While December was all about craving mince pies, mulled wine and pork stuffing, in January we're dreaming of fresh crispy salads, wholesome soups and a detox from alcohol.
It's easier said than done, which is why we've rounded up the best healthy dining and drinking spots in the UK. At these eateries you'll find delicious, nutritious meals that will leave your insides feeling just as happy as your taste buds.
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Kitch owner Melanie Hawkes is on a mission to make the nation fall in love with healthy eating, serving up some of the most exciting healthy dishes we've seen. She also offers cookery classes.
Menu highlight: the superfood salad bowls are creative and exciting such as the pesto-stuffed stuffed grilled aubergine rolls on a wheat green salad.
4 St-Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AT
Founders Josh and Rose are heavily influenced by flavours from around the world, particularly Mexico and Japan, when inventing new dishes for their ever-changing vegan menu. They like to experiment with flavour combinations and interesting cooking techniques, making some of the most beautifully-presented meals in the healthy food scene.
Menu highlight: The menu changes regularly, but you can expect brilliant main dishes such as polenta with pesto tomato sauce, aubergine, roast cherry tomatoes and leeks.
13 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JD
Launched by renowned chef and restaurateur Peter Ilic, who's been opening different dining concepts in the UK for three decades, Foodilic sets the bar for healthy restaurants serving fresh and nutritious dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
Menu highlight: their all-day buffet has a wide range of the most delicious salads we've ever tried (main image).
In Brighton: 163 Western Road, BN1 2BB and 60 North Street, BN1 1RH
In London: 260 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, N1 9JY
This vibrant, family friendly cafe knows just how to make a salad a complete and filling meal. They offer massive plates filled with a large mound of organic vegetables, grilled meat and fresh leaves.
Menu highlight: Fruity goats cheese salad - grilled local goats cheese balls with an omega seed crust on mini bruschettas, served on a bed of mixed leaves with baked seasonal fruit and a balsamic vinaigrette.
2A St. James' Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7DB
The folks behind this vegetarian cafe take simple comfort foods such as lasagne, a Sunday roast and bangers and mash and put their own healthy spin on it. The portions are so generous you'll be struggling to find room for dessert and each dish is packed with fresh seasonal vegetables.
Menu highlight: seared organic tofu steak in a spicy marinade stacked atop root vegetable mash, but do check the daily specials menu.
Cannon Court, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6JE
This vibrant cafe takes pride in making healthy breakfasts, from bagels to porridge which are served until noon. It also offers a wide range of detox drinks and shakes made from fresh fruits and veg sourced from Scottish fruit merchants.
Menu highlight: The fruit salad, yogurt and granola bowl (pictured) is the perfect morning pick-me-up
103-105 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP
From the outside it looks like a quaint sandwich shop, but this hidden gem boasts a nutrition-packed and delectable menu. We love that they have an 'anytime, anything’ policy, which means if you're craving porridge at 3pm, they will make it just for you.
Menu highlight: All through January they're offering detox juices such as the 'Fire Me Up' made with apple, celery, cucumber, lemon, bell pepper and carrot with vitamins that promote good vision, reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system and stimulate growth and repair of the body tissues.
Various locations, see here
Brighton's award-winning vegetarian restaurant has been serving wholesome food since 1981.
Menu highlight: Tapas-style sharing plates of crispy cauliflower, black lentil dhal, sweet potato arancini and more
17-18 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HF
This relatively unknown restaurant champions clean Chinese cooking with no Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG). The 'feel good' gluten-free set menu has been carefully designed by nutritionists.
Menu highlight: Gluten free Singapore noodles is one of their top selling dishes
59-63 Brighton Road, Surbiton, Surrey
From anti-oxidant salads to paleo breakfasts, Cafe Pure offers thoroughly nutritious, tasty meals for the health conscious. With views of Cardiff Bay, its also a lovely spot to catch-up with friends.
Menu highlight: Paleo Hash - sauteed sweet potato, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, onions, smoked bacon and smoked paprika
The Flourish, Lloyd George Ave, Cardiff, CF10 4QH
Saffran offers healthy dishes inspired by European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, meaning their menu is packed with flavour.
Menu highlight: we recommend 'safflat,' the healthy cousin of pizza. It's baked with a special blend of spelt, whole wheat and barley, topped with your choice of meats and vegetables and a healthy homemade tomato sauce.
Great Hall, Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA
Set in the heart of Sheffield City centre, The Blue Moon Cafe is a much-loved local hotspot, specialising in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
Menu highlight: An extensive and colourful salad bar
2 Saint James Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2EW
Who says vegetarian restaurants have to be all white and clinical? The Egg Cafe is a canteen style eatery set in a light and airy loft space with a panoramic view of the city centre. It's also an independent art gallery, which is perfect for a relaxing Saturday morning.
Menu highlight: A vegan and vegetarian “full” English breakfast
Top Floor, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4ED
The River Cottage's menu represents the very best produce available in the surrounding areas of Bristol.
Menu highlight: The best of the current seasonal menu is, Fowey mussels in Burrowhill cider, leeks and smoked bacon.
St Johns Court, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2QY
This bright and buzzing juice bar has an alternative and holistic approach to making fresh drinks that will boost the body and mind. They also offer hearty bowls of homemade soup, such as this caramelised onion and pea soup.
Menu highlight: Turmeric golden milk for boosting the immune system
93 Beech Road, Manchester, M21 9EQ
Here the juices and smoothies are freshly blended the moment you order one to ensure you get all the goodness from their high quality, locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. They also bake delicious cakes, specialist breads, pasties and other snacks in their kitchen on site.
Menu highlight: The Banana Latte - made of banana, coffee, cocoa and soya milk - is smooth, creamy and most importantly good for you.
16-20 turner street, Manchester M4 1DZ
The cafe in the Bristol Folk House, a self-funded adult education centre, is a brilliant spot for homemade style grub made from organic, locally-sourced, clean and ethical ingredients.
Menu highlight: Their soup of the day which comes with fresh bread and salad
40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 7RZ
Every day the chefs at Infinity Foods Kitchen prepare a mix of soups, salads and daily specials made from organic vegetarian ingredients. And since they don't have a single microwave in the kitchen, you're guaranteed a freshly cooked meal.
Menu highlight: Seasonal soup served with fresh granary or rice and tapioca bread
50 Gardener Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN
This is East Midlands’ first ever alcohol-free bar and restaurant. Developed by Double Impact, the Nottingham-based drug and alcohol recovery charity, it's a bright and colourful place for anyone who wants a night out without a hangover the next morning.
Menu highlight: A Strawberry Daiquiri that looks just like the alcoholic version and tastes even better
2 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
It may be a dry bar, but the atmosphere inside this alternative venue is far from dry. Their range of virgin cocktails have been carefully sourced from around the world, are genuinely tasty and there's plenty of entertainment on in the background from film screenings to live music for a good night out.
Menu highlight: Brink Panther - A blend of fresh strawberries, cranberry juice, superfruit tea, and apple and elderflower cordial blended with ice and topped up with pink lemonade
21 Parr Street, Liverpool, UK L1 4JN