ERTH is the eatery Capetonians didn’t know they needed. Falling under The Skin Co brand, ERTH and its zero-waste kitchen combines health and skincare to bring the world’s first-ever nutricosmetic restaurant to life.

The brainchild of Devlin Perry, ERTH has recently opened its doors on 35 Main Road, Green Point. The ambiance of ERTH is warm and comfortable, and the decor both minimalistic and chic. Natural light pours in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, casting a golden glow across the dining area. The kitchen is tucked away behind a coffee counter, making you feel as though you’re in someone’s home rather than at a restaurant.

ERTH interior. Credit: Supplied

The concept of ERTH’s menu is to bring edible skincare to the table. Sporting items off The Skin Co.’s original vegan menu, a shift has been made to incorporate foods that are inclusive to all dietary requirements. Local and sustainable fish, chicken, dairy and eggs are all available on request, all of which are sourced from free-range farms.

The food at ERTH is designed to nourish your skin from within. You will find ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen (using fish-based peptides), resveratrol and potent phyto ceramides combined into a juice or in a dish. These ingredients, while flavourless, are packed with nutrients and have endless benefits for the human body.

If you’re visiting for breakfast, treat yourself to the famous vegan omelette, which is filled with detoxifying goodness. The gram flour-based meal is packed with kale, broccoli, tomato, avo and so much more. It is deceivingly filling and will give your body the kick of antioxidants and nutrients its been longing for.

The vegan omelette. Image: Imogen Searra

The truffle mushroom toast is a delicious option too, if you’re looking for something familiar. Opt for poached eggs and parmesan for that additional protein punch. Breakfast is served until 11:30 am.

Truffle mushroom toast with poached eggs and parmesan. Image: Imogen Searra

I highly recommend the refreshing Summer Tocopherol to sip on before your meal. This juice contains mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E), resveratol, pineapple, orange, celery and mint. Think a granadilla lolly on the beach in Summer, without the processed sugar.

If you’re looking for something equally adventurous and delicious, then definitely try the Moon Juice. The ingredients for this are hyaluronic acid, activated charcoal, apple, spinach, ginger and lemon. It’s like drinking the galaxy.

Both options are vegan and vegetarian friendly. 

The Summer Tocopherol. Image: Imogen Searra
The Moon Juice. Image: Imogen Searra
ERTH is also home to The Skin Co.’s subsidiary brands Cold Pressed Skin and Instinctive by Nature. Launched earlier this year, the two brands are now widely available both online and in store. The Skin Co. production facility is ECOCERT approved, further enhancing the company’s vision to do as little harm as possible while offering a high-quality product suitable for all skin types. The Instinctive by Nature brand has also recently launched a 12-piece bamboo makeup brush set, equipped with a hemp casing. 
Instinctive by Nature makeup brush set. Image: Imogen Searra
The labs are based in KwaZulu-Natal and all packaging is eco-friendly. After five years of scientific research and development at some of the world’s most established laboratories, these brands are positioned at the forefront of natural vegan skincare. 
Each day for lunch there is a harvest table that delivers a combination of vegan, vegetarian and traditional protein meals. The harvest table is never the same but the high quality of food is. For those on the run, all coffees are R23.
An example of the harvest table menu. Image: Imogen Searra

If you’re looking for a new dinner spot, ERTH has a liquor license and will soon be serving tapas in the evening. The tapas menu, however, is available for lunch and includes an array of exotic, mouthwatering dishes, like: peanut vegetable rice paper rolls, seared tuna wasabi noodles, black risotto balls, crispy tofu skewers and so much more. 

Seared tuna skewers available on the tapas menu. Image: Supplied
A visit to ERTH will open your eyes to the new world of ingestible skincare. What you eat in this establishment is bound to benefit you in more than one way. If you’re unsure about something, you can chat to the owner. His knowledge and expertise will blow your mind.

ERTH is open on Tuesdays – Sundays from 08:00 – 17:00. 

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Imogen Searra