Healthy Eats – London: by CHLOE


There was great excitement when NYC-based vegan chain by CHLOE opened in London’s Theaterland earlier this year.
by Chloe is known for taking classic dishes like Fish and Chips, Burgers, Caesar Salad, and Mac & Cheese and making them vegan.  I love that concept! You can find my vegan mac & cheese recipe HERE.
It was hot hot hot in London and I was ravenous!
I ordered the Greek salad, artichoke dip with nachos and an iced almond matcha latte.
The staff were super helpful and sweet and quickly changed my latte to an Iced version when I realised  I had ordered the wrong one.  But unfortunately on this occasion I was underwhelmed by the food. It was bland and way too salty. One of my favorite foods in the world is artichokes but I sadly only got texture and salt from this dip.
I completely understand that the kitchen might have had a bad day and I’m going back to give it another chance, because I WANT to love it.
Have you been? What was your experience?

XX L


Healthy Eats London: AVOBAR

Avocados are my number one go-to beauty food. I eat 1/2 avocado every day.
So now that London has got it’s own avocado-eatery AVOBAR I had to try it out.
I had the avocado burger, just because I don’t like normal burgers and because I was curious of how it was made. Instead of a bun you have an avocado covered in black and white sesame seeds. A knife and a fork is required.
It was delicious and looked gorgeous and fun! But for me a whole avocado in one sitting is just too much fat. The burger also comes with a fresh very filling coleslaw, made with coconut yoghurt which I can’t stand unfortunately.

I almost finished the “burger” but left the coleslaw and I had no room for pudding so I have to come again as I really want to try the avocado brownie and avocado ice cream.

(I have a fantastic Lime & Avocado Ice Cream recipe Here)

At the moment this restaurant on Floral Street in Covent Garden is a pop-up, so of course the interior is a bit weak, I’m sure when the permanent restaurant open on Henrietta Street later in the year it will look absolutely gorgeous.


Healthy Eats – London: The Good Life Eatery


Marylebone is quickly becoming the to go to area for great healthy places to eat. A few days ago I popped into The Good Life Eatery for a quick lunch bite.
I had a warm gluten free Gangsta Wrap with baked quinoa and sweet potato falafels, served with a side salad.  Asked them to hold the feta cheese –  no problem at all.  I prefer to eat a mainly vegan diet but I eat anything if I’m offered. My family comes with a whole host of food restrictions due to celiacs disease, nut allergy and oral allergy, it would just be to much to cater to a vegan as well 🙂
With both celiacs disease and nut allergy to take into consideration cakes can be an absolute nightmare to order. I was VERY impressed with the selection of cakes that was both gluten AND nut free, The Good Life Eatery got both these issues covered in the same cakes! Hurray!
I bought 2 slices to take home for the kids to try, one red velvet and one coconut, both were so delicious!
The Good Life Eatery is on Marylebone Lane 69.

♥L

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