Food news: On track to healthy living

Sophie Lane of Slaaaw, with her delivery bike
Sophie Lane of Slaaaw, with her delivery bike

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.


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.


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.