London most certainly does not fall short when it comes to on-the-go healthy food. The city boasts a multitude of cafes, delis and restaurants that favour seasonal and sustainable produce, and as we transition into the warmer climate there are so many new menus reflective of the changing produce and weather. We’ve rounded up the most delicious new menus in town for you- we advise working your way through them day by day, brunch date by brunch date. And if the sun is shining, why not make it a picnic in the park? See ya soggy salads
Incase you hadn’t realised, High Mood Food is the one and only kid on the block serving up gut healthy goods galore. They
offer nutritious, vegcentric options for all, champion intuitive eating –
#gowithyourgut – + pack their fresh, seasonal offering with the beneficial probiotics of fermented foods – their specialty! Their Spring brunch menu had just launched and boy is it epic. Think warm toasted banana bread with vanilla labneh & tahii, and the classic AVO TOAST with spicy chilli sauce + toasted seeds, sourdough toasties + more! What on earth are you waiting for? Hop to it folks!
Jusu Brothers is a healthy Japanese inspired restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill whose food is totally packed full of colour and vibrancy. Their new menu boasts a host of delectable dishes just in time for summer. They have reimagined their traditional menu items and integrated alternative ingredients to ensure each dish is not only great to taste but also packed full of nutritional benefits.
The fresh dishes served at Jusu Brothers have been carefully crafted by head chef Joy Diter and her team to provide lasting all-natural energy with no preservatives. With memory boosting and complexion clearing fish dishes such as Tuna Tataki and Salmon Poke Bowl together with sought-after ingredients like activated charcoal, the menu provides a full nutritional feast. And we haven’t even got to pudding yet- their buckwheat flour Oreos and Strawberry Cheesecake made with coconut milk are packed with beneficial ingredients to normalise cholesterol levels, prevent inflammation and of course, boost your mood. Heathy Oreos? Try saying no to that.
Farmstand’s Spring menu has landed, and is as true to the sustainable, seasonal café’s ethos as e
ver. They have selected the best of what the season has to offer: punchy wild garlic, earthy Jersey Royals and beautifully bright asparagus. As always their fish is sustainably sourced, with their trout coming from the crystal clear spring-fed chalk streams of Hampshire.
Their menu continues to be tasty, vibrant and sustainable, as well as being free from gluten, dairy and sugar. They add only a dash of unrefined sugar to their baked goods. All of their veg and grains are seasonal and GM-free, any meat is ethically sourced and their fish is sustainable. They take inspiration from around the world to bring diners international recipes without the carbon footprint, using independent UK-based suppliers. Join them at their Covent Garden restaurant where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual, but cosy environment.
For a good few years now, Detox Kitchen have been at the pinnacle of London’s healthy food scene, saving our lives many many times when we’re in need of a nourishing fix. They serve fresh, bold and delicious dishes that are bursting with flavour and goodness. Their ever-rotating menu is bursting at the seams with seasonal, vibrant ingredients, and the combinations are endless. Build your bowl with their tasty salads and hot dishes- we’re loving the butternut + chickpeas with dukkah crumb and the pak choi and carrot with sesame and tamari.
Farmer J are on a mission to put sad sandwich lunches at bay and spice up our meals. They’re big on making good food that’s good for you, is ready when you are, doesn’t leave you hungry, doesn’t require a mortgage and doesn’t taste forkin’ bland.
In their words- “think about what you bought for lunch yesterday, and then think about flank steak with spiced roast sweet potatoes and honey-charred broccoli on a bed of freekeh for £7.50. Sound better? We thought so, and that’s just one of the things on the menu.” They pride themselves on being cooks, not heater-uppers, so 90% of their food is made on-site. The poultry is fantastic, the beef is prime meat – the ingredients in their kitchen are all seasonal and sourced from quality high-welfare farms.
Simply choose your protein- the grilled chermoula chicken in green tahini + charred tofu stead in a white miso, aubergine + ginger dressing to name have us droo-ling. And then top up with warm + cold seasonal sides from spiced whole roasted cauli with black sesame seeds to kale + tahini Caesar salad. Don’t go forgetting the dressing- we’re a sucker for the chimmichuri. Adios boring lunches!
The newest venture by Made In Chelsea sisters Lucy + Tiffany Watson, Tell Your Friends is the newest vegan hotspot in
town. Think iconic dishes with a plant based twist- Small Plates includes Chicken Bites (jackfruit with a hemp and sunflower crumb), Burgers are in fact made up of bean patties and cashew cheese whilst Mains include the likes of Fish & Chips (breaded banana blossom and cashew tartare sauce). Created by two very social sisters; Lucy and Tiffany want you to share in the social enjoyment of eating and drinking and most importantly, to Tell Your Friends about it.