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Great Nature - Vegetarian Snacks and Grocery

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by Sarah Henschke (subscribe)
Is a freelance writer who is travelling around the world writing about must see attractions and is passionate about food writing.
Published October 20th 2014
This little place is the perfect place to go for a delicious meal at a reasonable price. Not only is the food pure vegetarian, most options are vegan friendly too. Located close to the beach on Beach Road at Christies Beach, Great Nature is a relaxed environment that also sells Taiwanese cooking products. The buffet has a choice of noodles or rice with the selection of five other vegetarian dishes which include curry tofu, sweet and sour tofu, eggplant, pumpkin and chickpea, and mixed vegetable. Other items on the menu include homemade spring rolls, delicious curry puffs, pappadums, and mouth watering veggie patties. Miso Soup is also available, as well as a selection of high quality green teas and freshly squeezed juice.

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Delicious Buffet, Image Courtesy of Sarah Henschke

The owners are a family from Taiwan who have run the café for fourteen years. They are very friendly and have a great knowledge on vegetarian foods. The grocery has many products to choose from, all of which are vegetarian and of Asian culture. Meat substitutes are available as well as a wide selection of different sauces, soups, rice, and various snacks. Not only does this place sell food, it also sells a wide range of cute tea pots and cups. Each tea set is hand crafted and produced in different styles. There is a diverse selection of types of herbal teas, each one designed for specific needs.

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Chinese Grocery in Store, Image Courtesy of Sarah Henschke


The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, with a healthy amount of people wandering in around lunch time. Great Nature opens at 10am and closes at 6pm Monday to Friday, and is open from 10am to 5pm Saturday. For anyone who is interested in learning more about making tea and vegetarian food, the owner John and his wife Sarah are more than happy to give lessons in their kitchen out the back.

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Selection of Fine Teapots and Teas, Image Courtesy of Sarah Henschke


Great Nature is great for a quick lunch on the go, or for a sit down amongst the tranquillity of calming music playing around the store. One stop at Great Nature will be sure to cleanse your body and soul.
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When: Open Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm.
Where: Shop 3/48 Beach Road, Christies Beach
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Will definitely have to go check this place out. Great read.
by Wandering Foodies (score: 2|479) 1517 days ago
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