London, FitzroviaDiscovering The Detox Kitchen

By Isabella Stelle @RawandRoasted
6 November '17

Lily Simpson founded The Detox Kitchen in 2010 when she opened in Kingly Court in London.

Since then she has opened two more cafes in Fitzrovia, one on Mortimer Street and the other on Bernard Street.

There are rumoured plans to expand to ten cafés.

The Detox Kitchen serves up an eat-in or take away menu. It specialises in gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and vegan options.

What can we expect?

The menu ranges from pre-made salads to freshly made ones. There are smoothies, juices, homemade treats and hot drinks. I stopped by with some friends at their Bernard Street location for lunch. They open all day serving breakfast, lunch and an early dinner (open to about 7pm on weekdays).

A little insider’s tip is to stop by after 5pm on weekdays.

Their fresh salads are half-price in an attempt to minimise food waste at the end of the day.

The setting

I was welcomed by a cheery young girl into a meticulously clean deli. It was packed full of vibrant plates of salad. Once my two friends arrived we decided to share everything to really taste the whole menu. It was a beautiful sunny day so we went for takeaway to enjoy it in the cute Bloomsbury Square just next door.

What we ate

We made up two cold salads boxes plus protein and chose one of the many hot dishes. We chose the the chicken and sweet potato stew (£5.95 for a really filling pot also served over quinoa).

The salad boxes are a ‘build your own’ concept so the choice of three salads (or two for a lesser price) and the option of an added protein side.

Each bowl is £8.95 for a really generous portion. We made up one box of Korean BBQ Aubergine, Mustard and Caper Cauliflower and Super Greens Salad plus Roasted Salmon.

Our other box was made up of Squash & Chickpea with Tahini Dressing, Winter Pad Thai and Pesto Courgetti with a Cauliflower Frittata for our protein. We also shared a basil and tomato savoury muffin (gluten free).

The green juice test

I decided to give their Green Machine fresh pressed juice a test. It was a blend of broccoli, celery, cucumber, spinach, courgette, ginger and lemon.

Green indeed it was!

I would have personally loved it with a bit more ginger and lemon so recommend you ask for that if you ever give it a go. It was however a great price at on £3.95.

The little things

They had little flower pots on each table and offered lemon cucumber tap water which is always a nice touch.

What made us glow

For dessert, we did a tasting of their chai latte with almond milk, Ginger Cake, Raw Cacao & Coconut Slice, Coconut Truffle, Pistachio Truffle and Raw Cacao Bites. They were all gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, but some do contain eggs.

The ginger cake made me glow the most as it was just so delicious and I will definitely be back for more!

My only feedback would be that some of the food was a bit bland so if you like food that packs a flavour punch I would recommend adding a little extra salt and maybe some chili flakes.

The bill

The total came to about £50 for all that goodness!

The Detox Kitchen

10 Mortimer Street,
London W1T 3JJ

020 7636 5303
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