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16 healthy Gold Coast takeaways

Takeaway could well be the greatest thing ever invented and if wasn’t so bad for you, you’d probably get it every day right? WELL GUESS WHAT! According to this very article, takeaway food doesn’t have to be bad for you and that could be the greatest news ever not invented.

Here’s a list of the top 16 restaurants that offer healthy takeaway options. Happy days.

Raw Energy, Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads
Located on the corner of Marine Parade in Coolangatta is Raw Energy, a healthy food and lifestyle café that started on the Sunshine Coast. Their focus is on fresh food, served fast in a funky environment. Raw Energy’s got you covered, offering anything from healthy smoothies or juices to macadamia and lentil burgers, YUMM!

Wray Organics, Palm Beach
On offer at Wray Organic is a sweet range of certified organic, Australian grown fruit and veg, eggs, bread, milk, everything really! They also offer a unique certified organic café with plenty of tasty wheat free, dairy free and gluten free options. Choose between a raw tiramisu and Spanish tortilla.

The Pocket, Burleigh Heads
If you haven’t been there yet, put this one on your ‘to do’ list! The Pocket in Burleigh’s Connor Street is an absolute favourite amongst locals and offers a great range of healthy take away options (with an extensive vegetarian/gluten free menu). The Pocket aims to be a conscientious restaurant serving locally sourced, wholesome food, often using produce grown by owners David and Michelle.

Real Food Kitchen, Burleigh Heads
The seasonal menu at Real Food Kitchen is bursting with fresh produce such as in-season vegetables, high-quality meat, seafood, free-range eggs, in-season fruit, nuts, seeds and fresh herbs. On top of that – everything is free from dairy, grains, refined sugar and preservatives!
It’s a modern space where health and convenience unite and customers can choose to dine in, takeaway, grab a readymade meal or stock up their pantry.

Marie Anita’s, Mermaid Beach
Marie Anita’s offers a solely gluten free and sugar free menu designed to provide dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw alternatives. With the aim to source from local suppliers and to use as much organic produce as possible, Marie Anita’s challenges the image of healthy eating.

Greenhouse Canteen & Bar, Miami and Coolangatta
A personal favorite is Greenhouse Canteen & Bar, the holy grail of all healthy food. With the motto ‘anything you can do, we can do vegan’ they’re onto something, because they are busy every day of the week. But not to worry, they do take away, too! All produce are sourced from trusted suppliers and farmer’s markets – food is medicine and it should nourish the mind, body and soul. Amen!

Sushi Train (various locations)
Sushi is slowly but surely turning into Australia’s national food, I mean there is a Sushi Train popping up on almost every corner. But why not, sushi is an easy, healthy and delicious takeaway option.All high quality ingredients for Sushi Train are supplied from a central kitchen in each state ensuring fresh product is delivered to each restaurant. Highly qualified sushi chefs then professionally transform the ingredients into a product of great quality – enjoy!

BSKT Cafe, Nobby Beach
BSKT Cafe (Biscuit) was founded with the belief that people care about their health. They just needed the right place to deliver these health options in an indulgent and accessible manner.
All products are designed to inspire through nutritional quality, taste and a global conscious. Made from high quality plants and free from refined sugar and anything artificial. All products are hand crafted with love using traditional methods busting the myth Vegan and Paleo products can’t be delicious as well as nutritious.

The Shack Superfood Cafe, Nobby Beach
The name says it all, the Shack Superfood Café in Nobby’s is a health freaks paradise with real and fresh food that tastes great and is nutritious!
On offer is quinoa, acai, smoothies and juices, breakfast, takeaway lunch and dinner boxes, plus tea and coffee. If you are looking for a hassle free, convenient and easy takeaway option look no further and go give the team at the Shack a visit.

Burger Fuel, Mermaid Beach
Conveniently located on the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach is Burger Fuel, the ultimate experience in gourmet burgers, incorporating delicious, fresh and natural ingredients.
They also offer gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and halal options on the menu, as well as specials using different and unusual ingredients to provide variety and adventure to the world’s burger connoisseurs. Only 100% pure grass fed beef and hormone free chicken is used.

Mandala Organic Arts Café, Mermaid Beach
Another favourite amongst the vegan eateries on the Coast is Mandala Organic Arts Café, a great place to get your next healthy takeaway fix! They offer a spectacular range of fresh goodness, all of which are 100% free of animal products! Many meals are gluten free and all meals are delicious. If you can’t decide what to get, try one of their amazing pizzas made with Australian grown, milled un-bleached organic spelt flour, freshly prepared local produce, house made condiments, sauces and cashew nut cheese!!

Healthy Habits, Pacific Fair
Located in the heart of Pac Fair’s new and super hip food court is Healthy Habits. With the philosophy to provide customers with “real food, real fast”, they offer all Australians the chance to eat great tasting, inexpensive healthy food as part of their lifetime of healthy habits.
On offer are juices, smoothies, yoghurts and muesli, breakfast and a hot meal selection. But most popular are probably their handmade sandwiches.

Cardamom Pod, Broadbeach and Southport
Cardamom Pod in Broadbeach is a vegetarian and plant-based restaurant inspired by the art of creative and tasty cuisine. With an extensive salad bar and delicious hot meal options such as curries or lasagne, Cardamom Pod is the perfect place to get some tasty and healthy takeaway, and word on the street is there are opening one in Brickworks! But be warned, their desserts are out of this world, especially the raw peanut butter cups.

Govindas, Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads
Govindas is without a doubt one of the most popular vegetarian, eco-friendly take-away restaurants on the Gold Coast. They offer a variety of pure vegetarian foods (vegan and gluten free options available) including vegetable dishes, basmati rice, dhal, potato bake, samosas and a variety of salads, desserts and drinks. Veggies are sourced locally and all dishes are prepared daily using the freshest produce. The buffet style approach lets customer create their own meal at reasonable prices.

Raw N Healthy, Southport
This hidden gem is a health conscious café located on Ferry Road in Southport. Everything on the menu is available for take away, making it the perfect spot to grab a snack on the go. Most popular are Raw N Healthy’s smoothie bowls such as the dragon fruit bowl or the raw green smoothie. Ever tried a matcha green tea latte? Well, you know where to get one!

Giri Kana Cafe, Southport
The Giri Kana Cafe is a fresh take on vegan and vegetarian food, with a wide selection of freshly made vegan / vegetarian items (many organic and gluten free options also), including an extensive dessert menu. Their emphasis is on fresh and wholesome foods, which are good for the body, as well as the mind and spirit – and to this end, food is cooked with love and devotion. Try one of their signature tofu or vegie burgers served on turkish bread or as a gluten free option the Open Burger on rice. Or why not grab the Kofta Pocket, a local’s favourite for only $10.

By Louisa Ingelheim

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