The Handbook
The Handbook

The sun is starting to shine, people are eating lunch outside and we even saw a man wearing shorts earlier, this might be a bit ambitious but spring is definitely on the way. And we’re starting to ditch our winter diets of carbs on carbs. So lucky for us then that the super-healthy Maple and Fitz has recently launched in Fitzrovia.

Launched by the Le Cordon Bleu London- trained Canadian chef Adria Wu (who has also trained in nutrition), Maple and Fitz is apparently Fitzrovia’s first cold-pressed juice bar.  The juices have been created with different benefits in mind – so pick up a Little Miss Sunshine made to energise on the way to work, it’s a mix of grapefruit, orange, lemon, ginger and cayenne.  Or if you need some help with digestion then the Bitter Queen is the one for you, made with celery, spinach, grapefruits, lemon, cucumber and kale.

To go with the juices are healthy, substantial salads and grain bowls which can both be eaten in and taken away.  You’ll find twists on classic dishes like the Julius Caesar, which as you can guess is a version of the Caesar salad, they’ve done away with the bacon, lost the fatty sauce and instead you’ll find shredded kale, cabbage, romaine, mange tout, buckwheat, croutons (which are gluten free too), pecorino and a Dijon, lemon and yoghurt dressing.

For the sweet –toothed (that will be 99% of us then) you can get your fix with guilt-free treats like raw power balls made from Medjool dates, almonds, raw cocoa power and chia seeds and  gluten-free salted caramel brownies.

Spanning two floors, there is space for 12-15 diners downstairs with space as well for alfresco eating during the summer – sign us up- the natural decor is inspired by the maple tree which symbolises generosity, balance and promise and is decorated with photography from the local community.

Healthy food that tastes great? Sign us up.

Maple and Fitz: 36a Berners Street, W1