Belfast: Eating Clean in the City

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When travelling to a new city it can be difficult to find the best places for keeping one’s healthy-eating on track. If you’re traveling to Belfast, the following eateries are my favourites!

Belfast: Clean Eats


  • Slim’s Healthy Kitchen

Location: Belfast; Three restaurants; Lisburn Road, Belmont Road and Dundonald.


Info: Great restaurant for lean meals, clean treats and protein shakes or juices! Lots of gluten-free options too. There are a wide range of options on their menu and they list the calories and macros for most of the items on their online menu! Calories and macros for a lot of their meals can also be found pre-entered on the My Fitness Pal app. Take-away option too.

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Slim’s Healthy Kitchen “Healthy Breakfast”
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Slim’s Healthy Kitchen Chicken Burger on an aubergine slider, with guacamole and sweet potato fries.


  • Raw Food Rebellion

Location: BelfastLisburn Road


Info: This little cafe/restaurant serves amazing food and absolutely everything on the menu is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free! They have a few breakfast and lunch options, and you can sit-in or take-away. The have amazing peanut butter cups and a range of different cakes including the gorgeous snickers cake, ferrero rocher cake and blueberry “cheese” cake!

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Take away goodies from Raw For Rebellion
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Raw Food Rebellion Gluten Free, Vegan, Cinnamon and Raisin Toast with Nut Butter
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Raw Food Rebellion Vegan Shakes
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Raw Food Rebellion Vegan and Refined-Sugar-Free Snickers Cake and a Shake
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Raw Food Rebellion Asian Slaw and Guacamole on Vegan and Gluten-Free Bread.
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Raw Food Rebellion Caramel Slice Vegan and Gluten-Free Cake


  • Tony and Jen’s

Location: BelfastLisburn Road


Info: This healthy-eating restaurant is a great place to get super clean meals and treats! Everything is gluten and dairy free too.

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Tony and Jen’s Egg O’Muffin with organic, grass-fed sausage on a gluten-free coconut-flour muffin
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Chicken Salad from Tony & Jen’s
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Some take-away Peanut Butter and Chocolate Orange Balls from Tony and Jen’s with a glass of my homemade milk kefir.
  • 5a Coffee

Location: BelfastStranmillis


Info: A small café full of character with great coffee and delicious vegan peanut butter balls as well as other healthy and gluten-free treats. Small selection of healthy salads and lunch options too.


  • Soul Food Cafe

Location: Belfast; Ormeau Road


Info: Great café serving some juice options such as carrot and ginger juice and beet juice. Great Spanish omelette and a yummy goats cheese salad are some of the best healthy lunch options available! Caters to gluten-free diet.

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Soul Food Cafe; Carrot and Ginger Juice
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Soul Food Cafe; Goats Cheese and Beet Salad
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Soul Food Cafe; Spanish Omelette
  • General Merchants Cafe

Location: Belfast; Upper Newtownsards Road and Ormeau Road.


Info: A relatively new Belfast gem! Great restaurant with lots of healthy options. Gorgeous brunch options and amazing sourdough bread! Locally sourced, high quality ingredients.

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The Brisbane Breakfast

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  • Yogland

Location: Belfast; Lisburn Road


Info: Frozen yogurt bar! High protein options and all sugar free with all natural flavours and sweeteners. Dairy free BCAA sorbets available also. Fat-free, GMO free and gluten-free too.

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Yogland Froyo
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Yogland Froyo
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Yogland Froyo Toppings


  • Sawers:

Location: Belfast; Fountain Centre, College Street.


Info: Dine Al Fresco or take-away from this lovely Delicatessen close to Belfast’s City Hall. A foodie’s dream come true!

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Sawers; sun-blushed tomatoes, cheese-stuffed dates, garlic olives and chilli goats cheese from the delicatessen.


  • Avoca

Location: Belfast; Arthur Street (City Centre)


Info: You can choose to eat-clean or not here but they have some great healthy salads and superfood treats if you choose wisely! I particularly love their broccoli salad and their raw caramel slices. The shop downstairs also stocks lots of healthy treats like The Happy Pear bars and Natasha’s range of raw super foods.

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Avoca Salad Plate
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Avoca Salad Plate
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Avoca Clean Treat
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Avoca Salad Plate
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Avoca grilled Halloumi


  • St. George’s Market

Location: Belfast; St. George’s Market


Info: Lots of great food stalls here on a Saturday! Look out for the Check Out My Buns stall – an amazing coeliac and vegan bakery. You can also find some of this lady’s treats in some other venues across the city – such as the aforementioned 5a Coffee and General Merchants! Finn McVeg is another great vegan and pescitarian stall at St. George’s market. I’ll do a full post dedicated to the best stalls to check out at St. George’s market soon!

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Delicious vegetable curry from Finn McVeg at St. George’s Market


  • Boojum:

Locations: Belfast; Botanic Avenue and Chichester Street. New store opening on Great Victoria Street.


Info: Great mexican burrito bar. Sit-in or take-away. I usually get the burrito bowl or salad bowl to keep it clean! When I’m not in Belfast, I dream of Boojum!

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A Boojum burrito bowl


  • Nandos

Locations: Belfast; Boucher Road, Ormeau Avenue and Victoria Square.


Info: Some lovely salad options on the menu – it is definitely possible to eat clean in Nandos if you make the right choices! All of the calories are on their website which makes it really easy to make informed decisions. Sit-in or take-away.

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Nandos Avocado Salad

And Finally…

If you’re staying in Belfast and want to stock up on some healthy treats from the health-food store, check out Eatwell Wholefoods or Framar Health on the Lisburn road, or The Nutmeg near Victoria Square shopping centre. You can also pick up the greatest artisan sourdough bread from Kiln and Loom on Ormeau courtesy of Zac’s Bakehouse as well as some yummy water kefir courtesy of Panacea Drinks.

Zac’s Bakehouse traditional artisan sourdough – there are no words for how good this is!
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Panacea Drinks: Water Kefir

I hope this has given you a few options for places to eat-clean in Belfast! If I’ve left your favourite venue off the list please let me know.

The Clean Coconut x

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