Sydney is well-known for its booming health and fitness culture and should definitely be on the bucket list for any foodies out there. It is one of the few places where it is genuinely acceptable to wear your gym clothes all day every day with no judgemental looks whatsoever (mainly because everyone else is in them too). There is so much to do in Sydney and fitting it all into a few days is tough to say the least but here are a few of my recommendations…
Ok so this topic had to come first because, let’s be honest, it’s the most important! Sydney is full to the brim with healthy brunch spots so you will be completely spoilt for choice. A few of my favourites are:
- Lox Stock & Barrel, Bondi – the ‘Bowlarama’ dish is incredible
- Earth to Table, Bondi Junction – the tastiest raw vegan food I have ever eaten and an incredibly beautiful selection of raw desserts
- Hale & Hearty, Waterloo – the most instagrammable pancake stacks you’ve ever seen
- Rough and Bare, Mona Vale (Northern beaches) – slightly harder to get to but worth the effort – the food source and quality are their most important values, with all the meats being organic and pasture-fed
I honestly could reel off a list as long as my arm of healthy brunch spots but I’ll leave you with those ones for now. If you are more of a dinner person then my favourite spots are:
- Mejico, CBD – the best Mexican food in Sydney!
- Pink Salt, Double Bay – the sweet potato fries…. That is all.
- Bondi’s best, Bondi – if you like seafood then this is the spot for you.
If the weather is nice for your trip (fingers crossed) then there are some beautiful must-see coastal walks which are quite unique to Australia. The most popular walk is Bondi to Coogee but there is also Spit to Manly, Bradley’s Head walk and the Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk in Palm Beach.
Sydney is also home to some incredible markets – think food, jewellery, candles, clothes and more! The Paddington Markets on a Saturday are huge and really popular because they have a bit of everything. There is also the Bondi farmer’s market on a Saturday and normal markets on a Sunday. In Pyrmont you can find the fish markets (which are open every day) and here you can buy/eat some of the freshest and most delicious fish in the area!
If you fancy heading to the gym for a cheeky workout then there are so many to choose from. You’ve got your standard gyms such as Fitness First, Anytime Fitness, Plus Fitness and so on which you can easily get a free trial to. If you want to try something a bit different/do a class then I would suggest heading to F45 – there is literally one on every single corner. The Saturday class (Hollywood) is my favourite because there is a live DJ and it really gets everyone in the mood – a mix between cardio and resistance training.
For something slightly more relaxing I would highly recommend trying out a yoga class… again, they are everywhere! I actually went to a hot yoga class with Hazel when she was in Sydney at Power Living in Bondi Beach – it was so tough (we were honestly covered in sweat at the end) but it was so fun! You can also do sunrise or sunset yoga outside at Icebergs on Bondi Beach which is beautiful.
So I hope I’ve been able to give you some insight into a few of the best things to do in Sydney! If you are ever visiting and want a tour guide or some tips then please do not hesitate to get in touch!