Wednesday 20 March 2019

9 places to eat healthy food in Gloucestershire

From raw brownies and beetroot burgers, to cacao smoothies and buckwheat pancakes, have your cake and eat it at one of Gloucestershire's healthy-eating havens.

Health food fans can feast their eyes on SoGlos’s pick of healthy-eating havens in Gloucestershire, encompassing everything from sugar-free cakes and superfood salads, to plant-based and organic meals.

Whether you’re cutting down on indulgences, have special dietary requirements, or tend towards lighter options, Gloucestershire’s eateries are serving up food which is both delicious and nutritious – so go ahead and tuck in!


1. Star Anise Arts Café


Serving food inspired by macrobiotic and wholefood cuisine, Star Anise Café in Stroud is sure to delight health food connoisseurs with its innovative menu, which uses organic ingredients and supports local businesses wherever possible.

Dishes on the sample menu include vegetable miso broth with shitake mushrooms and ginger; and superfood salad with quinoa, black rice, kale, roasted butternut, blood orange, pomegranate and a tahini and white miso dressing. Diners can also enjoy a selection of breads, pastries and cakes that are made on-site daily.


2. Woodkraft


Serving up tasty treats from The Woodfit Menu, diners can tuck into lighter options at Woodkraft Cheltenham. Highlights include the Super Salad, complete with quinoa, seeds, mint, pomegranate, and a choice of smoked salmon, halloumi or chicken as an extra.

Another tempting choice is the curried sweet potato, spinach, quinoa, red pepper, red onion and a lime and coriander yoghurt dressing.


3. Coach House Coffee


A stylish café in Stow-on-the-Wold, Coach House Coffee serves up plenty of treats for health-conscious guests, offering everything from cold pressed juice and turmeric lattes, to energy balls.

What’s more, with the café stocking a range of health foods such as Rude Health milks and cereals, Pip & Nut butters, crackers, healthy crisps and more, there’s the chance to snap up guilt-free snacks to take home too!


4. Vinnie's Eatery


The first place in Cheltenham dedicated to purely plant-based, whole, and seasonal foods, Vinnie’s Eatery opened to the delight of health food fanatics, serving up wholesome food alongside home-made fizzy drinks, cold-press juices and even alkaline water on tap!

Offering an ever-changing menu of dishes that are sure to get your stomach growling, expect everything from buckwheat pancakes and cacao brownies, to warming vegetable curries and raw pizza.


5. Guru Coffee House


Guru Coffee House in Gloucester prides itself on serving quality food and drink, made with fresh ingredients and without any added sugar. What’s more, with a menu designed around its passion for a healthy lifestyle, the eatery is perfect for health-conscious diners.

The menu is split into numerous sections including breakfast, grill, low carb, healthy bowl foods, sandwiches, and salads; not forgetting the tempting pancakes, waffles and desserts, which offer all of the sweetness without the guilt.


6. The Organic Farm Shop


The Organic Farm Shop’s award-winning café in Cirencester is inspired by the 10-acre vegetable garden that surrounds it, something reflected on its healthy and organic menu, which is bursting with nutritious dishes including salads, soups, curries, bakes, tarts, and much more.

Dishes change daily, but visitors can expect a varied menu which features child-friendly food in addition to organic wines, ciders and local beers, whilst a selection of eco, organic and environmentally friendly magazines are there for diners’ browsing pleasure.


7. Woodruffs Organic Café


Britain’s first totally organic café, Woodruffs in Stroud is dedicated to using seasonal produce and whole foods in its dishes, flying the flag for independents by championing local suppliers.

Taking care to cater to dietary requirements, the menu encompasses everything from light breakfasts and smoothies, to main meals and vegetable juices. Whether you’re craving a warming bowl of porridge, a spicy bean burger, or selection of tapas, there are plenty of healthy dishes to tuck into.


8. Babel Cheltenham


Located in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter, Babel offers much more than just delicious cocktails… and its modern menu features plenty of high protein, gluten free options ranging from salads to bowls bursting with goodness!

Whether you’re visiting for brunch, lunch or evening snacks, there are plenty of enticing dishes to choose from – and if you’re looking for a treat, the unique cocktails are the perfect accompaniment.


9. Daylesford Organic Café


A haven for healthy foodies, Daylesford Organic Café near Kingham takes advantage of its countryside location, cooking up delicious dishes with fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in its market garden, and offering a menu that boasts plenty of fresh and nutritious meals.

Drinks include cold-pressed juices, smoothies, ‘shots’ and kefir. Food options encompass Super Charged Mornings, a range of nutrient-dense breakfasts; and main meals prepared with the best seasonal ingredients from the farm, featuring everything from bone broth to buckwheat groats.


By Kathryn Purvis

© SoGlos
Wednesday 02 January 2019

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