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5 Best Restaurants in London for a January Health Kick

1 January 2019 Livvi Alderson-Tuck

Everyone loves the festivities of December, but by the time you’re popping the champagne for the new year, the thought of another chocolate truffle can be too much for even the most seasoned party goer. Cue January: a chance to detox after a cracking end to the year. London Calling has scoured the city to find the healthiest, most nutritious restaurants in the capital, to please health-nuts and health-nots alike.

Detox Kitchen
Mortimer Street and Carnaby Street
 
Detox Kitchen keeps those in central London fueled with delicious, nutritious food and drink at all times of the year. Both delis boast a fresh juice bar and you can choose from creamy smoothie bowls or protein packed egg wraps for breakfast. Later in the day, the salad bar opens with fresh produce and great flavour combinations. We love their black lentil, pesto, tomato and rocket salad and with home delivery options you can ensure you keep eating well all week.


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Mildred’s
Soho, Camden, King’s Cross and Dalston
 
Mildred’s first eatery opened in Soho in 1988 and since then, this vegetarian restaurant has expanded all over London. All of their ingredients are locally sourced and cooked daily on the premises to ensure the freshest of dishes. Mildred’s takes its inspiration from different cuisines all over the world, resulting a menu bursting with ingredients and flavors. The Sri Lankan sweet potato curry with roasted lime cashews is full of balanced spice for a great winter warmer and if you’re having withdrawal symptoms from December indulgence, their dessert menu includes a delectable peanut butter and caramel brownie.
 

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Island Poke
Various locations throughout London
 
If you haven’t yet tried Poke yet, you haven’t lived. The classic Hawaiian dish features cubed marinated raw fish, rice, fruit salsas, pickles and garnishes and Island Poke presents a modern take on the Haiwaiian tradition. Their classic Ahi bowl combines tuna sashimi, pineapple chilli salsa, crispy shallots and spring onion, or if you’re feeling really wild, build your own bowl with choices of rice, slaw or salad, then take your pick between tuna or salmon and the many toppings available. Super filling and super fresh, we love Island poke bowls for a quick pre theatre dinner or lunch.
 

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Wild Food Café
Neal’s Yard - Covent Garden
 
If your New Year resolution was to try veganism, Wild Food Café will quickly become your mothership. Nestled away in picturesque Neal’s Yard, Wild Food Café has created an innovative and nourishing plant based menu which doesn’t compromise on taste. Their green burger is something to behold; the pink olive and shiitake mushroom patty is served in a vivid green bun for all the satisfaction of a traditional burger but with fewer calories. Their soup of the day always uses seasonal vegetables for a hearty lunch and their banana, walnut and date bread offers a natural sugar fix. The café also runs workshops where you can learn more about cooking and eating in a sustainable way- perfect for the budding vegan.
 
 
Image: Wild Food Café via Facebook

Farmacy
Notting Hill
 
Hippocrates once said ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’, and it is this mantra which Notting Hill based Farmacy has been built around. Farmacy offers a plant based menu of which highlights include chocolate chip waffles with coconut ‘yoghurt’ as well as the kimchi bowl with soba noodles and a tamarind vinaigrette. Farmacy also serves their take on an afternoon tea, a beautifully presented stand full of classic high tea treats such as lemon meringue pie, scones with cream and jam and cucumber sandwiches, all free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals.


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