Clean Eating Stores Your Body Will Thank You For

So your 2017 New Years resolution’s to get healthy were kind of a flop. Don’t worry, I hear you. Sometimes life happens and although you try, it can be hard to find that balance between tacos and kale. But it’s all about compromise. We guarantee after you check out these clean food stores you’ll be letting your inner hippie shine.


Natures Harvest

You’ve probably seen these guys on Instagram. They serve up some of the meanest acai bowls in Perth, as well as buckwheat pancakes, fresh juices and a range of raw sweet treats. Located on Napoleon Street in Claremont, Natures Harvest has got your guilt-free goodies covered. Once you’ve ordered a takeaway juice, stroll through the store and pick up some organic soap, a few bottles of Kombucha and maybe even some vegan cheese (you wouldn’t even know it’s animal-free). If you’re feeling game, grab a turmeric latte with coconut milk to go. You’ll be back for the take home bag.

20 Napoleon St, Cottesloe


The Source Bulkfoods

The Source is one of those places you come out of with a bag full of goodies and an empty wallet. You may be a little overwhelmed when you first enter the store and notice rows of white buckets with clear lids and metal scoops. But it’s actually a lot fun once you get the hang of it. Take a lap of the store and suss out what’s on offer, then grab a brown paper bag and fill it with a few hundred grams of organic chocolate coated strawberries, write the number on it and take it to the counter. Too easy. While you’re there make sure you get a tub of freshly churned coconut peanut butter. It’s great on bagels.

The Park Centre, 40/789 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park


The Clean Food Store

Sitting pretty on Nicholson Road in Subiaco is the Clean Food Store. And boy is it clean. After you’ve ordered an organic hot chocolate with coconut milk and an organic chocolate brownie take a lap of the store. You’ll find barrels of maple syrup, rice malt syrup, coconut oil and even organic honey. They’ve got a huge range of bake-at-home mixes like chocolate beetroot muffins, museli power bars and savoury muffins, so you can take home some healthy. And they’ve got a few bulk goodies like mixed nuts, dried mango cheeks and organic chocolate covered licorice. There’s a high chance you’ll go home with half the shop.

214A Nicholson Rd, Subiaco


Angry Almond

This health food grocer is tucked away on the quite end of Rokeby road, so finding parking is no issue. The store is small but packs a punch. It’s ideal if you’ve decided to bake for the nation and need those hard-to-find ingredients like tapioca flour or corn puffs. You can fill your plastic bags with all types of goodies from cereals and grains to dried fruit, glazed fruit, nuts, rices, snacks and gluten free treats. There’s even confectionary (organic of course). If you’re lucky you might even get a free tote bag for your next visit.

3/325 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco

Perth’s Best Flower Delivery Services

Floral deliveries on any kind of day can go a seriously long way. Whether it’s a bunch of birthday blooms or an appreciation arrangement, there really is no better gift than a few pretty flowers all dressed up. But sometimes life can just be so darn crazy that we don’t always have time to source the perfect posies. But thankfully we’ve got the low-down on who’s delivering Perth’s best blooms so all you have to do is select your favourite bunch. Happy clicking!


The Flower Run

Every morning the guys at The Flower Run source the best flowers for your bouquet. Once arranged, they’re nicely wrapped up in either kraft brown wrap, or a glass jar, and then delivered to your chosen postcode that same day. Their small bunches start at around $30 while their big bunches are around $60. And if you need blooms on the regular, they’ve even got monthly subscriptions, so your desk at the office always looks pretty.


Floral State

At Floral State you’ll get only the freshest seasonal blooms presented in their cute posy jars, making the perfect gift for any occasion. And if you want to opt for something a little fancier, they also offer medium and large bouquets or jar arrangements, as well as gift boxes aplenty. Planning a wedding or event? Check out their bridal blooms, they’ve got packages to suit every budget and occasion. We won’t be surprised if you sign up for a subscription with these guys, fresh flowers every month, who wouldn’t want that?


Little Posy Co

If it’s fresh flowers you want, it’s fresh flowers you will get. Little Posy Co offer up bouquets for each week day at a low $30, meaning you can have fresh flowers every damn week if you really wanted to. The owner of this boutique florist uploads a snap of the daily blooms so you can get a sneak peak preview of the arrangement before you click and commit. Although, we do recommend you get clicking pretty quickly, because these blooms go bye-bye real fast.


Natural Art Flowers

The team at Natural Art Flowers really appreciate the natural beauty of the flower, using it as a base for their designs, so you can expect innately stylish floral arrangements that are refined and unique. Trust us when we say these pretty posies will leave one heck of an impression. Whether you’re after same day delivery, something for an event or blooms for your big day, you’ll find only the best here.


Flower Bros

This floral boutique all began when two guys who knew absolutely nothing about flowers were frustrated by how painful ordering flowers online was. Their arrangements are designed by only the finest florists and are styled to your taste, so you can make sure that special person gets the most special bunch. The business operates in both Perth and Sydney, so you really have no excuses when it comes to making someone’s day.

Eat Your Way Through Mt Lawley

Notorious for its chow, Mt Lawley is home to those mid week donuts, Monday night Mexican and seriously large slices of pizza. But quite often it can feel like a jungle out there with so many good places to choose from. Luckily for you we’ve mapped out all the good eats this beauty of a ‘burb has to offer. Deciding which one to hit up first will be the hardest.


Mary Street Bakery

From sugar-filled doughnuts to fried chicken and buttermilk pancakes, Mary Street Bakery can do no wrong. While the weekends are peak period, the wait is worth it when you see those fluffy pancakes with juicy boneless chicken being placed in front of you. But not everyone’s palette can handle the combination of sweet and savoury you say? That’s ok, because the menu here has something for everyone (don’t even try and pretend you’re not eyeing off that ham and cheese croissant). Besides the seriously good feed, the coffee beans are from Pound, making your wait in line a little more bearable. Don’t forget to grab a doughnut on the way out, ignore the food coma.

507-509 Beaufort St, Highgate


El Publico

Where can you go for a freshly squeezed apple juice with a shot of tequila on a Monday night? El Publico of course? But forget your Mexican clichés, this place is too cool for all that. This Mexican cantina serves up fun regional flavours, partnered with amazing cocktails and tequila aplenty. While the crispy fried chickpeas are insanely addictive, the tacos are pretty hard to pass up on – fried chicken, pico de gallo and salsa picante. And if meat just isn’t your thing, there are plenty of vegetarian options available. Just make sure you get a serve of the churros with pecan praline before you leave.

511 Beaufort St, Highgate


Mac Daddy’s

Forget cheap Tuesday at Domino’s and don’t even think about defrosting that crappy pizza from the freezer, because Mt Lawley’s got something no other suburb has got and we promise you’ll like it. 22-inch pizzas by the slice, making you feel like you’ve stepped foot into a pizza shop in New York. How they get their bases so thin and their crust so crunchy is beyond us. All we know is that they’re big in both size and flavour. If you’re game enough, go for the mac sloppy joe – cheddar, ground beef, onions, peppers and sweetened tomato sauce. And finish it off with a slice of mac zeppole – deep fried macaroni elbows tossed with powdered sugar. You won’t leave hungry.

568 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley


Mr Munchies

For a modern take on a Japanese staple, Mr Munchies is your answer. Nesteled down the end of an arcade in Mt Lawley, you’ll find burrito sized sushi designed by you. Here you can create your own concoction, or play it safe and choose an item from their menu. Their menu features a range of sushi rolls with exotic flavour combinations from the classic signature rolls to the not-so-normal like Katsu Kilpatrick Roll – chicken or pork katsu with bacon and cucumber drizzled with melted cheese. Expect some seriously strange sushi.

669 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley


Dainty Dowager

The team behind Low Key Chow House in Leederville has brought us this gem just in case we didn’t have enough of a reason to want to move to Mt Lawley. While its name is hard to come by at first, Dainty Dowager is best described as a Shanhai opium den serving up roasted meats, mouthwatering snacks and plenty of alcohol. The menu is anchored on Chinese roasted meats in all of their crispy goodness. You can expect roast duck, barbequed pork and a food baby at the end of the night.

564 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley


Threecoins Italian Trattoria

Humpday’s are hard. Sometimes all you need is a good bowl of pasta to get you through the rest of the week. Well Threecoins Trattoria in Mount Lawley will make you feel like you’ve flown over to Italy to get your pasta fix. The tables are decked out with red and white checked table cloths, and the staff are all Italian speaking, so you expect phrases other than “ciao bella”. Start off the evening with the antipasti plank (because who doesn’t love cured meats?) complete with arancini, olives and homemade flat bread you get a real taste of Italy. Then move into mains with the pumkin and taleggio ravioli, white truffle oil, butter, sage and parmesan make for the perfect combination for your pasta fix. Bellisimo!

776 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

Gin Bars In The Perth CBD

We may lack Melbourne’s laneways and the buzz of Sydney’s King’s Cross, but we certainly don’t fall short when it comes to Gin bars in Perth. And with Summer amongst us, there really is no excuse for you to miss out on trying some of Perth’s finest spirits. Besides, who doesn’t love a refreshing G&T on a Friday night or Sunday arvo?


The Flour Factory 

Step up and give the wheel of gin a damn good spin. Or perhaps let the bartender give it a spin for you. With each number corresponding to a different kind of gin, you can only hope for the best! But cool gin wheel aside, The Flour Factory boasts a relaxed after work vibe alongside a menu taking a New York style deli theme. Not to mention they claim to have the largest gin and fortified wine collection in Perth’s CBD. Is it Friday yet?

16 Queen St, Perth


Bobèche

Step into Bobèche and you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported back in time to the roaring 20’s. The lights are dim and there’s a real carnival vibe going on, but the main focus here is on the drinks. With the menu taking inspiration from the golden era of cocktails, you’ll be attempting the fox trot. Dabble in a Flora Dora – Tanqueray gin, framboise, lime and ginger beer, or opt for something a little more fancy and order a teapot (or two).

Basement/131 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Frisk

Imagine an intimate little den where candlelight flickers behind the bar. Now add the sound of ice dropping into your glass as your gin-based martini is stirred – not shaken. For a small bar, Frisk packs a hefty amount of gin. They’ve got over 100 types of gin here, so every time you visit you can try something different. Unless of course you manage to get through the whole hundred in one night.

103 Francis St, Northbridge


Hippocampus

Nestled in West Perth, Hippocampus is a small independent Australian distillery that was founded by a group of WA spirit enthusiasts who share a passion for handcrafted, quality spirits. You can expect only the finest vodka and gin here, and you’re encouraged to give it a taste test before deciding what to mix it with. The crew’s current favourite is Hippocampus Vodka with Capi Grapefruit.

19 Gordon St, West Perth


The Standard

We’re can’t decide whether The Standard is a bar, kitchen or garden, but one thing’s for sure, this Northbridge joint is pretty damn neat. The backyard is like a fairy-lit wine garden, and the rooftop is the perfect spot for a warm summer night. With a drinks list that covers plenty of territory, and a share-friendly food menu, we don’t know why you’re still reading this.

28 Roe St, Northbridge