With a splurge of juices bars currently opening up across London and taking the capital by storm, Raw Press, found on Dover Street in Mayfair, is one that stands out. Set up by cousins Jack and Toby Graham, Raw Press gets it right with a vibrant range of seven organic cold-pressed juices, three divine yet virtuous mylks, and a small but perfectly formed food offering.
On the liquid front, think refreshing coconut water, kale, spinach and more in the majestic ‘Super Green’ juice, and a sweet infusion of almonds, coconut water, dates, Himalayan salt, vanilla bean and raw cacao in the heavenly ‘Chocolate Mylk’ ! All are ‘squeezed’ and prepared on a daily basis and are made with only the best ingredients – so as well as being delicious, they are also incredibly good for you!
Their breakfast delights definitely do not disappoint! A choice of three delicious Acai bowls are whipped up with coconut yoghurt and home-made granola, whilst generous tranches of artesian bread (which incidentally you toast yourself in the unmissable yellow toasters that sit along the centre of the long communal tables) are served with slices of avocado or raw nut butter.
Lunch consists of four large bowlfuls of freshly made and gloriously healthy salads, designed exclusively for Raw Press by one of our on-going girl crushes Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella, with creations such a zucchini noodles with brazil nut pesto (my favourite), a medley of roasted vegetables with sun-dried tomatoes and chilli, and an extremely more-ish quinoa, pomegranate and hazelnut salad.
Sweet (yet gluten, sugar and dairy-free) treats are not forgotten, with Ella’s infamous sweet potato brownies stealing the show, and a great selection of coffee and tea is of course available with a choice of dairy-free or nut milks.
Whether heading there for a power breakfast or a quick pit stop in the middle of a busy working day, Raw Press will certainly meet your healthy needs and cravings above and beyond expectation, and is without a doubt a welcome and exciting addition to the clean-eating Mayfair foodie scene.
Raw Press at Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6:30pm
Sunday – 11am – 5pm
0203 627 3190
words by Julia Griffith-Jones