Life in the city is always jam-packed, as we squeeze in early morning workouts before a busy day of work, often followed by late nights socialising with friends. While we're all for embracing the fast pace of London's bright lights, don’t forget to take care of yourself and your health. Give your body some much-needed timeout and mindfully unwind at our favourite healthy places to eat out.
Rawligion 3 Tottenham St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2AF
True to its name, Rawligion is a sacred spot that serves only organic plant-based, vegan food. With no preservatives in sight, this place is a haven for anyone seeking something fresh and raw. Found in Fitzrovia, this healthy eatery is conveniently located just moments away from Goodge Street station. The décor of the café is earth-inspired, rooted in nature you’ll notice real viridian moss covering the wall behind the bar and in the small eating area at the back, ivy enshrines the hanging lamps. With delicious botanical drinks, raw chocolate and cauliflower sushi on offer, naturally this is a an enticing choice.
Jusu Brothers 147-149 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RS.
During the summer months, the large windows at the front of this Notting Hill café are opened outwards, and the sun brings to life this lively white space. The colourful and freshly pressed juices stand out against the minimalist interior and the appetising mix of organic bites, raw protein shakes and health shots make this pan-Asian eatery a unique little find. Influenced by Japanese culture and design, the Jusu Brothers motto ‘remedy for the soul’ rings true. Along with green, white and detox tea, soothing cocktails, sake, beer and wine are also served. With its relaxed atmosphere and serene surroundings, Jusu Brothers will certainly help you rejuvenate the senses.
Tiny Leaf 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR.
Vegetarian, organic and zero waste, Tiny Leaf is good for you and good for the environment. Situated in Mercato Metropolitano food market in Borough, Tiny Leaf can be found among the wonderfully diverse mix of food stalls, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food throughout the day. The menu is constructed from organic surplus produce that is supplied by local suppliers, supermarkets, farms, distributors, plant breeders and retailers. Why not join the movement to eat sustainably and cut out unnecessary waste, be mindful of what you eat and what you don’t…
The Canvas Café 42 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, E1 5JL
The Canvas Café is London’s first ever ‘happy café’ and plays host to the Museum of Happiness, located in an outhouse accessible via the garden. With a menu that is simple, free-range and ethically sourced, this not-for-profit café exudes positivity and mindfulness. The walls have writing sprawled across them with questions like ‘Where are you from?’ and ‘What’s the best thing that happened today?’ with a variety of answers in response. The Canvas Café has an authentic, down to earth charm about it, one that will leave you feeling grounded and back in balance.
Neal’s Yard Pride Kitchen 2 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
Neal’s Yard Pride Kitchen (formally Saladpride) was born out of the lunchbox of David Bez, a self-proclaimed Italian food lover and a man that has creatively sexed up salads. Found in the healthy hub of Neal’s Yard, this place has a wonderfully wholesome vibe, using pulses and grains to create filling and nutritious meals. The creative use of vegetables, raw flavours and edible flowers makes this an obvious Insta favourite. Stop here to try a #sexysalad and make the most of the #sunshine!
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