Back in 2013, three London friends, Tom Stancliffe, Rob Martineau and Guy Hacking, ran 1,000 miles across Eastern Europe to raise awareness of human trafficking, joined by 250+ runners on the way – Forrest Gump style! Off the back of this, TRIBE was founded. Frustrated with processed sports snacks, they now make performance nutrition from natural ingredients, to give athletes the fuel they need. They’ve built a strong community of runners, who you’re likely to see pounding the streets of London. We caught up with the guys to find their favourite post-run lunch spots around London, from the heart of East London to the streets of South London.
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For the Protein Hit
Hit up this trendy spot at the bottom end of Broadway Market after a long Saturday morning run along Regents Canal. With prosecco on tap and tables spilling out on to Broadway Market, make sure you grab one in the sun – it’s the perfect place to settle in for the afternoon.
Make Sure You Order: Refuel with their mushrooms and poached eggs on sourdough with lemon yoghurt to get your post-workout protein hit.
For the South London Runners
South London runners, this is a must try weekend post-run lunch spot! Milk’s extensive menu has something for all, including indulgent egg dishes, sweet buckwheat pancakes and house-made crumpets. You’re spoilt for choice!
Make Sure You Order: ‘Sweet Maria’, the sweetcorn fritters with grilled halloumi and avocado. Add a side of bacon. You’ve earned it!
Don’t be put off by the queue. It’s worth the wait. Use this time to stretch out post-run. This really is one of London’s best brunch spots, serving modern British brunch classics.
Make Sure You Order: Middle Eastern inspired avocado on flatbread, labneh, tabbouleh salad, poached egg and harissa. Packed with healthy fats, grains and protein, a balanced meal for optimal recovery.
This canal-side café is one of our post-run favourites. The menu is built up of seasonal, fresh ingredients and innovative creations. Be sure to grab a table outside.
Make Sure You Order: Their signature ‘Breakfast in Bread’. That’s right, a full English cooked inside a crusty sourdough loaf. The ultimate post-run indulgence.
All the Porridge
Don’t let the hustle and bustle of central London put you off. Hit the streets and explore the cobbled lanes of Covent Garden before finishing your run at 26 Grains for a dose of Hygge. This tiny café in Neal’s Yard specialises in sweet and savory porridge. The menu offers a seasonally-changing menu of colorful porridges loaded with nutritious toppings.
Make Sure You Order: Egg and kale savoury oats – made from locally sourced ingredients and wholesome grains. The only dish that never leaves the menu, a must try.
The Best Bircher
After a long morning run around Victoria Park head to The Grand Howl, a hip vegetarian joint on Wells Street. Their own roasted coffee is seriously good. If you’re there on the first Saturday of the month, then be sure to check out Well Street Market too.
Make Sure You Order: Rosewater Bircher Muesli. Replenish with this summer bowl of goodness – we haven’t found a better Bircher in town!