With Aboutlife recently opening the doors of their fifth store in Surry Hills, everyone is talking about Aboutlife! For years one of my work buddies raved about this organic supermarket and café in Bondi. I don’t frequent the Eastern ‘burbs that often, so it never made my hit list. Much to my delight, in late 2012 Aboutlife made its debut on the Lower North Shore, just down the road from me at Cammeray! Aboutlife started out in Rozelle as an organic juice bar. It has now spread to five locations across Sydney and has developed into a fully-fledged wholefoods supermarket and café.Whenever I make plans to partake in ‘lunch’ at Aboutlife Cammeray, it’s really all about the raw chocolate caramel slice. It’s so good that it’s worth the trip alone. On a recent visit I ordered a serve of raw vegan lasagne with a side of raw cauliflower risotto for lunch, as well as collecting a caramel slice from the dessert cabinet. I took my slice out to our table, and while waiting for our meals to come out, thought it couldn’t hurt to have a few sneaky bites. By the time my meal arrived, the slice was all but gone. And I was full. This slice is serious business and really packs a punch.
I made a feeble attempt on my lasagne and salad, but ended up taking it for the road. The lasagne was okay, but I found the side salad had a bitterness to it that overpowered the cauliflower.
My friend went for the signature vegan scrambled tofu, and loved it. This is a popular dish amongst Sydney’s vegans. If you’re a bit of a late starter, you can grab the vegan scrambled tofu or anything else from the short order kitchen menu until 3 pm. Aboutlife also has an impressive array of salads and pre-made tasty treats in the grab-and-go fridges. The vegan salads are clearly marked and include a rainbow salad, black bean salad, and the cauliflower risotto salad. There’s also lots of healthy and yummy choices to entice you at the organic juice bar.
Every time I’ve visited Aboutlife Cammeray it has been packed. It is indeed a popular meeting place on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. However sometimes it seems like staff can’t quite keep up with the number of customers, so you may have to ask more than once if you need something or are enquiring about a missing order.After you’ve had your meal in the café, step into the supermarket to browse through all the vegan goodies. Whether you’re after fresh organic fruit and veg; something sweet and a little bit indulgent; or cruelty-free cosmetics, you’ll find a great range here. They also offer a loyalty program with 5% off.