Australian diners, greasy, fast food is currently battling with wholesome, nutritious fast food for most on-trend — and our arteries are favouring the latter. Brisbane has just added one more go-to for nutritional nosh to its repertoire with The Farm Wholefoods opening in Newstead.
After crafting three successful cafe-grocery-stores in Sydney, owners Josh and Lisa Thompson have brought their famed business north of the border to Gasworks Plaza. Their mission? Reminding Brisbanites that a well-rounded approach to wellness starts with a good meal. No scary calorie counters or sad-looking salads here. The cafe's interiors reflect its relaxed approach to healthy eating, with exposed brickwork, black steel, recycled timber and concrete showcasing an abundance of greenery and natural light.
The Farm offers a seasonal menu focusing on fresh produce and hearty meals made from quality ingredients, ranging from the breakfast bowl (sourdough with smashed avocado, goats cheese, beans and scrambled eggs) to the bento lunch bowl (buckwheat, soba noodles, salmon, pickled ginger, edamame beans and avocado). Everything is made in-house daily, with a selection of smoothie bowls, salads, sandwiches, soups and sides on offer for dining in or taking away.
If the Glowing Matcha Smoothie Bowl (mango, banana, spinach and matcha powder blended with coconut water and topped with buckinis, chia seeds, coconut flakes and strawberries) inspires you to whip something up at home, they've also got you covered. The store offers a wide range of organic and ethically sourced ingredients for sale so you can conjure up some masterpieces in the comfort of your own kitchen.