ALPHA BAR was established by William Pouget almost 20 years ago with a vision of creating a healthy, affordable and delicious fast food venue in Oxford's Covered Market. Like it's sister café the VAULTS AND GARDEN, Alpha Bar is based on principles of ecological sustainability and tasty organic food.
To achieve this we have focused on:
'Sourcing local, organic and ethically produced goods and ingredients'
We are careful to choose our ingredients based on where they are coming from rather than price, in order to minimise our carbon footprint. For example we choose to use lentils from south west France rather than China and use local suppliers wherever possible and have key partnerships across Oxfordshire.
'No Waste Catering'
From menu planning, recipe formulation, purchasing, food preparation, portioning & service, we aim & train to minimizing wastage of ingredients & food. This allows us to use more expensive organic produce without raising our prices!
We recycle everything possible including all cardboard, glass, paper and most plastic. Our dream is to legally & economically compost all our biodegradable waste and we know its going to come true soon!
'Promoting healthy detox living'
In a modern world with polluted air, water and food and diets that are unsuited to lifestyles, climate and metabolic needs, we can end up feeling like a wreck.
We chose our ingredients, develop our recipes and plan our menus with a view to creating healthy & nutritionally balanced options that will appeal to broad range of people, also accommodating special dietary needs.
Our food contains no MSG, minimal sugar, minimal oil and no artificial ingredients.
We also stay away from microwave ovens, Teflon coatings, plastic utensils and short-life or toxic equipment.