Marylebone High Street is one of my favorite places to wander around and shop for clothing and housewares. It has more choices than say Westbourne Grove, but is just as cute. It also has a lot more variety and is friendly to all price points, housing everything from a Theory to The White Company to a J.Crew. (I’m American so you basically have me at “J.Crew.”)
So, if you too love the High St. and find yourself there around lunchtime, Natural Kitchen is a great option for food or coffee. When I’m with a friend, I usually opt for a restaurant, like The Cavendish, but this is usually my pick for when I’m having a solo day out. The sun-facing cafe tables outside and the bar seats against the window inside make for people watching.
Natural Kitchen, similar to a Daylesford, is an organic specialty store with some groceries, a butcher shop, a full cafe, and a prepared food bar.
I last stopped in to grab an organic, quick lunch and ended up with harissa chicken, a zucchini salad with feta, and some quinoa. The helpful staff member went down the food line, piling my requests onto a tray which she then slid down to me cafeteria style. I added a cappuccino at the end, before heading outside with my colorful tray. The food was delicious and I was lucky to be enjoying it outside on one of the sunniest days so far this spring. I worked on my tan–I can’t even call it that yet. I worked on the removal of my pasty white skin–while writing my blog and savoring my meal. Another friendly staff member came outside and cleared my tray as I continued to drink my coffee and write. It was a pleasant experience and day that only cost about £11.00.
So, next time you want to break the bank shopping instead of eating, head to Marylebone High Street’s Natural Kitchen. You’ll have a great meal at a great price.
77/78 Marylebone High Street
London W1U 5JX