Heal Thy Self Co.
Food was made to not only help us survive, but also to thrive.
Healing yourself with food- a concept that that is slowly gaining momentum in the medical world as a legitimate means of recovering from illness. Heal Thy Self Co in Yarraville is on a mission to spread this word, believing that humans thrive when they consume a whole foods diet straight from the earth. Their seasonally rotating menu is meticulously thought-out, based on bio-availability, eastern medical practices and high performance psychology.
Inside past the heritage looking shopfront is a bright, beachy space- exuding Heal Thy Self's mantra "dream, laugh, nourish, shine", their food is just as colourful and fun. Offering a menu full of plant-based, free range, organic, free trade, sustainable and ethical fare, it is truly a health-conscious foodie paradise.
Offering a mass of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and even nut free options, all dietary requirements are catered for. Breakfast offers several gluten/dairy free egg dishes, acai bowls & their famous healing vegetable filled bowls. The Nourish Bowl with Japanese pumpkin, quinoa, organic greens, smashed avocado, eggs and house made sauerkraut was designed with healing in mind. Sweet lovers needn't go past the weekly pancake special; this week it's gluten free tiramisu flavour, with vegan ice cream and chocolate sauce.
An impressive list of technicolour smoothies are available alongside Prahran-based Greene Street juices. Try a Be Green Gooddess for a greens hit, or the Be Smooth if you're a peanut butter fan. For hardcore health-nuts, an immunity shot of orange, lemon, ginger, turmeric and vitamin C will, or a sparkling apple cider vinegar will give an extra morning kick.
The funky turquoise coffee machine serves up beans by Locale, and biodynamic organic Timboon milk is offered alongside several dairy free alternatives; house-made almond, organic oat & Bonsoy. Non-coffee drinkers can enjoy a variety of alternative 'lattes'- matcha, chai, dandelion and golden are all on offer.
Heal Thy Self Co has become a wholefoods institution in the west, with their passion for organic, sustainable, healthy meals evident in every smoothie. Or as their instagram bio line eloquently sums it up- "mostly organic, always awesome". We have to agree!
Heal Thy Self Co is open Monday to Friday 6.30am-4.00pm and weekends 7.30am-4.00pm.