8 healthy places to eat out
No need to put a lock on the fridge and banish all fun for January - we've scoured Cornwall for the best 'skinny' places to pig out in peace.
Right now the Muddy office lunchboxes are a virtuous smorgasbord of homemade soups, lentils and salads. However, it is possible to be on a new year healthy eating trip and still eat out (honest!).
Here are our favourite local spots for lard-free dining while we’re still feeling virtuous. If we’ve missed anywhere good near you, do pop a mention in the comment box below. Ready to tuck in?
Sabzi Deli, Truro
Sabzi, a newly opened deli in Truro, serves up gorgeous-looking vibrant and healthy salads and fresh juices, all with previous Masterchef quarterfinalist Kate Attlee’s signature Iranian twist. (fyi, sabzi is the farsi for ‘herb’).
The Bean Inn, St Ives
All the food at The Bean Inn is Vegetarian Society approved and is either vegan or can be adapted. The restaurant serves vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world, use local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible. Interestingly, The Bean Inn goes one step further, declaring that no cleaning and laundry products & soaps are tested on animals, and all are environmentally friendly and free from animal ingredients.
Box & Barber Coffeehouse, Newquay
Box & Barber serves a seriously special super-food breakfast, brunch and lunch including acai bowls, avocado on toast and eggs. Aside from the usual excellent coffee they also serve a host of healthy hot and cold drinks including almond turmeric latte, coconut chai latte, dairy-free milkshake and smoothies brimming with superfoods.
The Natural Store, Falmouth
The Natural Store serves a great selection of alternative teas and coffees as well as gluten and dairy free options. The perfect place for health-conscious cafe goers.
Scott & Babs Wood Fired Food at Retorrick Mill, St Mawgan
“This place never fails to disappoint. The hosts are welcoming, the building and furniture is quirky and eclectic, the atmosphere fun and informal, and the food is rustic, locally produced and excellent. Whilst meat eaters are well catered for, the chefs are always happy to cater for those following restricted diets, with plenty of wholesome food to go around. A meal eaten here, enhanced by the good company of family and friends, is always good for the belly and the soul.” (Sprout Health Food Shop owner Claire)
Good Vibes Cafe, Falmouth
There are undoubtedly lots of good places to grab a bite in Falmouth but this bustling cafe on Killigrew Street is now a firm local favourite. The emphasis is on great coffee, fresh and hearty breakfasts and lunch dishes packed with tasty, wholesome ingredients. There are always creative veggie and vegan options and the cafe has begun hosting popular vegan nights.
Plus, look out for these when they re-open in the Spring:
The Hidden Hut, Portscatho
Simon Stallard’s now famous low-fi cafe by the sea serves fresh seasonal lunches from their outdoor beach kitchen – soups, chowders and spiced dhals during the spring and autumn and big beach salads and grilled seafood in the summer. Eat at one of the big wooden tables with a gorgeous sea-view, take-away and eat on the beach, or time your coastal walk just right to pick up something to eat as you walk.
Potager Garden & Cafe, Constantine
Potager Garden serves up great veggie breakfasts and wholesome lunches made to order. The menu changes all the time according to what’s in season or has just come out of the garden.