Last week, my sister and I headed up to London to visit the ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ exhibition at the V&A. She’d been wanting to visit the Good Life Eatery for a while, and being just 10 minutes away, it seemed like the perfect opportunity! I’m gluten and lactose intolerant, and we’re both quite into healthy eating, so it didn’t take much for her to convince me to tag along.
The Good Life Eatery is all about fresh, happy eating with a menu packed full of superfoods and healthy ingredients. They cater to everyone, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free diets (which, as anyone with an ‘alternative’ diet will know, is not that common).
- Goodness Bowl – Quinoa Tabbouleh, Asian Salad, Zuchinni Fettuccini, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Falafel, 1/2 Seeded Avocado, Avocado Butter and Seeded Gluten-Free Crackers
- Blueberry Muffin
- Chocolate Brownie
- Melrose Sunset (Cold Pressed Juice) – Green Apple, Strawberry and Coconut H2O
- Lucky Seven (Cold Pressed Juice) – Beetroot, Carrot, Pineapple, Green Apple, Orange, Lemon and Ginger
Inside, the atmosphere is really chilled out and relaxed, and all the staff were super nice and helpful. It’s quite a small cafe, and being popular this meant it was pretty busy. However, I think this just added to the bustling and friendly atmosphere. I also really liked the rustic decor, with all the exposed brick, wood and metal, cool light fittings and menus on blackboards.
I won’t deny, it was expensive. It cost us about £30 for our food and drinks; but this is Chelsea, so it could have been much, much worse! However, the food was just so delicious and filling (healthy-filling, not bleugh-I-ate-too-much-filling) that despite not buying a lot, we definitely had the right amount for 2 of us. A salad each would probably have been a bit much. (But we would’ve powered on through anyway, because you do not leave food on the plate in our family)
The juices were tasty and fresh, and because they’re cold-pressed they keep all their good vitamins, enzymes and other healthy stuff. I would seriously recommend Melrose Sunset! The Goodness Bowl was delicious, especially the falafels and avocado butter (the avocado was ripe, I mean, that’s practically unheard of). The muffin was made with bananas, which went really well with the blueberries – and I’m not usually the biggest banana fan!
However, the highlight for me had to be the brownie: it was the best brownie I have EVER had! How they made it, I have no idea, but I am on a quest to recreate the perfect gluten-and-dairy-free brownie at home because I now know it’s 100% possible! (Or maybe I’ll just hoard their’s . . . how long do brownies last?!)
I absolutely loved the Good Life Eatery, and will definitely be going for a treat next time I’m near! (Which will probably won’t be long, as it’s only a 10 minute walk from the V&A). Next time, I’d really like to try one of their famous smoothies
Have you been to the Good Life Eatery?
Panda Eyes xx
You can find the Good Life Eatery at 59 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3DH