Eastern Suburbs secrets: Sydney's hidden health spots
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There's no doubt that the Eastern Suburbs is a bit of a mecca when it comes to healthy eats and fun workouts to try. Next time you're out and about in the area, give these places a try.
Naked Foods is a great retailer that specialises in organic health foods that you can buy in bulk. It's great for avoiding wastage as you just buy what you need. They also stock a lot of hard-to-find ingredients, so if you're on a fancy meal plan and are struggling to find an ingredient, odds are they will have it. Check out Naked Foods if you're looking for organic nuts, seeds, dried fruit, superfoods, nut butters, herbs and spices. They even have some earth-friendly cleaning products and other items, too.
Dandylion recently opened on Bondi Road and it offers an incredible vegetarian dining experience. The owners have sought inspiration from around the world and they've created some incredible Mediterranean-style vegetarian dishes out of it. They also have a nice wine menu. Try: the kumera chips, the veggie curry or the Cajun fajitas - they're very impressive.
Combining healthy food, beach views and a great atmosphere, The Depot is hands down one of the nicest cafes to spend time in at Bondi. Their coffee is great, and their brunch and lunch menu is hard to beat. Occasionally they open nights and when they do their food would rival some of the top restaurants in the city. Try: the Peas Please with a poached egg or the quinoa barramundi salad.
Porch and Parlour
Another fantastic café situated in North Bondi, Porch is a great place to grab a coffee and an awesome breakfast or brunch. Their green pea pancake (above left) is one of the best breakfasts in Bondi so give it a go next time you're in the area.
This is a great, relaxed, vegan café on Bronte Road that is often packed with hipsters and mums alike. They offer healthy versions of all of your favourite foods so expect to see zucchini pasta, pizza with almond bases, raw cheesecakes and cashew cheese replacing actual cheese. They do a killer matcha latte, plus their raw cakes and spirulina mint bliss balls are delicious.
This Bronte Road clean-eating staple is my local. They have some of the most impressive smoothies around that are jam-packed with nutritious ingredients and high quality superfoods sourced from all around the globe. O Superfood not only has a great smoothie and juice menu, but they also have beautiful salads and wraps that are dressed to order. Try the Mr Muscle with blueberries, mango, almonds, coconut flesh, coconut water, chia seeds, camu camu, cinnamon and vegan protein.
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