London, the healthy guide

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London is such an amazing place to visit, we go every couple of months just to try the delicious new restaurants (though we definitely have a couple of favourites), markets and shops.  Find our top 5 foodie experiences below.

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1. START THE DAY WITH A HEALTHY BREAKFAST AT 26 Grains

Hands down one of our favourite addresses in London.  The breakfast porridge is legendary.  The menu changes regularly but if you are lucky, rhubarb will be in season... This place definitely gets busy quick so go early.  And don't forget to buy the cookbook to recreate the magic at home.

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2. SHOP AT OTTOLENGHI

We have loved Ottolenghi ever since it first opened shop as a small deli though it admittedly has become so famous it can get very busy.  Whether you visit one of the delis or its restaurant Nopi, you'll love the middle eastern inspired food. Shop for zaatar and dukkah herb mixes.

Ottolenghi

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3.learn how to cook using what you have in your fridge 

Looking for inspiration? Hanna from Building Feasts runs cooking classes in small groups.  Her Fridge basics class includes such goodies as marinated feta, confit shallots and flavoured butters.  I loved her practical tips and make her crumble all the time. Upside: you get to eat the amazing food afterwards!

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4. ESSENCE CUISINE

Though I doubt you'll be hungry after all that food, you're probably up for a latte.  Essence cuisine is a vegan place which has all kinds of interesting drinks such as a Pine Pollen latte.

Essence Cuisine

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5.GO TO MARKET

Most people know Borough Street Market but we prefer going to Maltby street.  Though there is a street food market you also get to entre the production of many small food producers under the railway arches.  Look out for coffee from Monmouth, bread from St John and cocktails from Little Bird Gin.

Maltby Street Market

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