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Atlas Insider: Responding to a worldwide movement for sustainable farming

April 5, 2019

Photo: infarm vertical garden at Layla Berlin

With an increasing world population, plant-based diets on the rise and growing consumer awareness of how and where our food is grown, sustainable farming has become a buzzword in recent years. This worldwide movement has meant the farming industry is becoming more creative, and no more so than in urban areas.

In London, The Atlas Building is leading the urban sustainable farming charge with the signing of infarm, Europe’s leading ethical urban farming company, which will be opening its first UK outpost at the development later this year.

Set to be the first vertical farm concept store in the capital, infarm will offer an ever-expanding catalogue of rare vegetables and herbs, beyond those regularly supplied at supermarkets. With the increasing trend for flexitarianism and plant-based diets, there is an increasing demand for more alternatives – and infarm does just that.

To celebrate the upcoming arrival of infarm at The Atlas Building, we’ve rounded-up our favourite Shoreditch restaurants for the eco-conscious diner.  

Redemption Bar

Exclusively vegan, this restaurant is located moments from Old Street roundabout and has an ethos rooted firmly in caring for the planet, animals and ourselves. Leading the clean-eating charge with a virtuous menu of plant-based dishes and drinks, you won’t be stuck for choice.

Popolo

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Popolo produces exquisite Italian inspired creative small plates with Middle Eastern influence - from texture and colour to flavour and presentation, the dining at the Popolo won’t disappoint. Ensuring they only work with carefully sourced produce, Popolo provides great vegan options that are full of character and authenticity.

The Clerkenwell Kitchen

Tucked away in the heart of Clerkenwell, this restaurant aims to be as ethical as possible, sourcing local ingredients as well as using organic and free-range produce. The founders are passionate about sourcing the best ingredients and building relationships with local producers who use traditional farming methods.

Residents of the Atlas Building – the first of which will be moving in to their new homes this summer - will enjoy this impressive foodie offering on their doorstep, with the opening of infarm set to bolster this even further. For those who want to live in the heart of this exciting destination, there are a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses still available, with pricing from £810,000.

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