40 Years Of Fresh

The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market has been in operation for over 40 years. As one of Joburg's favourite and most trusted health and wellness markets, they have been inundated with requests for fresh produce and other essential organic goodies during the national lockdown period. That's why the Bryanston Organic Market is now fully online and ready to deliver to your door!

The online store first debuted in 2017, offering about 400 goods from 25 vendors. While the store has grown substantially since then, only certain items will be available for purchase during the lockdown period. However, you can still get your hands on over 300 products from the market's most popular vendors. These products maintain the Bryanston Organic Market's strict standards and are additive free, totally natural and wholesome. The list of products available include:

The market's dedicated vendors continue to work tirelessly to bring you the very best in organic produce to see you through these tough times, as well. Of course, new health and safety regulations have been put in place to ensure both theirs and your safety. Here are a few of the market's vendors still hard at work and the kinds of goods they have on offer:

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Braeside Meat Market

Get all your organic, grain-fed meat products from the Braeside Meat Market stall. Their product selection includes beef burgers, fillet, boerewors, chicken breasts, whole chicken, lamb loin chops, streaky bacon and even chilli biltong snapsticks! If you have been avoiding a trip to your local butchery, this is the ideal solution. With fair prices and premium cuts of meat, Braeside Meat Market should be your go-to during lockdown.

Bryanston Market PGS Farmer Stall

How about some locally grown veggies? The Bryanston Market PGS Farmer Stall have partnered with a number of local farms to bring you the very best fresh produce boxes. Perfect for the start of autumn, these boxes include hardy stewing vegetables ideal for making homely soups. Their local is lekker box is filled with indigenous vegetables you may have never even heard of! Challenge yourself to experiment with these lekker ingredients and support local farmers during this difficult period.

You can also donate a box of vegetables to those in need by selecting the "donate a vegetable box" option when shopping online. These boxes will be passed on to NOSH Food Rescue NPC to be handed out at soup kitchens across Johannesburg.

Gonedsa

Don't turn to sugary treats for comfort during lockdown. Cheese is known to increase 'happy making' hormones, so stock up on some traditional Dutch gouda from Gonedsa. Whether you like your cheese mild, strong or flavoured with herbs, Gonedsa has a wide variety of gouda to keep you smiling over the next few weeks. Melt over a homemade pizza base or pair it with a glass of wine (if you still have) and show a little love to this local producer.

Mrs Bread Care

If you haven't managed to become an expert bread baker while under lockdown, turn to Mrs Bread Care for artisan baked goods and healthy nut bars. Mrs Bread Care offers everything from rye bread, to nutty sliced bread and even cauliflower and spinach bread! Looking for a sweet treat? Get yourself a pack of their brownie delights. After all, we can't all be master craftsmen. Sometimes, it's just better to leave it up to the professionals, so order your Mrs Bread Care goodies as soon as you can.

The Green Bean African Coffee

For those of us working from home and taking care of the family during this time, coffee is most certainly an essential. Thankfully, The Green Bean African Coffee stall is up and loaded on the Market's online store to get you through early morning Zoom meetings and late night bedtime stories. Their range of African coffees will have you up and about in no time, so stock up!

The Keto Kitchen

Sticking to strict diet plans may seem impossible while under lockdown, but not with the Keto Kitchen. If you are an avid Banter or Keto diet follower, their range of low GI breads, spreads and free-range eggs will have you singing with joy. Hop on board the lockdown banana bread train with one of their Banting-friendly banana breads or make your own using their almond or coconut flours. The Keto Kitchen stall also stocks ready-made Banting pies, pizzas and quiches to help you avoid unhealthy alternatives.

Leafy Greens

If you have been missing your dose of vegan goodness from Leafy Greens Cafe during lockdown, you're in luck. The Leafy Greens stall is up and running through the Market's online store! You can get your hands on their essential products including dips and spreads, juices, jams and nut butters, granola, dried fruit and nuts and vegan butter and cheese. Leafy Greens are also offering ready-made meals for those days when you simply cannot think of what to make for dinner (again!) Their ready-made meals are all vegan-friendly and are made with only seasonal ingredients. This is a definite must to have on hand for lazy days during lockdown.

To see a full list of the vendors offering products on the Bryanston Organic Market's online store, click here.

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How To Order

Ordering your fresh produce and staples has never been easier. All you have to do is register on the website, browse through the product offerings and add your selection to your basket. You may then checkout your items, using a range of payment options, including instant EFT and MasterPass. If the online payment portal won't accept your payment, the Market will gladly sort your order out manually. Simply email them on [email protected]

*Please note that orders must be placed on Mondays before 14:00 to be processed. You will receive your delivery on Thursday before 13:00. The Market will only be delivering to areas within a 20km radius from their location in Bryanston. If you prefer, you can order your goods online to be collected at the Market on Thursdays between 08:00 - 13:00. All orders placed must be to the value of R250.

For More Information

Visit the Bryanston Organic and Natural Market website for more information. You can also follow them on Facebook for updates regarding weekly deliveries and product availability.

Details: +27 (11) 706 3671 | [email protected]

Sprouting Goodness

We know that getting on the health revolution bandwagon can be a scary ride. Where does one even begin? There is so much information out there to overwhelm any well-meaning new health foodie. Thankfully, Sprout Cafe opened their doors at Stoneridge Shopping Centre in 2017. Noticing that the mall was in dire need of health food options, Sprout Cafe anchored its roots at the family-friendly centre. They have since become a health nut's go-to for post-workout protein smoothies, all day vegan breakfasts and even Taco Tuesdays!

This cafe and salad bar stands out like a buff thumb among the franchise and take-out eateries situated at Stoneridge's food court. Their decor is contemporary and minimalist, shades of green, white and grey enhance the atmosphere of healthy living and mindfulness. Outside, potted herbs and vegetables welcome guests in with the promise of fresh, organically sourced produce. Don't be intimated by the uber-healthy vibe and gym-wear-clad clientele, anyone and everyone is welcome here. We all have to start somewhere on the journey to well being.

Sprout Cafe

Falafel taco

Mindful Eating

Whether you stop by for a quick bite or a leisurely lunch, Sprout is sure to delight your senses. Their menu is ever expanding to include a variety of Banting, Keto, Paleo and vegan meal options. However, you need not be on a strict diet to enjoy a bite from Sprout's bounty of offerings. A firm customer favourite are Sprockets - tofu pockets filled with sushi rice, red cabbage, cucumber, hoisin, vegan mayo and sprinkled with sesame seeds. These little pockets of goodness are packed with nutrients and punchy flavour. Sprockets are Sprout's signature dish, so be sure to try them out on your next visit.

Sprout Cafe is just as popular for their drinks as their food offerings. This is the place to be after a hardcore workout - whether you are in need of a refreshing, natural juice or a protein-rich smoothie, Sprout has got you covered. Their NPL Gourmet smoothies come in a range of flavours. Our top pick is the Cinnamon Roll - whey protein powder, almond butter, coconut, honey, water and cinnamon, but give them all a try if you must.

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Waffles and pancakes can't be part of a healthy, balanced diet right? Think again. Sprout has turned these sugary breakfast time treats on their head. Indulge in vegan doughnut holes and ice cream, vegan cashew cheesecake or Banting waffles. Or try the new addition to their menu - scrumptious Keto dark chocolate brownies. Low-carb and gluten-free, these chocolaty squares are the perfect guilt-free snack. Sprout Cafe also serves up pretty decent coffee, teas and hot chocolates. Of course, you can customise your hot beverage to your liking with almond milk alternatives. As a bonus, you can get R2 off your takeaway order if you bring your own reusable cup!

So, what are you waiting for? Visit Sprout Cafe for wholesome goodness and Insta-worthy foodie content.

Keto brownies with almond butter

For more information

Visit their website for further details. Or give them a follow on social media to stay up to date with the latest menu additions, specials and more:

Facebook - facebook.com/SproutStoneridge

Instagram - instagram.com/sprout_cafe

Details: 1 Stoneridge Drive, Greenstone Park, Lethabong, Edenvale, Johannesburg | 011 452 3003

Have you been to Sprout Cafe before? Let us know about your experience! 

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