8 healthy takeaways to kickstart 2021
On a January health kick? No need to flog yourself in the kitchen to keep that halo shining. Order in from these brilliant foodie joints and stay on track.
Caldesi in Campagna, Bray – its entire menu is available for takeaway, so you can have the full relaxed fine dining experience at home. There are lots of familiar Italian classics, taken to a new level, each mouthful delivering a sizzling kiss. Giancarlo Caldesi is the low-carb king (I know, weird for an Italian), but it does mean there are plenty of healthier dishes on the menu, all made using quality Italian ingredients to help kickstart good habits in 2021. Then pick up the blower and place that order (01628 788500 or 788502).
Fresh Pasta by MP, Berkshire – Chef Dom Auger (sous chef at hip London restaurant Scully St James’s) and his chef mate Luke offer the finest fast food packed full of Italian flavour. Simply choose your pasta, add a sauce and once delivered it’s ready in minutes. Top quality ingredients, all freshly made, delicious and seriously good value.
Hurley House Hotel, Hurley – Turning Japanese? I really think so. Hurley House, just outside Maidenhead, has a stellar reputation for quality sushi and throughout the pandemic they have continued to offer an exceptional menu for takeaway available for collection or delivery. You’ll find an mouth-watering selection of sushi, sashimi, hosomaki and uramaki. Alternatively, just order a selection box and graze.
Arigiato, Newbury – authentic Japanese cuisine from the fantastic Arigiato available for collection. The restaurant has a brilliant local reputation and is open for takeaway (collection only) during lockdown. Plant-based fans can drool over the vegan menu, then simply pick and mix your favourites or order a selection box. Need something a bit more ‘there there’? There’s an extensive list of curries, noodles and Teriyaki. If you need to fill some time in your lockdown life, purchase a sushi kit box to assemble your own banquet at home.
Eliane Smiles in Sunningdale and Hungerford – a takeaway menu of delicious, nutritious meals that will balance out the biscuits you’ve eaten in lockdown. No one is forgotten at eliane. Whether you’re a veggie, a vegan, a raw foodist, or even a full-blown raw vegan you’ll find something here. Both sites are open for takeaway orders.
Fego, Ascot and Marlow – influenced by South African hospitality and design, this buzzy mini café chain has just one outpost in Berkshire, but the Marlow branch is just over the border in Marlow. It offers a vegan menu to please your plant based needs (it’s all pretty low cal too, if you’re going PB for health reasons). For breakfast get your fix with a smashed avo or a Brazilian açaí bowl and for lunch choose from superfood salads, falafel wraps and meatless patty burgers with all the trimmings. Takeaway is available for delivery and collection.
Go Eat Clean, Sandhurst – Chef Damian has 30 years of cooking under his belt, including feeding an army of celebs at Pinewood Studios. He started Go Eat Clean in 2016 (popping up outside The Gym in Bracknell) but swiftly set up shop at The Bakery in Sandhurst. Damian works with a nutritionist to ensure the food leaving his kitchen is clean, healthy and balanced. It’a also all gluten-free! Expect dishes like Thai beef salad moroccan beetroot falafel stew, stir fry rice noodles and energising salads. it would be rude not to, right? Available for lunch and dinner.
Giggling Squid, Windsor and Wokingham – starting life in a tiny fisherman’s cottage in Brighton back in 2002, Giggling Squid began with a simple idea: to cook ‘simple, rustic, fresh Thai food’ and now has outposts across the country, including two in Berkshire. The restaurant is offering takeaway for colletction or delivery. There are plenty of winter warming currys, salads and noodly dishes many of them vegan, veggie and gluten free. The Massaman is mouthwatering, or try the very reasonable tapas dishes.