Healthy eating has become a major trend in Cape Town. You’ll find beautifully patterned muesli bowls with different flavoured yoghurts all over Instagram. There are even articles on how to perfectly construct your own breakfast bowl: nuts, assorted berries and all. (Does making breakfast bowls take longer than eating the actual food?).
The healthy eating trend has widened to the start-up of healthy restaurants in Cape Town. If you’re looking for anything healthy, from snacks to sit-down meals, I’ve got you covered with a list of top five healthy restaurants in the Mother City.
ELIXIR CAFE, CBD
If you’re in a rush after your morning run, grab a smoothie from Elixir Cafe. Elixir is an organic cafe offering a special range of tea and coffee blends, pressed juices and yummy smoothies to start your day. Feeling a bit peckish? Snack on some vegetarian pasties and have a cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Blissed by the Rising Sun ? Our new Early Bird Smoothie awakens the body and mind ? raw oats, sesame seeds, mesquite, Lacuma, maca, astragalus root and vanilla – boosts the immune system, stabilizes blood sugar levels and increases your energy and blood circulation – helping you maintain balance and clarity throughout the day ?
Where Elixir Cafe, 120 Bree Street, CBD
Contact +27 76 768 0733, Elixir Cafe Facebook page
SEXY FOOD, CBD
Remember those pretty patterned breakfast bowls I mentioned? Sexy Food is a healthy food spot where you can build your own breakfast bowl, eat a healthy lunch or dinner. Their selection of goodies for the health-conscious include organic vegetables, smoothies, smoothie bowls, probiotic dressings, lunch buffets and more.
THE KITCHEN, WOODSTOCK
The Kitchen is a deli and catering company situated in colourful Woodstock. It is best known for its wide selection of fresh salads and sandwiches. Other items on the menu include honey mustard sausages, falafels and almond croissants.
Where The Kitchen, 111 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Contact +21 462 2201, www.lovethekitchen.co.za
RAW AND ROXY, WOODSTOCK
Are you looking for vegan lunch options? Raw and Roxy can help you. Raw and Roxy is a raw vegan shop located in Woodstock. Items on their menu include raw vegan food, salads, freshly squeezed juices, vegan patisserie, vegetable chips, hot tonics and many more options.
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Where Raw and Roxy, 300 Albert Road, CBD
Contact +27 79 599 6277, www.rawrawandroxy.wix.com
NÜ HEALTH FOOD CAFE, GREENPOINT
Nü Health Food Café serves fresh foods made from locally sourced ingredients. They strive for wellness, nutritious food and health on a global scale. Items on their menu include health breads with assorted toppings, flavoured smoothies, salads, wraps and warm food bowls.
Where Nü Health Food Café, 43 Somerset Road, Greenpoint
Contact +21 439 7269, [email protected]