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Healthy food spots to keep you energized

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As tempting as it can be to fill our meals throughout the day with various fast food options, there are healthier restaurants providing nutrient-filled meals to help nourish our bodies. Below is a list of nine healthy food spots in London that are definitely worth checking out!

Açaí Concept

116 Dundas St.

Açaí Concept specializes in creating smoothie bowls and juices with flavours from South America. They also carry Brazilian brands in their mini-market. Açaí Concept is located just a few doors down from Fanshawe College’s downtown campus and is one of the best pick-me-ups out there when you’re in the middle of a school day. Not to mention their large variety of toppings for their smoothie bowls. The pricing for juices varies between $4.75 to $5.75, and the bowls vary for the different sizes that they have to offer.

Copper Branch

660 Richmond St.

Copper Branch is located along Richmond St. and boasts a variety of healthy food options. They are open every single day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Their menu consists of power bowls, all-day breakfast, power smoothies, sandwiches, burgers, organic coffees, and much more! The Keto Bowl is extremely nutritious and their tempeh is delicious. If you’re looking for a power smoothie to make your body feel nutrient-filled, the Gandhi smoothie is exactly what you need. The prices vary depending on the different options.

Plant Matter Cafe and Plant Matter Kitchen

717 Richmond St. and 162 Wortley Rd.

Plant Matter Cafe is located along Richmond St. and it also has a sister restaurant, Plant Matter Kitchen, that is located in the lovely Wortley Village. The cafe offers good quality organic vegan eats, treats, and coffee. They have also recently announced that they will be serving wine, beer, and cocktails on their beverage menu. Our favourites from the cafe are the health shots that they have to offer, especially the Ruckus, Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory health shots. Plant Matter Kitchen offers nutritious meals such as their signature salads, PMK bowls, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and more.

Rebel Remedy

242 Dundas St.

Rebel Remedy is located on Dundas St. and offers kombucha and bottled tonics as well as smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and much more. They also have a bakery and pantry section in their grocery store, where delicious goods can be purchased. Rebel Remedy is considered to be an eco-friendly health store and has a glass bottle return program for their customers. Make sure to try one of their seasonal flavoured kombucha options.

“Remembering to be mindful of what we are putting into our bodies on a daily basis is extremely important, especially as a student.”

The Green Window

201 Queens Ave.

The Green Window is located along Queens Ave. and features delicious bowls, salads, treats, drinks, and more. Try their coconut cranberry bites that consist of gluten-free oats, walnuts, shredded coconut and more delicious ingredients. We also love their refreshing “flow water” that has cucumber-mint and lemon-ginger infused in the water. Their bowls are filled with nutritious ingredients and will certainly be a substantial healthy meal to indulge in.

The Salad Bowl

130 King St.

The Salad Bowl is located along King St. inside the beautiful Covent Garden Market. This food spot is a definite must if you are visiting the market or simply in the downtown region. They offer amazing wraps, soups, salads, detoxifying teas, and much more. Our favourite from The Salad Bowl is The Green Goddess wrap as well as The Vegan Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Crispy Tofu.

The Chopped Leaf

1041 Wellington Rd. Unit 2

The Chopped Leaf is located along Wellington and offers a wide range of healthy food options for their customers. Their menu includes salads, bowls, wraps, sandwiches, quesadillas and more! Our favourite option from The Chopped Leaf is the pesto quesadillas and we can definitely vouch for them. If you’re ever in the mood for a healthy quesadilla, make sure to check out The Chopped Leaf.

Reset Social Cafe

502 Talbot St.

Reset Social Cafe is located along Talbot St. and is the perfect place for students to have a meal whilst studying in the downtown region. Reset offers delicious all-day breakfast, a variety of refreshing drinks, smoothies, juices, salads, bowls, and more. A must-have from Reset is their Elderflower Iced Matcha Latte. With seating areas designed for people to get work done whilst nourishing their body with a nutritious meal, Reset is definitely worth checking out as a student, especially if you live downtown.

Booster Juice

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. and 1151 Richmond St.

Booster Juice has a few locations in London, and we can happily say that there is a branch at Fanshawe’s main campus, and in the University Community Centre at Western. Booster Juice offers a variety of smoothies, juices, specialty shots, and healthy eats. Our favourite smoothie at Booster Juice is The Original which consists of bananas, strawberries, orange, and probiotic yogurt. If you’re on campus at Fanshawe or Western and are looking for a healthy alternative, Booster Juice is the place you need to be.

These nine healthy food spots are all worth checking out if you live in London. Remembering to be mindful of what we are putting into our bodies on a daily basis is extremely important, especially as a student. Eating healthy has many effects on your body, both mentally and physically. Think about your food options when it’s time to eat and also remember that there are always healthier alternatives that you can choose from.