Top 10 Healthy Eats in Sydney

Top 10 Healthy Eats in Sydney

There’s millions of places to get your food fix in Sydney, but healthy faire is not always abundant. Living right in the centre of a health conscious city, you would think it would be  a breeze to nip out for a protein-packed lunch (sans heavy dressing), and chase it down with a delicious bliss ball. Sadly, that’s just not the case.

Directly beneath my apartment building is a KFC that is open all hours, forever full to the brim with patrons. There’s another one on the same street about 500 metres away – complete with stair lift. In fact, within a 5 minute radius there are 2 McDonald’s, 1 Pizza Hut, 2 Hungry Jacks, and a newly established fried chicken shop…Help.

The good news: healthy eateries are definitely on the rise in Sydney, but you have to know where to go. I’ve done the leg-work for you and compiled my Top 10 Healthy Eats below.


1. aboutlife

The newly opened branch of their ever-popular stores, aboutlife in Double Bay tops them all. Fresh organic produce, organic coffee shop, health food store and thriving lunch-spot, this whole foods store is your one-stop-shop for all things heavenly.

Recommended dish: Anything from their Nutrition Station – this place is a whole foods dream. I particularly love the mushrooms cooked in almond milk – creamy perfection.

Double Bay


2. Earth to Table

The food here is impossibly delicious. With a raw food menu that never fails to amaze, and a dessert cabinet that would rival Zumbo’s, you would be hard pressed to find another cafe quite like this.

Recommended dish: Rainbow Seaweed Slaw

Bondi Junction


3. Thr1ve

Bridging the gap between health food and supplements cafe, this little gem is fuelling athletes and yogis alike.

Recommended dish: Teriyaki Salmon and brown rice on a bed of leafy greens.

Sydney CBD


4. Sanduba

The closest thing Sydney has to Pret, which is a wonderful accolade. Healthy snack pots, nuts, fruit, wraps and everything in between, this place gets my vote for mid-week food on the run.

Recommended dish: Chicken Soup

Sydney CBD


5. Egg of the Universe

Cafe turned yoga studio, this zen spot is nourishing for mind and body. Sit in the beautiful courtyard with giant trees and soft fairy lights, while chowing down on their organic local produce. Fermented veg, cashew cheese and kombusha are all made in-house.

Recommended dish: Perfect Circle Salad






6. Henley’s Wholefoods

With every dish designed to incorporate nutrient dense ingredients, this hidden gem is dishing up some inspiring plates of goodness.

Recommended dish: Pumpkin Hazelnut Meal Bread w zucchini ribbons, smoked salmon, citrus yoghurt dressing & dill

Bondi Junction


7. Orchard Street Cafe and Elixir Bar

Branching out from their much-loved juices and nut milks, Orchard Street have now added naturopathic-created meals and desserts to their offerings at this beautiful new cafe.

Recommended dish: Wild herb pesto zoodles



8. Smiths Organic Markets

A cute little village store dedicated to organic fayre. Grab an almond milk latte, your weekly veggies and a lovely light bite.

Recommended dish: raw salad boxes (options change daily) such as their cumin-spiced cauliflower ‘rice’ with capsicum and cashew sauce.



9. Porch & Parlour

You may have to wait for a table, but the food here absolutely makes up for it. Relax on island time.

Recommended dish: The Green Breaky Bowl- kale, quinoa, avocado and parsley rolled boiled eggs – whats not to love?

Bondi Beach


10. Wholemeal Cafe

High protein options galore, traditional cooked breakfasts (without the grease) and yummy hot pots all make for great post-workout grub.

Recommended dish: Poached eggs on their divine gluten-free protein bread.




Missed any of your favourites? Let me know in the comments below!



About Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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14 Responses to “Top 10 Healthy Eats in Sydney”

  1. Michele

    Sprout Wholefood Cafe

  2. Tegan || Body Love Revolution

    Bondi Wholefoods is always a fav when I come to Sydney. Looking forward to visiting Orchard St when im there this weekend. Great list xo

    • Sally

      Hey Tegan! I love Bondi Wholefoods too. Should have made it my Top 11 😉 Definitely try Orchard Street’s new offerings – it’s close to Bondi Wholefoods actually. Handy, if you want a bit of both. Lunch at one, dessert at the other?! x

  3. Sophie

    Hi Sally Fresh crows nest has amazing gluten free, clean foods ..

    • Sally

      Thanks Sophie. Just had a look at their menu – the Hot smoked rainbow trout and sorrel Omelette sounds divine!! Will be sure to check it out. x

  4. Gaby

    Thanks for this post! I hadn’t heard of Sanduba before and it’s really close to my office.

    • Sally

      Ah thats awesome news! Another little healthy pit-stop to try. I didn’t know about it until about a month ago – it’s a hidden gem 🙂

  5. Danielle

    Sprout Wholefood Grocer and Cafe – Naremburn.

    About Life – Cammeray & Rozelle

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  8. Lisa

    Pure in Manly

    Ps would love to see more posts with places outside of eastern suburbs and city.

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      Thanks Lisa! I live in the city which is why my focus is there – I only include places I have experienced personally and can recommend first hand. Will try my best to get further out!

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