London is a great place to be fit. There are plenty of outdoor spaces, spectacular gyms and many fitness programmes to attend. But where do people go when they are looking for organic, healthy food that will compliment a balanced diet and comes from sustainable sources?
Health food stores are absolutely great, they provide good tasty food for reasonable prices and what’s even better is that it’s all from safe sources, no farmers being exploited or rainforests destroyed. Since the demand is so high there are a vast number of these organic stores in London so it is hard to point out which ones are the best. But here are the top 5 in the city of London.
With over twenty stores in London alone, you can’t miss Holland and Barrett which are a massive health food chain that has everything you need to live that organic healthy lifestyle. From protein powder to nuts and dried fruit, you won’t get hungry with their vast range of products.
The penny sale is something that makes this store really stands out; buy one product get another one for just a penny on certain items only. When it comes to health food stores Holland and Barrett are at the top with over 1300 stores in 16 different countries.
They also offer readymade chilled protein shakes for if you’re on the go and you don’t have time to buy a tub and make one. Make sure you download the app!
The Whole Foods Market is a great choice with seven stores in London alone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a vegan or you eat everything because this shop caters for everyone. Although the shop has a grocery section it also has a self service hot food bar with everything from curries and rice to pasta and salad.
Fresh pizza is also made in store and there are a variety of healthy snacks and gourmet desserts. The Whole Food Market isn’t just an organic food shop it is a whole experience nothing really like other stores in London.
They also have a range of fresh sushi and even a machine to make your own peanut or almond butter. They even have a cheese room and a huge range of organic juices and other kinds of drinks.
As Nature Intended is stocked with all sorts of healthy foods to contribute to a good diet. Rather than going to a common supermarket, all sorts of healthier options can be purchased here. With Five stores in London it’s an amazing place to pop by for essential groceries or just simply for a treat.
This health food store has products that you wouldn’t be able to purchase from normal grocery stores. Although it’s a little pricey compared to other organic stores, it is well worth the money as everything you purchase and consume from As Nature Intended is healthy and from sustainable sources.
The Grocery is an independent café in London. Not only do they offer organic and healthy foods, they also specialise in a range of wines and even therapies. Their therapies include different kinds of massages such as trigger point therapy, Ayurvedic massage and they even offer classes for empowerment coaching.
They are London’s number one organic wine store with over four hundred different kinds of natural wines from independent producers. They even do home delivery via Deliveroo. They have many vegan options for a healthy lunch on the go.
Based in Walthamstow, Veg hut is an organic food store that has the best deals on fruit and vegetables in the area. They offer a wide range of products including all kinds of fruit, organic body care products and even some eco friendly household cleaning items.
They also sell all sorts of jams, chutneys, honey and even organic alcoholic drinks. Veg Hut aim at giving customers healthy organic products for the best prices possible and they really are a healthier option to common supermarkets. All the brands on sale at Veg Hut are organic and come from sustainable sources.
On London’s famous Green Lanes, Simply Organique is an organic café that has vegan friendly food and sells a wide range of drinks. Good for healthy food on the go this shop sells soups, sandwiches and jacket potatoes all from good sources. From Turkish Pide to ciabattas, Simply Organique is a great choice for when you’re feeling hungry but need healthy food in order to maintain a balanced diet.