In London, Clean Eating is a Virtue

Raw Foods

Clean eating, so-called “virtuous” restaurants,are  taking their cues from New York and Los Angeles and cropping up all over London.

The trend ranges from raw foods to whole food to everything vegetarian and vegan in between. You won’t find any refined sugar or flour here, but you will find a range of organic foods and a twist: an alcohol-free bar.

Notting Hill’s vegan restaurant Nama, where everything is raw, unprocessed, and organic, is said to have pioneered London’s raw food movement, making way for similarly-inspired establishments like Tayna’s Kitchen, where everything is raw, as well as free of wheat, dairy, gluten, and refined sugar

Redemption, a vegan mini-chain where you can “spoil yourself without spoiling yourself,” offers a bar completely free of alcohol, including mocktails like mojitos, margaritas and martinis.

Aside from the liquor-lacking bar, perhaps most notable is the sort-of-vegan “veggan” restaurant Farmacy. In addition to organic wines, the mostly vegan menu includes eggs. Read more