There are so many lovely places to visit in Kensington & Chelsea, from the Saatchi Gallery to the Natural History Museum to the lovely shops of the Kings Road. There is something for everyone! It’s a great place to spend the day exploring on the weekend, and if the sun is shining it’s even more delightful. When it comes to deciding where to re-fuel at Lunch, you’re spoilt for choice. But if I were to pick one absolute gem in this area it would have to be Raw Press, located just off Sloane Square.
Raw Press offers nourishing salads, acai smoothie bowls, fresh organic cold-pressed juices and healthy snacks from The Hardihood (nutritious raw cakes that are to-die-for-delicious!). Like all our favourite cafÃ©’s, the menu includes nut-butters and avocado a plenty. Seriously though, sweetcorn & avocado waffles? Yes please!
The â€˜Superfood Bar’ is seriously impressive, and luckily you don’t have to pick just one dish, you can have a bit of everything! The chefs are always adding new recipes to the menu so you’re unlikely to have the same thing twice. Think spiralised celeriac salad with cashew dressing, endive & radicchio salad with hemp seeds and pear, and â€˜cream’ of mushroom soup with freshly baked sourdough.
A massive plus – the portions are pretty generous…
You can wash your lunch down with cold-pressed juice, almond mylk or a matcha latte.
The juices range from a pre-workout Coffee & Mylk or a sweet Carrot & Orange juice, to the hardcore veg only Super Green. In the words of Raw Press themselves… “Brace yourself for a green tonic so potent that your taste buds will be recalibrated and your cells zinging.”
If you’re thinking this place sounds great, well, there is more! The cafe set up is brilliant – with free Wifi and plenty of plug sockets, you could easily set up camp and have a productive couple of hours tucked away. There are toasters on some of the tables, so you can make your own nut butter toast for breakfast whilst catching up on emails. What a dreamy situation that is! Multi-tasking heaven.
Raw Press have a couple of London cafes, one on Dover Street in Mayfair beneath Wolf & Badger, and another on Chelsea’s Ellis Street â€“ a short walk from Sloane Square tube station. If you happen to be in Notting Hill, you can also pick up their delicious juices from the Wolf & Badger store on Ledbury Road.
Wellness warriors such as Madeleine Shaw, Deliciously Ella and the Hemsley sisters are all big fans, so if you’re after a lunch supercharged with the healthiest food nature has to offer, pop down to Raw Press and fill your boots!
Written by Ruth from The Vegan Edit