Eat healthy in Melbourne

We all knew it was happening! Of course I needed to start my list of my healthy eating adventures in Melbourne. There’s too much deliciousness available to not do it! This list will be updated as regularly as I can. This is of course all my personal views, we all enjoy different types of food, but hopefully I’ll be able to help you find some great food experiences if you’re ever in the city.

Brighton

Acai Bros

When in Melbourne you of course need to try out all the acai bowls on offer! There are so many out there and I’m on a mission to find the best in the city. Acai Bros has a couple of units across Melbourne, this particular acai bowl I had in Brighton. I ordered their Ain’t “Nothin” Butter Bowl because it had loads of peanut butter in it and well, I’m obsessed with the stuff. Wow, wow, wow it was delicious! Their bowls come in two sizes, small and regular. I ordered the regular but with the toppings and everything it was massive! I still managed to eat it but I would probably order the small one next time, unless I’m starving hehe. Which let’s face it, I am a lot of the time, so maybe not…

Central Melbourne

Laneway Greens

Quality ingredients, ethically and sustainably sourced. That’s the ethos behind Laneway Greens, found on Flinders Lane in central Melbourne. Their menu changes with the season and is a celebration of simple but absolutely delicious food. I’ve been twice so far and have had the same salad both times (I couldn’t resist), the Winter Vegetable Market Bowl with added falafel and it is delicious. A game changer is the black olive tahini dip that comes with it, wow!

Hampton


Sebastian’s Food & Wine

My first Aussie breakfast experience so it’s always going to be special! I was incredibly jet lagged, barely had a clue of where I was and all wanted I was breakfast. If I’m not eating porridge for breakfast I absolutely love loads of greens with sourdough toast and that is what I got. I think this dish is called Breakfast Island Greens and instead of eggs I had it with avocado and it was so fresh and delicious. It doesn’t come with bread so I asked for some on the side.

The Hampton’s Bakery, Hampton

I walked past this place so many times thinking it looked great and then eventually made it in, it did not disappoint! Can we maybe see a slight trend in what I’m ordering? Once again loads of greens… Originally this dish had eggs with it but because of my mainly plant-based ways I asked to change it for avocado, then I added mushrooms (I can’t get enough of mushrooms, I don’t know what it is) and then a slice of wholemeal sourdough when I was at it. It did come with yoghurt in the end but oh well, I tried. This dish was like music to my tastebuds (can you say that?).

Holy Bowly

Holy mole! I sure love Holy Bowly. Conveniently only a short walk from where I currently live and they specialise serving up healthy and delicious food. Talk about meant to be! Yet again, I got drawn to the dish with all the greens. This time a breakfast bowl of greens with tempeh. Tempeh I always find is a an absolute it or miss. Some can taste really bitter, this tempeh was lovely and this dish overall was so yuuuum. Read the blog post from one of my visits here.

St Kilda

Il Fornaio

It may look like eggs on this plate but nooo, it’s scrambled tofu, yup vegan scrambled eggs. I’ve had scrambled tofu once before and it was good, this on the other hand was something else. I couldn’t believe this was vegan and it was delicious. The majority of the menu is vegan but with plenty of options for the meat eater as well. You need to go! Here‘s my blog post from my visit.