There are a few outlets of Leon around London, but as we were around Northumberland Ave at the time, the Strand outlet was the nearest so that was where we headed.
Don't get me wrong this isn't a fast food outlet like you would expect, it's not a McDonalds, Burger King, Chinese or Indian sort of thing, this healthy chain sells fast food in the forms of Meatballs, Thai Chicken Curry, Chilli, Falafel, Kale and Peanut Salad and Bunless Burgers to name a few, and those are only a handful of the gluten free too. It does what it says on the tin, it's healthy.
I finally decided on the Thai Chicken Curry and a side of fries (which aren't really fries more of a waffle kind of thing) along with a banana dairy free shake. Oh and since 99% of the cakes were gluten free I couldn't say no to a slice of Pecan Pie for dessert! The server said the fries came with a dip, so I asked if the chilli sauce was gluten free, he wasn't sure but didn't hesitate in finding out for me, the chef told me that yes it was and all the other sauces were too.
We only waited about 10 minutes for the food, and I must say the Chicken Curry was amazing. The curry was mixed vegetables with chicken in a sauce and came on a bed of rice with a bit of rocket and lemon on the side, the sort of thing you would expect in a restaurant not in a box to eat in or take away.
The dairy free milkshake was not what I was expecting, it was better, in a normal fast food outlet the milkshakes are full of milk, ice cream and falsely flavoured sauce, this one was almond milk fresh banana and naturally sweetened with dates, I've always liked fresh banana milkshakes so when I tried this it was a pleasant surprise, I would presume that that vanilla maybe has vanilla seeds in and the chocolate from what I saw was proper chocolate flakes (dairy free chocolate flakes).
If there was a Leon closer to home I wouldn't hesitate to say I would be in there every week, it's nice to go to a fast food place which isn't only healthy by also offers such a vast variety of gluten free and since its only the burgers and wraps that are gluten containing you don't need to worry much about cross contamination either, though it looked to me that they prep wraps in a different area anyway.
Anyway, if there was Leon in maybe Manchester area I would be a very happy bunny all the time, to me, them only being localised to London is the only thing that lets them down!