Wellbeing

This Nutritionist Shares Her Favourite Spots To Eat In Brisbane

Tired of dining at the same places in your city every couple of months?  Still clutching onto the remaining threads of those ‘eat healthier’ resolutions? We’ve teamed up with some of the coolest nutritionists around Australia, and over the coming weeks will be bringing you their personal food guides for their city: where to eat and what to eat, ranging from #cleaneating to treat foods and all the wholefoods in between.

First up is Brisbane-based nutritionist, Jessica Cox. With 10 years of clinical experience and her very own clinic, the Jessica Cox Nutritionist Clinic, Jessica runs a successful nutrition-based website and blog, which packs in everything she loves about food – check out her recipes or take a look at her Instagram; mouth-watering is an understatement.

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Jessica’s ‘Cherry and Blueberry Meringue Smash’

Here are her top five Brissy food haunts (in no particular order):

#1 EclecTea: a vintage cafe and bar with live music

“I love EclecTea as it is my local and I feel really lucky that it’s just a stones throw away. First and foremost, EclecTea make the BEST choc chilli chia (I like mine extra strong and extra hot as the girls know). EclecTea, as the name suggests, has a range of teas served in the pot, freshly brewed on your milk of choice. They also do a great breakfast and some really tasty home cooked-style meals at nights. EclecTea also has just wonderful ambience – sea breezes through the day with mellow tunes, and coloured, festoon lights at night with local acoustic bands. You won’t want to leave.”

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Where: 2 Queens Parade, Brighton

#2 What’s in The Pot? Osteria: real Italian food made with love

What’s in the Pot? is literally a slice of Italy. Flori and Carla look after you like you are visiting their home. Carla’s meals are truly representative of Tuscan cooking: slow braises and stews, fennel, eggplant and tomatoes. Heaven. The food never disappoints, and neither does their genuine warmth and care. Carla and Flori have also adapted the menu to cater for vegetarians, vegans and those with intolerances to gluten and dairy.”


Where: 
Shop 5, Cominos Arcade, 133-137 Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe

#3 Cocobliss: superfood bar for post work out refuel or healthy sweet treat

“I have a few stand-out favourites on the Cocobliss menu, dependent on my taste buds and mood. I can’t go past the Choc Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl on most occasions, especially after a gym session as it is loaded with protein. If I am after something a little lighter, they make a mean matcha latte on almond milk or a chocolate and peanut butter smoothie (see a theme here?!).”


Where:
Shop 1/210 Oxford St, Bulimba; Westfield Garden City

#4 Mondo Organics: wholefood, fine dining style

Mondo Organics does a divine dinner. The outdoor environment is quite romantic, so I love to go with someone special. Mondo’s caters for all sorts of dietary requirements, but that aside the flavours of the meals are just spot on. I adore the potato hash-brown cubes with mayo dipping sauce, and the ‘banana bread ice cream’ dessert I had at my last visit was out of this world.”


Where:
 166 Hardgrave Road, West End, Brisbane

#5 LONgtTIME: Upscale Thai food done to perfection

“I’ve visited LONgTIME many times now, and every time it never disappoints. I always seem to go back for the same thing – when you’re on a good thing stick to it right? The whole crispy fish served with pork belly and green papaya salad is a stand out. I also love the ‘on tap’ cocktail. It’s light, zesty and refreshing – and low alcohol, so for a designated driver it’s bang on.”


Masterchef’s George Calombaris and Brisbane’s The Courier Mail also list LONgTIME in their top spots to eat in Queensland.

Where: 610 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Contact Jessica with any queries or questions at jessicacox.com.au. Source great food ideas and more by following Jess on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.


Matilda is a British-Australian-French freelance writer. She has flat-packed IKEA furniture in London and Melbourne, and no idea what’s coming next. She’s written for The Guardian, FasterLouder, mX and Grazia, and really likes hot chocolate.

Lead image: JessicaCox.com.au