4 Trendy Places to have a Healthy Late Lunch in Central Melbourne
Updated: Apr 16, 2019
In recent years it has been a growing trend to be health conscious, and eat nutritious and wholesome foods as the world around us becomes more fast-paced and we strive to achieve a work-life balance. There is an ever-increasing number of dietary needs food outlets are willing to cater for, such as gluten-free and vegan. Work and study schedules are also becoming more flexible, with many people not having set hours, and it being possible to complete tasks online at any time. As such, Bring Me Home is excited to be partnering with a number of trendy, health-oriented cafes in the city centre. Each offers nutritious late lunches via Bring Me Home’s food rescue app that focuses on connecting excess meals with hungry customers at a discount price. These are four of the must-try outlets where you are sure to feel nourished.
Did you ever think it was possible to combine healthy eating, an authentic Melbourne laneway location, and a quaint, stylish vibe? Look no further than the idyllic Bon café. Inspired by London and a perfect fit for a fast paced but health-oriented lifestyle, Bon has a delicious selection of baguettes and gourmet sandwiches on offer in a cozy space. Catch up with an old friend that you haven’t seen in a few years. Or just chill and take in the laneway atmosphere around while you sip on a freshly brewed coffee. But Bon will be sure to satisfy your hunger, and warm your heart. You can find them at 387 Little Bourke Street in the CBD.
When shopping malls and train stations first come to someone’s mind, they think of rushing crowds and the hooting of train horns. But once you find Pasquale within the DFO next to Southern Cross Station, it is a real treat. It has an enclave for itself, complete with green plants and designed in a way that will avoid the rush and allow you to take a breath. What really stands out about Pasquale is the friendliness of its owner namesake, Pasquale Mamone. Chat with him about your background, and his origin in Italy. Or about life in general. With a yummy salad selection and some nice-looking paninis, Pasquale is sure to be a go-to spot for those wanting a healthy meal through Bring Me Home.
Nestled in a homely environment in Melbourne’s Docklands, Home Juice is committed to making its juices, salads and delicious baked goods with love and gratitude. From casually stylish wooden walls to colourful vegan cakes and appetizing bagels, Home Juice is a sure stopover. You can almost feel a wave of healthiness hit you from just seeing those purple berry cakes. Or as soon as you reach for a bite of the detox quinoa salad. Home Juice is the place to go if you are interested in an alternative and natural lifestyle, and you can find them at 720 Bourke Street.
If you are looking for an honest, tasty and simple meal, look no further than Earl Canteen. Priding themselves on being fresh, fast and locally sourcing produce sustainably, Earl Canteen can be summed up in two words, fancy simplicity. The same goes for the ambience… and also add in the smiling, friendly staff. It even goes for the packaging — Earl Canteen uses only recyclable materials. For eight years running, they have been creating innovative, healthy solutions for a busy city life, but with the underpinning value of sustainability. You can find them at 567 Collins Street and at QV on Swanston Street.
To find out more about Bring Me Home, refer here. Along with reducing food waste, Bring Me Home is also working to reduce plastic waste, therefore we actively encourage everyone to bring their own reusable containers when redeeming a meal through the app.
Tristan Pokornyi is a sustainability-minded aspiring writer and startup marketer with a passion for photography and travel.