SEVERAL eateries and supermarkets across Southampton are part of a food-waste rescuing scheme, helping people save money.

Three in four Britons are being forced to skip meals in order to cope with the rising cost of living, according to a recent Ipsos poll commissioned by Sky News.

But apps like Too Good To Go could offer a way to save money whilst also combating food waste.

Launched in the US in 2020, the app is used by cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores which advertise food past its selling date but still perfectly safe to eat.

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Each day, users have the chance to reserve a limited number of £3-5 'magic bags' filled with surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away.

Once the bag has been booked and paid for, it's ready for collection.

The scheme has not been fully rolled out in Southampton, but there are several venues participating.

Most well-known coffeeshops such as Starbucks, Costa, Pret, Nero and Greggs are all involved with this scheme, and so are a number of independent venues.

Leftovers from supermarkets like Spar, Nisa, Londis, Morrisons and Simply Fresh are also offered.

As part of our new campaign to make your cash go further - Your Money Matters - we have put together a list of eateries across the city which you could buy cheaper food from via the app.

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  • Foodys
  • Harvester Swan
  • Toby Carvery
  • Willi’s Café
  • Muse Café
  • Baboo Ji

Fish & chip shops

  • J-Henry's
  • The Godfather
  • Best Fry
  • Mike’s Traditional

Sushi bars

  • Yo! Sushi
  • Cosushi
  • Sushi Daily


  • Mercure Hotel

According to information published on Too Good To Go’s website, 52 million people in 17 countries are now buying bags of leftovers, saving about 200,000 meals every day.

If your venue should be in this list, email

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