You are what you eat – so the saying goes. Therefore, make sure what you eat is good healthy food. While you nourish yourself with nutritious goodness, don’t forget your feed. We’re talking about your Instagram feed! Check out these restaurants in KL that not only serve good healthy food but worthy for a spot in your Instagram as well.
Goodness Greens is owned by La Juiceria – the brand whose mission is to provide Malaysians healthier and happier. Goodness Greens’ food is made from scratch and mostly uses natural ingredients. Homemade, nutritious food that caters to everyone – vegans, vegetarians, health conscious individuals or one that wants to eat a little healthier, all are welcome. La Juiceria has their own nutritionists that help craft their menu and products. Choose from customizable salads, vegan soups with a variety of bases or smoothie bowls and grab a cup of vegan latte too!
If you can’t decide if you’re feeling Western food or food closer to home, head on over to Rise & Shine for brunch. Combining Malaysian heritage with modern touches, Rise & Shine serves a fusion of East and West cuisines. Located in the heart of Chow Kit, it fits right into the brunch culture of the area. Food that is locally produced, home-made bread and lovely coffee, it is a perfect place to rise and shine throughout the day. Located in an exposed brick building, with high ceilings and beautifully hung tapestry on the ceiling, you definitely want an OOTD here.
In need of a nature-based ambience for your next cafe hopping adventure? If Only is the place to go. You will be surrounded by lush greeneries while sipping your coffee and enjoying your perfectly curated meals, what a beautiful escape for the mind. You can be sure to have hearty good food filled with amazing ingredients at If Only. They are also big on contributing to the community as evidenced by their beverage coasters that are made by iranian refugees and their coffee that is from Cloud Catcher’s Chapola Project – where a portion of every purchase is donated to the Chapola Project & other International Charity Organisation. All in all, If Only is good for your tummy, soul and Instagram feed.
Healthy food does not always mean salads and skimping on your meals – it can be a hearty and wholesome meal that would be good for your soul. That’s exactly what Tray Cafe offers – wholesome food that is freshly prepared for you. They have a range of food from all day breakfast, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, Asian cuisines and salads for those asking and also beverages good for the mind and tummy. Situated in Plaza Damas, Tray Cafe is the place for cosy and small hangouts with friends.
Hidden away by a line of potted plants, Rubberduck has an al fresco setting where diners can enjoy a relaxing and tropical vibe. Offering a plethora of food from quiche to madeleines to assorted smoothie bowls and pastas, rice, pies, meat dishes and more – there is surely something for everyone. For the ones who enjoy sitting down with a friend over coffee, enjoy their fragrant cakes and freshly brewed coffee. Refuel with their beautifully curated meals made with fresh and natural ingredients – make the most of your meal time. And if you’re on the go, maybe grab some coconut energy balls that are made with macadamia, dates, coconut oil, and coconut flakes to face your day.
Location: Lot K-08N, Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Open from 8am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
Loving pink is not a crime! In fact, it can be turned into the signature look of your cafe. Kettlebell is located next to or partially in a gym – the Firestation Fit 2 Mont Kiara. White brick walls, gold cutleries and pink dishes, what’s not to love? Having beetroot based food and drinks such as their beetroot juice and beetroot lattes makes the pink in their food and drinks so aesthetically pleasing. Their meals are curated for the health conscious community and are made with natural and fresh ingredients. They can even cater to vegans, paleo-dieters and those choosing gluten and dairy-free lifestyles. Why not go to the gym then head on over for a hearty meal? Or skip the gym and head over straight to the cafe for ‘gram worthy shots.
Most people would know Kenny Hills Bakers. Now, be introduced to its sister for a more nutritious and health-focused meal. Their kitchen is 100% gluten free so no worries about gluten allergies here. To top it of, you can definitely enjoy your desserts guilt free as not only are they gluten free but also refined sugar free. For beverages, you can substitute the milk in your latte or tea with soy, almond, oat or low-fat milk apart from fresh cow’s milk. Get your fill of smoothie bowl, variety of salads, falafel, roast chicken or have your breakfast like a king with their wide variety of breakfast meals. Guilt-free and clean food, feel good and look good too.
Location: 35, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Damansara Heights (6.12 km) 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Facebook: Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers
Opening hours: Daily 8am – 6pm