The best things to order from the Leon menu
When eating out these days, it can sometimes feel like choosing between two food extremes. You’ve got the towering burgers of the dirty food craze on one side, and the barely-there dishes of the clean-eating craze on the other. And in the middle ground...
Well, you’ve got Leon. Serving up naturally fast food - that both tastes good and does good - the London chain is perfect for adding something quick and nutritious into your day. But with so many dishes that let you have your cake and eat it too - just where do you start when ordering from Leon?
To help you out, we’re rounding up the hot boxes, the salads, the healthiest dishes and even the best vegan options to order from the Leon menu.
The tastiest hot boxes from Leon
If you find yourself eating al desko, you can't really go wrong with any of Leon's delicious hot boxes. Fresh, fast and wonderfully seasonal, it's no surprise to us that these hot boxes are some of the most popular lunches on the high street.
But for the best hot box from Leon? Try the Chargrilled Chicken Aioli. With tender, juicy chicken on a bed of fluffy rice and crunchy coleslaw made fresh that day - all covered in their famous garlic aioli - the Chargrilled Chicken Aioli is a complete winner, and the perfect place to start if you're new to the Leon menu.
Chargrilled Chicken Aioli Hotbox: Gluten Free | 639 calories
Founded on the principle that food can both taste good and do you good, you won't be too shocked to learn that Leon knows their way around a salad. Consistently vibrant and delicious, Leon love salads so much they've even released a recipe book chock-full of all their favourite salads that are guaranteed to leave you happy.
So while all of Leon's salads tend to be a step above the standard salad fare, we think it's safe to say you need the Lebanese Mezze Salad in your office. Thanks to harissa-roasted carrot and butternut squash served with falafel, pomegranate-studded hummus, and a lentil kale salad with brightly pickled onions, this is one salad from Leon that you won't forget about in a hurry.
Lebanese Mezze Salad: Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | 438 calories
The healthiest things to order from Leon
Influenced by the flavours and natural goodness of the Mediterranean way of eating, the Leon menu is full of plants, fresh herbs, good fats and well-sourced meat - so if we're any honest - any of Leon's dishes can fit into your daily diet.
But if you're after the healthiest thing to order from Leon? Look no further than their New Original Salad. Made with crumbled cream cheese, avocado and broccoli with quinoa, toasted seeds and lots of fresh herbs - when Leon say they've been making vegetables taste good since 2004 - this right here is why.
The New Original Salad: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | 450 calories
The best vegan options from Leon
When it comes to feeding vegan tummies, there aren't many better places on the high street than Leon. More than a third of the Leon menu is lovable by vegans, like the Leon Plant Burger and that delicious Lebanese Mezze Salad we mentioned earlier.
And if you're looking for the best vegan option at Leon, it has to be those Meatless Meatballs. With aubergine, black olive and rosemary meatballs in Leon’s tomato sauce, with toasted seeds, fresh herbs and vegan garlic aioli, this vegan dish is basically the future of food. And yes. You read that right - vegan garlic aioli - and boy is it good.
Vegan Meatless Meatballs: Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | 566 calories
The best gluten free options from Leon
For coeliacs and those on a gluten-free diet, every year it becomes a little bit easier to eat out on the high street. But of course, for every gluten-free triumph – when it’s so delicious you get the waiter to check it really is gluten-free – there are just as many disasters (what do you mean you can only offer a jacket potato?).
And while Leon pride themselves on a whole range of gluten-free options, which includes every single one of their delicious hot boxes, the ultimate test has always been and will always be the humble chicken nugget.
So we're happy to announce, after years of tinkering, Leon have nailed it with their GFC. Tender, juicy and completely moreish, these golden gluten-free nuggets are not just the best gluten-free option at Leon, but maybe even the best gluten-free option in the whole of London. Really.
Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets: Gluten Free | 371 calories
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