Table of contents:
- The old Dairy - Via dell'Union, 6
- Mister Soup - Via Gianbattista Pirelli, 9
- That’s Steam - Corso di Porta Vittoria, 5
- # 12 NaBi - Via Cadore, 41
- Herb garden and kitchen - via Gaudenzio Ferrari, 3
- # 10 The healthy throat - Via Carlo Farini, 70
- # 9 Myke - Via Quadrio, 25
- Goat and cabbage - Via Pastrengo, 18
- # 7 Govinda - Via Valpetrosa, 5
- Papillarium - Via Alfredo Cappellini, 21
- Juice Bar - Via Agnello 18
- # 4 Round Root - Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 16
- Alhambra Risto Veg - Via San Gregorio, 17
- # 2 Joia - Via Panfilo Castaldi, 18
- # 1 Mantra Raw Vegan - Via Panfilo Castaldi, 21
2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
With our partner Foodora, service for home delivery of gourmet dishes in half an hour, today we want to do ourselves good. Once upon a time there were the gastronomic glories of the 1980s, riots of cream, mayonnaise, penne with vodka and Everest-like profiteroles.
In the last 30 years, to take care of our food, a topic that has become for some Taliban obsession, local mushrooms have sprung up that have made health their flag. Soups, desserts without butter, endless salads, vegetarians and vegans galore.
You feel like fashion, this is one lifestyle. To the pillory dripping fats, long live the centrifuges and green-food.
In Italy, the city that has seen us longest on the unbridled trend to healthy food, it certainly is Milan. Scattering around the world, today the Lombard capital offers the most interesting and innovative gastro-health formats.
Speaking of ideas that have conquered everyone, in the new video of the Foodoracle web series, where beautiful stories of high and "other" restaurants are told, there is the Parisian case of La Guinguette d’Angèle.
Easy to fall in love with.
Angèle: she is beautiful, she knows how to do it, she has an all-female staff who are a white fly in the restaurant business, she prepares healthy, controlled food, she says that the myth of healthy food that costs too much must be overcome because it is false.
In short, such a thing would outwit even those who pride themselves on going to McDonald's.
Following the Parisian wave of "healthy is good and beautiful", we have scoured the whole of Milan to give you a list of the 15 best restaurants where you can eat without feeling guilty.
A healthy but at the same time tasty proposal, not too sad in a fundamentalist veg style.
The old Dairy - Via dell'Union, 6
Vegetarian (and vegan), but without giving up on pies, risottos, veg lasagna and the use of cheese without skimping on it. Intimate place that even just for a meal will not make you regret meat.
Mister Soup - Via Gianbattista Pirelli, 9
Soups like there's no tomorrow. Depending on the season you will always find different, more or less substantial, but always made with an eye to healthy food. Pureed fresh vegetables? Cannellini beans and porcini mushrooms? Chickpeas and cod? Cream of beans and fresh tomatoes? Cream of potatoes and fresh leeks? Artichoke and courgette cream? The choice is yours.
That’s Steam - Corso di Porta Vittoria, 5
The Milanese answer to the Parisian A Toutes vapeurs, eighth arrondissement, a stone's throw from Saint-Lazare station, a resounding and unexpected success, is called That’s Vapore. In the baskets, the main dishes of the house, you will find fish, meat, vegetables and pasta. In short, everything you want as long as it is light, since it is strictly steamed.
# 12 NaBi - Via Cadore, 41
NaBi stands for Organic Nature, the two cornerstones of the natural bistro that manages to decline the business of healthy food to junk food par excellence: the hamburger. In fact, at dinner, from Wednesday to Sunday, the menu offers meat or vegetarian burgers made only with organic food, while for lunch they range from kamut wraps to first and second courses with "a little oil and almost never butter", as the site.
Herb garden and kitchen - via Gaudenzio Ferrari, 3
An urban garden of aromatic plants which then evolved into the kitchen. Vegetable garden and kitchen, a simple concept: cultivate aromas and put them on the plate, respecting the seasons, the rhythms of nature, looking for true flavors. In summer, pesto could cure all your ills, we are sure.
# 10 The healthy throat - Via Carlo Farini, 70
This is the home of a cooking school which, over time, has also been transformed into a Macro-Bio-Vegan restaurant. You can buy us the wok of your dreams, take a few lessons or of course eat. Only products from organic farming, whole grains, no refined sugars, no frozen foods and even the microwave is banned.
# 9 Myke - Via Quadrio, 25
Steam or low temperature cooking. Meats raised in respect of the environment and only with natural methods. Vegetables only and only in season. In short, the temple of eating well, good, fair and healthy. Here soups and velvety meet with a revised street food menu: Limousine beef burger raised in the Po Valley, fish and chips and non-fried falafel.
Goat and cabbage - Via Pastrengo, 18
Vegetarian, a pinch of vegan, and then the fish. You can go and eat there with a mixed group of indefatigable health enthusiasts and omnivores who do not give up on the substance. In short, a shot in the circle and one in the barrel, but the risotto not celeriac risotto is worth the trip.
# 7 Govinda - Via Valpetrosa, 5
In the shadow of the Madunina there is also one of the historic places of healthy eating in the city. Govinda is a Hare Krishna vegetarian Indian restaurant where eggs, fish and meat are banned, as well as garlic and onion. Instead of coffee, a good choice of Ayurvedic herbal teas.
Papillarium - Via Alfredo Cappellini, 21
Here to each his own. When you say "food that cures", or at least it helps. If you want to do some detox, they offer "carbohydrates with a low glycemic index so the liver can perform its detoxifying functions in the best possible way". If you have attention problems, "few carbohydrates, which have a sedative effect, and more neuro-stimulating foods such as celery, olives, capers, ginger and chilli". There are also menus to regain energy or suffer from bloating.
Juice Bar - Via Agnello 18
Smoothies, centrifuges, soups, salads made according to personal tastes. All linked to the concept of healthy, fresh, healthy food. If you have an intolerance, rest assured that here they will not make you feel poor outcasts and they will take care of you. A few choices also in the raw and steam cooking fields.
# 4 Round Root - Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 16
Vegan and organic, he avoids dishes heated in the microwave and prefers food from a short supply chain. On top of that, there are a myriad of soups and soups, quiches and savory strudels, even a veggie burger, and of course seitan, in all sauces. To drink centrifuged fruit and vegetables.
Alhambra Risto Veg - Via San Gregorio, 17
Could Milan perhaps lack a place for a vegan cutlet? Of course, there are those who thought about it: at Alhambra there is a simple and familiar environment, the legendary cutlet in seitan version, and then an enviable variety of dishes ranging from bulgur to flans, from creams to farinata, from humus to falafel. In short, veg & fusion cuisine, to conquer even the skeptics.
# 2 Joia - Via Panfilo Castaldi, 18
The first vegetarian in Italy to deserve a Michelin star, the Joia is still today a temple of healthy eating in Milan with a philosophy halfway between gastronomy and meditation that today, as the chef Pietro Leemann teaches, mixes vegan components and oriental drifts for gourmets "With the vizietto" veg.
# 1 Mantra Raw Vegan - Via Panfilo Castaldi, 21
Vegan, raw food and, despite everything, satisfying. Indeed, to be honest, it is an experience to do, interesting and surprising. The attention to detail, the study of flavors and textures, a balanced menu that will give you the feeling of being treated well, but will not leave you hungry. This restaurant without a stove is an "oddity" to try absolutely.