Thanks to the many hippies, hipsters and generally awesome people that inhabit the Fremantle area, Freo has healthy eating figured out. Looking for some vegan, vego or wholefoods-adjacent spots? Check out these healthy local eateries:
Manna is a Freo staple and a one-stop-shop for all your health food needs. Grab a coffee, juice or smoothie, and sit down for a hot deli-style meal with a beautiful side-salad selection. Mostly vegetarian, Manna has something for everyone from sausage rolls, to lamb and rosemary pies — to vegan mac-n-cheese and strawberry-rhubarb chia pudding. And they never fail to offer a ton of vegan and gluten free options.
You (literally) can’t miss their incredible dessert display, with vegan chocolate tarts, baked vanilla cheesecake and raw truffles, all made in-house and free from refined sugar. The rest of the store sells groceries so you can stock up on fresh local produce, natural products and vitamins, or grab some kombucha to wash your tasty meal down with.
274 South Tce, South Fremantle
The Juicy Beetroot
Juicy Beetroot offers an ashram-style eating experience. Queue up and try not to get FOMO when you choose from the fresh, rotating selection of hot items and mouth-watering salads from the glass display. Everything here is vegetarian, and there’s plenty of vegan options as well. A typical day’s hot menu includes choices like satay, vindaloo, Indonesian curry and risotto-stuffed capsicum.
Pick from a small or large size, and mix and match your choices into a colourful mashup of flavours that blend perfectly together. Sit inside surrounded by prayer flags and Indian saints adorning the walls, or get some sun in the spacious outdoor seating area in the back.
132 High St, Fremantle
Mother is a high-concept eatery in a converted warehouse space. They tick off all the boxes with a menu that’s everything we want it to be: Plant-based. Wholefoods. Local. Handmade. Seasonal. Sustainable. Ethical. And the whole menu is dairy free.
A meal at Mother is quite the experience, with options like Witlof with red wine pomegranate sauce, housemade ‘labneh’, and pomegranate jewels. Even the sourdough from North Street Store is amazing, especially with the cultured saffron ‘butter’ with smoked sea salt.
Pop in for a lunch or dinner, or just stop by for a takeaway coffee and some delicious dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
181A High St, Fremantle
The Little Concept
When you’re looking for a laidback café with healthy food and takeaway options, there’s The Little Concept. For a simple brekky you can grab toast with jam or eggs, and if you’re looking to feed your inner earth child, go straight for the scrambled turmeric tofu breakfast tacos. The drink menu here is on point with smoothies in flavors like banana chai, or a super green hit if you’re feeling like a health boost. Plus, they have beetroot and turmeric lattes that are both healthy and yummy.
Try this chill little place for a nice cuppa, friendly service and food you can feel good about.
7 Wray Ave, Fremantle
Ootong & Lincoln
A favorite among the Freo crowd, Ootong & Lincoln is funky spot in South Fremantle with something for everyone. The most legendary item on the menu is the heaping smashed avo toast with feta, roasted tomato, and olive dust. You’ll also hear people raving about the Turkish eggs with chimichurri, and the green eggs with kale and cashew pesto.
Situated in a large space with additional outdoor seating, you’re almost guaranteed to find a spot here even at the busiest times. A great option for breakfast, brunch or lunch with tons of VEG, V, and GF options.
258 South Tce, South Fremantle
Gluten intolerant? Vegetarian? No dairy? No worries! Little Lefroy’s has built their whole menu around being intolerance-friendly. That means no matter your dietary requirements, you’ll be able to get an amazing feed that your friends will love too. The cafe also tries to operate as sustainably as possible, too, with carbon neutral takeaway packaging and bottled water, as well as a mostly-recycled fit out and locally sourced produce. So your brunch will make you feel good in your body and your mind! Fridays and Saturdays also see the cafe open up for tapas in the evening. It’s enough to make you wish you were a local.
310 South Terrace, South Fremantle
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