Roots and Bulbs took the bold step of opening a second location in South Kensington last December and now, with wellness culture evolving at rapid pace in London, we’re now witnessing the second wave of expansions.
You might be relieved to know that South West London is no longer the hotspot, with the plight of hungry City and West End workers having finally been heard. From The Good Life Eatery to The Detox Kitchen – here are the latest juice bars and healthy cafes flying the nest…
Good Life Eatery
Move over Chelsea, Marylebone is becoming the new epicentre of wellness culture in London with a succession of new openings in the area, starting with The Good Life Eatery.
We set the ball rolling in November when we interviewed founders co-founder Shirin Kouros, who remained secretive about the new location. Now, doors are open on classy Marylebone Lane with Acai bowls and superfood salads a-plenty.
“London has changed dramatically since we came into the market in August, 2013,” says Shirin about the city’s changing café landscape.
There are some new options to explore on the Marylebone menu not currently offered at the Sloane Ave favourite, which by all accounts is considered the birthplace of London’s healthy eating culture.
New Location: 69 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2PH
Existing Location: 59 Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DH
A mini countdown took place this week over on the PRESS Instagram account, the location kept secret until the very day of opening. But the silence has broken and Broadgate is now officially the home of the second PRESS cold pressed juice bar.
Claiming to be the city’s first cold pressed juice bar, PRESS will be offering their full juice and nut milk range as well as a selection of breakfast bowls and healthy snacks – the aim of which is to make eating healthy food convenient and accessible for city workers from Liverpool St to Bank. Finally!
New Location: 1-2 Broadgate, Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS
Existing Location: 6 Denman St, Ham Yard Hotel, Soho W1D 7HD
Finally, a cold pressed juice bar for Canary Wharf. We’ve been dropping heavy hints to every juicer in town and CPRESS has heeded our advice by opening shop this month in the South East.
With a rebrand, website overhaul and the new location – CPRESS are responding with perfect panache to the increasingly competitive market for organic juice. As well as being certified by the Soil Association, they’re also setting themselves apart with a solid food offering that won’t leave you feeling hungry. Perfect for busy bankers – who’ll now be able to grab a tabouleh, pesto zuchetti or five seasons superfood salad on the go.
Oh and did we mention they do the best (healthy) Banoffee Pie in town?
New Location: 7 Crossrail Walk, Canary Wharf, E14 5FU
Existing Location: 285 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9PZ
Daylesford Farm Shop and Cafe
The heads up came from us in March and now it’s official. Our favourite organic farmers are taking over with a third farm shop and café now open in the heart of Marylebone.
Everything you love about Daylesford is manifested in the new location, from daily deliveries of fresh organic bread, to organic fruit and vegetables straight from the farm. There is also a stunning open kitchen for dining in, and a food-to-go counter for takeaway salads, sandwiches and cold pressed juice.
You’ll be blown away by the interior, which includes a feature wall created using a fallen tree from the Daylesford Farm in Gloucestershire.
New Location: 6-8 Blanford St, Marylebone W1U 4AU
Existing Locations: 44B Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8LP
208-212 Westbour Grove, London W11 2RH
Selfridges Food Hall, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB
We’ve confirmed news that Lab Organic is opening a second organic cold pressed juice bar and raw café in the city this Summer – to serve the nutritional needs of hungry bankers. With doors opening on Fenchurch St in June, Lab Organic is set to revolutionise lunch breaks for office workers who until now have struggled to find a cold pressed juice.
“We’ll do our best to keep inspiring busy Londoners to achieve and maintain and healthier lifestyle,” says Lab Organic co-founder Sofia Fominova, on opening the new branch.
New Location: 145 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 6BL (opening June)
Existing Location: 58 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PA
The Detox Kitchen
To coincide with the launch of The Detox Kitchen Bible, Lily Simpson is also celebrating the imminent opening of a third deli, in the beautiful new 1 Fitzroy Place building. The new space will include a restaurant offering as well as the grab-and-go salad bar we know and love. Rumour has it there’ll be room enough for intimate yoga classes as well.
You’ll be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between with the Detox Kitchen’s delicious seasonal salads, lean meat and fish options, smoothies, juices, tea and coffee, and loads of delicious snacks.
Oh, and expect to be fighting with Estee Lauder employees for a seat with the building also being home to the cosmetic giant’s brand new London HQ.
New Location: 1 Fitzroy Place, London W1
Existing Locations: 10 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PJ and Harvey Nichols.
Wild Food Café
Whilst it’s not technically a new location, Wild Food Café will certainly feel like one after the renovations it’s been undergoing this month.
The Covent Garden haven, nestled in Neal’s Yard, opened 3.5 years ago “on a very modest, grass-roots budget, lots of faith and support from people like you,” say founding duo Aiste and Joel.
“We are ready to shed the old skin and renovate this iconic place like we mean it,” they’ve said in an exciting blog post that gives a heart warming insight into how the café came to be.
To celebrate the new look and feel (which is promised to be just as communal and open), Joel and Aiste are hosting a series of Gourmet Feasts which you can join in by grabbing tickets here.
Existing Location: 1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP