14th September 2016 | Lifestyle
Pretty Ugly’s Favourite Food Destinations
Stuck in a Pret A Manger rut? Expand your culinary horizons with one of our all-time favourite food finds in London, all serving up a healthy dose of Pretty Fit worthy cuisine… You’re welcome.
The Detox Kitchen
Best for: tasty salads
Based just off Carnaby Street, this is a regular haunt of ours for lunch time tummy rumbles, just make sure you go with an appetite! From healthy juices to egg wraps (they’re outstanding) and salmon fishcakes (minus the carby breadcrumb), the portion sizes are well worth the price tag and the beetroot brownies are OUT.OF.THIS.WORLD. What’s more, you can recreate their dreamy recipes at home with The Detox Kitchen Bible, from £13.90
Best for: great Instagram photos
We first fell for this raw, plant-based health haven when we stumbled upon the Cafe in Chelsea. Now available in Selfridge’s however, it’s even closer (cue tears from our credit card) and the Alkaline Oats (sprouted outs topped with green juice and Goji Jam) make for one hell of a satisfying saintly breakfast.
Good Life Eatery
Best for: sugar-free sweet treats
If you’re ever in the Marylebone vicinity, then you need to take to trip to The Good Life Eatery, if not for their mouth watering sweet treats – the peanut butter cups rival Reese’s Pieces (made with Organic Peanut Butter, Spelt, Cocoa, Non-Hydrogenated Sunflower Spread), then for their Green Meatball Wrap (who doesn’t love a good meatball).
Sticks ‘n’ Sushi
Best for: Inside out sushi rolls
At risk of stating the obvious here, this is one for the sushi lovers. Whilst the inside-out rolls are probable the most simple dish on the menu, they blow any other sushi rolls we’ve tasted prior, clean out of the water. The Hell’s Kitchen roll should come a starter, main and dessert, it’s that more-ish, whilst the tuna tartare is almost as perfect as a Maldivian fish platter served hand fed to us in a private sea-sunken villa. Almost.
Best for: A slice of beautiful Bombay in Central London
The queues alone indicate the wonder of Dishoom, and once inside, you will be transported to the old Irani cafes of Bombay. There’s a sweet scent of chai and incense in the air that will swiftly alleviate the stresses of London-living. Tuck into the Chicken and Pomegranate Salad. Piles of spiced, pulled Murgh Malai with fresh Mint and Coriander, hidden jewels of ruby red Pomegranate and a generous side of their Signature Slaw. The carefully sourced, freshly cooked ingredients mean you will leave feeling full but oh so virtuous