Top 10 places for healthy eats in Byron Bay
When it comes to staying healthy, Byron Bay is full of wholesome dining options to keep you well nourished, whatever the season! Cosy up and read our top 10 recommendations for healthy eats in Byron Bay.
Breakfast & Brunch
1. The Farm
At the top of our list is The Farm, brought to Byron Bay by the founders of the Three Blue Ducks franchise. Set on an 80-acre farm, with views of the Byron Hinterland, this healthy food haven ticks all the boxes. Think delicious meals made with organic, fresh produce sustainably sourced or grown on-site; The Farm takes paddock to plate dining to a whole new level. Enjoy a picnic overlooking the sunflower fields – the perfect Insta spot – or dine in for breakfast and lunch daily.
Why we love it: Delicious sustainably sourced grub in a wholesome farm setting. Plus…did we mention the happy pigs and chooks?!
11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481 – 10 min drive from The Surf House.
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch (daily), Dinner (Thu, Fri, Sat)
One of our all-time favourite vegetarian and plant based cafes, Folk is an absolute delight. Located away from the hustle and bustle, around a 20min walk from town towards Belongil Beach, it’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a healthy feed. On the menu you’ll find hearty wholefood brunch options, smoothies, organic, house-crafted naturopathic teas and elixirs. We recommend grabbing a picnic rug, ordering a feast and setting up under the palms. Sound dreamy? It is!
Why we love it: The food is delicious (our top pick is the soba noodle salad!) and the vibe is right with pumping 70’s tunes all day and an oh-so-cute outdoor area.
1/399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch until 2.30pm daily
Fresh, colourful and summery, Combi is one of our favourite healthy cafes in Byron with amazing superfood smoothies and bowls, using only the best local ingredients, and dishing up the best avo on toast in town. Catering for all, with plenty of veggie, vegan and gluten free options (they even make their own house nut mylk), this light and bright cafe makes for a gorgeous morning brekkie spot in the heart of town. Best of all? You can walk there in under 2 minutes from The Surf House. Rolling out of bed for your morning smoothie has never been easier.
“We are passionate about using organic ingredients, free from synthetic pesticides and chemicals, as close to how they exist in nature to preserve not only the taste but also our environment.”
Why we love it: Their spicy lentil veggie soup is the perfect winter warmer!
5b/21, 25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay – 2 min walk from The Surf House
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch until 3.30pm daily
4. The Byron Bay General Store
Dating back to 1947, The Byron Bay General Store, located in an iconic Byron building (one of the oldest commercial buildings in town in fact) is a firm favourite amongst locals and travellers. These guys are big on local organic produce and healthy, high quality food. Predominantly vegan (with a side or two of dairy for the egg and cheese lovers out there!), you’ll find a large range of dishes including gluten-free eats, brunch bites and smoothie bowls.
Why we love it: Not only are their smoothie bowls delish, but these Byron locals have some great eco conscious systems in place to reduce waste and their overall impact on the environment. These include discounts for doing your bit, compostable packaging, waste sorting system and solar energy.
26 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481 – 15min walk from The Surf House
Breakfast, Brunch & lunch until 2pm daily
5. No Bones
You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy a night at No Bones. Serving up mouth-watering and healthy tapas style dishes and mains, these guys are changing up the way we look at plant-based food. Their mission? “We invite you to join us on our expedition to save the Earth one Brussel Sprout at a time.” We’re in!
Why we love it: The flavours, the vibe and guilt-free munching on their Chick’n, roasted cauli and eggplant fatteh. A treat for the soul – we 100% recommend.
11 Fletcher St, Byron Bay – 1 min walk to The Surf House
With a big focus on good health and good times, Elixiba was sure to make the cut on our list of healthy places to eat in Byron. Stay toasty warm with their delicious home-made curry and delve into their unique drinks list with added active botanicals, power herbs, tonics and elixirs. Elixiba have also teamed up with local bakers, Conscious Cakery and Naked Treaties offering a range of organic, sugar-free and plant-based cakes and treats baked onsite.
Why we love it: Fresh home-made food, made from scratch with healthy treats galore. Swing by on your way back from the beach and try the Superfood fudge cake – it’s an absolute gamechanger!
10 Feros Arcade, 23 Jonson St, Byron Bay – 2 min walk to The Surf House
Lunch and Dinner until 8pm daily
On The Go
7. Bare Blends
Looking for a quick and healthy place to refuel? Our favourite smoothie bar in town, Bare Blends, has a large range of healthy smoothies, raw treats and smoothie bowls made using their own nutritional blends. Happy tums all round!
Why we love it: The smoothies here feel like a treat! We love Bare Blends post workout performance smoothies to refuel.
Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay
Mon-Fri (until 3pm) Saturday (until 12pm)
8. Finn Poke
Our neighbours at Finn Poke do seriously great poke bowls! Combining healthy raw and cooked ingredients with protein, their Asian inspired bowls are not only tasty and fresh, but eco conscious. Their fish is sustainably sourced locally on the East Coast of Australia and down in Tassie.
Why we love it: These guys are our neighbours so it has never been easier to grab a fresh bowl of mouth-watering goodness on the go.
8 Fletcher St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
11am to 8pm daily
Markets & Supermarkets
Looking to rustle up your own healthy meals? Why not take a visit to some of Byron’s local farmers markets and healthy food shops for local and organic produce?
The Surf House offers a communal kitchen for your convenience complete with all the cooking utensils you’ll need to cook up a storm for you and your crew.
9. Local Markets
Every Thursday from 7am to 11am local organic growers set up to sell in season goods, winter veggies, fruits and nuts. It’s all about the fresh local produce.
Cavanbah Centre, Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay
Open every Saturday between 8am and 11am, the stalls at Bangalow Farmers Market offer up a range of healthy goodness from fresh veggies and organic fruits to homemade preserves and rustic bread.
1 Byron St, Bangalow
Known to locals as ‘Mullum markets’, this farmers market (open Friday 7am to 11am) is home to over 50 stalls with goods from local farmers, bakers, and foodies. An experience in itself, enjoy laid-back community vibes, yummy breakfast options and live music. Don’t miss the wood-fired bread and local honey!
Mullumbimby Showgrounds on Main Arm Road
10. Health Food Stores
Specialising in Organic wholefoods, natural lifestyle products with onsite naturopathy, these super healthy food stores, both located in town just a few hundred metres from The Surf House, are the perfect place to stock up on groceries for your healthy home-made meals.
Fundies Organics – Groceries & Cafe – 61 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Santos Organics – 105 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Book your stay at The Surf House this winter! With comfortable cosy rooms, shared kitchen facilities, complimentary surfboard hire and a great location just 50m from Main beach, why not stay and play the healthy way this winter?