Where to eat healthy in London - The Skinny Kitchen, Islington
The Skinny Kitchen, Islington - Restaurant Review
Cuisine: Healthy Food
Style Points: 4/5
With the popularity of vegan and vegetarian and especially healthy food growing in London, there is definitely a market for restaurants serving fresh and healthy, delicious food.
I decided to try out one such restaurant, The Skinny Kitchen located in Islington, and give some of these health-conscious dishes a go. The restaurant uses high quality, clean, natural ingredients with no additives. Unlike other healthy restaurants The Skinny Kitchen caters for all diets, from vegan, meat eaters and gluten free.
The restaurant itself is a large, bright restaurant decked in pink walls, lush green plants and neon lighting. There is also an open kitchen with full view of your food being cooked, and a bar area too.
We started by ordering cocktails including the Black Mojito (Barcelo platinum rum, mint, activated charcoal, lime, soda, brown sugar) and the Do You Avocado (Barcelo platinum rum, avocado, apple juice, fresh apple, honey). Both cocktails were delicious creations and they looked good too!
The Skinny Kitchen is open all day and the menu ranges from healthy breakfast and brunch dishes such as peanut butter and banana pancakes, berry and matcha pancakes, poke toast and baked eggs, to heartier lunch dishes such as blackened cod tacos, soy protein burger and pumpin iron (steak).
We went for dinner and sampled the chicken satay burger, made with satay sauce, Asian slaw, red onion, lettuce, sriracha, charcoal bun, as well as the raw Buddha bowl full of avocado, edamame, carrot, spinach, mixed cherry tomatoes, radish and more!
I was intrigued by the crispy avocado fries served with sriracha mayo and really enjoyed them. We then moved onto dessert as The Skinny Kitchen offers a selection of refined salt free and vegan homemade desserts. We ordered the salted caramel crumble and the chocolate brownie which looked delicious, but unfortunately didn’t taste as good as the refined sugar filled version. However after talking to the chef we discovered that they were still perfecting the recipe for some of the desserts so hopefully there will be improvements to this.
One thing I particularly liked about The Skinny Kitchen is the down-to-earth prices. I’ve noticed that many vegan/vegetarian restaurants charge a premium price for their food. However main courses as The Skinny Kitchen cost an average of £8 and starters around £5, making it affordable to eat well.
The Skinny Kitchen is a restaurant that caters for all tastes and vegans as well as meat eaters can both eat here and enjoy it. This makes it a great place for all day dining in Islington.
See the full menu on The Skinny Kitchen’s website
Address: 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH
Closest tube station: Angel
Special thanks to The Skinny Kitchen for their hospitality!
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