I’ve had a few very tasty experiences with London food recently, and the most recent happens to also be one of the healthiest.
The Good Life eatery on Chelsea’s Sloane Avenue is brand new – to the point that their website is still in progress – but a welcome addition to the South West London culinary scene.
On my first visit, post-barrecore workout, I refuelled with the simple but incredibly tasty daily special, the Clean Lean Bowl: quinoa, sweet potato, kale, two poached eggs and topped with almond pesto. Washed down with a cold-pressed green juice and a cappuccino made with almond milk, I have to admit I felt a bit more Los Angeles than London.
I enjoyed my food so much, I headed back after my workout the next day to partake of the huge Good Life Salad made with a massive amount of marinated kale, sweet potatoes, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds and I added a little avocado for good measure. It’s not cheap, this green wonder at £11 (without my avocado topper), but it’s so big, I took half of mine home for breakfast the next day.
The gluten-free, dairy-free coconut cake is getting raves on the few reviews I’ve seen online but I have to say disappointingly, mine was quite dry and I only got one moist bite of the large slice.
The Good Life is still working out some kinks with their service as well which is quite slow. But, if you’re not in a rush and want a healthy option or one catering to special dietary needs in Chelsea, this is the place.
The Good Life 59 Sloane Avenue London, SW3 3DH +44 (0)20 7052 9388
© Jennifer Konopasek and GoodTravelerKarma, 2013.