I feel like I’m living in the hub of the booming health world. With so many up and coming healthy places – cafés, restaurants, holistic treatments and fitness options – we are spoilt for choice here in Sydney! These are my personal favourite healthy spots, I hope you enjoy – if you call yourself a healthy foodie, these are the places you must visit!
Porch & Parlour, Bondi: Divine for healthy breakfast bowls, sautéed greens, dukkah eggs and delicious sprouted toast. There’s no better place to enjoy an almond milk latte overlooking beautiful Bondi Beach.
Bread & Circus, Alexandria: Amazing wholefood salads that change every day, using the freshest seasonal ingredients. I also love their vibrant and healthy breakfast options – generous fruit platters and grain-free banana pancakes.
Lox, Stock & Barrel, Bondi: This is a local favourite of mine – great for an easy lunch with a buzzing atmosphere! The roast pumpkin salad with quinoa and a miso-sesame dressing is my go-to. I love their healthy options – they really cater to a healthy diet and open for dinner too (order the Turkish-style eggplant with quinoa and mixed nuts – you will not be disappointed!)
Bondi Wholefoods, North Bondi: Another Eastern Suburb gem. I adore their breakfasts – especially their paleo bread with eggs, sautéed kale and avocado. Their lunch salads are a great takeaway option too.
Sadhana’s Kitchen, Enmore: For any vegetarians or vegans out there – you must visit Sadhana’s. Incredible, inventive vegan options and show-stopping Cocowhip (coconut flesh, whipped and frozen like ice-cream, served with their divine raw treats).
Acai Brothers, Bondi: Best Açai bowls in Sydney!
Sefa Kitchen, Bondi: Go here for beautiful Middle-Eastern homemade wholefoods. I love the slow roasted lamb, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin.
Little Jean, Double Bay: My pick for a special Saturday night dinner. They have a delicious produce-driven menu and source all their meat sustainably. Always consistent and great staff. My personal favourite is the salmon with cauliflower and yoghurt-tahini dressing.
Nomad, Surry Hills: Really good modern Australia cuisine with lots of healthy options – think grilled meats and generous vegetarian sides.
Billy Kwong, Potts Point; My pick for delicious, fresh Cantonese food. Great healthy options and a real focus on local and organically sourced produce.
Orchard Street, Bronte: My favourite juice bar in Sydney. Amazing raw treats too. Try their Adrenal-healing elixirs or Cashew Chai. They also have stores in Bondi and Paddington.
The Health Emporium, Bondi: A divine health food shop and takeaway food bar all in one. Their Green Goddess Smoothie is to die for!
The Shop & Wine Bar, Bondi Beach: Amazing organic wine selection.
Scoop Wholefoods, various locations: For all your bulk food needs – I love shopping here before baking. A great range of gluten-free flours, nuts, seeds, superfoods and chocolate coated almonds!
About Life, various locations: A great wholefood store on a supermarket scale. Everything in there you need for your fridge, pantry and delicious salad bar for a quick lunch!
Bondi Farmers Markets, Bondi Beach: Held every Saturday. I love to stock up on fresh produce here – organic fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, incredible freshly baked bread and brewed chai from the Chai tent.
Dr Earth, Bondi Junction: Another great health food store with a great variety of fresh and packaged produce.
Endota Spa, various locations: A beautiful group of spas around Sydney. I love their facials and their organic range of skin care.
Palm Traditional Thai Massage, Bondi: For an authentic Thai massage – this is my go-to.
The Langham Day Spa, Sydney: For a luxe spa experience – spend the day in their serene underground spa sanctuary.
The Last Resort, Bondi: For my once-yearly Colonic.
Bondi to Bronte Walk, Bondi: Start in Bondi and walk along the amazing coastal track to Bronte. One of the most beautiful walks you can do in Sydney!
Dharma Shala Yoga, Bondi: My favourite local yoga space.
Power Living, various locations: Another exceptional yoga studio – with a number of locations around Sydney.
KX Pilates, various locations: Dynamic Pilates classes all around Sydney.
What are your favourite foodie or wellness spots in Sydney?
Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time. My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.
With kindest regards Samantha
I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.
When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.
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Hey Jessica! I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again
I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!
Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.
Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!
I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).
I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud
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