Help me find ... wellness eateries

Last updated 13 Oct, 2022

Raw treats, super foods and endless varieties of green juices, the city is awash with some of the state's very best health and wellness eateries. With WellFest Adelaide underway, we've compiled a list of some of the best lunchtime eateries that focus on health, wellbeing and nutritious meals. 


S69 Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

For fresh and healthy produce, look no further than the Adelaide Central Market. Tucked away near Market institution Lucia’s Pizza & Spaghetti Bar, Jamu prides itself on tastebud-tantalising smoothies, super bowls and cold pressed juices for every palate. All its products are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free, making it perfect for the health conscious. For the time poor, grab a GREENIE smoothie — a blended combo of spinach, kale, pineapple, banana, spirulina and matcha — which is filled with all the good stuff and, not to mention, delicious. Top it off with a peanut butter and jelly cup which has a chewy, nutty base with a creamy filling and topped with cashew mylk chocolate, peanuts and freeze-dried raspberry.

Delicia Acai + Protein Bar

4A Melbourne Street, North Adelaide (and 24 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide)

A little oasis for the health conscious with an extensive menu, Delicia Acai + Protein Bar has been welcomed by North Adelaide locals and visitors alike. The plant-based bowls are filled with fresh produce, nuts and oats, making it the perfect breakfast or even a quick lunchtime eat for the health conscious. Try the OG bowl with added kiwi, passionfruit and choc chips — it is too good to pass up.

Argo on the Square

4/211 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Argo on the Square is a much-loved institution across the city, with many hungry diners popping into the popular restaurant for either a quick or sit-down lunch. Dishes are generous and the staff take care of diners with dietary requirements or allergies. Eggs benny lovers, rejoice — Argo’s popular dish is far from ordinary. Argo’s take on the traditional dish includes herbed labneh, crispy potatoes, rocket, poached eggs, hollandaise, savory granola and rosemary oil. Better yet, gluten free and vegan options are available.

Foods for Life

100 Gawler Place, Adelaide

Fancy lunch, coffee with a side of vitamins? Look no further than Foods for Life, which prides itself on being passionate about assisting South Australians achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The café and health food shop has store-made and locally sourced healthy food for breakfast, lunch or even a take-home dinner. Juices and smoothies are created by naturopaths and nutritionists for optimal health benefits. Tasty salads are on the menu and include a traditional Greek, pumpkin, rocket and feta variety, Za’ator carrot and the ever-popular sesame broccoli and lentil chickpea available in a variety of sizes, great for work.

Veggie Vie

16 McHenry Street, Adelaide

Full of colour, full of life and full of the good stuff without the guilt, Veggie Vie has a mouth-watering menu of vegan dishes and smoothies. Veggie Vie, 100 per cent plant powered, is simple, uncomplicated and honest eatery where diners can leave feeling happy, nourished and replenished. Co-owner Manu used to sell Veggie Burgers from a tricycle in the city and his food became so well-known he enlisted Monica, his co-owner, to pedal around another trike to manage the hungry hordes. Now the duo have a bricks and mortar store with a selection of dishes.