If you’re in the mood for a tasty bite near Canary Wharf, you should try a few of the places around the area. For a healthy brunch, I recommend The Humble Grape, Giant Robot, Slug and Lettuce, and All Bar One. These are all renowned for their healthy offerings, but there are many others. In addition, you can also try new things at these places.
The wine bar and restaurant, Humble Grape, is now a vegan destination, featuring vegan wines throughout the month of January. The restaurant also sells wine online. There’s also a vegan tapas menu, which is a welcome departure from the traditional fare associated with Spain. While tapas are typically associated with meat, the Iberica restaurant in Canary Wharf serves vegan-friendly Spanish specialties. In addition to vegan tapas, the restaurant will host a special event online on 21 January, where you can taste their wines and try them for yourself.
For those in the know, the rooftop of Canary Wharf is home to the Giant Robot. This foodie haven is run by the same people behind the popular street food arena Dinerama. Located on the roof of a low-rise building, the space looks like a giant boat with a massive quiff, and is a great place to grab a healthy snack or drink.
Slug and Lettuce
If you’re looking for healthy food at the Canary Wharf area, Slug and Lettuce is a good option. While it serves meat, the restaurant also has a vegan menu and dishes that are labeled as such. The new restaurant has undergone a PS450,000 makeover. Hours of operation are 11:00am – 23:00 and 11:00am – 01:00. Sunday is closed.
All Bar One
The stylish Canary Wharf location offers more than a great selection of drinks and delicious food. But what sets it apart is its outdoor dining and drinking area. Major design firm Indigo was commissioned to recreate this area, ensuring it’s comfortable, even in the sweltering British weather. The result is an impressive outdoor space with a contemporary feel, while still serving the same great food.
Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen
This Indian-inspired restaurant offers dishes inspired by the Indian street food tradition, with an innovative French twist. You can sample chargrilled salmon, skewered and marinated in green chutney, and a 21-ingredient beef curry. Todiwala’s kitchen offers a variety of tasting menus, including the five-course Kitchen Menu and the multi-course Gourmand menu.
If you’re looking for some healthy eating and drinking in the city, head to the recently opened Supernatural, which started out as Juice Club in January 2013. The bar now boasts five locations in London, with outlets in Canary Wharf, Oxford Circus, and Piccadilly Circus. Originally a stall at Maltby Street Market, Dan Thomson’s venture is the brainchild of the ‘bring your own cocktail’ movement. He swapped gin for juice and is using the principles of mixing to create delicious drinks.
The Notes cafe is a small coffee shop in Canary Wharf with few seats, but a great breakfast and lunch menu. It serves a wide selection of teas and coffees, including a great selection of single-origins. If you are looking for a quick bite, you can also enjoy an afternoon tea here. The menu is priced reasonably and offers a variety of small plates to enjoy.