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Dodge the doner with these healthy late night food spots

Kat Romero

So, you’ve stumbled out of the pub after last orders and are now desperate for something to soak up the booze. But what if you don’t want greasy fried chicken or a fatty kebab? Try these late-night spots for a healthier midnight munch.


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Mangal Ocakbasi 

Mangal Ocakbasi in Dalston is a Turkish café that serves healthy grilled meats with salad in a warm pitta. Perfect for soaking up that seventh Jaegerbomb. Open on Friday and Saturday until 1am and Sunday to Thursday until midnight. 10 Arcola Street, E8 2DJ.


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Beirut Express and Ranoush Juice

If you like the Maroush restaurants dotted around the city, you'll dig Beirut Express, the speedy takeaway version of their tasty Lebanese food. You can enjoy grilled meats and amazing salads until 2am. You can also try their sister restaurant Ranoush Juice in Kensington, Knightsbridge, Chelsea or Paddington. They offer the same healthy, grilled food and you can even get fresh pressed juices up until 2am. Try their fruit cocktail juice – a blend of melon, pineapple, banana, mango and beetroot, for £3.50. 


Tibits offers vegetarian and vegan takeaway, staying open on Friday and Saturday until 11.30pm. Try the winter superfood salad plate or Lebanese wild rice. 12-14 Heddon St, W1B 4DA.


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VQ 24-hour café and diner has locations in Bloomsbury and Chelsea. Pop in any hour of the day or night and you can enjoy loads of healthy options, including salmon fishcakes with steamed spinach, omelettes and a selection of soups and salads.


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Maoz Falafel 

Maoz Falafel on Old Compton Street serves up tasty vegetarian food. Fill up with falafel-filled wholemeal pitta and a hugely popular salad bar brimming with healthy goodness. 43 Old Compton Street, W1D 6HG.

For more nurturing nosh, check out the best healthy restaurants in London.


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