Melbourne’s 50 Best Thin Feeds

By Pip Jarvis
13th Oct 2014

When we published our round up of Melbourne's 50 Best Fat Feeds, there was dancing in the streets and much feasting ensued. In order to balance the scales, we've hunted down the leanest, cleanest, meanest meals around. From Paleo to sugar-free and beyond, here are Melbourne's 50 Best Thin Feeds. Guilt-free, delicious and nutritious!


  1. Crisp in Melbourne CBD – Kale Cleanse Salad: Tuscan kale, quinoa, Danish feta, peas, celery, beetroot, mint, almonds & spinach, dressed with olive oil & lemon juice
  2. Nutrition Darling (various stockists) – Raw Organic Slices: all natural colour, organic, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, no refined sugar (we love the 'Nutbush!')
  3. Green Press in Melbourne CBD – Shredded Zucchini 'Pasta': with Napoli sauce, spirulina salsa verde & walnut 'parmesan'
  4. Karmic Cold Pressed Juice (online) – Active Cleanse (2, 4, or 6 day): 1 serve lemon spice, 8 serves of cold pressed juice (Leafy Green & Red Raw), 1 serve of almond chai
  5. Oscar Cooper in Prahran – Breakfast Greens: kale, spinach & black cabbage on goat's curd with golden sultanas, hazelnuts, roasted cherry tomatoes & poached eggs
  6. Pillar of Salt in Richmond – California Superfood Salad: tri-coloured quinoa, shredded kale, wild organic rice, charred corn, salted ricotta, black turtle beans, heirloom tomatoes, lime & jalapeno vinaigrette (chicken optional)
  7. Five Plus in Melbourne CBD – Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie: oats, almond milk, banana, homemade peanut butter, dates, ice
  8. Palate in Prahran – Cauliflower Rice Risotto: with zucchini, bacon, eggplant, pumpkin and tomato
  9. Frozen by a Thousand Blessings (various locations) – Stevia froyo (sugar-free); almond mylk froyo
  10. The Deck in Brighton – Bread-free Brekkie Burger: bacon rashers, grilled zucchini, tomato and spinach stacked between two fried free-range eggs, served with smashed avocado
  11. TOFWD in Melbourne CBD – Vegetarian Curry: vegetable curry & lentil dahl on brown rice
  12. Brothl in Melbourne CBD – Beef Bone Broth: 48hr broth made from grass fed cattle and vegetables (add foraged kelp or fermented brown rice)
  13. Brighton Schoolhouse in Brighton – Encino Man Paleo Muesli: Paleo, gluten-free muesli of sunflower seeds, almonds, macadamias, currants, pepitas, pecans, cranberries, coconut and your choice of milk
  14. Combi in Elwood – Organic Acai Bowl: acai blended with banana, blueberries, house-made nut mylk, layered with crispy coconut flakes, activated caramelised buckinis, banana, maca and cranberries
  15. Lucky Penny in South Yarra – Superfood Breakfast Bowl: blueberry smoothie, banana, toasted buckwheat and toasted, nutty mix (chia, flax, pumpkin seed, hazelnut)
  16. Vegie Bar in Fitzroy – Raw Living Stack: layers of tomato, zucchini & squash, grated carrot, baby spinach, avocado, basil pesto & cashew ricotta; smothered in zesty tomato & beetroot puree; finished with dehydrated herbed tomato, raw parmesan & kale chips
  17. Shoku Iku in Northcote – Superfood Icy Cream: ice, maca, mesquite, lucuma, tocotrienols, stevia & cold pressed pumpkin oil (choose from medicinal mushroom, green goodness, cacao or mixed berry)
  18. Sprout Organic Café in Hawthorn – Kombucha tea
  19. Yong Green Food in Fitzroy – Tofu Katsu: fried tofu patty made with shitake, arame & veggies, battered with organic quinoa; served with biodynamic brown rice, coleslaw, housemade katsu sauce & pickle
  20. Nutrition Bar in Richmond – Superfood Shake: coconut water, raw cacao, acai, coconut oil, raspberries, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, LSA, agave, ice
  21. Thr1ve in Melbourne CBD – Vietnamese Shredded Pork Bowl (build your own): served with Paleo coleslaw
  22. Patch Café in Richmond – Salmon & Roots: crispy skin Atlantic salmon, red & golden beetroot, asparagus, orange, pine nut, with saffron labna
  23. Charlie Dumpling in Prahran – Salmon Salad: Kuromitsu salmon, green tea, soba noodles, radish, miso, wasabi peas
  24. Raw Trader in Melbourne CBD – Chia Pudding
  25. Supercharger in Melbourne CBD (Emporium) – Raw Blueberry Cheesecake
  26. Merchant's Guild in East Bentleigh – Superfood Breakfast: avocado, kale, broccoli flowerette, barley, mung sprouts, green chilli & pumpkin seeds on toast with light cottage cheese & free range eggs
  27. Spud Bar (various locations) – Chickpea, Pumpkin & Lentil Dahl on Sweet Potato: chickpea, pumpkin & lentil dahl, shredded cabbage, cucumber yoghurt, kasundi, topped with carrot (quinoa optional)
  28. The Kettle Black in South Melbourne – Tataki Ocean Trout: with a raw kale & pickled seaweed salad, nuts & poached eggs
  29. Kook's Kitchen at Prahran Market – Roasted Cauliflower Salad: with chickpeas, golden raisins, toasted almonds & fried shallot with tahini/cumin dressing
  30. The Falafel Man at Prahran Market – Felafel plate with salads and hummus
  31. Barry in Northcote – Lemon & Coconut Poached Chicken: zucchini, cucumber, bitter leaves, toasted pine nuts & honey yoghurt
  32. Il Fornaio in St Kilda – Channing Tatum Smoothie: chocolate almond milk, organic peanut butter, apricot, psyllium husk, maca, flaxseed, walnuts & banana
  33. Chuckle Park in Melbourne CBD – Spanish Lentil Salad: paprika smoked lentils with garden vegetables, topped with Meredith goat's feta
  34. Admiral Cheng-Ho in Abbotsford – Cheng's Granola: housemade organic spiced raw granola, with seasonal fruit and housemade organic hazelnut milk
  35. Heal.Thy Self Co. in Yarraville – Cheeky Choc Chia Parfait: parfait of chia seeds, chia mousse & chia pudding, layered with berries & crunchy activated buckinis, topped with coconut yoghurt
  36. Monk Bodi Dharma in Balaclava – Bhutan Salad: apple, beetroot, cucumber, mixed lettuce with roasted cashews & sesame seeds. Served with quinoa, goji berries, chia & hemp seeds
  37. Tofu Shop in Richmond – Anything with tofu! (menu changes daily)
  38. Shakahari in Carlton - Avocado Magic: avocado wedges & red capsicum, rolled in thin eggplant, tempura fried in rice batter, served with coriander & sesame puree
  39. Morrocan Soup Bar in Fitzroy North – Chickpea Bake
  40. Mister Nice Guy's Bakeshop in Ascotvale – Fructose Friendly Chocolate Cupcake: egg-, fructose-, dairy-, gluten-free, vegan, kosher
  41. Dear Liza in St Kilda – Vegie Patch Salad: rocket, broccoli, snow peas, roast pumpkin, toasted pine nuts, pearl cous cous, feta, garlic tzatziki
  42. Munster Haus in Fitzroy North – Fill your bowl with vegie salads
  43. Shakahari Too in South Melbourne – Zen Zen Ne: Unbleached red & Italian rice cooked in a reduced vegetable stock with fresh Victorian Alpine chestnuts; served with braised daikon & edamame beans in tamari ponzu sauce, spinach tofu & goji berries, & blanched greens with sesame ginger oil
  44. Loving Hut Vegan in Abbotsford – Raw Cheesecake: cashew based raw cheese cake made with lemon juice, coconut, dates, almonds & agave
  45. Hooked (various locations) – Lunch Box: grilled fish with rice & asian greens
  46. The Grain Store in Melbourne CBD – Vegan Carrot Sumac Felafel & White Bean Hummus: with kale, quinoa, goji, tahini agave vinaigrette, mung beans & nigella seeds
  47. ToWoo Korean Charcoal BBQ in Surrey Hills – Kimchi Stew: spicy kimchi stew with pork, tofu & vegies, served with rice
  48. Smith & Daughters in Fitzroy – Sopa de Frijoles Negro: Brazilian black bean soup, served with crispy tortilla strips, avocado salsa & fresh lime
  49. Feast of Merit in Richmond – Mussels: Portarlington black lip mussels, spiced tomato, chickpeas & fennel fronds
  50. Pana Chocolate in Richmond – Raw Vespa Wheel


Image credit: Sweetly Raw.

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