published on 15/03/2016

Each year 1.3 billion tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted, including about 45% of fruits and vegetables.

After a couple months cleaning the huge abandoned storehouse he discovered, Aladdin Charni and his friends Gilia, Victorine, Sandrine and Martin opened Freegan Pony, to raise awareness about food waste. Chef volunteers cook up left over fruits and vegetables collected from Rungis, which is the biggest wholesale food market in Europe, based on the outskirts of Paris.
The vintage furniture from second hand charity store Emmaüs give a certain unique flair. There is no heating, but the contagious vibe of energy of the team and the candles displayed on the tables warm up the visitors hearts.

I can't guarantee you will be welcomed by the lovely kitty that was sitting at the front door when I arrived, but you will definitely take part of a meaningful, tasty and super friendly experience.

Freegan Pony is opened from Friday to Monday, and the menu changes daily, based on the food the team can find.
Booking through Freegan Pony's Facebook page.

Nathalie Malric


Freegan Pony
Place Auguste Baron

75019 Paris





Tags: Freegan Pony, Aladdin Charni, vegan