Maintaining a healthy lifestyle entails proper nutrition, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. When it comes to eating healthy, we can either opt to grab some grub from one of the many places that whips up delicious healthy food, or concoct a dish at home in our kitchens.
If you are the type to get your hands dirty and enjoy cooking your own meals, here are a few places you can get your ingredients from!
Open Hours – 08.30 am to 10.30 pm
Conveniently, there’s a Keells Super in practically every neighbourhood and while they have basically everything you need, most of them also have their fair share of organic fruits and veggies.
The Good Market
Where – No. 14, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07 (Also at Colombo Racecourse every Saturday)
Open Hours – 08.00 am to 08.00 pm
Contact – 077 020 8642
The Saturday Good Market is known for the many stalls that provide fresh organic fruits and vegetables, natural food and healthy snacks, and so much more. Their retail store at the Lakpahana premises opposite Colombo Racecourse supplies organic and natural food and has products from Good Market approved vendors as well!
Where – Ward Place, Colombo 07
Open Hours – 09.00 am to 06.00 pm
Contact – Retail Store: 011 207 7997/ 011 207 7998/ 011 207 7999, Home Delivery: 077 314 7792
Yet another provider of healthy, organic food, Saaraketha Organics has a wide variety of health conscious products including fruits, veggies, herbs, wild bee honey, kithul products, coconut products and so much more! You can either buy their products from their website, or from Arpico Super, CIC Agri Foods, the Good Market, Laugfs, and Keells Super.
Where – No. 24, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
Open Hours – Tuesday- Friday: 11.00 am to 07.00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11.00 am to 05.00 pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact – 077 133 5550
From Greek yoghurt and organic apple cider vinegar to white and black chia seeds, the Bohemian Quest is a one-stop-shop for all things healthy and natural. Since they’ve also got a variety of brands to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice!
Paan Paan – Health Breads
Where – No. 84, Lorensz Road, Colombo 04
Open Hours – 05.30 am to 09.00 pm
Contact – 011 750 0201
While The Grill by Paan Paan is one of my go-to places for a healthy wrap or sandwich, you can also opt to buy some healthy breads like Brown bread, Dark Rye bread or even their Atta Flour Chapatti from their bakery.
The Nut Shop
Where – 147, Havelock Road, Colombo 05
Open Hours – Monday – Saturday: 09.00 am to 07.00 pm, Sunday: 09.00 am to 12.30 pm
If you’ve been on Havelock Road, you most probably may have caught a glimpse of this little shop located at the junction near Henry Pedris Basketball Court. It does look a bit run down and old, but they’ve got a massive choice of nuts and seeds you can choose from including almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds.etc.
Where – No. 339, Galle Road, Mt. Lavinia (Opposite Mt. Lavinia Courts Complex)
Open Hours – Monday – Saturday: 09.00 am to 07.30 pm, Sundays & Poya Days: 09.00 am to 02.30 pm
Contact – 011 568 3843/ 077 007 7951
Nuthouse is a family run business that sells a range of nuts, dried fruits and seeds. You can buy their products from their store in Mt. Lavinia or from their online store.
Where – 69A, Green Path, Colombo 07
Open Hours – 11.30 am to 10.00 pm
Contact – 077 344 5377
We checked out the newly opened café and loved what they had to offer, but in addition to their delish dishes, Café Nuga also has their own little organic shop that sells organic canned fruits, oils and curries so you can enjoy their healthy goodness even at home. Here’s a detailed review of what we thought of Café Nuga!
Owita is a certified online organic products supplier that provides organic vegetables, organic fruits and natural fruit juices. They are fairly new as they established themselves just last year, and are located in Ragama.
Prefer dining out instead? Check out our Healthy Food Roundup in Colombo below!