You may not know this but The Alma is committed to supporting, promoting and using ethical and sustainable food. Our efforts and ethos can be seen by the number of awards we have recieved over the past year. Click here to see the results.
We use local seasonal produce and change our menu daily to make sure we can incorporate this. We don't buy any processed foods as the source of some ingredients is often hard to identify. We make all of our food ourselves fresh every day including bread, sauces, soups, ice cream, pies, pastry, pasta, chutneys, relishes, piccalilli, cakes, stocks, gravy’s, muffins and desserts.
We forage within the M25 for local supply of produce which includes harvesting blackberries, sloes, elderflower, elderberry, cherries and walnuts. From this we can make our ice cream, Sloe Gin, cordial, champagne and pickled walnuts.
Also using recycled glass jars & bottles we make our own range of chutneys, relishes, flavoured vinegars and jams, which you know as 'The Alma Pantry'.
All our chocolate is Fairtrade Certified and our coffee is ethical, organic and Fairtrade Certified meaning a better deal for farmers in developing countries.
All our food is made in small batches so we can reduce waste.
We are part of a network of restaurants, caterers and pubs that care about sustainability. As a result we are sometimes able to support community food growing spaces in Islington and nearby boroughs by purchasing surplus produce (LeaOrganics community garden). Community growers say it gives them a confidence boost and a bit of money to keep growing.
We are members of;
Sustain South East England
Islington Climate Change Partnership
The Greening your Business initiative led by Islington Council,
SIBA (Society Independent Brewers Association)
and we support Camra LocAle.