There’s a thriving whole food scene in Sydney’s famous Bondi beach. There are more healthy cafes than I can keep count of priding themselves on local, ethically sourced, organic whole foods. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve eaten my way through most of them. So I figured it was high time I share my favourites with you, in no particular order…
Orchard Street is my favourite pitstop for a cleansing or healing elixir or decadent raw dessert. They have an impressive array of cold pressed juices, smoothies and elixir bar. You choose your (plant based) mylk, your remedy, your flavour and whether you want it served hot or cold. They’ve got yummy salad bowls and breakfast pots you can take away too.
OMG hot picks: Turmeric bark, raw carrot cake and immunity remedy with turmeric and hot cashew milk (can you tell I love turmeric?!).
2 Brighton Boulevard.
Part cafe part health food store, there’s a very good reason Bondi Wholefoods is always busy at breakfast time. With a menu full of delicious healthy options, breakfast is the best meal of the day at Bondi Wholefoods.
OMG hot picks: Their famous Paleo bread with olives, capsicum and zucchini. Shakshuka is the ideal dish to dip it into.
30A Hastings Parade
Porch and Parlour
If you want to pull up a spot at Porch for weekend brunch you better get there early, or be prepared to queue. This is another local breaky favourite. With beach views it’s also a great spot for sundowners and tasting plates from Wednesday to Sunday.
OMG hot pick: Green Pea pancakes with avo rocket and poached egg.
17-18/110 Ramsgate Avenue
Zeitgeist Mylk Bar
Grace and Jo, the gorgeous couple behind Bondi Coffee and vegan catering service Zeitgeist cuisine sure know how to get taste buds watering with plant based cuisine. Their newest venture in the backstreets of North Bondi is one not to be missed by those in need of a sweet treat, with a tantalising selection of raw desserts, baked goods (i.e. doughnuts) and milk shakes made with their famous home made almond and macadamia milks.
OMG hot picks: Raw znickers bar or red velvet milk shake.
43 Gould Street Bondi Beach
North Bondi Fish
While not strictly a whole food menu, you can’t go wrong with breakfast or lunch at Matt Moran’s famous North Bondi Fish, with fresh seafood and uninterrupted views of the beach. It’s great for a group meal with a set course menu available with generous serving sizes.
OMG hot pick: the roasted king prawns are probably the best I’ve ever had.
120 Ramsgate Avenue
Bondi Yoga House
Okay so it’s not quite an eatery, but this little oasis tucked in the back streets of North Bondi is the place I called home when I first moved to Bondi. Amazing hosts Amanda and Benny cook up pretty incredible whole food meals for guests at their retreats. What’s more it’s served up in the comfort of what feels like you’re very own home, so much so you’ll never want to leave, and of course you’ll have them to fill you in on all the latest local hot spots.
One of Sydney’s most renown raw food eateries, Sadhana Kitchen in Bondi is a beautiful bright space not far from the beach. With a focus on eating the colours of the rainbow the food here will make your eyes pop. They do a 7 course degustation on Friday nights.
OMG hot pick: The Bondi bowl – with miso roasted pumpkin, quinoa, macadamia feta, sauerkraut, shaved carrots and beets on a bed of greens with spicy sesame dressing. (Note – menu is seasonal).
132 Warners Avenue
Bondi Farmer’s Markets
Bondi’s famous farmers markets are held every Saturday and are not to be missed if you happen to be there on a weekend. It’s a whole food lovers dream with smoothie stands, raw desserts, cold pressed juices, hot food and local produce.
OMG hot pick: the longest queue is always at the Fritter House stand. Think gluten free corn fritters with your choice of a delicious range of relishes / aioli and sides like bacon, mushies, eggplant and haloumi.
Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade.
Earth Food Store
In the heart of Bondi Beach, off Hall Street, this organic grocery store and cafe is a great place to stock up the fridge or have a casual meal, with a daily rotating seasonal menu, juice and smoothie bar and communal tables where you can sit and chat to the locals.
OMG Hot Pick: EFS omelette – egg and coconut milk folded omelette with a touch of turmeric, filled with crispy vegetables, topped with fresh coriander, mint and zesty lime, ginger and sesame dressing.
81A Gould Street
Home to the best smoothie bar in Bondi, and my regular pitstop for a take away cup of the famous Star Anise chicken bone broth (from Soula’s kitchen around the corner in Bronte). You can stock up on all your health food needs, and order yummy take away food and raw desserts too.
OMG Hot Picks: Green goddess smoothie, chicken bone broth, smashed avo / banana on sprouted bread.
263-265 Bondi Road
The Plant Gallery
For a more sophisticated dining experience you absolutely cannot go past The Plant Gallery, the flavours in every dish here are exquisite.
OMG hot pick: Go in a group so you can order everything on the menu! Seriously, it all tastes so good it’s hard to pick, the raw pizza is hard to go past if you had to choose one.
Earth to Table – 85 Bronte Road.
Hands down the best place for an epic raw dessert feast. There’s also a vegan breakfast and lunch menu, smoothies elixirs.
OMG hot pick: It’s a sin to go to Earth to Table and not have a raw dessert – the menu rotates daily.
This little hidden hot spot is worth travelling out of your way for, with super friendly staff and a menu to boot.
OMG hot pick: Pumpkin and hazelnut meal loaf, zucchini ribbons, smoked salmon and coconut yoghurt dressing. They do a mean raw bounty bar too.
9/310-330 Oxford Street.
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