There are a lot of things we LOVE about Byron Bay.
The beautiful beaches, being able to go surfing all-year-round without your face hurting, discovering deserted waterfalls in the rainforest and much, much more.
We also LOVE the excess of healthy eating options. And it seems you do too! Our original 2014 guide to the Top 10 Healthy Byron Bay Eating Spots has been viewed a whopping 16,000+ times. So we decided to give it a 2018 refresh.
Whether you’re looking for organic food cafes, super foods, gluten-free, raw food, vegan dishes or a hatted restaurant – Byron Bay has it all! Perfect for refuelling your body before or after a Byron Bay Adventures Tour!
1. Three Blue Ducks at The Farm.
Kicking things off is Three Blue Ducks, located within the grounds of The Farm Byron Bay – an 80 acre working farm that is 100% spray and chemical free. This restaurant is a mecca of beautiful salads and bowls and other delicious things to consume, mostly using produce grown on The Farm. Dine out on hot smoked fish with poached egg, beetroot hummus, shaved fennel, pickled beetroot, sourdough and dukkha; ‘The Farm’ vegetable salad with mixed grains, nuts, seeds and lemon dressing; and Kinkawooka mussels with yellow curry, turmeric, lemongrass, Farm greens, Nimbin Valley rice, shallots and charred lime. We guarantee you’ll be all the better for consuming any of it! And if you book a Byron & Beyond Tour with us, we include a visit to The Farm as part of the day’s adventures.
You’ll need to get out of town to find this hidden gem, but it’s one of the prettiest little eating spots; from the shaded outside garden, raw timber tables and the overhead palm trees. Organic, ethical and plant-based, stop by here and fuel up on a miso omelette with local finger limes, red elk, garden greens, house kimchi and house-made sriracha mayonnaise; ever changing nourish bowls; organic shell pasta with spring greens, avo, local yoghurt, silverbeet, mint pesto, toasted pine nuts, blistered cherry toms and smoked paprika oil. Of course you could simply grab a matcha latte, find a spot on the grass out the front and watch the world go by.
3. 100 Mile Table in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate.
Instagramers, social media influencers and bloggers adore this eating spot with its excess of healthy, but also really good, menu options, plus its large converted warehouse situated in the Byron industrial estate. You heard right, the industrial estate. But don’t let the location put you off (in fact it’s one of the reasons we love this joint). Their food offerings change lots based on seasonality, with current favourites including chicken and ginger congee, sour yellow curry of fish, Italian chicken and egg drop broth and the epic Bucha of Byron kombucha with native finger lime and kaffir lime leaf. And, if you’re feeling ravenous, many of their dishes come in “man size” for an extra $4 bucks. Sweet.
4. Heart and Halo Good Food Bar on Middleton Street.
Possibly the best value vegetarian feast in Byron Bay! The food here is wholesome and down to earth with a distinctively Indian and Hari Krishna influence. The dishes will fill your belly and, as their name suggests, warm your heart. Unpretentious and delicious, the owners of this place truly believe in sharing the feelings of home that are created when you eat healing and healthy food made with love. Curries, vegetable dishes, soups and lentils are amongst the food perfect for the end of an adventure-filled day.
5. The Beet Vegan Restaurant on Jonson Street.
This is vegan food heaven! Load up on loaded nachos, vegan meatballs, beet burgers, glasshouse zucchini flowers and their Mexican vegan pizza. And this vegan wonderland has a seriously stacked cheese burger too. So, be prepared to experience exceptional vegan food made from beautiful, fresh ingredients. Foodie heaven, alright!
6. Elixiba Plant Based Restaurant on Jonson Street.
This is a favourite among locals and offers some of the best raw, vegetarian and organic food to be found anywhere. Earthy and vibrant, you’ll feast your eyes and then your taste buds with their bounty of smoothies, juices, salads, raw food and so much more. The food here will leave you feeling satisfied and bursting with health!
7. Beach Byron Bay on Clarkes Beach.
This is one of those restaurants where the dishes are so attractive you almost don’t want to touch them. But then, you do! With Byron Bay’s only hatted chef and killer ocean views, this is a must-visit for coastal Mediterranean style food. For breakfast try their Beach ‘green bowl’ with cavolo nero kale, zucchini, quinoa, avo and a poached egg. For lunch and dinner our picks include local Byron Bay burrata mozzarella with Coopers Shoot tomatoes and garlic crumbs, Caserecce pasta with Spanner crab, chilli, garlic and parsley and Beach’s fillet of fish with fennel, peas and zucchini salad.
8. O Sushi on Jonson Street.
If you feel like the clean healthy flavours of authentic Japanese cuisine, then this is your place. Multi award-winners, their reputation for absolute freshness and gourmet sushi makes them worthy of a visit. Tip: For picnic perfection they can create amazing sushi platters to take away, just phone in your order 24 hours ahead.
9. Treehouse on Belongil on Childe Street.
Everything here is about feeling good. From the laid back atmosphere to the menu to the amazing live music. Drop in early for brekkie or from midday on for mezze platters, tapas, woodfired pizzas and the daily specials. During the day dine out on the front deck beneath large umbrellas, taking in the Byron beach atmosphere of it all. Or for a more buzzing vibe and great music head here for dinner and get into the local groove, you won’t be disappointed!
Every Thursday from 8-11 the top local producers of organic fruit, vegies and a host of products and delicacies are on display. Release the hunter gatherer within and fill your bags to the brim with produce, cheeses and locally grown coffee. It’s a colourful and fun morning with entertainment, locals catching up on the weekly news and a warm and welcoming feeling.