for LED

In October 2015 I started, as an employee of the company ‘Klimaatroute’, providing restaurants in Leiden with energy-saving advice on behalf of the council. By using energy more ...

Huh? Why should we bother?

– Because we only have one planet – Because we need to stop climate change – So that farmers across the world have a fair income – So that livestock have better living ...