Food news: On track to healthy living

Sophie Lane of Slaaaw, with her delivery bike
Sophie Lane of Slaaaw, with her delivery bike
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Healthy living is the principle behind salad and health food specialist Slaaw – and owner Sophie Lane doesn't believe in half measures...

Not only has she created a whole menu of tasty treats designed to boost her customers' wellbeing, she also delivers them by bike.

Sophie set up her business earlier this year after being inspired by a trip to Copenhagen. She devised a menu that includes everything from tasty salads to peanut butter caramel slice, then set about selling her treats at food festivals and a weekly pop-up café in Union Street.

Now she also supplies West One coffee shop Ink & Water and – thanks to her father, who donated a fold-up bike – she makes her deliveries in appropriate style.

LEE RINGS THE CHANGES

Change is on the timetable at university-based Inox Dine, where the restaurant has a cosy new lounge bar and new menu. The public venue, on the fifth floor of the Students' Union Building in Durham Road, has installed comfy seating and a café-style menu alongside the main restaurant selection which offers two courses for £14 or three for £17; special diets are a feature. In charge of the changes is new head chef Lee Vintin – formerly of Eten and the Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley – who works closely with executive chef Joe Berry.

BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL

The third Steel City Beer & Cider Festival is stepping up a gear, with additional capacity when it takes over Kelham Island Museum from October 19 - 22. Over 300 real ales and ciders will be served, many made in Sheffield. Live music is also part of the mix.