It’s easy to go organic this September, whether you’re eating in, out or simply pampering yourself.
The Soil Association is encouraging everyone to go organic this September. It aims to promote the standard in a bid to provide higher welfare levels for animals, lower the use of pesticides and encourage sustainable management of the environment. While all our best intentions with such initiatives can be easy to achieve at home, it can be much harder when travelling for business and away from shops and eateries that you know offer organic products.
Fear not, those staying in serviced apartments in The City of London this September will find there are plenty of places to fulfill all your organic needs. Read on for our guide to the best spots to support the cause this September.
Planet Organic has been going since 1995 and has a number of shops across London, including one that is conveniently located in The City. It’s a fab combination of health supermarket and food counter, which even offers delivery of its products throughout the capital. This means you can have your meals prepared for you or easily knock something healthy and organic up in your serviced apartment kitchen. With so many options, there really is no excuse.
Where to find Planet Organic: Devonshire Square
Also with a range of options from a la carte dining to food-to-go delis, Natural Kitchen began in 2007 and now has several locations, including at the Barbican Centre. The brightly coloured salads and just as invigorating smoothies are very tempting and diners can rest assured the ingredients have come from sustainable sources. Being open early in the morning until late at night means it’s possible to grab organic food at whatever time suits your hectic schedule.
Track down a Natural Kitchen outlet at: Fetter Lane, Trinity Square, Tudor Street and the Barbican
Described as a vegan patisserie, Organic Livity offers a bit of what you fancy, but without the consequences. Its raw cakes are not just free from animal products, but also sugar, gluten and dairy, with everything being totally organic. They do contain exotic fruits, superfoods and non-dairy milk on the other hand. Despite being jam-packed with healthy ingredients they still look very tempting. Organic Livity even offers culinary classes, so you can learn to make these treats for yourself.
Tuck in on: Brick Lane
Coming complete with ten promises to help you achieve a healthier diet, SHOT is the new kid on the block. This café has been set up by a DJ and producer in partnership with a former City worker to provide the boost to get its clientele through long days and even longer nights. Think fresh salads, nourishing wraps, superfood smoothies and cold-pressed juices all on offer for breakfast and lunch. Expect clean, organic ingredients cooked in healthy, sympathetic ways and no refined sugars.
Refuel at: Bride Lane near St Paul’s Cathedral
Neal’s Yard Remedies
It’s not just food that can be organic, with more people becoming interested in the items they apply to their skin. With this in mind, it’s worth investing in some organic cosmetics and you can do so without leaving The City. Neal’s Yard has become a recognisable brand in this area and offers everything from skincare to aromatherapy, safe in the knowledge that the ingredients are top quality and of course, organic. Opt for a calendula cleanser or rose and pomegranate bath oil to enjoy a relaxing dip in your serviced apartment tub.
Stock up on organic cosmetics at: Liverpool Street Station Upper Concourse