Catching up with a friend at Fundies Cafe Paddington, I discovered a whole new world of delicious organic meals and the best chai tea I've ever had. After enjoying breakfast, we browsed the aisles of the shop. I couldn't resist buying a Rasberry and Hibiscus vinaigrette that would be perfect with fresh prawns.
Founded in 1979 with a store in Lismore New South Wales, Fundamental Food Store is now one of Australia's leading retailers of natural and organic foods, with 5 stores situated in the Northern Rivers area and Brisbane. Fundies are totally mission driven and selective about what they sell. With strict quality control and commitment to sustainable agriculture.
They obtain their products from all over the world as well as many small, uniquely dedicated food producers. Striving at all times to offer the highest quality, least processed, most flavoursome and naturally preserved foods. Why? Because food in its most natural state, with no use of artificial additives, sweeteners, colourings and preservatives, is the best tasting and most nutritious food available.
Stimulate, relax or rejuvenate your body with a wide selection of freshly squeezed juices. When combining different fruits and vegetables, this benefits in supporting your body for various needs.
I enjoyed a carrot, beetroot and apple juice - great for a pick me up.
The store also features a wide selection of natural, organic food products, canned food, yoghurt, goats milk, tofu, butter, ice cream, pastas, dips, sauces, eggs, breads and more. I couldn't decide between the wonderful Barambah organic marinated feta cheese or their creamy yoghurt, so I bought a tub of both.
All of their stores have qualified Naturopaths at all times, at no charge. This is especially helpful when making a choice from their vast array of products. Help is just a question away.
Whether it be for skin irritations, allergies, anxiety, weariness or lack of energy, Fundamentals have it all. Discover vitamins, homoeopathic remedies, pure essential oils, natural herbs, body care, that promise to deliver solutions to nourish any lifestyle.
After visiting the Paddington Cafe and their foodstore I looked at their website and to my delight they have an online shop. So now I know where I'll be able to buy my organic quinoa udon noodles, tamari almonds and Peaz.