Higher welfare food is becoming more and more accessible, and it’s not only supermarkets and boutique restaurants that are catching on. A growing number of restaurant chains are also sourcing ethically produced products for their menus.
It’s genuinely inspiring to see just how many eating spots are prioritising the needs of animals in the journey from paddock to plate. In particular, we’re seeing an increase in the number of businesses using chicken that has been farmed according to the RSPCA’s animal welfare standards – this is good news for millions of chickens!
You probably know about some of the places that have prioritised humane food, but we bet others might surprise you.
Next time you’re looking to grab takeaway or sit down for a quick and tasty meal, consider trying one of these venues. Whether you’re after a burger, a burrito, a salad or a delicious pita, there’s something for everyone:
Grill’d Healthy Burgers
Who doesn’t love a good burger? Grill’d have only ever used cage-free eggs since their first restaurant opened in 2004. They also source 100% RSPCA Approved chicken for their burgers and salads and most recently have added new specialty pork belly burgers to their menu that use RSPCA Approved pork!
When it comes to running an ethical business, Zambrero is walking the walk and talking the talk. Their menu is made with the freshest ingredients – including RSPCA Approved chicken. Plus, for every burrito or bowl purchased, a meal is given to someone in need – Zambrero’s Plate4Plate initiative has seen more than 16 million meals donated to people across Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Nando’s has always been well-known for their flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. This famous chicken is now 100% RSPCA Approved. Birds on RSPCA Approved farms enjoy an active, healthy life, with good lighting, room to move and can perch, dustbathe and forage. Nando’s Australia also use cage-free eggs!
Zeus Street Greek
Not only is the food at Zeus Street Greek fresh and delicious, Zeus also made the humane switch with all chicken on the menu coming from RSPCA Approved farms where the birds have the freedom and space to move, forage and dustbathe.
Mexican street food made from locally and responsibly sourced ingredients and designed to share is what Fonda is all about. With seven locations across Melbourne, Fonda only uses humanely farmed RSPCA Approved chicken in their menu.
The RSPCA Choose Wisely initiative makes it easy to find venues putting humane food on the menu. Simply type your postcode into the search engine and you’ll be able to see which restaurants and cafes in your area are offering higher welfare options.
Want more? Grill’d recently got behind the RSPCA’s campaign to get hens out of battery cages.