Healthy Eating In Melbourne

January 22, 2016

Are you looking for delicious and healthy eateries while travelling? Wellness Advisor Kavisha Jega has you covered. Here are some really damn delicious places to eat at when hitting the streets of Melbourne.


Monk Bodhi Dharma

202 Carlisle St, Balaclava // @monkbodhidharma

Hands down my favourite café in Melbourne. I’ve been a handful of times for brunch and never leave disappointed. From their amazing almond milk chai lattes to their extensive food menu everything is DELICIOUS and the portions are quite generous too. I suggest going with a friend and sharing a savoury dish and a sweet dish. I couldn’t pick just one so my top recommendations would be their infamous umami mushrooms (slow roasted king oyster, shitake, oyster & swiss brown mushrooms on a house made pumpkin, spinach & sun dried tomato polenta bread. Served w/ goats cheese, thyme & red chile oil), the hotcakes (sweetcorn ricotta hotcakes w/ slow roasted cherry tomatoes, house made basil pesto & sour cream), the buckwheat and apple pancakes (buckwheat apple pancakes served with cinnamon ice cream, maple syrup, vanilla bean whipped cream and dehydrated apple chips) or their Acai bowl.

Green Press 

7/525 Little Collins Street, Melbourne //

If you’re starting out your day in the city, head in to Green Press on Little Collins Street for a delicious cold pressed juice or nut milk. Organic, bottled in glass and with some unique flavour combinations you wont find anywhere else, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this fun little juice bar. My top picks: Strawberry Is My Jam (tastes like strawberry ice cream), Herbal Haze (a seed and nut milk blend of hemp, cashews, and Matcha) or Wholly Cacao (the creamiest chocolate nut milk I’ve tasted). Oh and their peanut butter acai bowl is pretty damn good too!

Little Big Sugar Salt (LBSS Cafe)

385 Victoria Street, Abbotsford // @lbsscafe

Another one of my regular Brunch haunts is Little Big Sugar Salt in Abbotsford. Those who know me well know of my deep deep love for sweet potato and LBSS take this to a whole new level with only the most delectable dish ever created. Caramelized kumara with greens, cashew crème, kim chi and poached eggs. YEP tastes as amazing as it sounds! They also do a great acai bowl and gluten free, dairy free pancakes. The vibe is chilled and the staff are friendly.

Feast of Merit

117 Swan Street, Richmond // @feastofmerit

Feast of Merit is a social enterprise with a farm to table philosophy, serving up some of the tastiest food around this part of town. The 12-hour slow cooked lamb is to die for- order it! They also do tasty seasonal veggie sides and if you’re around in the morning brunch is a must do.

Yong Green Food

421 Brunswick St, Fitzroy // @yonggreenfood

If you’re north side then a cheap and cheerful dinner at Yong Green Food is never a bad idea. You will be overwhelmed with all the amazing choices on the menu but my top picks are the buckwheat crepes, the stir-fried kim chi dragon bowl and the raw pad thai.


38 Anderson St, Yarraville // @gojeyarraville

My favourite place to get dessert hands down! A local, independent froyo joint where the yoghurt is cultured on site and 100% handmade using no artificial colours, flavours or added sugar. With seasonal flavours changing weekly and a good selection of dairy free options, there’s always something for everyone. The owners behind this venue are super passionate about what they do, so you won’t mind spending a few dollars on a delightful cup of their exclusive frozen yoghurt.


City Guide by Wellness Advisor Kavisha Jega

Holding a Masters degree in Wellness, Kavisha works to promote optimal health and well-being by teaching people how to move away from processed foods and towards a more nourishing whole foods diet. Her educational seminars and cooking workshops draw on her knowledge of whole food cooking and passion for wellness to show everyday people that healthy eating can be easy and attainable. Kavisha also has a wellness travel practice, which focuses on connecting health orientated travellers with good food by showcasing organic, local and whole food experiences all around the world.



I: @kavisha_jega




Image via: Little Big Sugar Salt (LBSS Cafe)
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