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  • Where to Eat Hemp in Sydney and Surrounds

Where to Eat Hemp in Sydney and Surrounds

So you’ve heard about wearing hemp – but what about eating it? Meet the health world’s newest super-seed. Hemp foods got the green light in Australia late last year, and they’re making their way into dishes and drinks across the country. The seeds are gluten-free and high in protein, omega-3s, B vitamins, calcium and magnesium, and are said to boost energy, immunity and skin health. They’re also pretty versatile: they can be eaten raw or toasted, and their mildly nutty flavour doesn’t distract from the rest of the dish.

Hungry for hemp? These cafes and restaurants are all over the trend.

Mrs Sippy

With its pastel hues, lush plants and open-air courtyard, Mrs Sippy is the perfect place to while away a summer’s night. Before you head to the bar for a boogie, grab a bite in the bistro. The menu is designed for sharing, so opt for the toasted spiced nuts which comes with sesame and hemp seeds, crispy squid with chipotle aioli, and a charcuterie board.

37 Bay Street, Double Bay

Bare Naked Bowls

These beachside cafes are famous for their breakfast bowls brimming with superfoods. To try hemp for yourself, ask for the Power Bowl, Rio Bowl, or our pick, the Hippie Bowl, with acai, banana, blueberry, nut granola, peanut butter, creamy macadamia milk, organic hemp protein and hemp seeds. Otherwise, sip on the Green Hemp Smoothie.

Manly and Bronte

169 Darlinghurst

Owned by the same team as Tatler (the speakeasy downstairs), 169 Darlinghurst is a sleek café-slash-wine bar that’s equal parts cheeky and virtuous – in other words, it’s all about balance. For your hemp fix, head there in the morning and order the apple and pineapple oats. Satisfying and slightly sweet, they’re served with lemon curd and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.

Ground Floor, 169 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst


Ora

In Manly, this wholefood café has a feel-good vibe: almost everything is made from scratch, with little to no wastage. After your morning ocean swim, order the spring crumble, a fruity, nutty slice served hot or cold with yoghurt, cinnamon, hemp and plant-based milk. Or, opt for the classic bircher muesli, which is topped with hemp, bee pollen and granola.

17B Whistler Street, Manly

Bennelong

Peter Gilmore’s restaurant has many claims to fame. With views over the harbour, it holds two highly-coveted Chef’s Hats thanks to its innovative, artistic menu. It’s also one of the first fine dining spots to play around with hemp. Try the Arkady grass-fed lamb, beautifully presented with veggies like zucchini, and leaves, plus blossoms and hemp seeds.

Bennelong Point, Sydney

The Source Bulk Foods

To stock up on healthy goodies, head to The Source – there are locations dotted all over Sydney, so there’s bound to be one near you. The store now sells hemp protein balls. Made with Australian-grown organic hemp seeds, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, dates, coconut and cranberry, they’re 100% natural and great for when the 3pm munchies roll around.

Byron Bay, Balmain, Bowral, Crows Nest, Zetland, Glebe, Lane Cove, Warriewood, Rhodes, Willoughby, Newcastle, Rouse Hill, Wollongong

Elixiba

Ok, these guys are not Sydney based, but these guys are too good not to include. This vegan eatery in Byron Bay is the self-proclaimed ‘home of the hemp burger,’ and it’ll keep you feeling full til dinner. The gluten-free burger is stuffed with a juicy black bean and hemp pattie, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onion and a tarragon-based aioli. There are also hemp pancakes and lattes on offer.

Feros Arcade, Shop 10, 23 Jonson Street, Byron Bay