Local hens hang out with sheep for healthy eggs!

Eggs have had a resurgence in popularity recently, for the health conscious and those building body mass,  due to their high protein content. According to BodyBuilding.com "Eggs contain about 6 grams of high-quality protein, so high that it is used as the standard by which other foods are measured. Eggs are also a rich source of vitamins, including A, E and K and a range of B vitamins such as B12 (energy), riboflavin and folic acid".

At Somewhere Else eggs are a prominent part of our brunch menu (Full English, Eggs Benedict, Florentine, Norwegian, with avocado and scrambled with salmon to name but a few) and we have hardboiled eggs in the lunchtime salad bar.

 

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With our own interest in health and fitness, (Andy the manager is always in training for some insane marathon or bike ride through a desert, canyon or swamp!), we want to make sure that the food we use is also healthy in its origins.

So we get our eggs from local producer, Sherston Free Range Eggs. Their chickens spend their days running around a 40 acre paddock which they share with sheep. Yes sheep! Apparently the chickens aren’t keen on long grass, so the sheep keep the grass short for the chickens!

As well as grass, the chickens are fed on a diet of Wheat, Soya Meal and Sunflower Seeds with a sprinkle of marigold and paprika to help the yolks stay golden.

Of course, eggs aren’t the only high protein item on the menu- our salad bar has a number of plant-based options such as edamame beans, falafel, quinoa and nuts as well as chicken and bacon.

You can try our egg-citing new salad bar with 10% discount for takeaway if you book through our online ordering system. Quote 10%Online if it doesn’t come off the bill. Offer is valid for first-time use of the online system only.    

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