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Slow Food Causeway

Slow Food was initially founded by a group of activists in Italy during the 1980s, with the aim of defending regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slow pace of life.

Slow Food has grown into a global movement, involving millions of people, in over 150 countries, that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to the community and the environment.


Recognising the importance of our local food traditions and the years of accrued knowledge and culture that accompanies this, Slow Food promotes true enjoyment of good food, and food production systems that provide good, clean and fair food for everyone.

Shane Holland, Chairman of Slow Food in the UK said: “We are delighted to award Slow Food Destination accreditation to Slow Food Causeway, in an area with such outstanding produce, and where consumers are looking for genuinely good local food.  

“With the support of Taste Causeway, we are delighted to see a network of local food and drink businesses from right across the local supply chain, collaborating and working together to deliver the aim and ethos of Slow Food across all parts of the destination.

Slow Food UK has designed a special Slow Food Causeway logo, featuring the iconic Slow Food snail.  We protect our logo fiercely, as it is recognised across the world as a quality marque endorsing Good, Clean and Fair food.  Wherever you see this iconic, internationally recognised logo displayed, you will be certain to find great local food which sustains the local economy, is produced to the highest standards, is of the place and respects the local environment”.

Slow Food in NI is headed by chef Paula McIntyre, she said: “I’m delighted to see the launch of Slow Food Causeway. Having worked closely with the producers, chefs and growing number of food tourism businesses and food retailers involved in Taste Causeway for many years now, their ethics and attention to great provenance is the perfect fit for the international Slow Food movement. 

Taste Causeway members will be fully embracing the Slow Food ethos and values.

  • Our producers will be highlighting their provenance, heritage and local traditions.
  • Our hospitality businesses will be promoting their Slow Food accredited menus.
  • Our food tourism businesses will be bringing Slow Food to life with events, tours and experiences.