Places I Love

Favourite Places

This is a brief share of all the grocery stores, health stores, restaurants and markets that I regularly frequent and deem to be both versatile and health friendly. As with many of my lists, these are not all inclusive and will be regularly updated when I find new and exciting places to recommend.

Grocery Stores 

Veggie Basket

I personally purchase my groceries and produce from all of these stores and am satisfied with the quality of foods available. I recommend purchasing fruit and vegetables from Oakland’s farm supply, Organic Emporium, Food Lovers Market and Fruit and Veg City (Johannesburg) as these retail stores offer local and sustainably farmed options.




Fruit & Veg City

Fruit, herbs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, dairy, spices, proteins

Can be found in most areas throughout Gauteng

Food Lovers Market

Fruit, herbs, vegetables, spices, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, dairy, free range proteins

Can be found in most areas throughout Gauteng

Oakland’s Farm Supply

Fruit, vegetables, breads, grains, free range eggs, dairy, specialty health foods, health snacks

Corner Kruger & Pretoria Street, Oaklands


Fruit and vegetables, certain grains, proteins, dairy, general household items

Can be found in most areas throughout Gauteng

Pick n Pay

Fruit and vegetables, certain grains, proteins, dairy, general household items, wheat free rye bread

Can be found in most areas throughout Gauteng


Fruit, herbs, dried herbs, organic tinned legumes, vegetables, dairy, proteins, general household items

Can be found in most areas throughout Gauteng


Dairy alternatives, all superfoods, grains, salts and spices, dried fruit, dried herbs, nuts, seeds wheat free grains, supplements, healthy fats and oils, nut butters, natural sweeteners

Can be found in most areas throughout Gauteng

Thrupps Illovo

Free range proteins, eggs, dairy, speciality health products, grains, wheat free foods, certain organic foods

Lower Ground Floor
Thrupps Illovo Centre
Corner Oxford and Rudd Roads, Illovo

Wellness Warehouse

Wheat free foods, grains, dairy alternatives, superfoods, supplements, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and oils, nut butters, natural sweeteners

Online store

Coming to Key West Shopping Centre, Bedfordwiew

Fresh Earth

Healthy 100% natural health treats, grains, natural sweeteners, dairy alternatives, protein alternatives, kale chips, flax crackers, healthy fats and oils, specialty health foods, gluten free breads and grains, all natural skin products, organic foods

103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Online store also available with free delivery

Vovo Telo

Wheat free breads

Branches in Joburg:

44 Stanley







Waterfall Corner

Organic Emporium

100% organic fruits, vegetables, proteins, eggs, grains and dairy

Shop 31b Bryanston Shopping Center Corner of William Nicol Rd & Ballyclare Rd Bryanston

Jacksons Real Food Market

Wholefoods, fruit, vegetables, proteins, eggs and specialty health products

Riverside Shopping Centre,
317 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston

Timothy and Clover (Online food market)

Wholefoods, fruit, vegetables, proteins, eggs and specialty health products.

Delivers to your home.

Online store

Delivers to your home

Health Stores

Sides and Salads Category

These health stores are great places to find smaller specialty health brands alongside brands of their own



Health Works

4 Lower Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Corner Jan Smuts & 6th Street ,Hyde Park

Best of Nature

Shop 114 Randridge Mall, John Vorster Road, Randpark Ridge

Campus Square Health Shop – Auckland park

Shop No 20, Campus Square, Main Road, Melville

Eastgate Health

U53a Eastgate Shop Centre. 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview.

Bunny’s Health Shop

80 Main Road, Rosettenville

Feel Healthy

Shop 138, Balfour Park Shopping Centre,
Corner Athol and Louis Botha Ave,
Highlands North

Health Avenue

10 First Street,Springs

Fruits and Roots

Hobart Corner Shopping Centre c/o Hobart & Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston

Greenlands Health Shop and Wellness Clinic

No 9, 4th Avenue Parkhurst

Hippocrates Health World

222 Monument Rd, Kempton Park

Loving Nature

Entrance 2 Genesis Centre, 3 Bradfield Drive, Corner Sadler and Livingstone Road, Fairmount

Morningside Pharmacy

Corner of Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Morningside Sandton

Natural Health Care

No 13, 14th Avenue Northmead, Benoni

Nutri Balance – Sandton City

Store L57 Sandton CitySandton Drive, Sandton

Optimum Health Shop

Shop L27A Nicolway Shopping Centre,

Corner William Nicol Drive & Wedgewood Link


Parkmore Holistic Centre

89 Olympia Avenue, Parkmore, Sandton

Sage & Thyme

188 Beyers Naude Drive, Risidale, Randburg

Simply Health

39 Central Avenue corner Park Drive

Splendour Natural Health and Beauty

Shop 13 Hyperama, Golf Club Terrace, Roodepoort

Leafy Greens

Rocky Ridge Road Off Beyers Naude Drive
(Casalinga Restaurant opposite Garden World Nursery) Muldersdrift

Norwood Health Emporium

Shop No 24, Norwood Mall, Cnr African Street & Sarie Marais Road, Norwood

Eating Out

Toppings and Dips Category

The restaurants listed below provide a great variety of healthy options on their menus. I eat regularly at each of these restaurants and am happy to recommend them as very accommodating for individuals who are looking to eat healthier. I am one of those annoying patrons who asks how the food is prepared and what oil is used for cooking, and I am pleased to say that each and every one of the restaurants below are more than accommodating.




Fresh earth


103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Leafy Greens Café


Rocky Ridge Road, Off Bayers Naude, Muldersfrift Westrand

Greenside Café


34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg

Vovo Telo

French influenced café style comfort food and bakery

Branches in Joburg:

44 Stanley, Cresta, Norwood, Sandton, Bedfordview, Lonehill

Parkhurst, Waterfall Corner


Sushi and Seafood

Thruppps Centre, Illovo, The Firs, Rosebank, Bryanston

JBS Corner

Café style comfort food

Great assortment of salads

Melrose Arch, Sandton City

Wang Thai

Thai fusion

Sandton City

Red Chamber


Hyde Park Shopping Centre


Health take-away and sit down

Waterfall Corner


Health take-away and sit down

Sandton City Food Court, Sandton City

Life Cafe

Café style comfort foods

Build your own salad bar

Hyde Park Shopping Centre

Waterfall Corner

The Living Room

Health and wholefoods prepared sustainably

20 Kruger street, Main Change Building, Maboneng Precinct

Free Food

Vegan sit down and take away; ready prepared frozen meals available in servings for 1 and 4 ppl

Shop 5, Delta Street (cnr Corlett Drive) Birnam/Melrose

Jacksons Real Food Market

Health and wholefoods

Riverside Shopping Centre,
317 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston

Turn and Tender

Meat grill

Thrupps Centre, Illovo, Parkhurst

The Grillhouse

Meat grill

The Firs, Rosebank, Atholl Square, Sandton


Burgers, vegan burgers, salads

14 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg

Fournos Bakery

Bakery and deli

Birnam, Dunkeld, Rosebank

Fourways, Bedfordview

Benmore, Woodmead


Food Market

The markets listed below have great healthy options available such as wheat free homemade breads, raw chocolate, fresh organic produce, heathy lunches, and healthy treat alternatives. Such a fun way to try out new and innovative healthy foods.




73 Juta Street Braamfontein Johannesburg

Market on Main

Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct

Fourways Farmers Market

Corner Montecasino Boulevard and William Nichol, Fourways, Johannesburg

Bryanston Organic Market

40 Culross Rd (off Main Rd), Bryanston, Johannesburg

The Sheds

1 Fox Street, Ferreirastown Johannesburg

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