Level 2, Shop FC08, Eastland, 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
03 9870 8377
Aiming to bridge the gap between nutritious and delicious, Soul Origin creates fast food with a difference. The sustainably minded company offers wholesome alternatives, meaning hungry Aussies don’t have to compromise health for convenience.
Soul Origin was founded in 2008 by two brothers who realised there was a gap in the market for mindful everyday meals. They spent the next four years travelling the world looking for inspiration and innovative flavour creations to share with communities back home.
Fast forward several years and Soul Origin is now well established across Australia – they boast more than 60 stores nationally – and has garnered a reputation for quality, flavour and nutritional value.
Based on the idea of balance – for example, being good during the week and naughty on the weekends – Soul Origin is about ingraining mindful eating into everyday life. The underlying idea is that a wholesome, nutritious breakfast or lunch can make all the difference between a productive day and fulfilled life and a bad one.
The team at Soul Origin spent 12-18 months testing recipes before they started serving to the public, so rest assured – you won’t nd a plain old egg and lettuce sandwich here. The result of this testing is a menu of sandwiches, salads and wraps that fuse flavours from a range of cultures across the world, while remaining appropriate for the Australian palate.
While each offering is unique, all are created using fresh, clean ingredients, sourced from within Australia where possible. Popular choices for lunchtime visitors include the chicken and avocado sandwich – generously filled with poached chicken, lettuce, avocado, sundried tomato and tasty cheese, and the marinated beef – a salad jam-packed with beef, mesclun leaf, cucumber, tomato, red onion and capsicum.
For those who may be craving something closer to a cheat meal, Soul Origin offers a crumbed chicken salad – a happy and healthy medium between full schnitzel and all-out salad. This basically sums up the philosophy of Soul Origin – it’s not exclusively health food, but a happy medium where your favourite flavours can be enjoyed in a fast, valuable and convenient way.
In addition to their selection of nutritious food products, Soul Origin also offers a signature blend of coffee, with beans sourced from local roasters St Ali. Pop by the store for a cup of the robust house blend, perfect either on its own or for washing down a smoked salmon baguette, for example.
Soul Origin is all about mindfulness – mindful eating, drinking and living are ideas the company encourages in all its customers. Soul Origin finds a happy medium between fast food and nutrition, making mindful and nutritious eating accessible to all.