Bird Eats List

Our list of female founded, independent producers & places for excellent eating in the UK based on your recommendations. Growers, bakeries, caterers, supper clubs, restaurants, cafes or simply an honesty box by the roadside. If it's good eating from scratch and female founded, we want to know about it. 

Email Vicky with your Bird Eats recommendations to share the joy. Please include a website link with a few words about why you love this place so much and only recommendations for places you've experienced first hand and loved. 

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Cymru Wales

An outstanding kitchen led by Marianne Wright.  Head to 

Wrights Food Emporium in Carmarthenshire for simply inspiring eats.

Karmen Kafe for lunch and outstanding cake in the market town of Carmarthen.

If you're in Cardigan, you must visit Mandy of Cardigan Bay Fish for the freshest sea food and shell fish. Mandy's husband and son do the fishing, Mandy prepares for market. A rare treat. 

 

East Midlands

"Reimagining food from the ground up," says sourdough baker and founder of Nottingham bakery, Kimberley Bell of Small Food Bakery. Doors open Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-3. Plus watch out for pop-up supper clubs and collabs. 

Nottingham based Tough Mary's Bakehouse by Kate O'Shea is open Tues thru Sunday, 9-3pm, "We're a bakery passionate about simple good food," says Kate. 

East of England

London

Bakery open on Saturdays only, over in E8, The Meringue Girls offer spectacular pies, cakes, coffee and ice cream. The Cherry Bakewell pie is one to watch..

Brownies made with fresh flowers and by post? Look no further than Sammi and her team at the Blushing Cook.

Try the Scratch menu at Spring by Skye Gyngell at Somerset House. Offering a set menu for just an hour a day, Skye and her team have crafted beauty from ingredients that’d otherwise go to waste. Innovative.

 

North East & Cumbria

North West

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Women in Food favourite, Rosie Healey heads up Gloriosa in Glasgow. Vibrant Mediterranean eating.

South East

Suzy's Streat Food takes the Honesty Box experience to a whole new level. 

South West

The laminated pastries at Harts Bakery are stuff of legend. Founded up by chef, Laura Hart.  If you're in Bristol, this is the bakery to visit. 

If you're near the famed cookery school in Ashburton, be sure to get in touch with Rendang & Rice  - Tina Black's Malaysian takeaway service and private supper club is the real deal.

West Midlands

Founded by Pink Robyn apron-wearer Chloe, Women* in Hospitality Birmingham runs supper clubs, wine tastings and workshops across Birmingham.

Yorkshire & the Humber

ONLINE

Founded December 2020 by Sushila Moles, The New Meat Project is an online butchery service, “Eat less but better," says Sushila, "And use meat as the seasoning."