Yesterday I went to check out Alchemy, an organic, vegan health food store and juice bar in Penestanan, about 15 mins from where I live. The walk took me over a bridge with some beautiful scenery, massive tall trees that look like they’ve been there for centuries, green moss growing on statues, and a river flowing through the jungle greenery, I felt like I had gone back in time.
I was hungry so decided to build my own salad at their salad bar, which had lots of fresh, organic options (they grow their own lettuce) including nuts, goji berries, raw falafel and some great salad dressings (I tried the lemongrass dressing, very nice). With my nice pile of salad I sat back to enjoy the atmosphere while sipping on my kombucha tea – love the label on the bottle!
As well as their salad bar and juice bar they also have a health food shop with an impressive range of superfoods, supplements, essential oils, skin care products, organic produce, kale chips, handmade dairy free chocolates, nut milks, quinoa – everything I would have in my pantry at home and then some. If I was living here long term I’m sure I would end up doing a lot of my shopping here. They also offer colonics, live blood analysis and other treatments upstairs. A bit of a one stop shop really. I wish we had something like this in Brisbane….