Food Where To Get Healthy Food In Colombo

Where To Get Healthy Food In Colombo

2018 May 3

More often than not, many of us tend to find ourselves stuffing our faces with comfort/junk food. Don’t get me wrong; it’s amazing and does wonders for your soul, but usually you end up with unwanted calories and internally crying at the sight of your bloated stomach. So if you are looking to put your junk food consumption on hold for a while and make your life healthier, here are a few places you can try out!

Get Your Juice On!

As of late, juice cleanses have been the latest trend that people are going crazy over, and a little birdie told me that they can do actual wonders for you. It won’t be easy, but your body will thank you for it once you are done. So here are a couple of places to get your juice on!

1. Elixir Cold Pressed Juices
Instagram- @elixircoldpressed
Contact- 076 621 6482

Elixir Juices are 370 ml of pure cold pressed juice with no added sugar, water or flavours. They’ve got a great variety to choose from like ‘Liquid Sunshine’, which is a combination of pineapple, orange, guava and cucumber, the ‘Beet It’, which is a mix of beetroot, apple and orange, and their ‘Remedy’, which is an interesting combo of orange, pineapple, spinach, kale, lime, parsley and ginger.

A personal favourite is the ‘Refresher’; a concoction of watermelon, grapes and pomegranate. It will definitely keep you refreshed!

2. ARO Juices
Instagram- @pressedbyaro
Contact- 077 680 0000

ARO Juices are handmade and pressed daily, and does not include sugar, preservatives or water either. They do offer delivery in Colombo and have their juices available at Ambrosia, Bakes by Bella, Café Noir, Coffee & Company, Food for Thought, Bakes (at Ramada), and Tea Avenue (World Trade Centre branch).

Pressed by ARO also has a one day juice cleanse consisting of 8 juices, which are listed below;

1. Lemon, water, and chia (to be taken at 8 am)
2. Spinach, bok choy, kale, apple, parsley, mint, lemon, and king coconut (to be taken at 9 am)
3. Watermelon, cucumber and pear (to be taken at 11 am)
4. Pineapple, cucumber, king coconut, lemon, and mint (to be taken at 1 pm)
5. Apple, beetroot,carrot, and lime (to be taken at 3 pm)
6. Pumpkin, carrot, apple, and cinnamon (to be taken at 5 pm)
7. Spinach, bok choy, kale, apple, parsley, mint, lemon, and king coconut (to be taken at 7 pm)
8. King coconut, lime, mint, and salt (can be taken at preferred time)

Additionally, they also offer the option of a health shot, a mix of orange, ginger and turmeric.

3. RAW
Instagram- @rawsrilanka
Contact- 077 771 0229
Website- www.rawsrilanka.com

RAW is a brand of 100% organic juices that are cold pressed, locally sourced and Ayurvedic approved. They have quite the extensive menu, including flavorful combinations like ‘Golden Green’ (king coconut, matcha, pink salt and ambarella), ‘Ruby Red’ (beetroot, watermelon, king coconut, mint and chia seeds), and ‘Lose Some Pounds’ (oolong tea, ginger and honey).

The brand is also a favourite of Lankan fitness guru, Gaia Kodithuwakku, and rightfully so! According to her, the three day cleanse that she tried out changed her body, as her skin changed for the better, she got rid of 2.3 kg, it slimmed down her waist, and she felt super clean. It definitely helped with bloating, and if you follow her on social media, you’ll know that she absolutely loves it.

They’ve got different cleanse packages to choose from as well;
1. Classic RAW Cleanse (1 day)- Rs. 3700
2. Lazy RAW Cleanse (1 day)- Rs. 2200
3. Pro RAW Cleanse (2 days)- Rs. 5800
4. The Advanced RAW Cleanse (3 days)- Rs. 8500
5. The RAW Green Cleanse (1 day)- Rs. 3500

You can place your order on their website at least 24 hours prior, so you can have fresh juice delivered to you on time!

4. Roots
This one is a chain of stores known by everyone. Along with whipping up some pretty good ice cream sundaes and milkshakes, Roots also serves quite the variety of healthy juices at their stores. You can choose from classic freshly squeezed fruit juices, tropical juice blends, and healthy fruit smoothies!

Fill Up Your Grumbling Tummy!

1. Life Food

Life Food

Where – No. 61 Perahera Mawatha, Colombo 02
Open Hours – 08.30 am to 9.00 pm (Saturday & Sunday), 7.30 am to 10.30 pm
Contact – 011 722 5433
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

Life Food has been stealing hearts left, right and center with the amazing food and drinks they whip up at their quaint restaurant. They’ve come a long way from where they first started, and from salads, to wraps and to thirst quenchers, they’ve got presentation and flavor down to the t. Take a look at what we thought from our review here!

2. Calorie Counter

Where – No. 59, Ward Place, Colombo 07
Open Hours – 08.00 am to 10.00 pm (Saturday & Sunday), 7.00 am to 10.00 pm
Contact – 011 258 0980
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

With branches in Galle, Thimbirigasyaya, Pelawatte and the recently opened in Ward Place, Calorie Counter has been around for a while and is loved by many. Although they may fall on the somewhat pricier side, they’ll have you enjoying healthy eating!

3. Café Kumbuk

Cafe Kumbuk (New Menu) – Reviewed


Where – No. 60, Horton Place, Colombo
Open Hours – 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday
Contact – 011 268 5310
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

Café Kumbuk is yet another much loved eatery and has been around for quite a while now, with Prana Lounge also located at the premises, offering yoga and meditation classes, health related therapies and several workshops and seminars. So you could go the extra mile, attend a yoga session or two, and indulge in the healthy food and drinks Café Kumbuk has to offer afterwards! 

4. Kumbuk Kitchen

Kumbuk Kitchen (Vegan) – Reviewed

Where – No. 14, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07
Open Hours – 08.00 am to 05.00 pm daily
Contact – 011 484 8676
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

A smaller branch of Café Kumbuk, Kumbuk Kitchen is a charming little space that specializes in vegan and healthy foods. It is affordable and is the perfect mini-escape from the bustle of a busy Colombo day. They offer salads, sandwiches, juices and bowls, like granola as well as oats.

5. Kurumba

Kurumba

Where – No. 427, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 5
Open hours – 7.30 am – 7 pm
Contact – 071 848 9979
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

Kurumba Fusion is a drool-worthy entity that has been invading all of our Instagram pages, full of juices, healthy eats and picture-worthy fruit bowls. All of Kurumba’s dishes are based on its namesake, bringing in your favorite tropical flavors into their juices and smoothies. They promise that their dishes don’t include added waters or sugars and is all natural. Everything is fresh and diced up right in front of you and makes for a very feel good meal or snack.

6. Eat Right

Where- No. 42, Dutugamunu Street, Kohuwela
Open Hours- 11.00 am to 10.00 pm, Closed on Sundays
Contact- 011 424 7247
Price Range – LKR 400 – 1200

Located at the renowned High Octane Fitness gym in Kohuwela, Eat Right is a great spot to get your healthy food fix on, especially after a workout. They’ve got a pretty good range of drinks, salads, sandwiches, and main courses like Grilled Meats and Greens, Teriyaki Kebabs with Garlic Rice, Tomato and Basil Pasta, and Topsy Turvy Kottu, name a few. They may be on the pricier side of the spectrum, but their food is worth it.

7. Milk & Honey Cafe

Where – No. 44a, Horton Place, Colombo
Open Hours – 09.30 am to 06.00 pm, 10.00 am to 05.00 pm (Sunday)
Contact – 011 269 6256
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1000

One thing that many seem to love about Milk & Honey Café is their cute ambience. The cool little café makes vegetarian cuisine quite delicious, and offers some meat options as well. They’ve also got some refreshing drinks, and great all day breakfast options, whole meal wraps, salads bowls, interesting mains like miso vegetables with tofu and sticky rice, and aubergine, tomato and basil penne. You can also end your meal with some delicious homemade ice cream, apple crumble and homemade custard, or their pineapple, mint and nut crumble.

8. Superfood Cafe

Superfood Café

Where – No. 33, Macleod Road, Colombo 04
Open Hours – 09.00am to 03.00pm, 09.00am to 05.00pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday
Contact – 076 666 8177
LKR 1500 – 2500

Superfood Café took Sri Lanka by storm last year, with their amazing lunch bowls and great décor. The café is located inside Villa Raha, a boutique hotel down Macleod Road in Bambalapitiya, and serves up all day breakfasts, sandwiches, and some really nice drinks. So if you’re looking for an Instagram worthy place to get your healthy food fix, Superfood Café is the place to be. I would also definitely recommend their Strawberry Chia Lemonade on a hot day; it will legit cool you down!

9. Subway

Where – No. 347, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03
Open Hours – 07.00 am to 11.00 pm (Monday- Wednesday), 07.00 am to 12.00 am (Thursday- Sunday)
Contact – 011 511 5115

In addition to their Colombo branch, this international franchise also has stores located in Fort, Rajagiriya and Mount Lavinia. You can treat yourself to their selection of healthy salads, wraps and submarines (you can opt for a 6” or a foot long). Their Smoked Chicken sub and Subway Club are my go-to options.
PS- Keep a look out for their amazing and frequent offers!

10. The VoV Coffee Lounge

Where- No. 22/3, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06.
Open Hours- 10.00 am to 10.00 pm (except Monday)
Contact- 077 720 2166
Price Range – LKR 500 – 800

This little restaurant is located in Wellawatte, is affordable, and whips up some good meals. VoV has quite the range of burgers, with fascinating names like ‘The Dinklage’, ‘The DeGeneres’, and ‘The Silverstone’, as well as some pastas and soups.

11. Saladgram

Saladgram

Where- No. 31/B, Dakshinarama Road, Mt. Lavinia (Home Delivery)
Open Hours- 08.00am to 06.00pm
Contact- 076 670 0035
Price Range – <LKR 500

Saladgram is a home start up that has been catering to Colombo’s healthy and delicious food needs. They deliver to your home or office, but keep in mind that you have to place any lunch orders before 09.00 am and any dinner orders before 04.00pm.

The salads come in 3-step buildable varieties including a carb base, a protein, and quite the variety of dressing to choose from. Saladgram additionally has weekly specials that feature interesting combos, which are usually the best options to go for on their menu. The special that we devoured was the Tropical Pineapple salad, and every element in this healthy dish blended together quite well. 

12. Café Nuga

Café Nuga

Where – 69A, Green Path, Colombo 07
Open Hours – 11.30 am to 10.00 pm
Contact – 077 344 5377
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

Relatively new to the healthy lifestyle game in Colombo, Café Nuga is a quirky little restaurant in the heart of Colombo, offering organic food and plenty of vegan options. Their menu includes Mexican cuisine, pastas, burger and more, so don’t worry about variety! We absolutely loved the Grilled Chicken Tacos, so give it a try when you drop by!

13.  Café Bagatalle

Cafe Bagatalle

Where – No. 18, Bagatalle Road, Colombo 03
Open Hours – 11.30 am to 10.00 pm
Contact – 077 344 5377
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

Tucked away at the Envoy Mansion down Bagatalle Road in Kollupitiya, Café Bagatalle is a small restaurant that is full of surprises. Their menu is quite extensive, and allows you to track how many calories you’ve consumed as well. While going easy on the wallets, they also manage to tingle your taste buds with their delicious food and drink. Try out the Lassi with Mint and Peach, and Fettuccine with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Chilli Parmesan Cheese; you won’t regret it!

14. Paan Paan: The Grill

Where- No. 84, Lorenz Road, Colombo 04
Open Hours- 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Contact- 011 750 0205
Price Range – LKR 500 – 1500

Known for their delightful breads and colourful platters, Paan Paan has a small outdoor eatery down Lorenz Road in Bambalapitiya that serves up quite a few interesting dishes. They have great salads, grilled meals with steak, fish, teriyaki chicken or barbecue chicken, healthy submarines, chapatti wraps, and much more!
Their Hot & Spicy Chapatti Wrap is a must try!

15. Fit Meals
Where – Colombo 03
Open Hours – 06.00 am to 07.00 pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact – 077 766 2116

Fit Meals delivers 3 healthy and balanced meals daily to your doorstep! You have the option of choosing between a weekly or monthly package. You can call them or contact them via Facebook or Instagram for more details on their meal plans.

PS- Their Instagram feed will definitely make you feel like healthy eating isn’t so bad!

16. FLOW Health Bar
Where – No. 28, Ward Place, Colombo
Open Hours – 08.00 am to 05.00 pm (Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)
Contact – 077735 1548/ 072 224 7286
Price Range – <LKR 600

FLOW is yet another contender that caters to the vegans of our society. They have a very wide range of cold pressed as well as blended vegetable and fruit juices, salads, breakfast bowls, soups, and more. They are open for pre-order and takeaway, and delivery can be arranged after 11.00 am. For this, you can message them or ring them up to place an order. They also offer support to anyone who wished to try out raw fasting and detoxing.

17. Wonderbar
Where – 14, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07
Open Hours – 08.00 am to 08.00 pm
Contact – 077 915 8442
Price Range – <LKR 500

Located opposite Colombo Racecourse, The Good Market store that is open throughout the week sells these gluten free, dairy free and sugar free goodies. They’ve got amazing desserts and smoothies to treat your sweet tooth in a much healthier way than usual!

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