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14 healthy cafes in London that you need to know

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London has some really fantastic restaurants, I feel very lucky to live in a city where there is so much choice. However, the majority of the London foodie scene is largely unhealthy, delicious don’t get me wrong, but not great for you. So if you’re like me and enjoy the odd indulgence but also really enjoy keeping fit and healthy then this post is for you. Now you can eat out and not feel guilty after! London is fast catching up on the health trend with new restaurants and cafes opening almost every month. Having tried and tested as many as possible these are in my opinion the best of the best. So here you have it, 14 healthy cafes in London that you need to know about!

@emmashbates

@emmashbates

1. The Good Life Eatery 

This was London’s first cafe that stocked cold-pressed juice, it opened almost two years ago in Chelsea and they are without doubt one of the most popular healthy eateries in the city, proven by the fact they’re opening up their second branch in Marylebone in the next couple of months.

@tanyaschelsea

@tanyaschelsea

2. Tanya’s Cafe

Another raw centric cafe for you. I can’t say that raw food if my favourite way to eat but the food they manage to make here that tastes surprisingly similar to the food it’s mimicking is really quite impressive. Tanya’s first opened in Chelsea and has now branched to Parson’s Green too. I highly recommend the juices here, they’re pretty incredible.

@mildredsrecipes

@mildredsrecipes

3. Mildred’s

Mildred’s caters specifically for vegetarians, however for all you carnivore’s out there, don’t be put off there’s a delicious array of dishes that prove to even the most dubious of meat-lovers that you don’t need a portion of meat for every meal. Their Energising Detox Salad and Sweet Potato Curry are both incredible. I’d highly recommend Mildred’s to anyone and everyone, if you’re tempted you’ll find them in the heart of Soho, careful though – they’re too popular for bookings, show up early and fight your way to a seat!

@wildfoodcafe

@wildfoodcafe

4. Wild Food Cafe

Centrally located in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, the Wild Food cafe is a ‘raw-centric’ restaurant with a menu suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Their ethos is centred around well-being and all items on the menu are freshly prepared each day with ingredients locally sourced as much as possible. I wasn’t a huge fan of the deserts but the salads and sandwiches are really delicious. Be sure to pop by for a meal if you’re in the area, you’ll leave feeling satisfied but not stuffed!

@thedetoxkitchen

@thedetoxkitchen

5. The Detox Kitchen

These guys are perfect for your lunch break. They have a variation of fresh seasonal salads – veggie, chicken, prawns, the list goes on. Whether you’re seeking a more filling option with rice or something lighter with lettuce they always have an amazing selection. Or if you just want to pop by  for a smoothie, they have them on offer too. You can find The Detox Kitchen on Kingly Street or in Harvey Nichols.

@namafoods

@namafoods

6. Nama Foods 

A third raw-eatery for you all. This one is located in Notting Hill, they offer raw-food courses, juice cleanses and raw cleanses. Or if like me you just fancied a refreshing, non-stodgy, healthy meal they’re also pretty good at that too! They’re open for all meals of the day, I particularly enjoy their breakfast menu – the Pancakes and Ice Cream is definitely worth a try. The Chocolate Heaven smoothie is also one to add to your list of must-try’s. If you’re looking for a more savoury option at lunch then you should check out their take on a pizza, it’s pretty impressive. Whether you’re super into raw foods or are just looking for something a bit different and healthy then this is your place!

@puretasterestaurant

@puretasterestaurant

7. Pure Taste

For those of you who follow the Paleo Diet (also known as the Caveman Diet) then you will love this restaurant. Actually for anyone who loves a protein filled, healthy meal you will love this restaurant. The whole menu is coded underneath according to different dietary requirements, which I thought was a particularly exciting feature. Despite being London’s first Paleo restaurant there are items on the menu to suit vegan, vegetarian, coeliac – you name it. You’ll locate Pure Taste on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill and I would highly recommend you do.

@emmashbates

@emmashbates

8. Roots and Bulbs

Roots and Bulbs prizes themselves on creating nutritious cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies and also providing wholesome, natural and well-sourced food. They have locations in Marylebone and South Kensington. They also have bars set up at the work-out studio 1Rebel and the hairdressers Daniel Galvin. My personal favourites on their drink menu come from their superfood smoothie section, the ‘Gym Freak’ smoothie is pretty delicious and also unsurprisingly perfect post-gym. The mixed quinoa salad and chocolate brownie are my go to choices from the food menu, seriously, the chocolate brownie is on another level.

@mapleandfitz

@mapleandfitz

9. Maple and Fitz

Maple and Fitz is the first cold-pressed juice bar in Fitzrovia (central London). They also serve really delicious, nutritious and honest food. All their ingredients are well sourced and their menu is packed full of nourishing meals. This is a great place for a lunch break as it serves you all the nutrition you’d need in the middle of the day without you being starving by 4pm. If you’re in a hurry to get to the office and haven’t had a chance for breakfast they also have a great breakfast menu. The Avocado chilli toast and Julius Caesar salad are personal favourites. Be sure to also try their Kale-Aid juice and the Raw Energy balls.

@juicebabyuk

@juicebabyuk

10. Juicebaby

Juice Baby is fantastic, they’re trying to make sustainable and healthy food on the go. If you’re a fan of acai bowls, they serve a mean one here, their Mulberry granola is also pretty exceptional. If you’re seeking out a healthy lunch spot, this Chelsea based bar is perfect for a lunch-break or for picking up some breakfast. One thing you must try however is their Nut Butter Fudge smoothie, whilst it may sound devishly naughty it is packed full of nutrition whilst also quenching that sweet-tooth of yours. You’ll find Juice Baby on King’s Road, I can’t recommend these guys enough.

@rawpressco

@rawpressco

11. Raw Press

Raw Press have a cafe in the Wolf & Badger store in Mayfair they also have a juice ‘outlet’ in the Wolf & Badger store in Notting Hill. Their cafe serves, as you may have guessed, fresh pressed juices, along with an array of healthy, yet filling, salads, soups and a number of other yummy lunches. If you work in the area or are looking for a spot for a weekend lunch then be sure to pay these guys a visit. The roasted butternut squash salad is enough to coax me in any day!

@hallysandlittleh

@hallysandlittleh

12. Little H’s

This adorable little deli is located opposite it’s bigger sister – Hally’s, in Parsons Green. They specialise in gluten, dairy, sugar free and vegan food with a couple more indulgent treats if you’re feeling naughty. They’re definitely worth checking out for a healthy breakfast, lunch or juices. You can also get take out to go, very conveniently Parson’s Green is just over the road, providing the perfect alfresco dining spot for your healthy treats!

@cpressjuice

@cpressjuice

13. CPress

Despite their popularity as a juice bar, these guys definitely know how to do a salad well. Another little treasure that you’ll find on Fulham Road is C Press. All of their food is super healthy, nutritious and filling. Their Pesto Zuchetti and Sweet Qnoa salads are personal favourites. If you’re not in the mood for a salad then their snack pods are really delicious, especially their acai pod. In terms of juices the ‘True Love’ juice made from carrot, lime and ginger is a pretty great start to the day. If you’re in the area be sure to give these guys a visit.

@thelomaxway

@thelomaxway

14. Lomax Cafe

Lomax is located in Chelsea on the Fulham Road. It’s a bespoke nutrition and fitness studio providing all manner of fitness classes and also a sensationally delicious cafe on the ground floor. They have the perfect array of food to compliment you post-work out (or if you just want a filling, nutritious meal!) The Protein Pancakes are potentially some of the best I’ve tasted in London, they also have a large variation of eggs to pack in all the protein you need. If you’re feeling like a cup of tea and cake but don’t want to feel guilty then they have an entire shelving unit packed with sweet treats that are actually good for you and that taste even better. It’s also a pretty great location for people watching!

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    Shiraz café
    September 9, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Lomax Cafe the best place i ever visited.They are very much concerned about your health and dite.

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    katie morgan
    June 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    WOW!! I am moving to London in September and CANNOT WAIT!!! what an awesome list! thanks so much!!

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    Sunny Rolfs
    May 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    YUMMM

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    Jamie Ehrsam
    May 12, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Great List! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Sarah Park
    May 10, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I wish I had known about these cafes while I was visiting London just a few weeks ago! I can’ wait to go back and discover other amazing things around the city 🙂

    -Sarah

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    Mandy
    May 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I’m going to London in August and this is perfect! Thank you!!

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    JESS
    May 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Great list! Daylesford Organic Farmshop & Cafe on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill is worth checking out too. Jess @ Back To Buckley

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    UNA
    May 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    You can find literally everything in london 🙂 I love it that we’ve got so so so many good places to eat healthy food as long as you’ve done some research online 🙂

    x

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    Majean
    May 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Who knew London had so many healthy food cafés?! It makes a change from the delicious albeit unhealthy options that are around. Love having options so thanks for sharing

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    Michelle | Lights Camera Travel
    May 7, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Super helpful post, thank you Emma! Exactly my style of eating. I’ve bookmarked it for my trip to London in September!

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    Lauren
    May 7, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Wow, all the food looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this list of healthy cafes in London.

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    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    May 7, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m hoping to visit London next month, and after spending three weeks in Italy and eating nothing but pasta I’m thinking it’s time for me to health up a bit 😉

    -Claire

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    Carla
    May 7, 2015 at 4:26 am

    This post is amazing !!! You just gave me 10 good reasons to go to London ! 😀 Ah ah ah … Amazing list !!

    Xoxo, Carla.

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    Anna
    May 7, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Aww I wish I knew this when I went to London this winter!! Everything looks amazing 🙂

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    Kristina
    May 7, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Thank you for this post! I’m going to London in September and will be visiting some of these restaurants!

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    Susanna
    May 6, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Nom nom nommy. Those all sound delicious. My favorite place to get a quick and healthy meal is EAT. They are a chain, but their food is always delicious and cheap.

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    Andrea Petersen
    May 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Ok, so the word jealous doesn’t even cut it that you’ve eaten at all of these places. I love a healthy lunch restaurant and have only tried a couple of these with loads of them being on my ‘need to go ASAP list’. I LOVED Nama Foods and thought Mildred’s was pretty good. Really want to try Good Life Eatery, Tanya’s Café and Pure Taste, and now I want to even more! Am coincidentally writing a review of the Wild Food Café at the moment (follow my blog if you’d like to read it :)), which I personally didn’t think much of! Awesome post though, thanks for sharing! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

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    Meredith
    May 6, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    This is a really great list! I also really like Ethos just off Oxford Street (nr Oxford Circus). They do fantastic salads.

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    Gemma Carey
    May 6, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Lovely recommendations! Whilst you’re in Chelsea, you should pop into Elliot Rhodes – a designer belt store based just off King’s Road.

    Elliot Rhodes offers an unforgettable customer experience whilst you choose your belt combination. They have a fab interchangeable system to design a unique belt to you.

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    Rachel
    May 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    So glad I found this! It seems we are heading to the UK in September, so I can’t wait to try some of these myself!

    Cheers,
    Rachel
    FitToWander.com

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    AR Henry
    May 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    What blinking brilliant suggestions! I can’t wait to track down some of these treasures when I next have some spare time, and pennies in my purse!

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    goodnightandtravelwell
    May 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    This is a real good list of yummy things 🙂 I’ll try this places next time I’ll be in London.

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    Christina - Cavaforlunch.com
    May 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I love raw food! And I’ll be checking out some of these cafes for my next London trip x

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    Clipping Path Outsource
    May 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    All is well! But problem with us to eat raw vegetable. Actually we are not regular with it.
    krl

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    Susanne
    May 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, amazing list! I miss London… and I’m getting hungry for breakfast now 🙂