Do you like your almonds activated and your water alkalised? If you do, then we’ve got some good news. There’s a bustling scene of wholefood stores in Sydney to get your health food fix and we’ve compiled a list of some of the best.
Live long and prosper, healthy people—these are a few of the best health food stores in Sydney.
Newtown, Forest Lodge & Bondi Junction
If health is your aim, then bulk buying organic foods absolutely needs to be your game. Naked Foods has you covered on that front, with warehouse locations in Bondi Junction and Newtown. They offer high quality natural and organic ingredients and it’s all available in bulk, from dried mango to raw almonds and errrythang in between. Scoop as much or as little as you like into brown paper bags or BYO jars. You’ll leave saving a stack of cash, feeling great about ethical buying and with a very well-stocked pantry.
Woollahra & Rosebery
Wholefoods House is a Rickard Family affair, turning their passion for good food and sustainable farming into an organic grocery shop. With locations in Woollahra and Rosebery, they’re committed to supplying the best and freshest certified organic produce from local, ethical and artisan producers so their customers have the healthiest and tastiest experience on offer. You can’t beat that.
You’re not a true a Bondi local unless your kitchen is stocked with organic produce, all bought from Bondi Wholefoods. The health food store is dedicated to researching farmers and producers to source the best food they can find as part of their commitment to health and longevity. After you buy your kale, why not pop into their café to get your fill of acai and avocado?
The Source Bulk Foods
The Source is now the biggest specialised bulk food retailer in Australia, and if you’ve been to one of their many locations across the East Coast, you’ll know why. Starting out as a health food shop in Byron Bay, The Source team opened a bulk food shop next door and since then, the concept has been a massive success. Not only are there plenty of stores to get your almonds and goji berries from, but they also launched an online store in 2014 and have been shipping quality goods all across the country ever since.
AboutLife is a one-stop shop for natural products and wholefood nutrition, with a supermarket, wholefoods café and natural pharmacy in each of their five stores. There are no artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners, preservatives or trans fats crossing the doors so you are walking into a safe haven of health. They are proud to stock the widest selection of organic and chemical free produce in Sydney, so if you’re on the hunt for a super niche brand of chia, you know where to go. You’re welcome.
The philosophy at Always Organic is basically ‘food that hasn’t been sprayed, manipulated or altered has to be better for you’ and we are preaching to that! This Northern Beaches organic store is known for their good old-fashioned customer service—you can park at their back door and they will carry out your shopping, or you can investigate their home delivery service for maximum ease. Eating well made easy? We can get on board with that.
Crows Nest & Enmore
The North Shore needs a cool and healthy store for food-conscious, wholefoods lovers and Taste Organic is it! It’s your go-to shop for organic shopping, offering organic produce, groceries and a naturopathic dispensary which is definitely ticking all of our boxes. It’s open seven days a week and well worth a weekend visit.
The Health Emporium
For all your health shopping needs, head to this organic mecca on Bondi Road. Those of you following diets like vegan, raw or gluten-free, as well as those just wanting to take a mindful approach to their eating, The Health Emporium provides an array of healthy products sourced locally and abroad.
Adora Healthy Living
In the heart of Potts Point you’ll find Adora Healthy Living, a stalwart when it comes to achieving a full and healthy lifestyle. Chat to one of their in-store naturopaths, or question the helpful staff about their organic, biodynamic, or gluten-free products and you'll always leave satisfied.
Earth Food Store
Veterans of the health food game, Earth Food Store on Gould Street, Bondi, have been supplying fresh organic produce for over two decades. Here you can stock up on as much fruit, vegetables and grains as your organic heart could desire. You can also kick back in the cafe and enjoy an exciting array of vegetarian foods, featuring hearty tarts, quiches, salads and delicious smoothies.
Ingredients For Health
This wellness centre is much more than your average health food store. Treat your body to a variety of fresh organic produce, chemical-free groceries, wonderful superfoods and a selection of healthy supplements. Combine this with advice from the centre's naturopath or kinesiologist and you're on your way to a healthier and happier you.
This gem is a not-for-profit organic food cooperative supporting ethically and environmentally sound products. Everything you find here is locally sourced and minimally packaged and processed. Shopping at Alfalfa House is a great way to get involved in the local community (especially if you become a member) and learn more about what you're feeding your body.
Doctor Earth Health Foods
Bondi Junction & Newtown
This golden oldie has been Bondi’s local go-to for all things health since the 1970’s so you can be sure they know their stuff. Stocking all of the wholefoods, supplements and natural beauty products you could want Doctor Earth is your wellness one-stop-shop. What's better is the friendly team of naturopaths and nutritionists are always on hand to for some handy tips and advice AND they have a store in Newtown too. Winning!
Ruby Lane Wholefoods
With a focus on sustainable and organic eats, it doesn’t get fresher, tastier or healthier than Ruby Lane Wholefoods. Feed your soul with a hearty breakfast at the cafe before filling your basket to the brim with organic produce from the wholefoods grocer. They also hold wellness workshops on the reg so you can get your cafe, grocery and zen fix all in one.
We have a feeling you'll be all over these acai bowls too.
Image credit: William Felker