Soho is the equally stylish area of London. All the streets are full of quirky, kawaii shops with lol dakimakura and tonnes of other stunning merch. Trendy cafes are also there and this is how people manage to go out for their lunch break without getting distracted by the window displays.
So shopping and trying out some new snack/lunch/treat spots is a must there. Below are my top picks and if you prefer cooking by yourself at home then
This is an amazing little place. It is usually bustling with busy people grabbing quick lunches at the time, both to go and to eat in. There’s a choice of ready–made salads (or you can make your own), sandwiches, soups and the like… but that doesn’t sound particularly special does it? Well, there is the cute mini side pots of yumminess you can buy, either as a side or a snack. Still doesn’t sound particularly interesting. Well, the combos were just amazeballs – for example, honey-roasted root vegetables with home-made houmous. Divine, no? i=It’s all really healthy. I’m a big veg fan, and you can never really buy veg as a snack on the go, except here at Pure.
They have two sites (Goodge Street and Beak Street), you can order online before you pick up, and get it all delivered. They also do loads of fab breakfast options and fresh smoothies and juices too – yum!
Joe and the Juice
Literally, opposite the NatMags building, you’ll find this fabby juice bar. They’re originally from Denmark, but have two places in London – Broadwick Street and Regent Street. Utterly delicious freshly squeezed juices right in front of your eyes. They do also do coffees, sandwiches and other snacks, but the juice is the main attraction.
This is a brilliant little place, just down from Joe and the Juice on Broadwick Street. Amazing for lunch, but also for brekkie too. They have the most fantastic selection of delicious wraps, sandwiches, pitas, salads, soups… and of course, you can make your own if you like. The staff is delightfully friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is so peaceful and pleasant. Another popular place at lunchtime, it’s really well organized, with everything separated into sections – meat, vegetarian, fish etc.
Food Secret is also great if you like to check your nutritional info or count your calories, as they have it all displayed on the packaging (as well as online) which is always useful for keeping in shape and healthy. They have a fab website, where you can order online and find out all about them – go, go, go!
It’s an utterly fantastic frozen yogurt place. The Americans cottoned on to the awesomeness of froyo a while ago, and the trend seems to catch on here in the UK. Not only is it totally delicious, but it’s totally healthy and fat–free too. But the best thing is that you can top your froyo with whatever you what – fruit, fudge, chocolate sprinkles, mini Oreos, nuts, granola. They are located right opposite Pure, so why not stop-off for your pudding after a yummy lunch?