Low carbon: consuming goods and services

Cafes and restaurants using locally sourced food:

  • Circle Cafe, Brandon Terrace, Cannonmills, has a policy of using local suppliers where possible.
  • Cornerstone Cafe, St John's Church, 3 Lothian Road
  • The Lot, 4 Grassmarket, Old Town is a good value, Christian cafe with locally sourced food.
  • urbanangel, Hanover Street, New Town says it sources the best natural ingredients and pays a fair price to all of their suppliers, using only the best local, organic, free-range and fairly traded produce available.
  • Avoid the big chain cafes which suck the lifeblood out of local communities and use the locally-owned and run places. You'll find plenty of inspiration with cafes listed by type at The List.

Ethical and environmental shopping: