5 Health Spots: Milan
Milan is of course known for extremely delicious food, but most of it is extremely gluten and dairy heavy (think pizza, pasta, ice cream) so it can be on of the more challenging cities for health nuts like me. That's not to say you shouldn't also enjoy an rich plat of pasta, you're in ITALY after all!!! But still, keeping healthy when travelling can be somewhat challenging and requires flexibility, but hopefully this new series showing health spots around the world will help you get at least a few healthy meals in! Let's start with Milan, my hometown - after much resistance the city is catching up with the wellness lifestyle and heath spots are popping up across the city. Here are my favourites, and let me know in the comments if you know more - always excited to try new places!
This one might as well be the most artsy plan-based restaurant I know, where every dish is an instagrammable (ugh, hate the word but its true!) piece of art. They also have a social program in which they help kids in need access food and water.
Where // Piazzale Principessa Clotilde Ang. Via Vespucci
2. RIAD FOOD GARDEN
iad is the perfect minimalist oasis in a city that is definitely not minimal. The café with a middle-eastern touch offers breakfast, lunch and aperitivo. Definitely a most for the interior alone!
Where // Viale Piave, 17
Website // riadfoodgarden.com
3. MATCHA CAFE'
Breakfast, Lunch, Deserts, Drinks - all made with matcha. If you can't get enough of the green magic head to one of their locations to satisfy your cravings!
Where // Piazza Gae Aulenti, 1 (Floor -1 Food District)
Corso Di Porta Vittoria, 13
Viale Francesco Crispi, 15
Website // matchacafe.it
4. MANTRA RAW VEGAN
Eating raw might not be for everyone of for a long period of time, but this place is delicious (and a personal favourite of my mom). The idea is that food is kept under 45° in order to maintain its nutrients intact. The dishes are beautifully put together with attention and the store has minimal, zero waste approach - they even sell plastic free bulks!
Where // Via Panfilo Castaldi 21
Website // mantrarawvegan.com
5. FLOWER BURGER
Spirulina, Turmeric and Charocoal buns with vegan patties and delicious wedges. Enough said.
Where // Viale Vittorio Veneto, 10
Via Tortona, 12
Website // flowerburger.it