November 9, 2023
Clean cuisine: Where to find great health food eateries and stores in Elsternwick Village
Knowing how to separate the hype from the healthy and the novelty from the nutritious is half the battle to eating well.
And whether you are trying to slim down or maintain a regimen because of food allergies or intolerances, eating healthily while eating out can be difficult.
However, in Elsternwick Village, a range of cafes and restaurants dedicated to fresh, clean food and drink means you can find something great to eat, whatever your requirements.
Here’s where you can find the best health food eateries in Elsternwick Village:
This family-run business prides itself on sending their customers away with “full bellies and big smiles”.
The salad and juice bar at Healthy Point emphasises fresh, quality ingredients for its soups, salads, spuds, juices and smoothies.
From the ‘green plus’ to the ‘meta-boost’ (with beetroot, quinoa and walnut), the salads are jam-packed with fresh ingredients like vegetables, beans, egg, and tuna. There’s a salad to suit all tastes and sensitivities.
There are also ten baked potatoes to choose from, including the ‘superbiotic’ – a sweet potato crammed with coleslaw, broccoli, cucumber, peas, tuna, hummus and sunflower seeds.
The superfood smoothies are nutrition in a glass, all made with coconut or almond milk.
Healthy Point: 287 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick.
Glo Health founder Alan Pincus wanted to create “a neighbourhood destination of wellbeing” where people could get not just healthy products but health information and advice.
The vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free consumer is well catered for here with groceries, supplements and beauty products. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables fill the shelves, sharing store space with natural cosmetics.
Glo Health: 358-360 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick.
Ignore the hot chips on the menu and peruse all that Middle Eastern and Mediterranean goodness instead.
The self-service falafel and salad bar is the epitome of healthy comfort food – proof that fast food can be delicious and good for you.
The eatery is 100 per cent kosher certified and offers a delicious range of falafel – in a pocket, on a plate or in a wrap.
Grab a Mama Special (with hummus, babaganoush, slaw and pickled cabbage) or go Med with tzatziki and olives. And, if you aren’t in the mood for falafel, replace it with grilled chicken.
Salads are made daily in-house and there are fresh, seasonal juices available too.
Mama Falafel: 344 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick.
Stocking a range of health foods, supplements and dietary-specific items, Perfect Pantry is your go-to destination for all things health.
The store stocks a range of food allergies or intolerances, including gluten free and low carb bread, plant-based burgers, dairy free yoghurt, as well as treats like vegan ice cream.
Additionally, the store has an excellent range of supplements to complement a healthy lifestyle, with items like green powder, protein powder and other vitamins available for purchase.
Be sure to stop in to check out their range, as they are always introducing new products.
Perfect Pantry: 349 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on September 26, 2018 but has since been updated to include new content.