Our Ethical Positioning

15 August 2018

At SNAPS + RYE we do what we think is the right thing to do – not because the newspapers say we should, or because it’s the trendy thing to do right now.  We do it because we believe in it and it’s what we believe is right for our team, our customers, our neighbourhood and our planet.

We are honest about our ingredients.  Our food is fresh and natural.  We purchase locally where possible and will always choose seasonal products. 

Not only do we use what we think are some of the best ingredients, we also don’t buy anything in – but make everything ourselves in house. We cure our own salmon, we marinate our own herrings, we pickle our own veg, we make our own bread, cakes and biscuits.  We crack our eggs to order – you would be surprised how many people prep these before service!

We only source meat from happy animals, we will always ensure that our meat and poultry comes from animals that have led a decent life.

Seafood – we will only purchase sustainable and seasonal fish.  Our fish comes from Cornwall where it is fished by a small co-operative of fisherman who supply directly to us.

Our salmon is farmed in the Faroe Islands in the best conditions for it’s welfare. It is the closest thing to wild salmon, but being farmed means it is sustainable.

Our eel supplier is a member of the sustainable eel company, which is making sure that eels do not die out, which is a real possibility if they are not bred.

Rye Bread – we make our own rye bread – it has no wheat or yeast in it – this is rare as most rye breads will contain wheat in their starter.

Coffee. Environmental sustainability and ethical partnerships are extremely important to us. Our coffee supplier  works directly with farmers through direct trade whenever possible, or through reputable green suppliers to ensure that farmers are receiving the full worth of their coffee. The high quality of the beans we use mean farmers are paid well, and can provide housing and health care for their family and workers.

We recycle our old cooking oil, which is used to make biofuel.

We return any excess packaging to our suppliers to re-use.

We don’t use plastic straws and never have – not just because it’s now the in thing, we have always said it was unnecessary.  Our straws are made from recyclable cardboard as is all our takeaway packaging.

Our takeaway cutlery is made from wood.

Every year we take part in Action Against Hunger’s Love Food Give Food campaign raising money for their vision of a world free from hunger.

We want to make sure that everyone who works with us enjoys what they do – and this shows through in our repeat customers and consistently good reviews praising the quality of our good and the friendliness of our staff.


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