- Anna Koutras
Healthy is the new cool and there’s never been a better time to jump on the band wagon. With a wave of power bloggers raving about the benefits of clean, raw, healthy eating, try it for yourself at our pick of healthy venues in Kensington and Chelsea.
Nama Foods is tucked away on Talbot Road, this tiny restaurant serves tasty, raw food. The emphasis here is on creating gourmet raw food, preserving the ingredients in their most natural state so that they deliver the utmost nourishment to your body. Their aim is to create flavor-packed dishes that promote well-being in both the mind and body. If you’ve never experienced vegan food before, this is the perfect place to try it.
Nama Foods, 110 Talbot Road, London, UK, 0207 313 4638
The Good Life Eatery
Inspired by the healthy food cafes that are standard finds in LA, The Good Life Eatery is a Sloane Avenue success. More of a lunch/brunch spot than a place to eat dinner, tuck into a range of super food salads, soups, almond milk coffees, cold pressed juices and smoothies.
The Good Life Eatery, 59 Sloane Avenue, London, UK, 020 7052 9388
Perfectly positioned for a juice stop post yoga, Juice Baby makes healthy food accessible on the go. Stop in for a cold pressed juice, a superfood smoothie, or even a shockingly good dessert to take away. Their philosophy is all about making small changes as you work towards a healthier lifestyle. This venue concentrates on maximising real nutritional value in everything rustled up at this juicy hangout, focusing on sustainable organic food. It’s not cheap, but it’s certainly delicious.
Juice Baby, 398 Kings Road, London, UK, 0207 351 2230
Nestled within My Hotel, Tanya’s Cafe is a raw food venue suitable for all day dining. Arrive after 4 pm and enjoy a superfood cocktail complete with cold pressed juice. Alternatively, book in for one of their wildly popular supper clubs. Tanya herself is a raw food and detox expert and her restaurant was born after spending five years in London, spreading the message of ultimate health. You only have to follow Tanya’s Instagram feed to realise how beautifully presented the dishes are.
Myhotel, 35 Ixworth Pl, London, UK, 0207 2257538
Roots and Bulbs
If you find yourself in South Kensington hankering for a healthy lunch spot, there’s no better place than Roots and Bulbs. You’ll find cold pressed juices ready to go in the fridge or alternatively, order up one of their speciality smoothies. Fast paced health food that’s made to order, this is an ideal daytime pit stop for those looking for a healthier option. With a few outposts across London, the philosophy behind Roots and Bulbs is to offer up approachable, fun, health-driven food. Try one of their juice plans if you’re really looking to give your body a health overhaul.
Roots and Bulbs, 10-12 Exhibition Rd, London, UK, 020 7487 2900
The newest and arguably most glamorous ‘health haunt’ to cater to the well heeled of South Kensington is the Sicilian inspired Iddu. With a charming interior that gives a subtle nod to retro Mediterranean chic, expect to see beautiful people tucking into equally beautiful food. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with menus changing according to the time of day, this is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed bite to eat. Try one of owner Luca Del Bono’s favorites: refreshing granita drinks. These semi-frozen iced treats are a culinary homage to Luca’s youth. Iddu’s flavors include lemon, melon (cantaloupe), strawberry, coffee, peach and very soon, figs, all made from fresh fruits.
Iddu, 44 Harrington Rd, London, UK, 020 7589 1991