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Sydney is my healthy haven. It is the city of dreams where I plan to end up in the near future. The energy is amazing and yet relaxed. Days flow organically with little planning or organisation. Everyday you find yourself surrounded by beautiful open people in idyllic locations. With such a wonderful climate and outdoor lifestyle health is a prominent concern for many sydney siders, here a few hot spots to check out when you are over that way.

Cafes/Restaurants

Suveran
I first came across Suveran a few years ago. As a health nut it is the first location to hit up. This restaurant is sugar-, gluten-, dairy- and grain-free, friendly to vegetarians, vegans and even paleos. Owned and run by an amazing man called Pete, you are sure to not only to get a dose of healthy goodness, but also walk away with a whole bucket full of knowledge. My favourite dish is the lamb salad, be sure to get some of the raw chocolate and a fresh young coconut to sip on! 244 Oxford Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia +61 2 9369 4040

About Life
This is a slightly more conventional health food store/café making delicious smoothies, salads and wraps. Always bustling with people and huge smiles you are sure to feel mentally and physically clear after your experience here. Their breakfast menu is amazing, my favourite is the omelette or almond hot cakes they make.

(2 Locations)

31-37 Oxford Street  Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia
+61 2 9389 7611

605 Darling Street  Rozelle NSW 2039, Australia
+61 2 8755 1333

Earth to Table
An amazing spot for raw and veggie fans. I would take many trips here for the desserts. Their raw cheese cakes are like heaven on earth! If you are in need of a healthy treat head down here for some raw goodness. 87 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia (02) 9029 1755

Love Fish
The most scrumptious fish restaurant in Sydney! All sustainably caught fish and organic veggies. The couple that run this joint are amazing. The fish comes really simply with a whole host of salads, all fresh tasty and nutritious. If its a nice evening get some take away and go sit at the end of the water in Balmain overlooking the harbour, its such a treat! 580 Darling Street  Sydney NSW 2039, Australia +61 2 9818 7777

MuMu Grill
If you are craving a good piece of meat then head straight here. All the meat is grass fed. They recycle all their waste, grow their own herbs and donate part of the bill to a local charity. I met the head chef who is so passionate about nutrition and health. This place oozes love! Try the slow roast pork it is out of this world!! 70-76 Alexander Street  Crows Nest NSW 2065, Australia +61 2 9460 6877

The Boat House
My favourite cafe in the entire world, the magic of being up at palm beach is one thing but to top it off this cafe is abundant in tasty goodness. My signature dish is green eggs and ham, being a fan of Dr Seuss and having a love affair with eggs and pesto this place is my haven. Go for brunch or lunch, it can get busy on the weekends so aim to get there early and do the lighthouse walk after. Governor Phillip Park  Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia +61 2 9974 3868

Other amazing places worth checking out:

www.threeblueducks.com

www.porchandparlour.com.au

www.organicus.com.au

Markets

Eveleigh Markets
Open Saturday mornings 8am to 4pm, this buzzy market houses the most amazing fresh organic local produce. The market is extremely spacious and open with a whole flurry of different stalls. You can get every kind of veggie there and there is a great stand selling grass-fed lamb. Defiantly check it out one saturday morning even if you just go down for a fresh juice, crepe and take in the atmosphere243 Wilson Street  Darlington NSW 2008, Australia +61 2 9209 4735

Bondi Markets
Another cool place to get off on the veggies as well as the  vibes. Be sure to go grab some eggs around Bondi before getting your weekly veggies or a yummy sausage roll. Located: at Bondi Beach Public School on Campbell Parade across the road from Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Wholefoods
An amazing cafe and store stocking all the top brands and delicious treats you may need! 30A Hastings Parade, North Bondi

OVViO Organics
This is a wonder land for fresh organic tea, natural beauty products and herbal remedies. Be sure to have time for a cup of tea and some wonderful organic deserts made fresh. The owner (Anthia) is an amazing naturopath so if you are in need of any fixing she is your girl. 2 Heeley Street  Paddington NSW 2021, Australia +61 2 9380 7863

Other great places

www.wholefoodshouse.com.au

www.tasteorganic.com.au

www.healthemporium.com.au

Fitness

Origin of Energy
This is where I used to work and where most of my inspiration for health and nutrition came from. Run by the best trainer in Australia… maybe even the world, Aaron changes bodies like no one else. His principles are similar to a cross fit style of training. He takes a very holistic approach, focusing on natural movement and efficient training. The atmosphere there is amazing, with so many beautiful people working out together. It is very inspiring. You can also eat there after, with amazing meals served fresh every day!! There are classes as well as one on ones throughout the day, the daily workout can be moderated to any level so if your in need of getting a beach body this is your place! Shop 12/422 Oxford St Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Sydney Australia

Power Living
The most lively place to do yoga, with an energy that will leaving you ommming for the rest of the day. They have taken on a power vinyasa style of yoga, with some classes being more dynamic and other more soft and restorative. They are scattered over three locations in Sydney so you are sure to be able to pop down for a class or two.

1/420-422 Oxford Street  Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia
+61 2 8065 7315

1/135 Military Road  Neutral Bay NSW 2089, Australia
+61 2 9904 4874

15 Sydney Road  Manly NSW 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 5001

Other Yoga hot spots:

www.dharmashala.com.au

kmyoga.com

www.bodymindlife.com.au/Home

Other great holistic gyms:

momentumforlife.com.au

www.enlivenfitness.com

http://springwellness.com.au

Other healthy activities

Start your day off with a Swim and Sauna at Icebergs – http://icebergs.com.au (the perfect way to start the day)

Take a stroll on the Bondi to Bronte walk – http://short-walks.com.au/new-south-wales/sydney/bondi-to-bronte-walk/ (the most iconic and wonderful walk) 

Rollerblade the streets of Manly – https://www.skaterhq.com.au (rent some skates and cruise the streets) 

By Madeline Shaw

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