New research ranked children’s food at 28 chains and supermarket cafes.
Wahaca and LEON are part of the top chains that primarily sourcing ingredients from the UK, according to a new study from the Soil Association.
The aforementioned brands are bright spots in the ‘Out To Lunch’ survey, which revealed a lack of support for British farmers, with chains such as Wagamama and Giraffe serving no British meat on their menus.
JD Wetherspoon topped the survey, followed by Ikea and Mitchells & Butlers brand Harvester, with organic and sustainable ingredients and vegetables on the menu.
In contrast, Marks & Spencer served no vegetables on its children’s menu, whilst chains including Azzurri Group-owned ASK Italian and Zizzi, Giraffe, Greene King brand Hungry Horse and Prezzo had sought no farm assurance.
The survey also found a trend towards organic items on the high street, with 15 chains found to serve organic ingredients on their children’s menu.
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