Scarecrow in the city
There’s nothing frightening about Scarecrow, Auckland central’s kitchen, grocer and florist.
Scarecrow offers simple seasonal delights spiked with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern favours. The philosophy behind the food on its menu and in-store is driven by what’s in season and what its suppliers have available.
Chef Ben Barton has run two sustainable seafood evenings, and last week the Scarecrow team joined forces with Kelmarna Community Gardens, artisan bread producer Wild Wheat and Community Fruit Harvesting to create a menu using traditionally wasted food like offal, tag-2 secondary food, yesterday’s bread and kale ribs.
Waste conscious consumers who bring along their own cups and containers get a 50 cents discount on takeaway coffee and $1 on takeaway salads. “We like to pass on all the savings to people who forgo the convenience of the disposable; Scarecrow uses only compostable takeaway containers,” says Barton.
Photo: Alexandra Wimley