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The Good Place Is the New Completely Gluten-Free Eatery Set to Open Across Australia

The dietary requirement-friendly spot has opened in Sydney's south — and four more stores are planned for NSW and Queensland.
By Cordelia Williamson
April 24, 2019
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The Good Place Is the New Completely Gluten-Free Eatery Set to Open Across Australia

The dietary requirement-friendly spot has opened in Sydney's south — and four more stores are planned for NSW and Queensland.
By Cordelia Williamson
April 24, 2019
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These days most of us have a certain something we avoid while eating — whether it's a personal preference or an allergy. Gluten, get out. Dairy? No thanks. So, it comes as no surprise that more and more restaurants have become more tolerant of our intolerances. Now, a new health-focused, dietary requirement-friendly chain — called The Good Place — is set to open across NSW and Queensland.

Former My Kitchen Rules finalist Scott Gooding has channelled his nourishing, paddock-to-plate ethos into a bricks-and-mortar example of how healthy, dietary-accommodating food can be done, launching the first Good Place in Miranda, in Sydney's south.

With more stores to open in Blacktown and Central Park in Sydney and Buddina and Surfers Paradise in Queensland in the coming months, The Good Place is completely gluten- and soy-free as well as low in carbs and sugar. Plus, it's open all day, every day.

Breakfast dishes such as the Kakadu Smoothie Bowl with coconut cream, MCT oil, peanut butter and Kakadu plum and the pesto omelette with chargrilled greens are evidently nutritious (and hopefully just as tasty). And while the Bubble & Squeak with pork belly, cabbage, roast potatoes, fried egg, peas and parsley with pumpkin bread is heartier and just as nutrient-packed.

Raspberry Floater

For dinner, there's everything from a creamy vegan curry to tender ox cheeks in a sticky sauce with chargrilled greens or the 12-hour slow-cooked lamb with roast potatoes and cafe de paris butter. Sweets are covered, too, and include a semi freddo made with raspberries, dark chocolate, coconut, macadamia and coconut kefir and the Raspberry Floater — hemp organic raspberry kombucha with house-made chocolate ice cream. There are also smoothies and coffee, health-conscious cocktails and a selection of certified organic and biodynamic wines for you to sip.

Gooding's food is also made using organic produce that has been sustainably and ethically sourced wherever possible. The Good Place is conscious dining and, whether the name is a misaimed reference to the acclaimed Netflix show about a 'utopia' (that's actually hell) or a riff on Gooding's name, we reckon Gooding's done good.

The Good Place Miranda is now open from 9am—10pm daily at level 4, Westfield Miranda, 600 Kingsway, Miranda. Outposts in Blacktown and Central Park in Sydney and Buddina and Surfers Paradise in Queensland are slated to open in coming months. We'll update you when they do.

Published on April 24, 2019 by Cordelia Williamson

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