Put down that bag of Cheezles and remove those Burger Rings off every god damn finger, right now!
It’s time to eat actual food, people, and we’re helpin’ you make those new health goals easy as, with a list of the best organic food stores on the Sunshine Coast.
Oh, but just before you start your uber “clean” life, be sure to grab some Mason jars, stainless steel drinking straws, and bento lunchboxes while you’re at it. Not just so you can have the hippest Insta account going around (hashtag organic!), but because you may as well save the world while you’re at it! One munch at a time.
Oozing old-fashioned grocer quaintness with a hippy edge, Renae’s Pantry is what a supermarket looked like before processed-living took over the world. Inside there’s consciously, hand-picked essential home items from toothbrushes to beans, arranged beautifully on timber shelving and out front boasts local, chemical-free produce overflowing in baskets. Tucked down Main Street’s “The Lane”, this greenie grocer will take you straight back to yesteryear—the way it should be.
Where: 5/4-6 Main Street, Palmwoods
Belmondos Organic Market
This trendy award-winning emporium offers one of the largest lines of organic products on the Coast and supports many local all-organic businesses including; Eumundi Meats, Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Bakery, Bio Shop, Clandestino Coffee Roasters, Noosa Cleanse, and Yukti Botanicals. Inside Belmondos, you’ll find certified organic fruit and veg, pantry goods, health supplements, and so much more—so grab your green bags and get on down to taste apples that actually taste like apples!
Where: 59 Rene Street, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5474 4404
Kunara Organic Marketplace
The size of your local Woolies, this superfood supermarket has everything you could possibly need with over 18,000 natural and organic products. There’s even a cafe, clothing and gifts, naturopathic services, beauty therapists, a native and eco-friendly garden centre, wholesale warehouse and manufacturing plant, and a like-minded organic butcher next door. It’s safe to say, Kunara is a posh hippy’s paradise.
Where: 330 Mons Road, Forest Glen
Contact: 07 5445 6440
Nude Food Organics
Why not ditch the local wine bar for once and head with your pals to Nude’s Smoothie and Bowl Bar? Nestled inside this organic mini-mart are banana, nut butter, and date drinks on tap. Then there’s the “green machine”, acai and peanut butter bowls, with toppings such as muesli, shredded coconut, Co Yo yoghurt, cacao nibs, and seasonal fruit. Pull up a stool and be prepared to get seriously wasted! On nature’s milk…
Where: 3/5 Burns Street, Buddina
Contact: 07 5444 5552
Natural Harvest Wholefoods
Prefer your food grown in soil which uses organic, biodynamic, and permaculture principles? Phew—that’s a mouthful! But what it means is keeping food closest to its natural state with no nasty additives—you know, like the food Grandma drops over from her vegie patch. One of the best organic food stores on the Sunshine Coast, Natural Harvest Wholefoods not only believes in your grannie’s pantry but also in wholefoods’ ability to nourish and heal our bodies. It’s nature’s medicine after all!
Where: Shop 12/21-37 Birtwill Street, Coolum Beach
Contact: 07 5446 1444
Listen up parents, this organic foodie haven not only sells a plethora of delicious organic foods and products, but also holds regular workshops such as how to get your children to eat the healthy food in their lunchboxes WITHOUT the screaming and tantrums. You love us a lot right now, don’t you? A silver medallist at the Australian Organic Annual Awards, Nebo (which stands for natural, ecological, bio-dynamic, and organic) also offers a catalogue of sensational recipes on their website. Happy days.
Where: 7 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Contact: 07 5452 7408
Like your food raw? And we’re not talking about those carrot and celery sticks you take to work. This salubrious sanctuary stocks a huge selection of raw treats such as chocolate and orange truffles, and strawberry cheesecakes (yep, au naturel!). Better yet, try the Grub Organics carrot cake with coconut cashew cream frosting; you’ll be licking your fingers for the next 12 hours.
Where: 20c Timari Street, Pacific Paradise
Contact: 07 5457 0000
Don’t like your fruit and veg sprayed with who-knows-what? You’re in safe hands here with husband and wife duo Gayle and David, who have devoted their life to sustainable, ethical, and fair trade, even taking them around the world—from Bermuda to the USA and UK—working for various charities. When they finally landed on Australian turf and took over Organika, one of the best organic food stores on the Sunshine Coast, they made a pact to bring their passion for sustainable emerging business and supporting local farmers straight to our locals. How’s that for putting love in your food?
Where: 2/3 Gibson Road, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5442 4973
Maple Street Co-Op
The cute and cosy Maple Street Co-Op was established in 1979 to not only supply hinterland customers with organic, wholesome, and ethical products, but also to provide support and education to everyone who walks through their door. With a dedication to organic production, social ethics, and environmental sensitivity, you won’t just walk out with a tasty bag of carrots, but a whole lotta wisdom too! Be sure to pop in for fresh produce, gifts or potted flowers—you’ll fall for the country charm and be planning your move to Maleny before you’ve even left the store.
Where: Maple Street, Maleny
Contact: 07 5494 2088
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