For those nights when you can think of nothing worse than strapping on your apron but can’t face the sight of yet another burger, this one’s for you. We know that you’re itching to start that long overdue health kick, so we’re here to help with a list of the best healthy dinners in Sydney.
All your healthy desires will be satisfied and you won’t have to scrub any pots or pans—sounds like the perfect Tuesday night, right?
Get your health on at Redfern’s institutional Vietnamese restaurant, Nourishing Quarter, where everyone (vegans, vegos, intolerant folk) will be happy! From rice paper rolls with quinoa, chia seeds and tofu to pho with buckwheat and kumara noodles, the menu is far from boring!
Porch and Parlour
Porch and Parlour is known for their amazing brekkies and coffee (thus the constant line out the door), but in September, their dinner kitchen will return and not a moment too soon. As the weather warms up, you’ll want to check out this sweet Bondi location for a healthy dinner—, which based on their breakfast and lunch menus, it’s going to be good.
Himalaya Pakistani and Indian Restaurant
Healthy vegetarian Indian and Pakistani foods are calling your name—all the way to Granville, that is. We love our curries and this restaurant does a mean vego curry that will blow your goddamn mind. Healthy isn’t just lettuce leaves and goji berries ya’ll, come get some curry.
If you’re glued to the couch (or the office), then it’s time to check out Thr1ve’s delivery service. They have an impressive range of ready to eat meals on their website which are super affordable (like $12 woohoo) and are healthy AF. Think chicken rendang with broccoli and cauliflower rice and teriyaki salmon with green vegetables. Your snacks are also taken care of with protein balls and as far as we’re concerned, even if you eat the whole pack they still count as healthy.
Earth To Table
If you’re after an early dinner (a la 5pm), check out Bondi’s Earth To Table. Their all-vegan menu features a delish pesto pasta made with zucchini linguini (baiiii pasta), healthy pesto sauce and probiotic ‘cheese’. Calling all vegans and health nuts—this is the place for you.
The Rocks & Double Bay
Fine dining can be healthy and case and point is our mate Saké. Opt for fresh sushi rolls with spanner crab and spicy tuna, the steamed prawn dumplings or miso-glazed toothfish with pickles. Either way, you’ll leave full of incred Japanese food (healthy Japanese food at that).
What a time to be alive guys. Sydney has scored Soulara, a vegan delivery service and you can say CYA to cooking for life. They deliver to the Sydney metro area and their menu has lunch and dinner sorted with options like soya, edamame and black fungi udon and a healing tumeric and farro soup.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Without a doubt, some of the best high end pub style meals can be found at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Our healthy menu picks include the poached chicken salad with grains, fennel, beans, puffed rice and spiced nuts or the grilled market fish with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and artichoke. Then to balance out all that #health, they do some pretty mean cocktails too.
Laurie’s Vegetarian restaurant in Bondi is your one stop shop for cheap, hearty, healthy and mighty fine dinner dishes. The menu has loads of vegan and gluten-free options (#win) and serves up some of the best curries and soups around.
Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant
The best thing about Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant is that you don’t have to feel guilty about ordering the kumara gnocchi or the mushroom pancake stack. It’s literally all good. Go wild and order a bit of everything (you’ll want to, trust us) all in the name of health.
For all things organic, head to Agape Organic for a killer healthy dinner. Our picks are definitely the rice and quinoa anelli pasta with seafood and parsley, once again proving that simple is best or the organic spelt pizzas. Yes, you can eat pizza and pasta and still be #healthgoals.
For an omega-3 boost, hit up this Manly joint for the NZ Hoki fillet with greens, pesto and corn. To add to the health simply swap those hot chips for one of the many insane salads they have on offer if you can muster some self control.
Yulli’s is a vegetarian restaurant and bar serving up a mean steamed leek and ginger dumpling as well as their incredible silken tofu hot-pot and a vego san choy bow. The best thing about Yulli’s is they do home delivery, so you can get healthy at home (while Netflixing on couch), the second best thing is that every dish is crazy good and the third is that it’s healthy AF.
Lentil As Anything
This pay-as-you-feel Newtown local serves up epic specials on the daily and newsflash, they’re all vegan and good for you in that hearty home-cooked way. From curries, to soups and all of the pasta in between, Lentil As Anything is perfect if you need a big warm hug on the inside. Let’s all just remember that it’s all for a good cause, so bring those dollars along with you.
Poké bowls are all the rage right now, and so they should be. The healthy little bowls of brown rice, sashimi and a mountain of veggies are done perfectly at Momo Bar in Manly not to mention the momos themselves that are freaking delish. Our advice is that you try one of everything here, it’s healthy after all.
Bodhi is one of our fave vegetarian Asian joints in Syd and after one glance at their menu, you’ll understand why. Kick off with a pot of jasmine tea as you power through the many dumplings available in lush greenery surrounding the restaurant.
Lox Stock & Barrel
The dinner menu at this popular Bondi locale is ultimate health goals, starting with their beetroot salad with avocado, black rice and basil, or the mixed grain falafel with a red lentil dahl and coconut sambal. The food is so good this might just become one of your regular eats.
Or just have everything delivered from one of these places.
Momo Bar | Image credit: Caitlin Hicks