More important than the total number of calories a food has is its energy density. Foods with a high energy density are highly calorific but dont fill you up
and dont send the brain signals telling a person to stop eating in the same way that a filling meal would
Mainstreet Vegetarian Cafe and
840, Colombo Street,
Christchurch, Phone(03) 365 0421
All vegetarian with plenty of vegan dishes. They try to
have at least one gluten free dish on the menu and specify
allergens included in dishes. Informal cafe atmosphere.
Separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Average cost
per dish Breakfast $8.00, Lunch $10.00, Dinner $17.00.
Organic beer and wines.
Brealfast menu 9.00am - 3.00 pm. We sampled scrambled
tofu with fresh ginger, tamari and toasted seeds, served
with doorstep chunks of wholemeal bread. $8.00 - delicious
Daily 9 am - 10 pm or later
VEGETARIAN • vegan • gluten free
The Lotus Heart
595, Colombo Street,
Christchurch, Phone(03) 379 0324
A small, all vegetarian cafe in the central business district,
run by the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre.Plenty of vegan
and gluten free options. "Trade Aid " organic
218 Manchester Street
Phone (03)363 9680
Cafe fare with a euro accent. Cooked breakfasts,soup, salads,light lunches and desserts. Most dishes are gluten free. The Breakfast menu , a cosmopolitan affair served until 5 p.m ranges round the world from the Jewish Lox 'n Bagel through Spanish, Swedish, German and much else to "The Kiwi", a whopping fry-up of eggs, lamb chop, mushrooms and much more, and "The Japanese" a healthy low cholestrol grilled fish glazed with teryaki sauce, steamed rice, miso soup and pickles
Soups between $6.00 and $7.50 included a very enticing "Bouillabaisse
Setoise" served with grated cheese,croutons and Sauce
Aoili - there could have been more of it.
Substantial salads from $9.50 to $14.00 and light lunches
around $13.00 are good value. Fully licensed. Outdoor
New owners have given this popular little suburban cafe a total make over. (August 2005)
The new menu has not yet been fully developed but popular vegan and vegetarian favourites remain - Tofu pies and lentil pies with salad - $5.50.
A good selection of vegetarian salads- $6.50. Sun dried tomato and pasta is recommended.
Onion, spinach and feta fritata and Provencale tart, both $6.50 look delicious
Generous portions. Great if you're on a budget.
Fair Trade organic coffee
Mon - Saturday 7.30 am - 4.30 pm
vegetrian • vegan • gluten free
Simos Moroccan Restaurant
114 City Mall,
Ph (03) 377 5001
Mobile 021 616 245
Authentic Moroccan cuisine. Winner South Island Restaurant of the year 2004. Highly recommended. Chef Simo's speciality is designing dishes to meet the needs of vegetarians,vegans, diabetics and other allergy sufferers
"The festival features organic food, organic wine and beer along with education, entertainment, arts and crafts. Oamaru is the Australasian capital of Victorian architecture and espouses the renaissance of the arts and crafts" - Organic Pathways
A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away
from home.Whether you are visiting on business or
holiday, back packer, corporate traveller or tourist,
Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible
exercise and keep fit options.
From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and
on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging,
trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and
If you're eating out there's a choice of restaurants
and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice",
Heart Foundation approved dishes.
If you're self catering you will find a wide range of
Heart Foundation approved low fat, low salt products
as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and
specialist health food shops.