West End is now home to several organic shopping destinations as the demand for healthier food options and organic products increase.

The number of people consciously eating healthier meals is on the rise.  In fact, according to the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, 10% more Australians are opting to get their protein requirements from dairy and plants rather than meat in their quest to adopt healthy eating habits. Processed food is also becoming unpopular as more consumers prefer buying fresh and locally sourced organic products.

If you are still transitioning to a healthier diet, or already eating healthy, here are some of the great spots where you can get organic food and produce in West End.

Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen Brisbane

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Focusing on providing healthy, organic food options to people in Brisbane, Miss Bliss offers nourishing and delicious whole foods that are unprocessed and free from refined sugar. Their restaurant boasts creations that are free from additives and support both local and organic produce as much as possible.

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Their menu includes a selection of great tasting food that is good for you such as their crowd-favourite nut and seed loaf, vegan burgers, acai bowls, and more.

Miss Bliss is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends. Visit their official page to learn more.

Location:  85 Vulture St, West End


Plenty West End

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Plenty is one of the local-favourite brunch spots in West End that celebrates an abundance of locally grown food and the people who produce it.

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Guided by their ethos, “know your farmer”, their meals highlight organic produce with responsible origins. Their all-day breakfast menu includes their famous avo on toast with pickled eggs and toasted seeds as well as various vegan and gluten-free options.

Plenty West End is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Visit their website to learn more.

Location: 284 Montague Road, West End


Grown

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For those looking for plant-based dining in West End, Grown is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant with a seasonal menu. The restaurant utilises produce from FoodConnect,  Suncoast Fresh, and  The Falls Farm which is a family-run organic farm in Mapleton, Queensland.

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Their brunch menu includes a selection of vegetarian and vegan delights including their popular scrambled tofu with local oyster mushrooms, sesame cheese, and organic sourdough toast. The restaurant also has an extensive dinner and wine, beer, and spirits menu.

Grown is open for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday and for dinner, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday.  Visit their official page to learn more.

Location: Shop 3, 21 Buchanan Street, West End


Ripe n Raw Organics

If you want to cook your own healthy food, you can order fresh organic produce from Ripe n Raw Organics and have them delivered right at your doorstep.

Ripe n Raw Organics sells 100% certified organic and locally grown produce supporting sustainable farming practices around Australia. They’ve been a regular at the Davies Park Market in West End which is open every Saturday morning, however, their stall tends to sell out by 11:00 a.m. so, make sure to be there early.

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If you can’t make it to the market, you can place your order online instead and have the fresh organic produce delivered to you. Visit their website to learn more about their home delivery option.