Ever feel like you could use more salad in your life? We know it doesn’t exactly have a reputation for intense and dynamic flavour, and that’s why we’re here to dispel the misconceptions! Stand by for salad done right.
From the colourful plants to the long counter packed with fresh fruit and pastries, Nelson Road Tuck Shop is lovely place to pop in for brunch. Especially if you order the Winter Greens Brekky Bowl, which mixes up sesame falafel, coconut kale, spiced sweet potato, chickpeas, quinoa, probiotic vegetables, and a soft-boiled egg for good measure. It’s a thing of beauty, and will leave you feeling surprisingly full.
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It might sound a little mid-2000s pop-rock band (Barenaked Ladies… Bowling For Soup… Anyone? Oh, never mind…), but Bare Naked Bowls is actually an awesome health food joint up in Manly. It’s bright, friendly and big on charitable causes (10% of every bill goes to the not-for-profit charity The International Brothers & Sisters House), and they serve up a great range of superfood bowls. We’d recommend the Naked Bowl, with acai, fruit, coconut milk, cacao nips, yoghurt, and Bush Honey.
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Still Sydney’s finest (and only) yoga studio/wholefood cafe, Egg of the Universe has turned salad into a veritable art form. Case in point: the Perfect Circle Salad. That’s raw and fermented vegetables with nut pesto, cashew cheese, tahini cream and linseed crackers. Ideal for munching in the cafe’s beautiful, lavender-walled courtyard.
“Best cafe in Rozelle/Lilyfield. Food is absolutely delicious and always fresh. The menu is interesting and varied and everything is organic. If you want a relaxed Sunday morning brekkie outdoors you can relax in their courtyard. Only negative would be the stones in the courtyard are a hit uneven to walk on but otherwise a great spot for yummy food.” – Dtodd
Who couldn’t love a name like that? Bruce Leaves excels in healthy fast food, and does so without a hint of pretension. Fresh ingredients and winning flavours are all these fellas care about, and they’ll make sure you get a meal as balanced as it is delicious. We’d suggest the “Sashimi Salmon-ai Warrior”. That’s salmon, wasabi peas, green tea noodles, herbs, veg, and white sesame dressing. Japanese-inspired salad perfection.
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A seafood grill mixed with a fish and chip shop inside a cosy, cabin-style venue. That sort of sums up Salmon & Bear, but we can’t really do it justice with mere words. You simply have to give it a look sometime to see what it’s all about. And, when you do, order up the Prawn Poké Bowl. It’s a lush blend of prawns, lemon & coconut dressing, avocado, edamame beans, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumber and coconut rice.
“The food here is amazing and the flavours are beautiful. Customer service is very attentive and they are very helpful. They also serve alcohol so grab a wine or a beer and order up! I highly recommend the Spanish mackerel and the fish and chips!” – sweetandyummie