I have been wanting to go to The Good Life Eatery ever since it opened. It serves the sort of healthy food which is so delicious you don’t even realise it’s doing you good! I had high hopes and I wasn’t disappointed, it was absolutely delicious!
There’s lots of choice with lots of gorgeous looking salads and a great Brunch menu. We went for weekend brunch, so I guess I’m just going to have to go back and sample the salad menu. They also make the most amazing cold pressed juices fresh on site, and incredible looking smoothies. We opted for the juices, and didn’t get round to tasting the smoothies, so looks like thats another reason to go back. Hurrah. The juices are delicious and you just know they are giving you so much goodness, but at £6.50 they are unlikely to be a daily habit, more of a special occasion treat…for my purse anyway!
Spinach, Kale, Green Apple and Coconut
Green Apple, Strawberry and Coconut Water
The whole place has a really LA feel to it, bare brick walls and wooden benches. The only thing that’s not quite so LA is that it’s nestled between an estate agents and a bank and we missed it first time round as it’s quite an unlikely spot! It’s also pretty teeny. Being the wise old owls we are, me and my friend Helena chose to go at probably the busiest time of the week…Sunday lunch. We were jammy and managed to get a table, but others were a little less lucky and had quite a long wait. So get there early to avoid queuing, or just go at a slightly less busy time! There was a whole host of gluten free cakes sitting temptingly in the window, and a fridge bursting with multicoloured juices. It has a friendly vibe and is most definitely worth a visit!
these healthy banana muffins looked particularly delicious!
I plumped for the Clean and Lean bowl which consists of quinoa, sweet potato and kale topped with two poached eggs and a lovely dollop of pesto. It tasted so good and is so good for you! I’m obsessed with quinoa at the moment – it’s protein packed and keeps you feeling fuller for longer and is a great addition to just about anything!
Helena opted for the Skinny Benedict – Gluten free toast topped with poached eggs, cherry tomatoes and avocado covered in a healthy alternative to hollandaise, which consisted of a yoghurt and saffron sauce.
sorry for the blurry photo, people don’t tend to love it when I stop them from tucking into their lunch – so this was the best I could get before Helena unfriended me for life.
For pudding we shared a slice of gluten free banana bread. It had a great squidgy texture, particularly for a gluten free cake, but we agreed it could have been a little more banana-ry (technical cheffy term). It was all gobbled though, so it was still delicious!
We left feeling that perfect level of fullness, satisfied but not stuffed! I love this place, and will definitely be coming back and I also love it as a source of cooking inspiration. See, healthy doesn’t have to be boring!