Healthy Eating & Veganuary

After the gluttony of Christmas, January is a time for mindful eating and New Year’s resolutions. Showing no sign of slowing down, 2019 will be the year that veganism and flexitarianism become mainstream, and mental health steps into the spotlight. 

Farm Girl is renowned for healthy eating and in keeping with their ethos, the new Happy Hot Chocolate includes CBD Oil; a natural remedy to help treat depression and anxiety, whilst Peardrop London have recently launched Wild Ketchups; sustainable, refined sugar free and plant-based – all three flavours are made from exclusively British vegetables and fruit. Head to Christopher’s who have brought the best together the best of superfoods in an exclusive brunch menu, or end the evening with a natural and organically sourced wine from Milk Beach.

CBD OIL AT FARM GIRL

With sites in Chelsea, Soho and Chelsea, Australian-inspired Farm Girl pioneered London’s healthy eating scene with their well-loved vegan and vegetarian dishes; and have now introduced CBD oil to the menu. 

CBD oil has recently been launched at Farm Girl as an optional extra to their coffees, smoothies, and soon to be added to a range of bliss balls. The Happy Hot Chocolate is brewed from a blend of matcha, cacao, peppermint, CBD oil and expertly frothed hazelnut milk. CBD oil is a natural treatment for epilepsy, depression and anxiety, and is hailed for its neuroprotective properties. 

Farm Girl menus have an incredible offering that are suitable for those partaking in Veganuary or experimenting with flexitarianism. Firm favourites include the Blue Jack Tacos and the Coconut BLT – and there are also plenty of meat friendly options, so there’s something for everyone. 

thefarmgirl.co.uk | @farmgirlcafe | #farmgirlcafe

Chelsea | 9 Park Walk, SW10 0AJ | Notting Hill | 59 Portobello Road, W11 3DB| Soho | 1 Carnaby Street, W1F 9QG

WASTE CONSCIOUS WILD KETCHUPS FROM PEARDROP LONDON

Eco-pioneer Rose Lloyd Owen,  Peardrop London founder and caterer of choice to the fashion world, has launched the UK’s first ever range of ketchups made exclusively from ingredients gathered throughout the year, across the British countryside. Not only are the three flavours plant-based and refined-sugar free, but they are also sustainable and made from scratch in the Peardrop kitchen. 

The ingredients are a celebration of this country’s produce, and of eating naturally and locally. Choices include: Beetroot, Blackberry and Black Pepper; Green Tomato, Fennel, Pear, Nettle and Carrot Tops; and Smoked Carrot, Quince and Norfolk Honey. An advocate for zero food waste, Rose has come up with numerous ways of using ingredients, which would otherwise be thrown away, and these ketchups embody such beliefs – for instance, leftover parsley stalks and carrot tops are essential to flavouring. 

Rose has also released a vegan product line, available in Planet Organic stores across London. Ideal for staying healthy and eco-friendly on the move, wraps include vegan Kool Korean, Mega Mexican Burrito and Absolutely Avo, amongst others. She has also recently added a vegan sausage roll to join the collection. Determinedly waste conscious, the packaging is 100% plastic free and recyclable.

SUPERFOOD BRUNCH AT CHRISTOPHER’S

Christopher’s Covent Garden have ensured that their vegan options are just as satisfying as their carnivorous counterparts; with their Superfood Brunch. Highlights include the Superfood Salad with avocado, pomegranate and a miso & cumin dressing and the irresistible Buckwheat Pancakes, topped with Camu powder & cinnamon dust, blueberry compote and maple syrup. Finish brunch with a guilt-free dessert of Coconut & Almond Milk Panna cotta with Lavender Poached Pears or a refreshing Born to be Green smoothie. 

In keeping with the theme of ‘New Year, New You’, Christopher’s Martini Bar offers inventive virgin cocktails including The Artist (Almond Syrup, Strawberry & Passionfruit Puree, Pineapple and Lime Juice with a sugared rim), the Virgin Rose (Rose Syrup, Peach Puree, Lychee and Lime Juice), and the Cucumber Mint Martini (Fresh Cucumber, Apple & Cranberry Juice, Elderflower Cordial & Mint), as well as various No-Jitos. 

Christopher’s | 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD | @ChristophersWC2

 

NOURISHING BOWLS AND NATURAL WINES AT MILK BEACH

Queen’s Park café and natural wine bar Milk Beach offers a health-kick with their Antipodean brunch, served all day from 8am-4pm. Nourishing dishes include the fan favourite acai bowl topped with honey granola; alongside their signature Green Bowl of broccoli, quinoa, and cashews, topped with a poached egg, and a tuna tamari Poke Bowl. 

During evenings, the café transforms into a wine bar with small sharing plates, specialising in low-intervention natural wine, paired with globally-inspired sharing plates from Head Chef Chris Munnings (Duck & Waffle Local). Choose between traditional red and white wines or try the orange wine, with the bottles reflecting team’s care and attention to source natural wines from around the world. 

Milk Beach | 19 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park NW6 6RA | @milkbeachcafe

SUPERFOOD BRUNCH AT CHRISTOPHER’S

Christopher’s Covent Garden have ensured that their vegan options are just as satisfying as their carnivorous counterparts; with their Superfood Brunch. Highlights include the Superfood Salad with avocado, pomegranate and a miso & cumin dressing and the irresistible Buckwheat Pancakes, topped with Camu powder & cinnamon dust, blueberry compote and maple syrup. Finish brunch with a guilt-free dessert of Coconut & Almond Milk Panna cotta with Lavender Poached Pears or a refreshing Born to be Green smoothie. 

In keeping with the theme of ‘New Year, New You’, Christopher’s Martini Bar offers inventive virgin cocktails including The Artist (Almond Syrup, Strawberry & Passionfruit Puree, Pineapple and Lime Juice with a sugared rim), the Virgin Rose (Rose Syrup, Peach Puree, Lychee and Lime Juice), and the Cucumber Mint Martini (Fresh Cucumber, Apple & Cranberry Juice, Elderflower Cordial & Mint), as well as various No-Jitos. 

Christopher’s | 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD | @ChristophersWC2

 

NOURISHING BOWLS AND NATURAL WINES AT MILK BEACH

Queen’s Park café and natural wine bar Milk Beach offers a health-kick with their Antipodean brunch, served all day from 8am-4pm. Nourishing dishes include the fan favourite acai bowl topped with honey granola; alongside their signature Green Bowl of broccoli, quinoa, and cashews, topped with a poached egg, and a tuna tamari Poke Bowl. 

During evenings, the café transforms into a wine bar with small sharing plates, specialising in low-intervention natural wine, paired with globally-inspired sharing plates from Head Chef Chris Munnings (Duck & Waffle Local). Choose between traditional red and white wines or try the orange wine, with the bottles reflecting team’s care and attention to source natural wines from around the world. 

Milk Beach | 19 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park NW6 6RA | @milkbeachcafe

VEGAN FRIENDLY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT MARTELLO HALL, CANOVA HALL AND CATTIVO

The team behind Martello Hall, Canova Hall and Cattivo have made choosing vegan alternatives delicious and easy! At weekend bottomless brunches at Martello Hall and Canova Hall (£25) sip a vegan frizzante, whilst enjoying the Vegan Viking Pizza, (pistachio pesto, red chillies, rocket and mint, topped with tasty cashew cheese); or the beetroot gnocchi with pistachio pesto, walnuts, rocket and sage. New opening, Cattivo, specialises in sharing plates for family-style feasts followed by nightly entertainment, and offer delicious choices including Fried Squash, Vegan Ragu and Vegan Linguine.

Martello Hall | 137 Mare St, London E8 3RH | @martellohall

Canova Hall |250 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8BQ | @canovahall

Cattivo | 207 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London SW9 8BE | @cattivobar

VEGAN DIM SUM AT CHINA TANG AT THE DORCHESTER

For a touch of glamour this January, dine in the opulent surrounds of China Tang at The Dorchester, who will be serving a vegan menu option alongside their traditional Cantonese menu. 

Highlights include a vegan dim-sum selection of dumplings, tofu rolls and spring rolls, while a replacement for Peking Duck is a delicious minced Lettuce Wrap with Vegetables and Sour Plum Sauce. Mains include a Yu Xiang Aubergine Hotpot; Braised Rice Noodles with Vegetable and Black Bean sauce; and a Tofu Clay Pot. Enjoy with a glass of vegan friendly Dom Perignon to conclude the affair!

China Tang | 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA | | @chinatanglondon

 

YEAR-ROUND FLEXITARIAN DINING AT RAIL HOUSE CAFÉ, RIDING HOUSE CAFÉ AND VILLAGE EAST

Rail House Café, Riding House Café and Village East are showcasing protein packed grains such as tabbouleh and quinoa across breakfast and brunch menus. Combining sweet and savoury tasting notes, highlights include Quinoa & Coconut porridge (oats, banana, blueberries, maple syrup) and Fruit Tabbouleh (natural yoghurt, honey). 

 

Healthy fats are also championed with Avo Smoothies, made with avocado, homemade pumpkin seed milk, cacao, banana, coconut oil, dates and vanilla, a favourite, and antioxidant packed juices, including Red, Yellow, Green and Gold, designed to keep you healthy.

Rail House Café| 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria, SW1E 5DJ

Riding House Café| 43-51 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, W1W 7PQ

Village East| 171-173 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW

 

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