NE1 Reviews: Filmore & Union, John Lewis
We swing by Filmore & Union in John Lewis for a wholesome, home-cooked food as January healthy eating kicks in…
A healthy spot for trendy, balanced eaters with a big appetite. Those who like their salads, but are rather partial to eating hummus by the spoonful, a good homemade burger, or perhaps a wedge or two of brownie. The Filmore & Union brand is all about wholesome grub that is as colourful as it is good-for-you.
Veggies will have a field day here, but meat-eaters can still get their fix, too. And with plenty of plant-based goodness on offer as well, vegans are also welcome (same goes for the gluten-free gang).
Situated on the John Lewis terrace, overlooking the hubbub of intu Eldon Square, this is the perfect spot to rest your legs after some sales shopping - or just to refuel and recharge during your lunch break.
Drinks come in the form of all your usual tea and coffee, plus a menu of super healthy juices and smoothies - ‘pure, natural and wholesome’. As our friends at Filmore state: “Juicing is about taking the foods that are good for us and bringing them together in a perfect flavourful balance.” And that’s exactly what they do, as we sip on a Raw Choco (£4) - almond milk, raw cacao, cashew nuts, banana and agave syrup.
If you wish to take your juice away with you and inject a bit of feel-good flavour into your new healthy lifestyle, why not try Filmore & Union’s juice programmes? Choose five bottles of juicy goodness for daily consumption and we’re certain you’ll feel the benefits in no time!
When it comes to lapping up a healthy lunch, we’d recommend the warm chicken salad (£12) with kale, butternut squash and caramelised red onions, bench press bowl (£12) with green herb quinoa, lentil and feta, sweet potato, cottage cheese, poached egg and maple tahini dressing, or the open sirloin steak bagel (£8.50) served with a mouthwatering red onion marmalade, leaves, asparagus and poached eggs. Delicious.
Catering to all dietary requirements and putting the feel-good into food, we can’t think of a better place than Filmore to help you kickstart your healthy eating for 2019!