You can spend as many hours at the gym as you wish, but if you aren’t changing your diet then chances are you won’t be seeing the results you’re looking for. Being healthy is comprised of various lifestyle choices. It’s about the people you surround yourself with, the time you spend taking care of your body, and most certainly about the foods you choose to consume. If you’re strolling around Canal Walk and feel a bit more health-conscious, we have a great selection of health food shops available.
Kauai is by far our number one favourite health food store in Cape Town. Having recently gone through a major reorganisation, Kauai has renovated and refined their menu to include a larger variety of wholesome ingredients that cater to all. Whether you avoid gluten, have become increasingly carb-conscious or have chosen to veer away from dairy, Kauai has you covered.
Enjoy an all-day breakfast, a warm bowl or tuck into one of their well-renowned wraps. If you’re feeling parched instead, Kauai prides itself on creating smoothies in a range of flavours produced with only organic fruits and vegetables that are both rich in antioxidants and are loaded with vitamins!
Perhaps you’re feeling under the weather or maybe you’re simply dehydrated. If that’s the case, the best advice we can give you is to check out their menu featuring an assortment of raw juices and ‘floo shots’ designed to help you fit in your daily intake of nutrients, vitamins, and hydrating properties.
We’re all aware of the increasingly popular trend among Capetonians to be healthy and carb-clever. But when it comes to ethically produced and sourced ingredients, that’s a topic you don’t want to argue about with a local. Nu Health Food Café supports ethical farming practices, using only the best, free-range produce that is free from hormones, unhealthy additives, MSG, and more.
A health shop such as Nu Health is a great place for those looking for nutritious, organic foods that offer well-balanced meals suitable for all food preferences. Their extensive menu also caters to vegetarians, vegans, and sugar-free citizens who enjoy the sweeter things in life without the regret that comes with it. Their menu features meals such as gluten-free waffles and flapjacks, vegan ice cream sandwiches, as well as the typical salads, wraps, and smoothies.
If you’re looking to try something new, try out their matcha flapjacks. They are gluten-free, filled with antioxidants and can still be considered a sweet treat.
Exclusive to Canal Walk, this Cape Town health shop is a great place for health-conscious foodies who are looking for a sit-down meal or a quick take away. Not only do they pay attention to ethically sourced produce, but they also care about the materials they use to serve you. Sweetbeet is a strong supporter of biodegradable materials and even encourage their customers to make use of their very own recycling facilities.
Dig into a delicious breakfast burrito or build your own salad. You can even bring the kids to enjoy a kiddies smoothie bowl, which is sure to get them excited about sweet treats that look good and won’t send them head first into a sugar rush. So, if you’re looking for an enjoyable experience that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, we highly recommend Sweetbeet as a health store go-to. It is also worth mentioning that they even reward customers who bring their own coffee cups, so make a turn and find out what’s in store.
Anyone will tell you that a healthy lifestyle is 70% about what you eat. So make sure that you’re feeding your body with the nutrients that it deserves. Our bodies work extremely hard for us after all. But that doesn’t mean you have to force yourself to eat meals that you don’t enjoy. Innovation within the food scene has been taken to new heights over recent years, which has made it easier to be healthy and still enjoy every nutritious meal. Canal Walk health stores are prime examples of eateries that care about its people and the environment we all live in, so we hope to see you soon!