With this in mind we came across the new Detox Kitchen at Harvey Nichols. We know that detox by its very nature wounds deeply boring - we all pretend to be excited by a carrot smoothly and some grains but few genuinely are. Luckily the Harvey Nichols kitchen really is making it appetising.
The amazingly healthy, yet incredibly appetising, salads, juices and snacks were previously only available to order but they went down so well that now they are available for everyone.
You'll find the Detox Kitchen on the fifth floor, with it's own unique brand of wheat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free juices, salads and snacks. The Salad Bar includes dishes such as Beluga lentils, shallots, garlic, aubergine, paprika, coriander and cumin and Black barley, edamame, red pepper, spring onion, cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds, lemon, coriander and chives. The juice bar serves more than just fresh carrot juice, the range of fruit and vegetable juices on offer also include apple, beetroot and celery and Gorgeous Green Goddess, cucumber, mint, celery and apple. Breakfast and a selection of healthy tasty snack bags are also available, whilst the wheat-free beetroot and cacao cake is ideal as a guilt-free afternoon treat.
The innovative menus have long been championed by the likes of Pixie Geldof, Henry Holland and Agyness Deyn who have had the food delivered to their doorstep.
“I’ve lost count of the number of clients who’ve completed our detox programme and wished there was somewhere they could pick up our food every day,” says Lily (the creator of Detox Kitchen). “They want to share our food with their families, and enjoy the best of The Detox Kitchen – even when they’re not detoxing. Well, now they can. Harvey Nichols has always been a place where people can discover something wonderful, new and distinctive. Now that applies to my food too.”