Sarah Ranawake explores Melbourne’s foodie scene

lululemon fashion showLast week Bianca and I were lucky enough to travel to Melbourne to watch the lululemon athletica Melbourne Spring Fashion Week show.

One of my best friends lives in Melbourne so I decided to stay on for a couple of extra days afterwards to hang out with her, schedule in a some work meetings and check out a few healthy Melbourne eateries. I’ve always been a massive foodie, even long before I embraced clean eating.To me food should be a celebration.  With that in mind I thought I’d share a couple of the healthy places I checked out while I was in Melbourne!


I had lunch with Reece Carter one of our amazing Sporteluxe expert contribs at this paleo cafe in Richmond and we were both pretty impressed. The outdoor courtyard area was lovely on a warm spring day and my crab omelette was delish!

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Tucked away on Hardware Street in the CBD, this awesome little eatery has a super cool fit out based around recycled materials and an organic and sustainable menu that’s based around broth. Hence the cheeky name! First, you choose a slow-cooked broth base, either chicken, beef, seafood or vegetarian. Then, you pimp your soup with an array of delicious nutrient-dense goodies which include the likes of fermented brown rice, sea vegetables and kim chi. I drank kombucha however, there’s also wine and beer on offer. We went on a Friday night and the atmosphere was buzzing! Oh, and another top tip is to make sure you save room for an almond milk chai and a couple of Citizen Cacao raw chocolates at the end!

Feast of Merit

Another Richmond gem! Our ad manager Emma took me to this café and both the wholefood menu and edgy cool interiors get a big thumbs up from me. I wasn’t that hungry so I just opted for a veggie soup, however I had serious food envy when Em’s salad plate with grilled fish came out. The smoothie menu also looked pretty awesome.

I also popped into the Pana Chocolate café for some raw treats and returned to two of my fave Melbourne organic eateries: Shoku Iku and Yong Green Food. Yep, it’s pretty fair to say I ate my way around town!

I hope you have a great week,

Sare x