Tuck Into Healthy Yet Delicious Dishes At These Restaurants!

Let's face it, the lockdown hasn't been easy! We haven't been to gym in months (we're so happy they've reopened), we've been indulging a little too much at home, and let's just say we will not have our summer bodies ready for the year-end holidays. But not to worry, it's never too late to hop back onto the health wagon! Let's start our journey on finding healthy, wholesome and oh-so delicious hot spots around Pretoria. Healthy never tasted so good!
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Nush Café | Bakery | Catering

Although this relaxing spot offers some of the most decadent baked treats and comfort foods that’s sure to lift your mood and have you coming back for more, they also offer delicious dishes perfect for those looking for healthy options. The Gluten-Free Naked Burger with sweet potato chips and crème fraîche is an absolute must-try (see the picture below to see why)! We’ll have to make another visit to try their Harvest Salad – a fresh medley of gooseberries, roasted beetroot and butternut, feta, rocket and couscous with a nush balsamic reduction – and the Carpaccio Salad with rocket, radishes, orange wedges, Parmesan shavings and toasted walnuts drizzled with coffee-balsamic glaze. Yum!

Details: www.nush.co.za | 012 342 1443 | [email protected] | Colbyn Court, 125 Thomson Street, Colbyn, Pretoria.

Col’ Cacchio Pizzeria

Now, when you think pizza and pasta, it doesn’t really scream “healthy eating”. BUT, Col’ Cacchio Pizzeria does offer a lovely selection of healthy options to choose from! Their menu (do keep in mind that they have a reduced menu due to the COVID-19 pandemic) has vegan, vegetarian, low carb and VITALITY HEALTHYDINING dishes that aren’t just healthy, but oh-so delicious! A few of your favourites includes the Ortigiano – artichokes, asparagus, olives, green pepper, and mushroom; the Zucca – dairy-free nut based cheese, butternut and tomato base, roasted butternut, roasted beetroot, rocket, avo, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds; and Norm’s Pralina – butternut and tomato base, roasted butternut, chilli, feta, pumpkin seed praline and rocket. And as for pasta, the Cielo – basil pesto, cream, mushroom, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, and *italian parmesan.

Details: colcacchio.co.za | 087 803 4000 | Branches nationwide.

La Coco C Food Purveyor

At La Coco C Food Purveyor, their food is as good for the body as it is for the taste buds. This spot is a firm favourite in the city’s vegetarian and vegan community, and for good reason! Not only is everything on their menu super healthy, but it’s also packed with so much flavour and deliciousness. Whoever said eating well isn’t supposed to be tasty has obviously never tried their Signature Smashed Avo (mashed avo*, roasted cherry tomatoes, fried capers and feta served on rye), their Strawberry Biltong Salad (biltong, strawberry, baby spinach, honey coated nuts, red onion, avo and gorgonzola served with a strawberry and black pepper vinaigrette) or the Vegan Burger Bowl (Blackbean burger with vegan cheddar cheese, roasted butternut, salsa and avo served with baobab mayo on a burger bun). Click here to check out the rest of their menu.

Details: www.foodpurveyors.co.za | 012 809 1603 | [email protected] | 4 Graham Road, Shere, Silver Lakes, Pretoria


Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

Have you heard? Lexi’s Healthy Eatery has opened up a brand-new branch in Hazelwood, Pretoria! This plant-based bistro is just the place if your’re looking to indulge in wholesome, fresh food while relaxing on their lovely deck and beautiful outside seating area. Diners can enjoy a wide range of smoothies, burgers, bowls and wraps that’s sure to delight the taste buds. We highly recommend the Beet Smashed Falafel – beetroot falafels, carrot hummus or smashed avocado, grated carrots, sliced tomato, red onion, cucumber, mixed leaves with a tahini dressing. And with summer fast approaching, their Samurai Salad is a seasonal must – baby spinach, a raw slaw, carrots, mange tout, cucumber and candied peanuts with a ginger tamari dressing.

Details: www.lexiseatery.com | 079 948 7378 | [email protected] | Corner of Hazelwood Street and 16th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria.

tashas Brooklyn

Craving something moreish, hearty and comforting, yet wholesome and healthy? Then be sure to visit tashas Brooklyn to see what they have on their menu. This is the idea spot if you’re looking to grab a brunch with your girlfriends, enjoy a relaxing lunch, or just simply to grab a delicious bite to eat during your lunch hour. Their filling salads are renowned, and definitely worth ordering. A few worth mention includes the Butternut Salad, the Smoking Salmon Salad, and their Caesar Salad. Click here to take a look at their menu and see what else they have to delight your palate.

Details: www.tashascafe.com | 012 460 2951 | [email protected] | Shop 27, Design Square Brooklyn,
corner Bronkhorst and Veal, Pretoria.

Know of any other healthy eateries that we should add to our list? Comment down below and let us know!