The Detox Kitchen is the kind of establishment that makes the type of food that you think you can make in your head, but in reality fail miserably. In my case anyway...
Lily Simpson - a 29 year old chef - wanted to challenge the preconceptions of what a ‘diet’ is: “I’m amazed (and a little frustrated) at how often I've heard the words ‘you can’t’ in connection with a diet. You can’t eat this. You can’t have that. I can’t live in a perpetual state of deprivation. I’m a chef. I wouldn't eat something if it wasn't tasty – so I want to prove that a ‘diet’ doesn't have to be faddy, unsatisfying and difficult to stick to. That’s why I created Detox Kitchen.”
All of the food made at the Detox Kitchen is free from wheat, dairy and sugar - and it tastes amazing. I tried the one day fresh delivery system - probably best suited to someone kick-starting a healthy phase, or to give you a trial of what is on offer longer-term. The food was fresh, really tasty and the portions didn't leave you starved.
I'm not always a fan of the word 'Detox' because the body is more than capable of taking care of itself and detoxing itself 24/7 - but in this case I think it literally gives the message that everything is good for you and 'takes the strain off'.
Moving on from their delivery service and the first deli in Harvey Nichols - they've just opened in Soho in Central London - if you're passing you should definitely give it a try. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - and it's hard to go wrong with the choices.
www.detoxkitchen.co.uk for more details and if you're a foodie look at the Instagram - serious food porn.