This spring Flexioffices are encouraging London workers to take back their lunch breaks after a recent study showed less than 30% of people actually take a lunch break… yes we’re talking to you! Hip & Healthy is joining the campaign, and our Food Editor, Saskia, shares her top 5 tips for Covent Garden based busy bees, that need to take a well deserved midday break!
Take some time out of your day to not only relax but re-energise with a delicious, healthy lunch. Covent Garden is full of delicious gems, but there are few really Hip & Healthy ones we just can’t rave enough about:
Wild Food Cafe: Hidden amongst the colours of Neil’s Yard, this café is an escape from London’s bustling streets. The food is vegan, primarily raw and satisfying on every level. The atmosphere is happy and vibrant, and the food reflects that. Treat yourself to the incredible green smoothie, a raw pizza filled with coconut cheese and raw pesto, and one of their incredible raw/vegan cakes.
Le Pain Quotidian: An organic cafe, with lots of options for everyone. We love the vegan soups, the organic lentil salad and the avocado tartine. Its located within the covent garden market, so you can have a little explore too!
Lab Organic: Perfect little juice and smoothie bar, when your in a hurry and fancy something a little lighter. We love the alkalising green juice and their delicious array of energy bars.
There is nothing better than breaking up your day with some yoga, its so calming, re-energising and makes any stress fade away. There are some fantastic yoga studios in covent garden, we love:
Why not take a run, or get a gym membership nearby? Theres no better way to combat a stressful day at work than sweating it out! Run down to the embankment and down to the river for some beautiful views.
Meditation is known to relieve stress in every aspect of your life, re-energise and restore zen to your day. So why not take 15 minutes out of your lunch break to do something for you, and turn every day into the best experience possible. Some great places to escape for meditation in London is among the benches of Neil’s Yard. If you prefer to be inside go have a look at the meditation rooms at Inner Space, www.innerspace.org.uk.
5) Have a treatment:
Treat yourself to a massage or reflexology at the Neil’s Yard therapy rooms. Get a half an hour appointment, and get a bite to eat across at Wild Food Cafe. Talk about a midday indulgence, you deserve it!
image: GoodVibes Yoga
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