Bondi Junction was once the poor cousin to Sydney's famous Bondi Beach. But now the cosmopolitan hub is both a shopping and healthy foodie destination.
The healthy hot spot has smoothie bars, paleo cafes, wholefood supermarkets and vegan restaurants popping up all the time. With the help of Brittany Bennett, Health Bird profiles the superfood suburb.
Arguably the best smoothie bar in Sydney and with so many incredible tasting smoothies and salads on the menu, how can you go wrong?
O Superfood is the creation of chef Mick Gay who also founded and ran the popular institution O Organic in Surry Hills for 15 years, needless to say he has been ahead of the game when it comes to health trends for a while
O Superfood has over 20 superfood ingredients sourced from around the world that they use within their vegan, dairy and gluten free smoothies.
Try the ‘Enerdriver’ with blueberries, broccoli, banana, spinach, spirulina, goji, yerba mate tea and vegan protein powder
They also offer healthy salads and wraps, which are all dressed to order.
Naked Food is a retailer that specializes in organic health foods available in bulk. It’s great for avoiding wastage as you just buy what you need, and they also have a lot of hard to find ingredients, which is perfect for the uber healthy, paleo, vegan, gluten free...., as sometimes recipes to suit those diets can be difficult to shop for.
If you are after nuts, seed, grains, cereals, spices or any unique super ingredients, Naked Foods is an awesome find. Don't miss the dark chocolate coated goji berries!
Henley’s is probably one of the more famous places in the area, known for their nutrient dense ingredients and amazing breakfasts.
Henley’s is a wholefood café that uses high quality locally sourced ingredients from trusted environmentally friendly farmers. Everything that they make is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. The Pumpkin Hazelnut Meal Bread with zucchini ribbons, smoked salmon and egg is amazing! As are their lunchtime salad combos.
Venturing a short way from Oxford Street, Nalini’s is a new gem that is quite hidden, but a must find.
The small ‘hole-in-the-way’ café boasts Probiotic Rich, 100% gluten free foods, with dosa wraps (dosa is a South Indian savory crepe made from fermented rice and lentils) being it’s main feature.
This café has tone of gut friendly vegan and vegetarian meals that has an exotic international flavor.
The ‘Roasted Wrap’ is pretty amazing and it is topped with Apple Kraut dressing.
This is a great, relaxed, vegan café on Bronte Road that offers indoor and outdoor garden seating and is often packed with people from all walks of life!
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 delicious matcha latte, their raw cakes and spirulina mint bliss balls are all mouthwatering and the Love smoothie is chocolate love in a glass jar.