Sometimes it's hard knowing where to go if you want to eat 'clean' while on the go. It's especially difficult eating healthily when you're surrounded by chain coffee shops pumping their goods full of sugar and salt. Yes, it tastes really good and they make it super hard to resist but if you know where to look there are lots of little gems scattered around London promoting wholesome, nutritious food and drink.
One of my new finds is 26 Grains who get their inspiration from Scandinavian cooking traditions and spices. Situated in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - 26 Grains is a tiny restaurant with a cosy, unpretentious vibe and friendly staff.
Their menu ranges from various porridge combos such as 'Nordic Spice' which consists of coconut milk oats, cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, seeds, raisins, coconut yoghurt, apple and maple syrup (yum!!) to their savoury dishes like 'oyster Mushroom and Black Sticky Rice' with ginger, chilli and peanuts (again yuuuum!!).
26 Grains try to source their ingredients from local producers and vary their menu depending on what's currently in season - they even hand roll their oats. It's great for those with intolerances too as their menu is gluten, dairy and additive free.
On my latest visit I opted for an almond milk latte £2.80 and their banana bread - which for £4 was more of a dessert as it came topped with coconut yoghurt, carrot and cacao nibs :) Delicious, nutritious and guilt-free - oh yeh!!
Share your experiences and healthy finds with me!!