I love to travel, it is so amazing to explore new cities and to experience new cultures. Last summer I went to London for a few days with my Mum and my sister and I fell in love with the health food scene over there, it’s like the L.A of Europe! With summer nearly back again (hallelujah) I am reminiscing about my trip to London so I decided to post my top 5 favourite healthy restaurants that you should definitely try to go to if you are there.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much people seem to embrace a healthy lifestyle over there and could not believe this health food mecca was less than an hours plane journey from Dublin. Also, I have a slight obsession with hazelnut butter so when I saw that Whole Foods made their own nut butters and that you could choose your serving size (mine was probably big enough to feed a family of 5 for a week) I could barely contain my excitement.
This is a raw food restaurant with two locations in Chelsea. Tanya’s is a celebrity hotspot and it is understandable why it’s so popular. The setting is gorgeous, so relaxed and calm and the staff are so friendly. I went there for dinner but do feel it would be more of a place to try for brunch. If you do go for dinner I would definitely recommend trying one of their desserts, the cheesecakes were yummy and light. Their hot “chocolate” was without a doubt the best one of my entire trip. You will come out of Tanya’s feeling revitalised and clean, even after having dessert!
Wild Food Café
Wild Food Café is located in Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. I loved this place it has such cool healthy alternatives and their ethos shines through everything from the menu to the staff’s uniforms. It gets very busy so try get in before the crowds (before half 1). If you get there and it is busy put your name down with the host and explore Covent Garden while you wait for your table, Covent Garden is gorgeous to walk around, this place is must try (it got my mum and sisters approval so it is definitely a winner). Getting a dessert here is mandatory, I got the white chocolate and pecan cheesecake and just did not want it to end! Here and Tanya’s were the most expensive of the places I went and the waiters do already put a service charge with the bill so just be aware of that.
I loved the whole vibe around this place plus it is not far from New Bond St so it is nice to go for a stroll after and pretend you can afford to shop there! No but seriously, Raw Press was probably my favourite in terms of interior design it just felt really warm and friendly, not pretentious at all. The staff were so nice too. They sell Hardihood cakes here, which is how I came across it, so promise me you will not leave London without trying one of these cakes!
The Good Life Eatery
The Good Life Eatery has a brilliant selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are simple, delicious alternatives and it is brilliant if you are with your friends or family who may be not be too enthusiastic about healthy eating. They aren’t stingy with their portion sizes either, the goodness bowl is great for having a bit of everything.
The people here are just so cool, relaxed and chilled. You may have seen their products being sold in other health food cafes and stores, they do a wide range of products that are extremely popular! Inspiralled is out in Camden so not as close the centre as the rest of the places I have mentioned but the atmosphere was amazing and Camden is really cool to see. The menu offers a wide range of choices so you will not be stuck Inspiralled is open from the morning to late night everyday, I really enjoyed the buzz about the place in the evening, like a healthy lounge bar! They also make their own ice cream, yes please! Definitely pop in when you’re in London.
I was impressed with the healthy cafés, restaurants and even bars London has to offer. It is a paradise for clean candy lovers like me but it can be expensive. In my opinion, the health food scene is better than New York (I still love you though New York) I cannot wait to go back and check out some of the places I did not get to like Eathos and Maple & Fitz.
What are your go-to healthy restaurants when you are in London? Let me know in the comments section or on Instagram! @neutralsandnutrition