Brisbane's best health food and vegetarian cafes

Brisbane's best health food and vegetarian cafes

With the clean eating craze aiding in an overwhelming amount of healthy lifestyle choices, we take a look at Brisbane’s raw and vegan eateries proven to help you wake up feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to take on the day.

By Jade Le-Moigne | 14th April 2015

Image: Plum Tucker. Credit: Joel Stafford, Liquid Boulevarde

We’re proud to say that Brisbane is finally and single-handedly leading the nation towards a nourishing lifestyle. Hurrah! Over the past year, Brisbane has upped the ante in the health stakes, rivalling the likes of heavyweight big guns Sydney and Melbourne as contender for culinary connoisseur and general all-round foodie. And we're not just talking about Brisbane health food cafes that are strictly vegetarian or raw foods only - many of these are cafes who are becoming more vego-centric; introducing vegetarian and raw meals as stars of the show alongside those featuring chicken, beef and fish, rather than just as side dishes.

Here at Style, we’re all for kick-starting the day off with a bang, and if that means devouring a mouth-watering brain-boosting brekkie bowl brimming with delicious super foods, then so be it!  For those who may have missed the bandwagon at the start of the New Year, here is our top-pick of Brisbane’s cafes serving up the best raw and vegan dishes - guaranteed to keep your mind, body and soul buzzing throughout the day.

PRESS’D

After a swift relocation, Press’d whole foods café is back providing fresh and organic plant-based produce picked straight from the farm. Customers can choose from a three-category intensity juice menu guaranteed to invigorate, stimulate and revitalise. Poor darlings suffering from a horrid case of (man) flu can opt for a ‘Don’t Kiss Me’ juice, comprising of ginger and garlic as a quick pick-me-up.

53 Commercial Road (cnr Arthur Street), Teneriffe

LIQUEFY JUICE CO.

Forget that cheeky 4am Maccas run that’ll leave you in deep regret and grab something nutritious from Australia’s first 24/7 juice bar! Only opening last October, it has become a favourite amongst early-risers and gym bunnies. With innovative ingredients such as the organic superfood supplement e3live – one of the oldest forms of blue-green algae, the juice enterprise is sure to expand nationwide within no time.

22-24 Carrara Street, Mt Gravatt

SUN & EARTH ORGANICS

Taking pride in being a one-stop-shop for certified organic products such as cosmetics and environmentally-friendly household needs – Sun & Earth Organics should be bookmarked, highlighted and added to your speed-dial.

The emporium doubles as a health café, catering to a range of tastebuds offering organic salads jam-packed with colourful superfoods and vegetable proteins such as nuts and seeds. Patrons looking for heartier grub can enjoy a selection of hot organic soups and stews that will ensure you leave with big smiles and warm bellies.

845 Brunswick Street, New Farm

PLUM TUCKER

Plum Tucker had us at ‘bring your puppies along!’ The relaxed atmosphere offers a bright courtyard, decorative hand-painted murals and cosy cushioned reading nook. Specialising in dietary requirements such as vegan and Paleo – Plum Tucker offers a smorgasbord of tasty treats. Late starters rejoice! The team offer a feast of an all-day breakfast. Indulge your sweet tastebuds in avocado with strawberries, organic feta, pistachios and honey. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, lunch offers an array of delicious vegan options.

Shop 1, 5 Enoggera Tce, Red Hill

THE GREEN EDGE

The family at The Green Edge are devoted to dispelling all negative associations on biting the bullet and going green. Offering top-of-the-range education on ethical living choices from their home on the corner of Lutwyche and Le Geyt Street, the grocer-come-health café offers an assortment of locally sourced and certified ingredients whilst dishing up some wholesome, home-cooked gastronomy - without compromising on flavour.

Sweet-tooths will squeal with delight over the variety of saliva-inducing Vegan alternatives from the dessert menu, including dairy-free vanilla ice cream topped with Callebaut chocolate chips, brownie bits, whipped cream, choc-chip cookies, and chocolate sauce!

Shop 2b, 229 Lutwyche Road, Windsor

MORE WHOLEFOODS

Bringing the free-spirited ‘essence of Byron Bay to Fortitude Valley,’ More Wholefoods’ creative genius Leesa Towner has provided the suburb’s downtown end with a hidden health Mecca.

Bespoke your own superfood-packed salad or be a devil and grab a sweet treat from the assortment of wheat, preservative, gluten and dairy free moreish cakes that are on display for the journey home.

269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

CANTER & COLT

The team at C&C serve up a food fare of gastronomic proportions with their red velvet raw doughnut smothered in lashings of dark chocolate and topped with fresh ripened raspberries.

Give the latest acai bowl trend a run for it’s money with a Tarzan Brekkie Bowl packed to the rim of superfood ingredients such as spirulina, brown rice protein powder, mango, pawpaw, banana, coconut water topped with Paleo granola, coconut flakes, goji berries, cacao nibs and drizzled with agave syrup. One word…wow!

42 Main Street, Samford

Image: Plum Tucker. Credit: Joel Stafford, Liquid Boulevarde

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Article by Jade Le-Moigne

Jade is an avid breakfast-food lover, a hopeless romantic and a true believer that travel enriches the mind. Never one to stay put for long, she is always dreaming of her next adventure.

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