When you're exploring a new city, it can sometimes be hard to stick to your diet or healthy lifestyle plan. Whilst a little treat here and there is fine, you may want to opt for lighter choices on your travels.

To help you achieve this, we've rounded up some of the best places to grab a healthier bite around London.


Fancy a guilt-free Nando's? Cocotte is your place. Serving up freshly marinated rotisserie chicken, the French chain offers both eat-in and takeaway options. Choose from a full, half or quarter bird, add one of their mouthwatering homemade sauces and, if you're still hungry, opt for a tasty side of potatoes, quinoa or salad.

Discover more at their London premises at number 95 Westbourne Grove, London. It's ideal if you're visiting Kensington Palace or the Diana Memorial Playground.

Bonnington Cafe

This bohemian-themed cafe in the heart of leafy Vauxhall brings a distinctive twist to a healthy, meat-free meal. The venue is co-operatively run by a collective of diverse cooks, who each contribute to the overall running of the eatery.

Bonnington Cafe began in the 1980s as a squat cafe, which provided cheap, filling meals for members of the community. Their prices are still rock bottom, with starters and desserts costing £3, main courses just £8. You can't even be tempted by alcohol once you're ordering because of their bring your own bottle policy.

You can find Bonnington Cafe at 11 Vauxhall Grove, South London. Perfect if you're visiting Tate Britain, which is just across the river. 

LLS Cafe

With the philosophy of Eat No Evil, LLS Cafe sounds wonderful for those on a diet. It all started when two French sisters developed a sumptuous menu of food and drink using chemical-free, non-refined, healthy ingredients. And don't think this means no desserts, as LSS has a lovely selection of vegan cakes and their signature ChocoChia pudding.

Eat at LSS Cafe at 95-97 Heath Street, London. If you're wandering in the Hampstead Heath area, pop in for a bite. It's also just a short Tube ride from ZSL London Zoo.

Ahi Poke

Offering an array of delightful Hawaiian-style dishes, Ahi Poke is great for alfresco dining near Tottenham Court Road. Poke are bowls of sashimi fish with rice and vegetables, and customers get to choose from vibrant ingredients at the bar. You can make your own or get the staff to conjure up something to your liking.

On top of all this, Ahi Poke prides itself on serving responsibly-sourced and sustainable fish, with packaging that is 100% biodegradable.

Find them on Percy Street, London. Ahi Poke is closed to London's theatre district, so ideal for a pre-show snack.


Inspired by the Golden State of California, Anna Halliday and her husband Philip Beatty set to work to bring simple, inventive food to Parsons Green. Nowadays the space is a beautiful place to bring friends and even your pet dog. Tuck into a salad, or have some hearty pulled pork. Meanwhile, if you're in the area at the weekend, why not try their delicious Cali brunch?

Find Hally's at 60 New Kings Road, London. A great healthy hotspot for a post-match snack in the Fulham area.

If you do head to any of these eateries, let us know by tagging us in your foodie snaps on Facebook and Twitter.

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