New app Too Good To Go allows you to buy cheap restaurant food right before closing time

Food from restaurant (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A new app will help restaurants and consumers by connecting them right before closing time, saving large amounts of food from ending up in the garbage.

Too Good To Go is an environmental social enterprise dedicated to reducing food waste.

The app links consumers with delicious food that would otherwise be thrown away at prices from as little as $2 and a maximum of $5.

Through the Too Good To Go app and website, you can order delicious food from restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

Founded in Denmark by a group of friends, Too Good To Go was able to grow internationally thanks to the diversity of its team.

As of August 2016, Too Good To Go has operations in six different countries.

In London, the company has partnered with 95 restaurants to help reduce food waste and rescue surplus restaurant food that would otherwise be destined for the landfill.

A wide variety of restaurants, delis and cafes such as My Lunch Box (Aldgate), Jimmy’s Restaurants (O2 Arena) and Red Dragon (Mile End Road) – as well as many more London restaurants – have joined the app.

The app now offers residents in London, the means to treat themselves to Thai, Chinese, Moroccan, Caribbean or Italian cuisine for lunch, dinner and dessert, from prices as low as $2.