Aunt Maggie’s Organics
Lygon Court, Drummond Street, Carlton VIC
Lygon Street is a no brainer go-to for all your Italian culinary needs, and now the same can be said for organic health foods, thanks to Aunt Maggie’s Organics, which has set up shop in Lygon Court.
The new store caters for just about every food preference under the sun, from vegan to gluten-free, raw, dairy free, paleo, kosher and vegetarian. This family-run business is all about creating good, homely food that everyone can enjoy.
“Aunt Maggie’s is about family,” says Wayne Ferrell, founder and director. “We are a family business providing local families with energy, vitality and nourishment with food that is good for the soul.”
All under the Aunt Maggie’s name you’ll find an organic cafe, juice bar and market in one convenient spot. Auntie’s Kitchen seats 40 visitors and treats them to organic coffee, vegetarian tapas, kimchi burritos, vegan and vegetarian wraps and gourmet sandwiches, among other delicious options that rotate according to the season. The menu is crafted by Head Chef, Ben Cordia, whose years in the kitchens of Transformer, Vegie Bar and Plush Pizza have taught him a thing or two about whipping up top quality, healthy fare.
If you’re on the go, Aunt Maggie’s Juice Bar provides just the ticket for a nutritious and filling smoothie or juice to keep you satisfied. Try the Elvis Parsley, with pear, cucumber, kiwi and parsley blended into a deliciously healthy green juice, or the Java the Nut smoothie with banana, cashews, cacao, dates, chia and shot of coffee to finish with a kick.
A stroll around Aunt Maggie’s Marketplace will leave you with a very full wish list and shopping basket. Expect to see gourmet take-home vegan and gluten-free meals that tick the box for dinner, all of which are based on Ben’s recipes. Fresh fruit and vegetables, daily made salads and healthy alternatives to many supermarket items are also staple items that make doing the weekly scoot around the grocer faster, fresher and simpler.
Aunt Maggie’s is now open in Lygon Court and is spoiling Carlton’s residents for choice one fruit smoothie and health food treat at a time.