Too Good To Go, Brighton | Jess & Josh Cook

Too Good To Go, Brighton | Jess & Josh Cook

Have you heard of a little app called Too Good to Go? No? Well have no fear, we’re gonna tell you all about it…

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Too Good To Go have a simple yet heart warming goal, to reduce food waste in the restaurant industry whilst increasing sustainability and making restaurant eating more accessible to a wider audience.

With a motto of ‘Too Good to Go, Better in Bellies’ they’ve now launched in Brighton and what a great place for it!

On Tuesday evening a small group of us met up in one of their Brighton locations (Moshimo) a day ahead of the launch to talk some more about the app and get a real feel of what’s to come. We sat down with Harry who’s managing the Brighton launch and he told us a little more about their goals and how the app works.

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The app is simple to use, you simply log in, click on your desired restaurant, check to see if they have any portions left (green means they do, red means they don’t) and buy your box of food. All you have to do then is head down to the venue during the collection time and pick up your box, which is also recyclable. All at a seriously discounted price!

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At the moment, you cannot choose specifically what you’ll be given from your chosen restaurant, which if you have allergies isn’t ideal. However, we’re reassured this is a work in progress. But if like us, you’re adventurous eaters and will eat anything, the surprise is actually an added bonus! Your own mystery box of cheap and sustainable food.

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They also have a pay it forward scheme which I just love, so if you feel like doing a good deed one evening but are too lazy to leave the house, simply log on to the app and buy a meal for a homeless person.

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The idea started out in Denmark with over 250 restaurants involved and over 150,000 users, so the goal is to replicate that success in the UK!

We’ll definitely be using their app more and more, especially as they’ve got a couple of our favourite restaurants on there. You can download the app on the App Store and the Play Store, so what are you waiting for?

*Our box of sushi was paid for by Too Good To Go, but as always, all opinions are our own*

 

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  • I absolutely love this idea – what a fab way to reduce food waste! Would be great to be able to choose what you get, but bring it to Plymouth please, Brighton is cool enough as it is! 😉 Alice xx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

    • I know! It pains me how much some places must throw away so I love this idea. Hopefully it gets big enough and heads down to Plymouth 🙂 xx

      • Harry

        Thank for the lovely words and support guys! Alice we hope to bring the app to Plymouth but need somebody down there to coordinate the project, so if you’re interested (or know anybody who might be) please get in touch!

  • I wanted to go to this but the time changed and I wasn’t able to! I’m also one of those pesky people with dietary restrictions so I wouldn’t really be able to use this app until a gluten free option was established but I really LOVE the concept. I’m definitely going to give the app a download. At the very least I can keep track of deals for the girlfriend, or I love the idea of paying it forward. Reducing food waste is so important, and if it can go to someone who really needs it, I’m completely on board.

    Aisling | anthologie.

  • This is seriously an amazing concept! Wish we had this in London (or I could be wrong in thinking that, but so far not what I know of) – We will defo download this app for the next time we’re down in Brighton!

    Jessica & James ☺️💓
    http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk

    • I know, I love it it’s such a great idea! I know they are looking to expand to London as it’s such a massive market so keep an eye out for it 😉 You’ll have to let us know when you’re next in Brighton too so we can meet up! xx

  • We love this idea! This is such a great idea to eliminate unwanted food! It would be amazing to collaborate with some charities as well and assist with the hungry in the community. Two birds with one stone – reducing food waste and helping out those in need!

    I hope they get to expand to Australia!
    E xx

    • Jess & Josh Cook

      So good isn’t it?! I think that is something they are working on with the pay it forward scheme they offer.
      I hope they do too! They’re all across Europe now so next stop has to be Aus 😉
      Thanks for commenting!
      Jess