Pasta Straws

Lupa Osteria restaurants in South Africa have ditched plastic straws and moved on to pasta straws which fit into their Italian style perfectly.


In May of this year, we shared the awesome story of a bar in the UK using pasta straws instead of plastic ones. You all loved that story so much, so we are excited to share yet another place using pasta straws and the best part is that they are a local and lekker restaurant!

Lupa Osteria is located in a few provinces across South Africa but it all started at their V&A Waterfront branch. Marco Zagato, the co-owner of Lupa, started feeling the pressure when his daughter continued to point out their plastic straw flaw. They decided to make a change and purchase eco-friendly straws instead. At first, they tried out paper straws but found the price per straw to be far too high, plus paper isn’t always long lasting.

They then made the switch to Bucatini pasta which is in the shape of a straw and proved to be much cheaper than the paper alternatives.

The pasta straws are incredibly durable and are being used in every form of drink. They also have no taste so they are not affecting the taste of the drinks either.

Customers are loving the alternative and have said its great to have a “guilt-free sip”.

Credit: Lupa Osteria Facebook

Watch the video below.

Sources: News24 Youtube
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