The Electric Birdcage

This extravagant cocktail bar and restaurant is positioned on Haymarket in the heart of London’s West End.

Complete with carousel bar, lavish Vegas mirrors, stunning monochrome Fibonacci patterned walls and floor, imposing black stallions, giant bird cages, turquoise hand shaped chairs and lashings of fluorescent pink, the exaggerated splendour of The Electric Birdcage creates a magical environment in which to savour a superlative range of innovative cocktails, alongside contemporary Pan Asian cuisine.

Let’s say you want a tomato, but tomatoes aren’t in season where you live. You’re going to have to buy a tomato from the grocery store, and if you’re living in the U.S., the grocer would probably sell tomatoes from either Florida or Mexico. This tomato was picked orange, so it would not rot during transit, and traveled in an 18-wheeler truck to your grocery store. Upon arrival in your town, it probably

If you eat beef items, ecologically, you can’t do any better than grass-fed. Grass-fed means the cattle are raised and fed on pastures, as opposed to in feedlots, where grains and antibiotics are shoveled. Eating too many grains can improve E. Coli in the intestine of a cow, which can often lead to infected meats and fears of public health.

Health experts advise us to eat fish for its heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and help to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Especially salmon is known for being high in omega-3s. If you want to be ecologically conscious, though, you can test how your salmon arrived in your grocery store before you buy it.


A million times you’ve read it: purchase local. Here’s why: buying local discounts on something called “food miles” or shipping your food. The blueberries that you buy at the grocery store could have been air-freighted from Chile, which implies the monster-sized carbon footprint of those bite-size delights. Even products with the mark “Made in the USA” were presumably hauled a long way away.