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Garden Court Brasserie and Camelot Restaurants

Chateau on the Park,
189, Deans Avenue
Phone (03) 389 8999

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Mainstreet Vegetarian Cafe and Bar
840, Colombo Street,Christchurch,
Phone(03) 365 0421

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Aqua Gym
459, Cashel Street,
Phone (03) 381 0299

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The Lotus Heart
595, Colombo Street,
Phone(03) 379 0324

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Natures Organics
Opawa Mall, 4/124 Opawa Road
Ph (03) 337 0022

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Forget Me Not Cafe
12, Wakefield Avenue,
Phone (03) 326 6501

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Fast food and takeaways in Christchurch include McDonalds, Burger King and Subway located in the central city and in suburbs. Most now offer healthy low fat versions, salads or vegetarian choices.




Quentins Pies

Anyone diet conscious would normally avoid that great kiwi culinary icon, the pie. Fat content can be on a level with a Big Mac. The good news is that there is now a Heart Foundation approved range of pies produced in Christchurch by Quentin's Gourmet Pies.

Two flavours, Spicy Vegeterian and Chicken both qualify for Foundation's tick of approval. Their Mince pies while not qualifying for the tick have a reasonably low level of fat.

Quentins Pies are available at supermarkets and most Shell Service Stations.


Kebab Habeeb
Guthrey Centre,
126,Cashel Street
Ph (03) 365 1464

Operated by organics devotees Sami, originally from Iraq, and his Kiwi wife Rosemary, they offer certified organic Beef and venison kebabs and use spray free vegetables when available. Popular with visitors from the Middle East. Sami and Rosemary also operate "Bedouin Kebab", a stall at Riccarton Racecourse every Sunday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.


Muffin Break
Heart Foundation approved "Guilt Free" muffins. Fruit flavours vary daily.
Central city at Farmers Food Court, Colombo and Armagh Streets, The Crossing, 146 Cashel Street and South City. In the suburbs at all five major suburban malls. Northlands, Palms, Westfield (Riccarton), Eastgate (Linwood) and Bush Inn. Try their latest offering - gluten free muffins.


Thorntons Organic Ice Cream
Available at all organic retailers and major supermarkets. One litre packs only.


All New Zealand branches now offer Salads Plus - each item contains less than 9 grams of fat

Check out nutritional information


City Centre   689 Colombo Street (adjacent to Square )
Madras Street Mobil  193 Madras Street  
Eastgate Express   Cnr Linwood Ave & Buckleys Road
The Palms Food Court Cnr Marshlands & New Brighton Rd
South City Foodcourt South City Shopping Centre
Sydenham 326 Colombo Street
Riccarton Cnr Riccarton Rd & Matipo Street
Merivale Papanui Road
Westfield Mall Foodcourt 129 Riccarton Road
Hornby   420 Main South Road
Northlands Mall Foodcourt  Main North Road Papanui
Hillmorton 43-45 Lincoln Road
Kaiapoi   Cnr Williams & Hilton Street  Kaiapoi



New Zealand Natural

Ice cream 97% & 99.7% fat free, frozen yoghurt, smoothies, sorbets. Approved by the National Heart Foundation.

The prize winning mango sorbet is not to be missed - Its delicious

Check out their low fat products


Westfield Mall Foodcourt 129 Riccarton Road
The Palms Foodcourt cnr Marshlands & New Brighton Road
Northlands Mall Foodcourt  Main North Road  Papanui
Triangle Centre cnr Colombo & High Streets



Subway Sandwiches

Popular and growing fast in number - at last count there were thirteen of these 'made for you' submarine sandwich bars in Christchurch and surrounding area. Claim to be the "number 1 healthy alternative to fatty fast foods"

Their "7 under 6" range contains less than six grams of fat. "Classics" include a vegetarian "Veggie Delite" and "Veggie Patty"

Or try their salads and "deli style" sandwiches with less than six grams of fat. Prices range around $3.95 to $ 8.95


Central City

 664A, Colombo Street (one block from the Square )

Central City

South City Mall, Colombo Street
Central City City Mall, Cnr High & Colombo Streets (adjacent to Square)


Northwood Super Centre, Main North Road


Caltex Store, 64 - 66 Riccarton Road


330, Colombo Street


49,Eastgate Mall, cnr Linwood Ave & Buckleys Rd


Northlands Mall,  55, Main North Road


481, Papanui Road


7,Chalmers Road


Hammersley Shopping Centre, cnr Hills Rd & Shirley Rd


105, Ferry Road
Kaiapoi 176, Williams Street, Kaiapoi


Takeaways • Treats • fastfood


Burger King

Low fat options on offer - Chicken D'lite burger and meal, Fresh salads- Chicken garden salad and Garden side salad, Baguettes and Wraps



  Moorhouse Central  347 Moorhouse Ave
 Central City   699  Colombo Street
  Merivale  1 Papanui Road
 Hornby  56 Carmen Road
 Shirley  7 Marshland Road
 Belfast  713 Main North Road




Takeaways • Treats • juice Bars



Pulp Juice Bar

Smoothies, Juices, Power Shots, Low fat yoghurt, organic snacks, Wheatgrass     Only one outlet in South Island todate

Westfield Mall Riccarton Road


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Takeaways • Treats • Juice Bars



Tank Juice Bars


The Palms cnr Marshlands & New Brighton Rd


Northlands Mall  Main North Road Papanui


Les Mills Gym, Cashel Street Central City


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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 health clubs.

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.








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