Wholesome food for the health-conscious
Sometimes, a little extra boost of plant power is all we need. And as much as we love indulging in the decadent stuff, we adore wholesome, fresh, locally sourced produce-to-plate eateries too!
From raw cold-pressed elixirs, organic chicken lunch menus to an all-fig-everything café, these spots are bursting with nutritious morsels.
Boost your health and wellbeing and eat your way around the Bay with some of these nourishing eateries.
Hapi Organic Café & Maara is one of Napier's best raw food cafés, full of healthy options with high-quality food, drinks and other health products. Hapī uses a traditional holistic approach to preparing raw ingredients with respect, using methods that enhance the vitality of the food for health and healing. The staff are friendly and efficient, with excellent contactless i-pad systems in place for café goers. There is a range of cold-pressed elixirs to help boost your overall health along with cleansing and wellness packs. Organic, gluten/dairy/cane-sugar free breakfast, lunch & dessert + selection of clean kai products for sale in-store, online & at the HB Farmers market.
- Pixie Bowls, Havelock North
You are what you eat! And at Pixie, they think all food is super and has the power to nourish, heal and delight. Opening in 2018, Pixie Bowls offers delicious smoothie bowls, smoothies, specialty toast and coffee located in Havelock North with healthy vibes right to its core. An excellent option for anyone with dietary requirements as all bowls and smoothies are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly too. All ingredients are locally sourced from quality growers with the freshest fruit and vegetables. There are options galore! Pixie favourites include - Tinkerbowl (raspberry, dragonfruit, banana, lime and almond milk) and the Israeli Yum bagel (hummus, cucumber, spiced nuts, pomegranate, pistachio and citrus).
Enjoy a premium organic meal made with fresh, local produce. The Bostock Organic Kitchen is a healthy, tasty dine-in or takeaway option off Omahu Road in Hastings. The menu changes weekly with a new dish each day. Treat yourself to wholesome food in modern, rural surroundings. Bostock Organic Kitchen cooks a range of superior tasting dishes, which include plenty of organic meat and seasonal vegetables, from local producers. In addition, healthy salads, soups and fresh baking are always available.
- Cornucopia Organic Shop
Cornucopia is your one-stop-shop for organic, whole and natural food as well as an extensive range of herbal, health and naturopathic products. Find locally sourced, certified organic and biodynamic fresh seasonal produce. Talk to one of the knowledgable naturopaths and herbalists who can give you any health advice you might need. They have all the tips and tricks to feeling your very best self!
Award-winning Te Mata Figs is another must-do healthy eatery! The family-owned business grows its own organically certified figs with around 30 different varieties in their surrounding orchards. The Figgery produces a range of fig products bringing figs to life in everyday food along with local, seasonal ingredients. They are committed to sustainability in fig growing, production and packaging, so it's not only a wholesome option but an eco-friendly one too! Everything is gluten-free and tastes delicious. Enjoy great food, coffee and beautiful surroundings, and don't forget to stock up on all your favourite figgy products!