If you’re resolved to eat better in the new year then these revitalising delis and cafes will help you stay fighting fit.
Kingly Street, Soho
Serving an array of salad bowls and delicious hot food, including the house veg stew, Detox Kitchen is committed to packing as much flavour and as many nutrients into their nosh as possible. Accompany your meal with a vibrant Green Machine or Bright & Beautiful juice drink.
Sloane Avenue, London
Since launching The Good Life in Chelsea in 2013, co-founders Yasmine Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros have taken their business from strength to strength, promoting tasty but low-fat cuisine. They now have six branches across the capital, offering everything from juices and smoothies to granola bowls and scrambled eggs.
The Allotment Deli
An unassuming shop near the harbour in St Ives, the Allotment Deli is nonetheless difficult to miss. Dip in on your way to the waterfront, or swing past after a trip to Tate St Ives, and grab an armful of locally sourced fresh fruit and veg, sandwiches, cheeses, cakes, pasties and more.
A deli cafe and wholefood shop in one, this Oxford institution has been part of the local health food scene for nearly a decade. Offering up an impressive variety of hot and cold organic food, good-quality coffee and sourdough sandwiches, the cafe menu also includes full English, vegetarian and vegan breakfasts and a range of juices, shots and power ups. organicwholefoods.co.uk
The Green Rocket
Multi-award-winning vegetarian cafe and restaurant the Green Rocket is situated right in the heart of Bath. Start your day with a full veggie fry up, or sample their delicious banana, peanut butter and berry smoothie bowl. Evening diners should check out the ginger beer battered halloumi with triple-cooked chips.
The Courtyard Deli & Kitchen
Run by husband and wife duo Chris and Sarah, the Courtyard Deli & Kitchen is a great place to go for a spot of breakfast or lunch. With a focus on high-quality local ingredients, and loads of cheeses, cold meats and homemade bakery goods on the menu including a daily tart, you’re certain to stave off hunger at this tasty spot.
The team at Better Food have been serving up quality healthy food for over 25 years, so you’ll be in safe hands when you head over for brunch at their latest establishment in Wapping Wharf. It’s also full to the brim with fair-trade and ethical health and household products, as well as organic wine and beer (bottled and on tap).