Fresh Coast HEALTH FOOD

This locally owned gem offers a healthy alternative to fast food and processed treats

FreshCoast Health Food Bar is a Saanich restaurant

FreshCoast Health Food Bar is a Saanich restaurant, juice bar, frozen yogurt shop, and food truck. You can find the truck at events and locations around Saanich and Victoria, or visit the shop at 202 – 3749 Shelbourne Street.

This locally owned gem offers a healthy alternative to fast food and processed treats. Their Kulture brand frozen yogurt is made with Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt, a grass-fed yogurt maker from the Comox Valley. They only use the highest quality grass-fed dairy to make their yogurt — find it at Thrifty Foods, Root Cellar and other grocers — and at FreshCoast, it’s the base for the frozen yogurt. You can sample different flavours, and fill your cup with the delicious and creamy salty caramel, chocolate or an array of changing seasonal flavours. They also offer non-dairy sorbet and sugar free options.

Open from 9 – 9 every day, cold pressed juices or on tap kombucha is a great way to start your day. Wraps, bowls, and salads are the fuller meal offerings, and I love the Nootka Sound — everything is named with BC geography — salad. Candied salmon, caramelized onions, greens, cherry tomatoes, beets, capers, goat cheese and a fantastic pesto balsamic dressing make this giant salad a great option for lunch or dinner. Vegetarian dishes abound, alongside fish and chicken options. Burritos, smoothie breakfast bowls and smoothies fill out the rest of this well put together assembly of local (mostly) garden bounty.

Josh and his team have worked really hard to establish a local hub for healthy food that is approachable and affordable for people wanting to make some changes from a more conventional diet. The space is enjoyable to sit in, bright in the afternoon sun, and usually filled with young locals and families. Stop in for lunch or just to grab a packaged frozen yogurt to take home for movie night.

 

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