Still sticking to your New Year’s resolution of eating clean/losing weight? Going out to eat doesn’t have to be a way of spoiling the diet or a grueling trial of resisting temptation – these restaurants in east London have the ticket for sticking to your plans without having to compromise on taste:

The Gate, Islington

Just a five minute walk down the street from Angel tube station is The Gate, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant specialising in inventive, healthy dishes. The Gate is now widely recognised as the best vegan & vegetarian restaurant in London.

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Redemption, Shoreditch 

Dubbed “London’s healthiest restaurant”, and with the motto ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’, Redemption bar serves vegan, sugar-free, and wheat-free food with an alcohol-free bar. The business is also run by two strong female entrepreneurs: Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, who “try to delight even the most sceptical meat lovers and challenge the convention that healthy food is boring or lacking finesse.”

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Beany Green, Liverpool Street 

In ‘Broadgate Circle’ next to Liverpool Street station, Beany Green is an “inner city oasis with an upbeat Aussie vibe” which opens at 6am on weekdays and stays open til late. Serving a range of healthy breakfasts and lunches, coffee, and fresh juices/smoothies, Beany Green is also available for private hire in the evenings.

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Clerkenwell Grind, Clerkenwell 

Clerkenwell Grind is an all day cafe and restaurant, with a downstairs Club Bar that stays open until 2am. Their menu has a little bit of everything – breakfast, brunch, and all day meals, including some scrumptious salads with plenty of flavours to keep you on the healthy eating streak.

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Andina, Shoreditch

Andina is a modern ‘picanteria’: an all-day restaurant serving healthy food and drinks from the Peruvian Andes. Their food is a perfect fusion of South American flavour and British styles, filled with superfoods like quinoa, kale, and chia seeds to give it that healthy boost.

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Granger and Co, Clerkenwell

Another Australian-inspired restaurant, Granger and Co describe themselves as “sunny, easy-going and generous”. Just opposite Clerkenwell Green, the restaurant has a beautiful view of this well preserved green space. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Granger and Co’s menus are packed with healthy but substantial recipes, including grains, a selection of fish dishes, barbecue meats, and healthy drinks.

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Blixen, Spitalfields Market 

In a converted bank near Old Spitalfields Market is Blixen, which has been designed to look like the grand cafes of Europe with a plant filled conservatory, beautifully decorated event space, and private dining areas. The menu also takes inspiration from traditionally European dishes, with a selection of small plates and salads, as well as juices and their ‘house soda’ (grapefruit and coriander).

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