Restaurant: Vital Ingredient – Baker Street, London

Sweet Berry: Greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and honey (GF)

It has been an absolute pleasure to today be invited along to Vital Ingredients, for a pre work breakfast!

We awoke at 6am (quite an extraordinary feat for us), and made our way to Baker Street, which is the closest of a number of branches they have across London.

You can check out their locations here…


Vital has been going since 2001 and specialises in freshly made to order salads, pancakes and other super nutritious breakfasts and lunches. This means that everything you eat can be made your way – hence the hashtag #EatYourWay. 

There seemed to be no better way to start a sun filled Friday morning with a great breakfast. So many times we have spoken about wanting to get up earlier and becoming ‘morning people,’ but maybe a trip here could persuade us to change our ways.

We’ve actually discussed about making this a monthly treat, so let see if we do…

We were welcomed very warmly by Andrew, who explained everything about the company and how the menu works. There was so much to choose from but I, James ended up going with a recommendation of the sweet berry protein pancakes, and Jessica got the salmon, avocado and poached egg bowl. 

Both were simply fantastic, of perfect portion sizes, and full of good stuff! The pancake base was made with bananas, and covered in Greek yoghurt and berries. Jessica’s egg was perfectly runny, and it’s needless to go into how much she loves avocado. 

You can check out the full menu here…


Smoked Salmon and Avocado Poached Egg: Smoked salmon, chunky avocado and fresh herbs

Not only that, it’s well priced too! On average around £4 for a breakfast dish, although the extra smoothies and yoghurts could soon bump that up if you wish for more.

One thing we would say however is that we find it quite odd that they don’t open on Saturdays and Sundays. As I sit writing this on the Saturday morning on a train up to Sheffield, I wish I could’ve popped into one this morning for some breakfast, but they only open 7.30 –  4.30 Monday until Friday. 

To finish off our fantastic breakfast, we took away a Vitamin C smoothie which included so many different fruits I can’t really remember them all, but there was the option to mix it with either apple juice or coconut water. We had one of each and both were equally as refreshing and gave us that little extra boost before our day at work.

As we parted ways and hopped on to buses to work, I was left feeling so refreshed and raring to go, and I guess that’s the whole purpose of Vital. 

We will be back, but if you can’t make it in, then there is always the option to have it ordered from Deliveroo (you have no excuse!)

Do check out their social media channels and website which are all linked below. 

A massive thank you to Vital for having us along!

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

Instagram: @VitalIngredient

Twitter: @VitalEatYourWay

Disclaimer: we were given complimentrary meals in exchange for a review, but as always, all photos and options are our own  

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  1. Charlotte Clark
    April 8, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    The fruity yogurt and those smoothies look amazing!! I've never had avocado and I'm not a fan of smoked salmon, but I do love fruit – especially strawberries. This place looks so nice – I agree that it's weird they don't open on weekends, though!

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      The fruit was defo the most refreshing for that morning! Hoping they'll open over the weekends soon!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Llinos Thomas
    April 9, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    This looks like a really cool place and the yoghurt looks like my fave. I love the box packaging too!

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      The box was very easy to eat from and great to take away with!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Lifethrough Tsg
    April 9, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I absolutely love the sound of this place! Their food looks amazing and at such great prices too?! Fab! Hayley X

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      It's actually such a great place and we're hoping to make it a regular thing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. abbeylouisarose
    April 9, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I'd be more than happy to pay £4 for a breakfast like these! The avocado and poached eggs looks simply sublime, lucky you to have the opportunity to try this place out! Fab to hear that this place do Deliveroo as well, I need to find out if there's a restaurant in my area!Abbey 😍 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      I know right! Such a great place and food for price! Really want to go back and try more from their menu!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Bronagh Ready
    April 9, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    This place sounds absolutely amazing! It even looks super yummy!Bronaghwww.BronaghLoves.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      It was super yummy!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Joelle
    April 10, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Wow those eggs and avocados! How incredible this looks so amazing!Joelle xwww.justjoelle.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      I love the way they did the avocados and presented the whole dish!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Francesca Nelson
    April 12, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Dude this place sounds awesome!! I want to go so bad! Deliver doesn't deliver to me :'(

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Oh no that's sucks! We'll have to petition for them to reach out to you!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Geet Singh
    April 16, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    every single time i visit your blog i start to feel hungry. yogurt looks the best. thank you for sharing. xGEET XGetalongwithgeet.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Hahaha our fave thing to hear!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 / 10:53 am

    I love it there often pop to the baker st branch and have the protein box. However other morning i noticed the eggs come in pre prepared and heated up i prefer mine cooked fresh just observation really apart from that v nice food ��

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Oh really, that's something we never picked up on but it's a great observation, for efficiency I guess?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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