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New Organic Restaurant

Posted by titusferguson on August 25, 2007

This afternoon I went for lunch at a newly opened “fastfood” restaurant in the North End of London: Ozone.

Its billed as a 100% organic restuarant that uses only locally produced organic ingredients. My first reaction to the place: they’re trying to hard to make sure everyone knows they’re organic.

When I first walked in, the owner told me all about how all the packaging was not made of plastics, but rather canola. Ok, thats cool, no harm to the environment right. I ordered my food, and even though I’m eating in, the put it in a cardboard hamburger box. This makes no sense to me, if your trying to be environmentally concious, why bother with the packaging at all. I didn’t really need it, and it just went into the recycling when I was done with it anyways.

So I was annoyed by the “waste” of packaging, as well as the exorbitant cost.  I had a grilled veggie wrap about 6 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, and 250 ml of chocolate milk. The cost? $9.20. The prices will have to change before I decide to eat there again. I’m all for organic food, but I know that it does not have to be that expensive.

There were a bunch more things about that place that I thought were strange.  Perhaps I’ll write a longer review and post that.

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