Nu Health Food Café
This café, situated in the Virgin Active Health Club at Kyalami Corner, is just the place if you are looking for the freshest and tastiest dishes made with the finest local produce! Their menu includes free-range chicken dishes, coffee hand-roasted by individuals committed to fair trade and sustainability, and freshly-baked artisanal bread. There is something for everyone on their menu, from breakfasts and salads, to smoothies and multi-grain wraps.
Contact details: Kyalami Corner shopping center, shop U101, corner Main rd & Pitts Ave, Midrand | + 27 10 020 6857 | Monday to Friday – 06:00 to 21:00; Saturday to Sunday – 06:00-21:00
Green Side Café is a vegan haven, and encourages people to 'go green'. Their menu offers wholesome, exciting and tasty meals with endless varieties for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Even if you’re a not vegetarian or vegan, not only will you find the meals healthy, but delicious, too! From pizzas and pastas, to stir fry and burgers, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Contact details: 34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg | Call Dimitri on 011 646 3444 or 076 689 8983 | Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 to 17:00; Friday and Saturday nights – last orders 21:30 | [email protected]
Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, you will be pleasantly surprised at Fresh Earth in Emmarentia! Not only does this vegetarian restaurant offer the best and freshest in healthy dining, but it also offers the tastiest meals! Who said eating healthy has to be bland and tasteless? Their menu also consists of gluten-free and Banting meals, as well as a huge sugar-free selection for you to choose from. Also, don’t forget to grab a cup of their organic coffee and check out their food store.
Contact details: 103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg | +27 11 646 4404 | Monday to Friday – 08:00 to 18:00; Saturday – 08:00 to 16:00; Sunday – Closed | [email protected]
Fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy and, with Krunch, you can get healthy fast food on the go. Their aim is to make healthy eating fun and exciting, and they have developed a healthy fast food alternative that won’t mess with your diet. Their menu specialises in salads, sandwiches, freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies, soups and amazing coffee to get you ready to take on the day. You can choose from pre-set items or customise your own, even down to how much dressing you want on your leafy greens!
Contact details: Sandton City Food Court, Sandton, Johannesburg | +27 11 784 3198 | Monday to Thursday – 09:00 to 20:00; Friday to Saturday – 09:00 to 21:00; Sunday – 09:00 to 18:00 | [email protected]
For something that everyone can enjoy, JB’s Corner is just the place if you’re looking to satisfy everyone’s appetite, no matter their dietary requirements. From healthy variations to something for meat lovers, JB’s Corner is great if you’re looking to eat out as a group. They even have a section in their menu called 'JB’s Beach Body Eating' which offers dishes that are low in fat and carbs – perfect for keeping your body trim!
Contact details: Melrose Arch: 3 The High Street; and Sandton City: Shop No. U331, Sandton City, Rivonia Road | Melrose Arch: +27 11 684 2999; Sandton City: +27 11 784 1810 | Melrose: [email protected], Sandton City: [email protected]
Looking for a menu filled with gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, preservative and animal-free dishes? Then look no further, as Free Food offers just that! Free Food has a menu filled with quality delicious meals for you to choose from, promoting a healthier lifestyle. You can sit down and enjoy the atmosphere, or grab a takeaway to enjoy something on the go.
Contact details: Corner Delta Road and Corlett Drive, Birnam, Melrose | +27 82 406 4699 | Monday to Friday – 09:00 and 17:30; Saturday – 08:30 to 17:00; Sunday – closed | [email protected]
Leafy Greens is a vegan restaurant with a difference. Situated on an organic farm outside Muldersdrift, this rustic café offers guests the best in farm-to-table dishes – fresh, full of flavour and wholesome! The produce that goes into your dish comes straight from their organic farm, making you conscious of where your food is coming from. This is definitely a great spot if you’re looking to enjoy a day out in the country, along with some deliciously healthy food.
Contact details: Plot 328, Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift | +27 82 882 7300 or +27 10 595 4563 | Wednesday to Sunday – 09:00 to 17:00 | [email protected]
Voodoo Lily Café
Voodoo Lily Café is a place for the whole family … including your four-legged furry companions! Everything on the menu is organic, sustainable and locally-sourced, to bring guests the best and freshest dishes possible. There are also Banting options available and, if you’re looking for something to satisfy that sweet tooth, then be sure to try their Banting cupcakes – absolutely delicious!
Contact details: 64 St. Andrew Street, Birdhaven, Johannesburg | +27 11 442 6965 | Monday to Thursday – 07:00 to 17:00; Friday - 07:00 to 22:00, Saturday - Sunday – 07:00 to 16:00 | [email protected]
Everyone knows or has heard of Kauai and new branches have popped up all over the place recently! It's no wonder why. Kauai is passionate about health and wellbeing, therefore they offer nothing but the very best in food and nutrition while making healthy eating habits exciting and accessible. From smoothies and raw juices, to breakfasts and their signature wraps, everything on their menu is GMO, additive, preservative, artificial colourant and flavourant-free!
Aurelie’s Health & Lifestyle Café
Aurelie’s has everything you need to ensure you stay on track with your new healthier lifestyle! Whether you’re looking to have a wholesome lunch, a delicious smoothie or veggie juice to cool down and boost your energy, or you feel you need to detox with a liquid cleanse, Aurelie’s has just the thing. Also, not only is everything healthy, but it’s tasty too! While you’re visiting, check out the store filled with health supplements, home furniture, accessories and treats.
Contact details: Waterfall Estate, Country Estate Drive (off Maxwell Drive), between Reddam School and Century's Sales Office | +27 10 596 8900 | Monday to Friday – 07:00 to 17:00; Saturday and Sunday – 08:00 to 15:00 | [email protected]
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