A Byron Bay wholefood safari

Growing up on the Northern Rivers, I often took for granted the fresh farm eggs, the fruits from family trees and the artisan delicacies produced from local kitchens. Byron Bay and the surrounding suburbs are well known for beautiful beaches, chilled atmosphere and luxe accommodation. However, there has also been a surge of wholefood eating. Here are my top healthy places to visit for fresh and delicious fare!

In Byron Bay

Naked Treaties Rawganics

The ultimate health cafe in Byron Bay! This raw organic cafe makes the freshest, most insanely delicious combos of juices, smoothies, raw chocolates, raw desserts, breakfast dishes, and lunch specials. You’d be crazy not to visit them! They also sell their amazing raw desserts and raw chocolates to many health food stores across NSW, QLD and ACT so you can get in on the Naked Treaties action even if you’re not in Byron!

Fundies Wholefood Market

Pop in to get your wholefood and organic goods from the store, and step through to the cafe for a healthy meal whilst you’re there.

Asia Joes

When you need a fix of Asian takeaway, you should head here. Full of fresh veggies, authentic flavours, and a menu easily tailored to suit gluten free diets.

Goodies Juice Bar

All things you’d expect from a good juice bar and more. Come here for fresh juices, salads, wraps, burgers, and fresh local coffee.

The Balcony

This tapas bar and restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu showcases fresh, local produce. They cater to gluten free diets quite well. The place to go if you’re looking for a more luxe dining experience.

Orgasmic Food

Known for having the best falafels ever! They also have lots of other Middle Eastern dishes to suit vegetarians and meat lovers.

Soul Bowl

Tasty juices, salads, spuds and wraps bringing in clientele such as Kelly Slater.

Byron Bay Farmers Market

Stock up on fresh produce and have a wander around at this market which is open 8-11am on Thursdays.

Surrounding Areas

Fig Tree Restaurant, Ewingsdale

An exquisite seasonal set menu showcasing the local produce on a picturesque estate. They only take bookings so plan ahead!

Harvest café, Newrybar

Highlighting fresh seasonal produce from the region, this organic restaurant serves delicious food and great ambiance. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Lilianas Cafe, Possum Creek

Open Wednesday-Sunday this adorable cottage-style cafe is located a little off the beaten track, but is so worth the trip! A delicious menu focusing on fresh local ingredients and true, simple flavours. Gorgeous surrounds too. Try their breakfast degustation, but call ahead to see if they’re offering it day you want to visit. It’s a real treat.

Goanna Bakery, Lismore

A cafe and bakery with a fine selection of organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu options. You’ll want to take a loaf of their gluten free bread range home with you. It’s one of the best I’ve ever had.

Lismore Farmers Markets

The place to go for fresh produce, this market is open 8-11am Saturdays.