Whether you’ve overdone it during the festivities, have decided to go gluten free, vegetarian or vegan or perhaps just want to eat a little more healthily during 2019, there are plenty of places in Brighton to head for tasty food with a feel-good twist.
Iydea is a Brighton institution – and for good reason, not only are their meals 100% vegetarian (with most being vegan and gluten free too), but they’re delicious and nutritious too. Their familiar lunch time queue, which often snakes into Kensington Gardens, just shows how popular their foodie offerings are. Meals range from £4.70 – £7.70 and include a main (such as mushroom stroganoff, lasagne and curries), two sides and two toppings.
Address: 17 Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 667992
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5:30 pm; Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Known for it’s affordable, low fat seasonal menu and it’s ethos to serve up mouth-wateringly nutritious food created by talented chefs, itsu is the perfect place to head for a healthy meal. From protein packed salads, hearty noodle soups, freshly prepared sushi to ‘potsu’ (rice pots), energising snacks and luscious low-fat desserts, itsu’s food is lovingly made on-site every day and tastes as delicious as it looks. Their drinks are low-sugar too, without compromising on taste.
Address: 69-70 North Street
Phone: 01273 830900
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 8am-11pm; Sun: 10am-9pm
With a varied menu inspired by the flavours, variety and natural healthiness of Mediterranean cooking, Leon boasts healthy fast food. Leon’s founders created the restaurant chain because they wanted to prove that it was possible to serve food that both tastes good and does you good, and be easily accessible on the high street. Indulge in salads, chargrilled chicken hot boxes, sweet potato falafel, black bean boxes and so much more. To make it easy to see exactly what you’re eating; Leon have nutritional symbols next to each dish – from low saturated fat to low Glycemic load, gluten free to vegan and there’s an energy guide too, for calorie levels.
Address: 75 North Street
Opening Times: Mon 7:30am – 10pm, Tues 7:30am – 10pm, Wed 7:30am – 10pm, Thu 7:30am – 10pm, Fri 7:30am – 10pm, Sat 8am – 9pm, Sun 8am – 8pm
Located on Gardner Street, FilFil is a Middle Eastern-inspired falafel bar, serving up hot, tasty falafel tubs and wraps, along with mouth-wateringly good meze. The homemade falafel is gluten free and vegetarian – and unsurprisingly is FilFil’s signature dish! Treat your taste buds, whilst still watching your waistline to their falafel tub, filled with their fabulous falafel and superb salads.
Address: 21 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 696289
Opening Times: Sun-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-8pm (spring/summer time)
Namul specialises in serving delicious, authentically healthy Korean dishes, including bibimbaps, kimchi, steamed hoppang buns, bento boxes, sushi, sashimi, rice powerballs, vegetarian and vegan delights, seaweed chips and not forgetting the green tea cake. Their bibimbaps (a classic Korean meal, made
with your choice of steamed rice or noodles and topped with vegetables) are especially popular with diners looking for a flavour-filled meal, that’s also good for them!
Address: 49 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 973878
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-9pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 12pm-7pm