Inject some love into your January diet resolutions

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, most of us shoot for the moon. We tell ourselves this will be the year we cut out carbs, drag ourselves out of bed for an early morning gym session, become a fully-fledged vegan or teetotal. Then three weeks later, we hopelessly find ourselves skipping the morning gym session and heading straight for a McDonald's breakfast on a Monday morning to cure our hangover...

While initially inspired, resolutions fade quickly with few sticking to them completely because let's face it, we're our own worst enemy. We're simply too hard on ourselves so when we slip, we become discouraged and give up entirely.

Most resolutions involve a change in diet or lifestyle. Should we make such drastic changes? Research shows that if you adopt a diet devoid of pleasure, your body rebels. You begin to feel hungry, tired and unhappy.

A healthy diet should include foods that are not just good for you, but make you feel good, give you pleasurable experiences and ultimately make you smile... Enter soul food - proven to have many health benefits, soul food improves mood, enhances energy and overall state-of-mind, filling you up physically and lifting you emotionally.

At Store Street Exchange we whole heartedly believe that eating should not just be about fuelling the body, it should be pleasurable and make you feel good. Come visit, our menu is packed full of feel-good soul foods that warm your belly and your heart!



No dish is quite as soothing as a hearty bowl of chicken and sweetcorn soup, with each delicious spoonful taking you on a nostalgic journey back in time to grandma's house when feeling a tad under the weather.


Tender chicken cooked to perfection with a helping of homemade creamy mash potatoes topped with rich gravy. A gentle reminder of days before social media when the whole family would sit round the table catching up on one another's gossip.


Popularised by every sitcom in existence, nothing says soul food like ice cream. Paired with a hot chocolate pudding and you're transported out of this world on a heavenly chocolatey trip of pure happiness.

Feed the soul and dine at Store Street Exchange and try our warming menu: Rotisserie Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup, Rotisserie Chicken with Creamy Mash & Roast Garlic Gravy, Melt in the Middle Chocolate Pudding & Salted Caramel Ice Cream. All while soaking up the cosy atmosphere and creating cherished memories with your favourite people.