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Destination Health: London’s best healthy eating restaurants

Destination Health: London’s best healthy eating restaurants

When trying to follow a clean eating regime, there are many obstacles which seem to present themselves. Be it a barrage of sweets brought in for a colleague’s birthday, a family meal which you just can’t get out of or that takeaway menu which peers at you from the kitchen drawer – temptation is never too far away.

Arguably the strongest of these temptations however, is the lure of restaurant food, and there can be nothing worse than having to decline an invite to eat out simply because the menu doesn’t align with your gastro goals.

Well, no more! With healthy eating now more popular than ever, we at Mio don’t believe that you should miss out on restaurant quality food just because you’re conscious of your health. As such, we’ll be starting a monthly feature dedicated to detailing the best healthy eating restaurants in your city – this week we’re starting with England’s very own London town!

London’s best healthy eating restaurants.

The Daisy Green Collection

The Daisy Green Collection is a collective of different eateries scattered across the capital, each catering to your hunger-for-health morning, noon and night. The Australian founders have taken ample inspiration from their homeland and aim to bring “fresh, healthy, high quality food” to the streets of London. Delights range from simple breakfast wraps at their kiosk style haunt Peggy Jean, to sashimi grade tuna steak with crushed avocado, salsa verde and garden salad at the more upmarket Timmy Green.

 

Rude Health Café

Rude Health was founded back in 2005 by husband and wife duo Nick & Camilla Barnard on their quest to discover “the world’s finest muesli”. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength and in June of 2016 they opened the Rude Health Café. Set in the heart of Putney, the café offers breakfast, lunch and a weekend brunch, with each meal centred around fresh, local, seasonal produce sourced from “fields, orchards and vines – not laboratories.” Expect treats such as ‘The Dutch Baby’ – a baked sprouted spelt pancake topped with mascarpone, berry compote and a pistachio crumb. We’d also recommend trying some of their own recipe, homemade drinks; you can taste the goodness in every sip.

 

Ethos

This pay-by-weight concept restaurant, nestled just off Oxford Circus, is exclusively vegetarian and serves a wide array of gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. The restaurant, unsurprisingly, is very much focused on its own ethos, citing ‘amazing food, exceeding expectations, investing in [their] team and no wastage’ as the four core values. We recommend the Chickpea and Coconut Curry and the Springtime Scotch Egg!

 

Farmacy

The brain child of Camilla Al Fayed, daughter of Mohammed, Farmacy’s mission is clear – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” The Notting Hill haunt caters to both a vegan and vegetarian diet, “free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals.” Expect to find free-from twists on old favourites such as burgers, curry and tagliatelle, as well as more typically vegan dishes like the Green Egg and Macro bowls.



Emily Flinders

Emily Flinders

Writer and expert