07 April 2011

O-Organic Produce: Organic Salads, Hunter Connection, CBD Sydney (10 Mar 2011)

F12-13 Hunter Connection, Wynyard Station
7-13 Hunter Street, Sydney NSW 2000

O is for Organic

“To create wholesome delicious food using fresh local produce where possible. To support our organic farmers. Respect the earth and stay true to the body's needs. Our promise is to create flavoursome food that is innovative and memorable.”

It’s very unusual to see a certified organic eatery spring up in the Hunter Connection amongst the cheap and fatty Asian bain-maries where MSG usually runs riot but it’s a welcomed and refreshing sight. I choose a combination of three out of the nine salads on offer for my Mixed organic salad ($9.50 medium size). The vegetables are fresh and tasty as hoped and perhaps even more preferable to the IKU salads I usually tend to go for when I’m in need of some healthy and wholesome food. The pricing for the salads is perhaps on the more expensive side compared to others but it’s quality rather than quantity I guess. I must return to try some of their other salads and sandwiches which look just as appetising and I believe they even have some Gluten Free organic sweets for that not-so-naughty sugar hit to go with some of their Tobys Estate Organic Fairtrade coffee.

O Café Hunter Connection
F12-13 Hunter Connection, Wynyard Station
7-13 Hunter Street, Sydney NSW 2000

O Café Surry Hills
487 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

O Café Westfield Bondi Junction
Shop K 207, Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre
500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

PROS: Australian certified organic produce, Supporting organic farmers, Good variety of interesting salads, Tastes good (if you’re a salad lover), Catering available
CONS: More expensive than your average salad, Only three locations so far in Sydney, Very limited seating usually available at Hunter Connection food court during lunch
WORTH TRYING: All the salads to find the one I like the best

Service counter

Salads, wraps and sandwiches

Mixed organic salad ($9.50 medium size)

Salad, sandwiches and sweets + catering menu

Organic sweets menu

Juice, Soup & Salad sizes and prices

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Madam Wu said...

Ah, good to know that there are more organic lunch spots opening up in the city. I had a small eat in salad at 'About Life' in Bondi (formerly 'Macro') and it was $11! Now that's expensive. It was bad too which made it worse. The flaked salmon one was mixed with raw bok choy and no dressing.

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to find this place a few months ago among all the cheap unhealthy takeaway around. I don't mind paying a little extra at all.

OohLookBel said...

It's certainly a nice change from the Asian places. I get the quinoa salad from here all the time, and it's lovely, if pricey.

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

I always hit Hunter for my greasy food fixes :) Haven't tried here yet though

Jayson James said...

Great post!

I have never been a big fan of organic food. However, more and more stores are opening and people must love it and how it really tastes. I must find one and try it myself.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi madam wu, i've found out also if you go later in the day they sometimes have the salads on special to go.

hi lateraleating, i don't mind paying a bit extra too for the healthier option.

hi bel, i guess it's a case of quality not quantity

hi tina, if you're feeling like something healthy you can't go wrong with this place

hi jayson, hope you give it a go :-)

Anonymous said...

I love this place but just had a chicken leg from there and it was full on pink on the inside! I have tried to email the guys but couldn't find email address, so apologies for public post - but guys please: cook the chicken well so the meat is WHITE! Otherwise people will get sick. Thanks, everything else (inc coffee) is absolutely delicious

Simon Leong said...

hi anonymous, did you get a chance to take it back to the shop? you can email them on sales@organicproduce.com.au to let them know. hopefully they'll look into it for you :-)

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