5 healthy pit stops in the City, Shoreditch and Islington for those looking to detox, reinvigorate or just boost their vitamin intake, from juice bars to superfood soups and even a cheeky fro-yo hangout
1 Cream, Shoreditch
An industrial style spot with tall ceilings, quirky lighting and an abundance of plants, Shoreditch’s Cream canteen is an ideal place to grab a freshly pressed juice in. Fruit and vegetables are displayed along the bar and used to whip up juice concoctions on request. Exotic herbal teas and ginger shots are also on offer, making Cream the perfect pit stop for those on a liquid health kick.
31 New Inn Yard EC2A 3EY; 020 7247 3999; cream-shoreditch.com
2 Lovage at Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
The Lovage Juice Bar at Ace Hotel carries a range of juices, as well as herbal teas and protein shakes. Their juices are made using the hydraulic technique, which makes sure the maximum amount of nutrients and vitamins are extracted from the fruit during the blending process. We recommend their Viridian cleansing juice, a concoction of fennel, squash, lettuce, apple and wild greens.
100 Shoreditch High Street E1 6JQ; 020 7613 9800; @wearelovage
3 Cruush, Farringdon Street
Popular all over the city, Crussh Fit Food has an extensive selection of juices, designed specifically to meet your protein and energy needs. Kill two birds with one stone and get healthy while also combating post party season energy crashes with the energy booster range. From their turmeric tonic to their purifier juices, Crussh Fit Food will keep those New Year’s resolutions on track.
6 Farringdon Street EC4M 7LH; 020 7489 5916; crussh.com
4 Chop Pot, Liverpool Street
Offering tantalising Ghanaian cuisine, the Chop Pot is worth a visit if you don’t quite fancy a hardcore juice cleanse. Soup cleansing can work almost just as well if you are careful and is a lot less intense than juice cleansing. Chop Pot have an eclectic mix of healthy, superfood filled soups, including chicken pepper soup, spicy green pea soup and a variety of vegan options.
27 Liverpool Street EC2M 7PN; 020 3638 1313; chop-pot.com
5 Pinkberry, Islington
Not all of us have the willpower to complete a juice cleanse and the benefits of post party season cleansing don’t outweigh the pleasure of indulging in treats for everyone either. But you can at least choose healthy snacks. Pinkberry has got you covered with their frozen yoghurt pots, which will appease your sweet tooth, but keep you in health mode at the same time.
38 Upper Street N1 0PN; 020 7704 0191; pinkberrylondon.co.uk