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Refuel: Post workout eateries in New York and London

posted on Wednesday, 17th September 2014 | find under 
What you eat post workout is an important part of any healthy living routing and is key to helping your body recover and repair. But where you can indulge to your heart's content safe in the knowledge that it’s doing you good? Read the Sweaty Betty guide to the healthiest eateries on both sides of the Atlantic…

The Butcher's Daughter in New York 

New York

New Yorkers who subscribe to the idea that food should be delicious as well as unprocessed and good for you, head to Hu Kitchen where you can follow a Primal Kale Salad with Carrot Cream Whoopie Pie (it’s all about balance you see…). What’s more, Hu Kitchen is located directly next to City Row making it perfect for when you stumble out of a class, disorientated and barely able to stand.

78 5th Avenue New York New York; +1 212 510 8919

Juicy Lucy
When it comes to hydration this ultra low-key juice and smoothie shack, with locations in East Village and Lower East Side, is one of the city’s best healthy hidden gems. From JR’s Skin Fixer, a blend of Pineapple, Cucumber with a hint of Granny Smith, to a Cleansing Tonic, a blend of beets, red apple and ginger downing one of Lucy’s juices will leave you feeling fab on the inside. Juicy Lucy also serves the best Acai bowl north of Brazil.

Corner 1st Ave & 1st Street  and  85 Ave A (Btwn 5th & 6th Street) East Village, New York, New York; +1 212-777-5829

The Butcher’s Daughter
New Yorkers love brunch and this juice bar and vegan café eatery, with indoor and outdoor street seating, has some of the healthiest mid-afternoon meal options out. If mashed avocado toast benedict and green lemonade popsicle (basil, pineapple, lemon) take your fancy then the Butcher’s Daughter is the place for you. You’ll also find biodynamic wines and craft beers on the menu. If you go OTT try the Hangover Killer, made with young Thai Coconut, pineapple, yuzu, chili, evening primrose oil and cilantro.

Melvin’s Juice Box
For juices and salads with a distinctly Caribbean feel be sure to stop in at Melvin’s Juice Box. Coconut is a favourite here – the Rootsman a juice of coconut, kale and banana is super popular. Booster shots and supplements are also on the menu (Spirulina ($1) which alongside the $11 Immunity Booster (Apple, beets, ginger, carrots, vitamin c, echinacea, b-complex, banana) should keep you on point.

130 W. Houston St, New York New York;+1 646-588-5375

London's Detox Deli


London’s Dover Street plays host to one of the capital’s warmest, cosiest and coolest juice bars. Founded by cousins Jack and Toby, Rawpress serves daily-squeezed organic juices, coffees and super food salads.  Coffee & Mylk (almonds, coconut water, dates, Himalayan salt, vanilla bean, cold brew coffee) is a must-try as are the dishes by Deliciously Ella - think quinoa and hazelnut salad, zucchini noodles with brazil nut pesto, mini banoffee pies and Ella's signature sweet potato brownies.

32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE; +44 (0) 20 3627 3190

The Good Life Eatery
At this healthy-eats and cold-pressed juice bar on Sloane Square the day starts with an "all day breakfast" style granola bowl, which comes with a glass of almond milk on the side. Café goers to the Good Life Eatery can expect innovative salads, featuring kale, seaweed, almonds, walnuts and quinoa and gluten free and dairy free treats.

59 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DH; +44 (0) 7025 9388

Wild Food Café
One of London’s original raw vegan restaurants, Wild Food Café has been serving honest, nutritious food for several decades. Menu highlights are the Ayurvedic salad, slow-baked sprouted wheatbreads and raw chocolate deserts. For breakfast we’ll mostly be indulging in the Super Simple Chia Raw Cacao and Banana Breakfast Pudding.
1st Floor 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP; +44 (0) 20 7419 2014

The Detox Kitchen Deli
‘Where healthy meets delicious’ says The Detox Kitchen, and with its delicious range of fresh seasonal salads, lean meat and fish, fresh smoothies and juices, you can see why. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between - or take away some healthy deliciousness when you’re in a rush.

Harvey Nichols, 5th Floor, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ also at 10 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PJ
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