It's not a recent trend but London is buzzing with new healthy cafes and I am all over it. After opening earlier this year, I finally visited The Good Life Eatery and it didn't disappoint. Over near Sloane Square in West London, it's the opposite side of London for me but it's worth the trip, even just for the afternoon. After seeing it all over Instagram and on people's blogs, I knew it would be the perfect place for a late Saturday lunch. I've heard it can become a little busy but when I arrived, I was able to get a table straight away.
For a drink, I went with the Lucky Seven cold pressed juice which was made out of beetroot, carrot, pineapple, green apple, lemon, orange and ginger. It was so delicious, I had never tried a juice with beetroot in so I was surprised that it made such a difference. For food, I went with the teriyaki loch duarte salmon fillet with a side of sweet potato and dukkah dip, which came with spelt crisp breads. It was all so delicious, I couldn't get enough of the sweet potato dip and as you can see from the photo, I almost forgot to take a photo of my salmon before I dug in.
I'm such a dessert person so I couldn't not get a cake, so I went with the chocolate brownie which was both gluten free and dairy free! From the taste, it was made with dates and almond flour but it was delicious and blow my own gluten free brownies out of the window. There was also a banana bread which was calling my name, so I will save that for next time.
If you're in the area, it's worth visiting, even if it's just for a juice. London is crammed with cafes like this now, a much better pitt stop than Starbucks. Another good cafe is The Detox Kitchen which is just behind Regent Street near Liberty in Central London.