A foodie’s guide to London

London has so many whole food’s gems, making it one of my favourite foodie destinations. I lived just outside of London for a year and have many favourite spots in the city and I’m always discovering new places each time I visit.

Cafes

20170317_185203The MaE Deli

I have been following Deliciously Ella on instagram for ages, so I had been wanting to go to the MaE Deli since it first opened, and she has since opened three delis! Ella’s philosophy is to ‘make vegetables cool again’ and with the array of salads to choose from, you will definitely get your 5 plus a day in. My eyes were bigger than my stomach when I stopped in here for dinner, but I had a delicious salad bowl along with a turmeric latte and coffee cake for dessert, which was the perfect warming addition for a cool London evening.

Wild Food Cafe

Wild Food Cafe is located in Covent Garden, which is one of my favourite spots in London. With an open kitchen and bench seating, this cafe has the yummiest food and best of all, its 100% gluten free. Be sure to try the spiced apricot hummus on raw seed crackers, they were to die for.

Beyond Bread Bakery

This bakery is heaven for a coeliac. It is 100% gluten free with a wide selection of breads, pastries and cakes, making it the perfect brunch spot or for coffee and a treat on the go.

Friends of Ours

Located in Shoreditch, Friends of Ours was buzzing on a Saturday morning and it’s not hard to see why, the food and coffee were on point, with a great range of gluten free and vegetarian options. I ordered the carrot, corn and beetroot fritters with candied bacon and it was incredible.

The Detox Kitchen

I stopped in at the Detox Kitchen for a quick afternoon pick-me-up. The chocolate beetroot brownie was delicious. It was a lovely little spot for a hot drink and something to eat.

Coffee

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If you’re looking for a good coffee be sure to check out Milkbar in Soho. There was a good selection of gluten free cakes and also almond and coconut milk for a dairy free coffee fix. They also have a sister cafe, Flat White. These two cafes are perfect for the Kiwi expat seeking a taste of home.

Yoga

TriYoga

I love visiting new yoga studios while travelling. I went to a class at TriYoga with the suggestion of friends. With a variety of classes and several locations throughout London, I really enjoyed the Hot Yoga and Vinyasa classes at the Soho studio. The facilities were great, mats were provided which is good for the travelling yogi, the changing rooms were large and well-equipped and there was even a cafe for a post-yoga green smoothie fix.

London is constantly changing and there are so many other spots I’m looking forward to visiting on future visits to London.

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