It’s January and it’s time to hit the health. Whether you are on Dry January, ‘Veganuary’ or simply trying to clean up your act a bit, finding a healthy lunch is essential to staying on track. Getting a lunch that will fuel your day, be easy to grab and eat at the desk and nourish you in the best way is possible, but it’s all about knowing where to look.


Hemsley and Hemsley – Good to Go in Selfridges

The Hemsley sisters are back with their “Good to Go” pop up in Selfridges food hall. Stop by during an afternoon of shopping to grab a spot of lunch. Found in the famous Food Hall of Selfridges – you can grab a takeaway salad, turmeric tea, and even black bean brownies to name a few. If you’re feeling a January cold coming on, then the signature bone broth is one to grab! Jasmine and Melissa say the bone both is their “golden elixir for staying fighting fit and maintaining a radiant flow throughout these colder months”. What’s not to like?


Detox Kitchen – Soho

This is one of our favourites for a quick, yet super healthy place to eat. Combine a rainbow of salads with some protein like grilled salmon or an egg wrap for a lunch that will fill you up but also nourish you. Whilst you’re there, grab one of their delicious juices. Not only is this place super healthy but also extremely easy to take back to your desk (or sit in the park on a lovely summers day!) and enjoy!


Ottolenghi – Spitalfields

With a definite twist compared to so many other places in London, Ottolenghi never disappoints. If you’re in the city, the chances are you don’t have too much time on your hands but if you are looking to mix up the standard salad then look no further. Grab a combination of salads that you will find nowhere else in London that will keep you satisfied and still maximise on health points.


Rawligion – Tottenham Court Road

The new kid on the block for healthy eateries. Rawligion is a small but wonderfully vibrant place to grab a takeaway lunch. With a range of raw lunches, we must admit we were sceptical at first but can certainly say we’ll be back there in a flash! The kelp noodles with a pesto sauce were super tasty but had a light mix of flavours and textures. Grab one of their lunches to go alongside the menage of detox drinks and nut milks and if you’re feeling brave – try the John Dee detox drink!


Good Life Eatery – Chelsea, Marylebone or Belgravia

And oldie but a goodie, the Good life Eatery was one of the first to show us that drinking our salads was cool (and seriously nutritious). Grab a hearty but wholesome lunch, with their superfood salads or chilli avo toast. Have a lunchtime taste of the good life.. oh, and definitely grab a juice to go too!


Little H, Parson’s Green

There really is something for everyone here – from soups and sandwiches to protein filled salads. Not only something for your main but Little H also serves a mixture of homemade treats with lots of dairy, gluten and sugar free options too! Yes, really!


Pearl and Groove, Portobello Road

Now although we would not advise cake for lunch every day, we all need a pick me up sometimes. So if it’s been a long week, look no further than the most gorgeous array of sweet treats. With gluten free and dairy free options, Pearl and Groove is an absolute must for a post lunch pick me up. One word, heaven!


words by Rachel Cruickshank