Fun Facts: The best healthy restaurants in Sydney
New Year, New You. Each year many people feel as though they have overindulged over the holiday season, and resolve to lose weight or take up a more healthy diet for the New Year ahead.
Eating a meal at a restaurant need not mean breaking your resolution, especially if you are a student at Kaplan Sydney. As part of our series of the best things to see and do in Kaplan's top destinations, this week we are looking at the top healthy eating spots in Sydney, listed according to specific diet requirements.
Vegan - Iku Wholefood, various locations
Iku Wholefood was founded on the premise that if you eat a balance diet, you will lead a balanced life. They believe in the healing power of food, and offer a completely vegan, nutrient-heavy menu. They are open for breakfast lunch and dinner, offering an extensive menu, from soups and casseroles, to macro burgers and muffins. There are several locations around Sydney, the perfect pit stop for any vegan!
Gluten-free - The Nourishing Quarter, 315 Cleveland Street, Redfern
The team at The Nourishing Quarter believe in the art of healthy eating; treating your body well with the right nutrients. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the menu is an exciting fusion of Vietnamese and South American flavours, with all ingredients completely vegetarian and locally sourced. Vermicelli noodles, chia seeds and quinoa feature in the gluten-free savory offerings, and there is a wide selection of gluten free cakes if you have room for dessert.
Paleo - Paleo Cafe, Bondi Junction
Eat clean, live lean; this bustling cafe has a menu specifically designed around the paleo diet. It's 100% dairy, grain, gluten, sugar and preservative free. The staff are knowledgeable about the diet and truly passionate about serving up delicious meals with a healthy twist. Open for breakfast and lunch, the menu ranges from famous pancakes, to tasty salads with the choice of adding additional protein, and meaty burgers.
Raw Food - Earth to Table, Bondi Junction
Created by Julie Mitsios Australia's leading raw food chef, Earth to Table is the ultimate raw dining experience. The menu includes cutting edge juices, smoothies, cold press coffee, salads and raw vegan meals and desserts that will tantalize your taste buds and bring on a new meaning to food. The team here strive to use the freshest, best organic ingredients sourced as locally as possible.
Smoothies - The Health Emporium, Bondi
You've discovered where to dine out healthily, now you can shop healthily too! Bondi's award-winning organic grocer has all the ingredients you need to create delicious, nutritious meals at home. All that shopping is thirsty work, make sure you stop by their organic cafe and juice bar to sample one of their superfood smoothies, combining fresh fruit and vegetables with herbal supplements, coconut milk and raw honey. Delicious!
If you have made any healthy resolutions, we'd love to hear about them. You can learn Fun Facts about New Year's resolutions here.