Must-Visit Restaurants For A Post-Workout Meal


After a good workout, it’s always great to spoil yourself a little. So, we found the perfect post-workout spots in Joburg to have a delicious meal.

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You’ve been hitting the gym and now it’s time to refuel. But where to? No sweat (pun intended), here is a list of Post-Workout Meal hangouts in Joburg. Whether you’re looking for something to nibble on or a fully-fledged carbo-loaded super meal, we’ve got you covered. Before you pass out, let’s hit these top food spots, shall we?

Free Food

Free Food is a vegan restaurant that makes delicious, healthy and fueling food.

Their menu comprises of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, so you can indulge in something yummy anytime. Free Food has a lot of variety, giving you tons to explore and enjoy.

Stop by at their deli and grab something after your workout.

Address: Shop 5, Delta Road, Birnam, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Free Food

Pablo Sandton

What is breakfast without eggs? Pablo Sandton specialises in awesome dishes inspired by eggs, and there is a wide variety of options to choose from. Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar (as it used to be called) is also very creative with the dishes they make, allowing you to try something different.

Here, you can order your meal while you are on the way and have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.

Address: 84 Katherine St, Sandown, Sandton, 2031

Post-Workout Meal

Fournos

Fournos has amazing bakery goods and awesome breakfasts.

Fournos offers simple favourites, such as the South African brekkie and the classic Eggs Benedict with shaved salmon.

Not only do they have classic eats, but they also have the options to create your own breakfast – the perfect way to spoil yourself after an intense workout.

Address: Various, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Voodoo Lily Cafe

This community-driven spot is filled with wholesome food. Voodoo Lily Cafe makes tasty treats and wholesome, colourful meals.

This cafe is definitely worth the visit after a gym session.

Address: St Andrew Street & Wrenrose Avenue, Birdhaven, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Jackson’s Real Food Market

Jackson’s Real Food Market boasts a wonderful eatery. The eatery has a wide offering of creative food combinations and favourites to choose from. Their aim is to serve health-conscious, fueling and nutritious meals.

Jackson’s Real Food Market also stocks organic produce sourced from small local farms, so you can expect quality ingredients to help you recover from your workout.

Address: Various, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Post-Workout Meal

The Fussy Vegan

The Fussy Vegan has been around since 2019 and is still going strong (with a third branch recently opening in Greenside). This award-winning vegan restaurant is all about creative, health-conscious and delicious meals.

This is a great spot for good post-workout meals. The Fussy Vegan continues to be a favourite for many, with a menu offering delicious and tasty meals.

Address: 34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Post-Workout Meal

Fresh Earth Cafe & Restaurant

Fresh Earth Cafe & Restaurant are well-known for their fresh and unexpected combinations. Their adventurous options are meatless, but hold so much character and flavour that you won’t even miss the meat.

Their salads are unique and offer diverse textures with ingredients like nuts, butternut and paw paw, among others. It’s an adventure in your mouth.

Address: 103 Komatie Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

For the freshest drinks after your workout, check out these juice & smoothie bars in Johannesburg.

Or better yet, check out the battle between smoothies & smoothie bowls.

What is your favourite spot for a post-workout meal? Let us know in the comments section below!

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