Best health food stores in Melbourne

Reset at these top health food stores

Friends of the Earth Food Co-op

This shop and café started life in a house in Carlton in 1975 and has been on Smith Street in Collingwood for 18 years. All edible produce is organic or biodynamic, and you’re advised to bring your own bags, Tupperware and jars (although you can use theirs), because in the style of an old-fashioned grocer, you weigh out what you need. Seeing items like organic teas available by the bucketload is a pleasant shock when you’re used to shelling out $15 for a pre-boxed branded tea. .

Passion Foods

Providing customers with an eco-store, Passion Foods contains everything you need to sustain an organic lifestyle. Customers are able to purchase all their dietary requirements with a wide range of food available, including organic fruit and vegetables, biodynamic meats, pre prepared meals and many more organic food items. If the extensive amount of food choices isn’t enough, they also offer beauty products, pet food, and a number of essential home products. South Melbourne.

Aunt Maggie's Healthy Grocery Store

This organic super store on Gertrude Street stocks over 8000 different products, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced and sustainable food and drink. There are gourmet sauces, raw cereal, healthy juices, pasture raised meat, gluten and dairy free options, organic beer and wine and lots more. Balaclava.

Thomas Dux Grocer

Thomas Dux sources specialty fresh products from both around the world and locally. Whilst stocking organic, gluten-free, preservative-free, dairy free and free-range foods, they also offer customers the opportunity to buy pre prepared meals and platters for those short on time. Every Saturday customers can pop down to their local store and have the chance to meet and speak to the growers and suppliers and ask them a question or two or even pick up a few recipes to use their fresh products in. Richmond.

Prahan Health Foods

As one of Melbourne’s most traditional health stores, this grocery store stocks a vast range of vitamins & supplements, specialist food products covering organic/biodynamic, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free and yeast-free requirements. vitamins & supplements, specialist food products covering organic/biodynamic, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free and yeast-free products which includes organic/biodynamic, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free and yeast-free requirementsorganic/biodynamic, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free and yeast-free requirements. Along with grocery items like whole grains, beans, wheat-free pasta and herbal teas, you will also find natural cosmetics, essential oils, skin care products and a variety of vitamins and supplements. .

The Staple Store

This little health food store not only promises to provide customers with the best wholefoods they can find, but they will also offer you helpful advice on what to eat and how to eat it. As fully qualified naturopaths, the staff will answer any queries you have whilst showing you all the organic, biodynamic & conventional wholefoods they have on offer. Ripponlea.

Pure Organic Grocer

This grocer focuses on all things organic. Whilst browsing through their organic produce, grocery items and wine and beer, the store also offers an organic juice bar to serve you up refreshment whilst you shop. The store is committed to supporting our local growers and is proud to encourage a more sustainable future and healthy lifestyles. Albert Park.

Enlightened Cuisine

Southbank. This Asian culinary creation aims to provide diners with vegetarian cuisine in a relaxed environment. Whilst basing their dishes around soy and wheat products, they make sure that customers don’t miss out on any taste or textures by replacing meat products with mock meat. Enlightened Cuisine aims to encourage those who are transitioning into a meat-free lifestyle by showing customers the advantages of using mock meat. Southbank.

Health Food Thyme

Health Food Thyme is an organic eco market that strives to provide customers with rare and unique products, along with everything in between. They stock are large variety of gluten-free products and cater for various dietary intolerances for those that are Coeliac, Vegan and Lactose Intolerant. As well as their food products, you will be able to find items ranging from the kitchen and bathroom to books and stationary. .

Terra Madre

This store is for all those who love their nutrient rich meals, vitamins and supplements and for those with dietary intolerances. They stock hundreds of products including; fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, bread, and grocery items including cereals, grains, sauces, oils, flour, canned varieties, gluten-free and dairy-free products, nuts, seeds, baby needs, snacks and various other organic treats. With hand-picked staff that includes only qualified Naturopaths, whether you are after a piece of fresh fruit, some helpful advice or to stock up your pantry with organic goods, Terra Madre will have it there waiting. Northcote.

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First published on 26 Sep 2013. Updated on 5 Mar 2014.

By Ashlee McNamara   |  

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