The Great Ocean Road is full of amazing local produce and the healthy wholefood options at cafes and restaurants are a testament to the abundant region. Here is a collection of some of the healthier options when you need to stop for a meal or snack.
HAH Lornebeach is a health and hire store and cafe located right on the Lorne foreshore, so you’re guaranteed an amazing view. The menu is full of healthy goodness like smoothies bowls, juices, gourmet jaffles and so much more. Grab some tasty treats and sit out the front on a grassy patch and make your own picnic – or grab to go.
After your healthy treat you can hire gear and go for a ride, a surf or a SUP too.
Surfcoast Wholefoods is the region’s largest organic and wholefoods specialty store and your go-to for all things organic, eco-friendly and healthy. Whether grabbing your groceries on the way home from work or meeting your friends for a healthy lunch you will find something to make you feel good.
Diggers Vegie Kitchen is a cafe and restaurant in Anglesea with a focus on plant-based whole foods. Enjoy a nutritional and tasty lunch or attend one of their cooking classes and learn to cook a healthy feast.
You will also find incorporated into Diggers Vegie Kitchen, Surf Coast Lifestyle Health – a team of nutritionists and lifestyle coaches.
If smoothie and salad bowls are your go-tos then look no further than Bowlz in Torquay. With sustainably sourced fresh ingredients that are prepared on-site every day you know that you will be receiving a meal that your body will thank you for.
Ginger Monkey is tucked away in Torquay but worth the visit every time. It is full of vivacious vegetarian meals, so many amazing home made salad options that change daily – and specials throughout the week like paella Fridays. The locals absolutely love it!
Swell Cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy all-day breakfast and lunch in Jan Juc. Drop by for a coffee on your way to Bird Rock Lookout or take a break from the surf and head in for a tasty lunch.
GROW – Great Ocean Road Wellness – in Anglesea is your one stop shop for vegetarian and plant-based eating with an emphasis on local produce. There’s even a grassy patch out the front you can sit and soak up the sun with your dog. You can also stock up on bulk whole foods while you’re here!
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