Every fortnight Lisa and I (Emily), the two Nutritional Therapists behind Vital Health Nutrition meet up to talk business and nutrition over lunch, and our goal is to seek out great places to recommend for tasty, nutritious food in the City of London

This week we ate at Leon in Spitafields, which is just around the corner from our clinic on Widegate Street in Vitaldent Wellbeing Studio

Leon is a great choice for anyone looking for nutritious fast food. Their vision is “that food should taste good and do you good, and that everyone should be able to enjoy it”, which perfectly matches our view of food.

The lunchtime menu is packed full of delicious choices: rice boxes (using brown rice  – (hurrah!) and good quality protein), healthy chicken burgers, wraps, superfood salads and low carb options.

As a zest4life practitioner (a nutrition and weight loss programme based on Patrick Holford’s Low GL diet) I love the fact that Low GL recipes are on offer, and highlighted with a tick symbol. There is also a very wide selection of Wheat free, Gluten free and Dairy free options, and vegetarians and vegans are very well catered for.

I had the Chargrilled Chicken Aioli hot box which consisted of chargrilled chicken thigh, chopped herbs, toasted seeds, garlic aioli, fresh slaw and brown rice, and it was delicious.

Lisa had the grilled haloumi wrap and the shredded kale and peanut superfood salad, which looked amazing.

Next time (!) I want to try the Magic Mackerel salad (Cornish smoked mackerel fillet with roasted beetroot, broccoli, peas, quinoa, fresh herbs, toasted seeds and horseradish dressing or sweet potato falafel hot box. And every day they have a choice of two fresh soups – a meaty and a veggie option

With other City branches in Ludgate Circus and Cannon Street, and one in Canary Wharf, why not treat yourself to a nutritious fast lunch from Leon today?!

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