Top 10 Places For Healthy Food In London
1. Farmacy, Westbourne Grove
Notting Hill’s Farmacy comes complete with a stack of glowing reviews from well respected publications including Harper’s Bazaar and Time Out. And for good reason, as it’s seen as something of a mecca for health, clean eating and wellness fans across London. A key part of Farmacy’s food philosophy is the belief that ‘eating can heal both us and our world.’ As such, they are heavily involved in every stage of their food production, ensuring it is produced to the optimum standards of organic and biodynamic farming. Their passion is reuniting the diner with the nature that produces their food, making for a truly unique and wholly holistic eating experience.
One of the most famous temples of the clean eating movement, Farmacy’s ‘universe’ has since expanded to include a kitchen in New York City and an express shopping service. When you visit the London flagship, as all food and ingredients are sourced locally and sustainably, this will truly be a feast that you can enjoy with a clear conscience.
Address: 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9:45pm, Sunday: 9am – 9:30pm
2. Wild Food Cafe, Islington
Not to be confused with the cult favourite venue of the same name in Covent Garden, this particular Wild Food Cafe can be found on Islington’s elegant Upper Street, among high-end boutiques and designer furniture shops. Decked out attractively with insta-friendly decor and millennial pink furnishings, this spacious health cafe serves beautifully presented healthy dishes to cater to a wide array of tastes, from vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and more.
Wild Food Cafe pledge to source most of their ingredients as sustainably as possible, especially foraged food grown with as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Even their water is filtered ten times through a state of the art filtration system, and all who try it swear that it’s the best water ever tasted. Another of Wild Food Cafe’s specialities are their raw desserts, praised for retaining much of their natural nutrients due to not being cooked. Make sure to try the signature Raw Rainbow Cheesecake. It looks incredible in a photo, and tastes even better!
Address: 269 – 270 Upper St, Islington, London N1 2UQ
Opening times: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 11:30pm, Saturday: 10am – 11:30pm, Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
3. Bodyism, Notting Hill
The Bodyism club is a top of the range fitness and wellness facility, with a price tag to match. Rumoured high profile members include Hugh Grant, who of course lives locally. They boast state of the art facilities and transformative classes like no other, but luckily all members of the public can enjoy their front of house cafe, whether you’ve just sweated your way through one of their classes or not. Bodyism’s cafe is dedicated to providing snacks, treats and small meals packed with whole foods and healthy ingredients, all inspired by the club’s roots in Australia.
One of the most popular items on the menu are their signature smoothies and shakes, powered by Bodyism’s in-house supplements. These come with numerous health benefits, including improved skin and hair, increased energy, and a boosted immune system. As a plus, all of them are vegan and plant based, just full of delicious flavours. If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, make sure to try one of the signature açaí bowls. The trend is everywhere now, but Bodyism’s bowls remain one of the first and best.
Address: 222-224 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
Opening times: Monday – Thursday: 7am – 8pm, Friday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm
4. Hally’s, Parsons Green
Enjoy a taste of sunny California right here in London, come rain or shine. Inspired by the owner’s trip to the West Coast of America, Hally’s is the perfect place for a laid-back spot of brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. This cafe is an excellent choice for those who enjoy organic food, as Hally’s strive to source most of their food from organic sources. The interior is modelled just like a West Coast beach hut, complete with rustic decor and an airy vibe.
On the menu you’ll find classic brunch favourites such as eggs florentine or homemade granola, with all ingredients as fresh as possible. After you’ve eaten, you can stroll the pleasant area around Parson’s Green and take in the scenery. Hally’s doesn’t take reservations, so get there early at peak hours, pop your name on the list and enjoy the scenery as you wait for your table.
Address: 60 New King’s Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4LS
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm
5. Farm Girl, various locations
Farm Girl started as a popular cafe near Notting Hill’s Portobello Road, where its colourful interior and eye catching coloured lattes drew crowds from all over London. Now, they’ve expanded to four different locations across the city, each one preparing delectable dishes according to the Farm Girl ethos; fresh and simple food, sourced as locally as possible, with inspiration from the carefree, sun soaked shores of Australia.
Farm Girl serves seasonal food for brunch, lunch and dinner, so whatever time of day or year you visit, there’ll be something new to discover. It’s easy to make accommodations for allergies and dietary requirements, as each dish is labelled for allergens and different diets. Make sure to try their most unique creation: coconut bacon, a delicious plant based alternative to the real thing. Reservations aren’t accepted at every time of day or at every location, so expect a queue at peak weekend brunch times as locals and visiting fans travel from far and wide to take pictures with the photogenic dishes.
Various locations and opening times, check website
6. Portobello Juice Hub, Camden
Meet the super cool younger sibling of Portobello Road’s eponymous Juice Cafe, the trendier, millennial-friendly Portobello Juice Hub. Located on a quiet corner north of Camden, it’s the perfect laid back destination for insta-friendly health foods such as acai bowls and smoothies.
One of their more unique offerings is the build-your-own juice shot service. Just choose a fresh juice base, then load it with all the goodness you like: think bee pollen, charcoal, turmeric and wheatgrass, so name a few. The food on offer is just as vitamin packed, with everything from vegan whole wheat pasta to raw cakes available to enjoy in or take away. And don’t be afraid to hang around, as they handily provide chargers and wifi so you can stay connected as you sip and work, or relax with friends. Portobello Juice Hub can also be found on UberEats, so a deliciously healthy feast is never more than a tap and a swipe away!
Address: 183 York Way, London N7 9LN
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 10:45pm
7. Raw Press, Chelsea
Juice bars seem to come and go in London faster than you can keep track of them, but Raw Press has always been able to go the distance. Maybe it’s because of the cafe’s sleek, airy interior, or the cheery and innovative health products, such as organic raw juices and kale chips. However, don’t be fooled by the bright packaging and cute names; these snacks pack quite the health punch.
A unique signature item to try is the pronut – their raw vegan protein doughnut made from clean, all natural ingredients. It’s the perfect treat whether you’re on the go or relaxing with a hot drink. If you’re eating in, make sure to sample the extensive fresh salad bar. If you don’t fancy trekking down to Chelsea, you can always browse a slightly smaller selection at their outlet at trendy new shopping and eating development Coal Drops Yard, just a short stroll from King’s Cross St. Pancras Station. It’s the perfect quiet spot to grab a healthy bite or two before catching your train.
Address: 3 Ellis St, Belgravia, London SW1X 9AL
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm, Saturday: 9am – 6pm, Sunday: 9am – 5pm
8. Granger & Co, various locations
Run by famous restaurateur Bill Granger, Granger and Co. is London’s answer to quality Aussie cuisine with an emphasis on healthy living. It is the breakfast and brunch menu which is the star of the show at every Granger and Co., and for good reason. Think freshly squeezed juices, chia puddings and those world famous ricotta hotcakes, along with eggs done your way.
The wide range of inventive sides include rose harissa, green kimchi and jasmine tea smoked salmon, guaranteeing that even the most experienced foodie will find something new to try. The spacious and modern interiors make this the perfect choice for any occasion, whether it’s a catch up with friends or a formal occasion.
Various locations and opening times, check website
9. Mildred’s, various locations
Tuck into wholesome, generous portions of vegetarian and plant based foods at Mildred’s, one of London’s most popular healthy restaurants. The folks at Mildred’s have been breathing life into London’s vegetarian and vegan food scene since 1988, where their colourful and fresh dishes became instantly popular at their first outlet in Soho. Based on international inspirations and sourced carefully with seasonal ingredients, you’re sure to find something mouthwatering on the menu, whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just interested in reducing your meat consumption.
The smart interiors and presentation makes each branch of Mildred’s the perfect spot for a business lunch, date, or special occasion. Plus, although almost all of the dishes are vegan friendly, there a few familiar ingredients in the menu to cater to less adventurous diners. Go indulgent with the towering halloumi burger, or make it heavy on the nutrients with their popular ‘soul bowl,’ packed with quinoa, kale and avocado.
Various locations and opening times, check website
10. The Locals, Chelsea
A recent introduction to London’s health food scene, The Locals is a friendly and affordable cafe in the heart of Chelsea. Perfect for grabbing a relaxed bit either alone or with friends, this eatery boasts an unpretentious menu featuring all your favourite healthy foods, including avocado, matcha and quinoa.
Their breakfast items are served all day, meaning you don’t have to get out of bed early to sample their matcha pancakes or skinny eggs. What’s not to love?