Created in 2000 by Sir Malcolm Walker, As Nature Intended means food as it should be – no manufactured herbicides, artificial fertilisers or artificial sweeteners, and a definite no to GM foods and ingredients. With six London shops and an online store, they stock loads of loose fresh produce, free-from and organic items, as well as housing bulk and Ecover refill stations to help us minimise packaging and to offer customers a zero-waste way of shopping.
Ted’s Veg starts its life at their farm in Boston, Lincolnshire and travels down to London to be sold at their permanent shops in Stratford's East Village and Borough Market, as well as loads of great farmer’s markets. All of their own produce is grown chemical free and they are proud participants in Planzhero's plight to eradicate wastage. Through their membership with this amazing organisation, they provide many local charities with hundreds of kilos of edible but non-sellable fruit and veg every week.
Occupying a small space in Forest Gate, Cups and Jars was founded by ex-hospitality professionals Cecile Mathonneau and Everson Ferreira. As well as serving some of the best coffee around, their zero-waste grocery shop is stocked with beans, pulses and pastas, which sit alongside organic fruits, vegetables and even a range of natural and vegan wines.