The Best Health Food Cafes in London
Our guide to the top 10 healthy eateries
Move over California, there is now a spectacular array of vibrant and nutritionally dense food on offer at affordable prices across the capital. Here are a few of our favourites.
If there’s one place where you should have high expectations, it’s The Mae Deli, run by Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella cult fame. However, we’re pleased to report that the dishes taste just as good as the Instagram feed looks. And that’s saying something.
Address: Three locations across London (Marble Arch, Bond Street and Herne Hill)
This pint-sized café in Neal’s Yard has a ginormous soul. It specialises in colourful sweet and savoury porridges jam-packed full of nutritious ingredients. Like the name suggests, a variety of grains, from black rice to barley, litter the menu, making this healthy haven a must-visit.
Address: 1 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP
This West London favourite is the brain child of young foodie entrepreneurs Yasmin Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros. It specialises in health food that packs a punch.
Address: Four locations across London (Knightsbridge, South Kensington, Marylebone and St John’s Wood)
This London institution has been serving up vegetarian food since 1988. Mildreds is a fast-paced and atmospheric restaurant that is entirely worthy of the reputation that precedes it. Take our advice and opt for the Sri Lankan sweet potato and green bean curry.
Address: Four locations across London (Soho, Camden, Kings Cross and Dalston)
The Detox Kitchen was one of the original players on the London health food scene. It specialises in wholesome and nutritious food such as vibrant salads, wholesome wraps and zingy juices.
Address: Three locations across West London (Soho, Fitzrovia and Russell Square)
If you haven’t already visited the H+H café, then you’re in for a treat. Tucked away on Selfridges’ third floor, you’ll find a delicious array of gluten/grain/refined sugar free food on offer, such as nutrient-dense salads and zero dosage champagne. Don’t miss the outstanding take on afternoon tea.
Address: Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Telephone: 020 7318 3170
Nama is the undisputed Queen of raw food in the capital. Indulge in the stunning raw versions of all your favourites dishes, from truffle pasta to Napoli pizza. The brunch menu is also worth shouting about.
Address: 110 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, W11 1JR
Telephone: 020 7313 4638
This popular Covent Garden haunt was one of the original health food cafés in the capital. Wild Food Café is big on flavours and its menu has a large global influence, from Thai to Middle Eastern inspired dishes, and everything in between.
Address: 1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP
Telephone: 020 7419 2014
Spreading the holistic love is Tanya’s Café, which sits a stone’s throw from the King’s Road. This SW3 joint offers a fully natural and gluten free menu, including cold pressed juices, nut-milk coffees, superfood cocktails and raw deserts.
Address: 35 Ixworth Place, Chelsea, SW3 3QX
Telephone: 020 7225 7500
With organic food direct from their Gloucestershire farm, it’s apparent that Daylesford live and breathe the field-to-fork ethos. Daylesford specialises in simple, seasonal food, executed exceptionally well.
Address: Three locations across London (Pimlico, Notting Hill and Marylebone)
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