The Idle Man gives Too Good To Go a go

After discovering a shared passion for food waste, we caught up with Josh from The Idle Man – an East London-based men’s fashion website which is also has some great hints and tips on style, music, grooming and lifestyle. Check them out here and read about Josh's experience with Too Good To Go below.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to throw away delicious food! So why would restaurants? In most cases, they have no choice – to ensure they don't have to turn away customers, they have to prepare extra to be safe. Unfortunately, it means extra food is often thrown away. But thanks to Too Good To Go this may soon be a thing of the past.

With over 600 food outlets signed up to join the Too Good To Go food revolution, there is now an array of choice for food lovers to choose from. As someone who is an advocate of sustainability, I was more than happy to search for and locate the best places to eat in London via the Too Good To Go app… 

  • Ethos – Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DX. £3.80 

Eating out for dinner or even ordering a takeaway can be quite difficult when your girlfriend has a gluten allergy. So it was a pleasant surprise when we decided to use the Too Good To Go app to order food from Ethos and discovered that a lot of their food was actually gluten free. For those who are looking for a healthy vegetarian option I would definitely recommend Ethos!

  • Alara Health Cafe, Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB. £3.80

If you love Ethos then you will also love Alara. Situated in the centre of London, sandwiched between the middle of two great universities – SOAS and UCL – This trendy vegetarian cafe is ideal for students who are looking to eat fresh salads and smoothies as a way of keeping those clever brains in top shape. Too Good To Go is ideal for those who want to save money and eat well.

  • Cafe Route, Dalston Junction, E8 3BQ. £2.50. 

Middle Eastern cuisine is fast becoming one of the nation’s favourite go-to takeaways, and this comes as no surprise to us in East London. Middle eastern and Mediterranean cooking has become well known for its infusion of spices and herbs and variety of taste sensations – and Cafe Route does not fail to disappoint. If you’re into Middle Eastern flavours or would like to try something new, then I would highly recommend grabbing a Too Good To Go from this cosy spot! 

  • We Grill, Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LR. £3.50.

Sticking with the Mediterranean theme, another of The Idle Man’s favourite spots on Too Good To Go is We Grill in Leadenhall Market. Nothing beats a well thought out seasonal menu, and at We Grill they have managed to incorporate seasonal foods into a light and healthy meal. I was fortunate enough to grab myself some chicken skewers as well as some red rice for only £3.50! Needless to say, I will definitely be going back.

  • Nha-Mor, Crispin Street, E1 6HQ. £3.50. 

Thai cuisine has enjoyed a huge rise in popularity over the last couple of years. With an increasing number of Brits travelling to Thailand, it comes to no surprise to see more Thai restaurants opening up in and around London. Located right beside Spitalfields market, Nha-Mor brings the authentic Thai street food experience to London. As someone who loves Thai food it’s great to see Nha-Mor take the initiative in moving forwards to improve their sustainability and food waste management.


With the increase in awareness of sustainability and food waste it’s no surprise to see an upward trend in restaurants and cafes focusing on helping bringing these global issues to light. Download the Too Good To Go app today on the App Store and Play Store and rescue a meal near you to eat well, save money and save the planet!

Josh Haokip is the Community Manager over at The Idle Man, an online menswear retailer dedicated to providing the best in men's fashion from t-shirts to jackets, and stocking brands such as BarbourLevi’s and The Idle Man label. Alongside the online shop, The Idle Man Manual is a blog offering style advice and guides covering music, grooming and lifestyle.

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