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Juanita's Kitchen - Shop & Cafe

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
Teacher educator and author of many teacher reference books. Amused by random ideas and loves random acts of kindness. Enjoys writing humour...seriously!Please see my Instagram: wilsonjeni
Published June 18th 2016
Subtly Mexican And Blatantly Great
Juanita has a passion for great food (and so do I). Her love for food and her concern for her daughter's health and food allergies has led her to making creative recipes that do not contain gluten. She has been so successful she now runs a business from this endeavour.



At the front counter of Juanita's there are two drink dispensers. One is filled with water and the other pomegranate cold tea. Much to my surprise the tea was really delicious.

We purposefully sought out her shop because I had recently been to an event where they featured many of her delicious products. We were on the way through but had enough time to grab a vegetarian pastry which was superb. The coffee was also good quality and the conversation with Juanita worth the visit.

Juanita loves a chat with people who appreciate good healthy food and she has quite a story to tell.

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Choose the tea!


You just cannot compare Juanita's food to mass-produced products at the supermarket. She only makes quality and unique healthy food. Apart from the snacks and light meals that are available in the shop, she also has the shelves stocked with her own healthy products.

When we visited Juanita's there were ample samples of delicious dips and salsas. She is clever - it meant I left with many of her products. Juanita's salsas and dips are simply great. All you need to do is just add vegetables or meat and you have a quick healthy (often gluten free) meal.

All day breakfast, café, organic food and products, Lunch, Breakfast, Homemade food and cakes, Coffee, child friendly, cheap meals,
A stylish little cafe with a style of its own


I purchased a bag of TLC, which is created for smoothies, muesli, yoghurts or could be sprinkled on fruit. The TLC mixed makes it super easy to give yourself a little tender loving care every day. The ingredients include turmeric for liver cleansing, linseed for the treatment and prevention of disease, chai that has essential fatty acids. This is gluten-free, 23% protein and contains multiple vitamins and minerals. The TLC mix also includes cinnamon which is said to lower LDL cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels, coconut to provide energy and for healthy tissues, ginger for digestant, vanilla and anti-oxidant to reduce inflammation and improve mental performance, mulatto chilli for vitamin C (seven times as powerful), star anise a healing herb not meg for gas and cloves and antifungal antibacterial. Woah, she's packed a lot into those bags.

All day breakfast, café, organic food and products, Lunch, Breakfast, Homemade food and cakes, Coffee, child friendly, cheap meals,
Take home some products


Juanita's is set up to cater for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. She is very happy to share her tips on cashew dips and other treats. You won't be disappointed.
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When: Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm Friday 10.00 to 3.30pm - Taco Nights are the first Friday at each month 6.30 to 9.30pm Saturdays 10.00am to 3.30pm
Phone: 0409 825 370
Where: 219 High Street Preston
Cost: Reasonable
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