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Health Kick

From açaí to Veganuary — treat yourself to the best there is.

Açaí Berry is your one stop shop for the famed Brazilian superfood — in fact, it’s the only place to get your açaí properly here in Britain. That’s because this brand ensures all the precious nutrients of the fruit are preserved — by making a commitment to having the berries frozen within three hours of picking. You can really feel the difference — and taste it (made all the more irresistible by the extensive choice of toppings, from peanut butter to warm fruit). If you haven’t sampled the delights of this healthy treat yet, be sure to make this delicacy — all the way from the Amazon rainforest — a part of your 2024 routine.

Vegans rejoice, for The Libertine — the award-winning bar set in the vaults beneath The Royal Exchange — doesn’t do things by halves. And the restaurant’s plant-based offerings are no exception: from Cauliflower Arancini with truffle, plant grana padano and vegan aioli, to Beetroot Tartare: made with diced Cambridge beetroot, walnut dressing, sour apple, plant crème fraîche and crisp bread. The star of the show, however, is the mouthwatering Plant Burger: complete with a vegan patty, smoked cheese, house burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, crispy shallots, pickles and skin-on fries. Meat — who needs it?

Being healthy is great. But, you know, resolutions are made to be broken. So for those of us who fall at one of January’s many hurdles (the cold, the emails, the list goes on…), Buns From Home will be there to cushion your fall with the creations of its ever-inventive pastry chefs. The recipes are always changing, so there is always something new to try — and an excuse to pack in the diet, just for the day.