Why go on an extreme diet when it’s so delicious and increasingly convenient to eat healthily? And we’re not talking about just salads or smoothies, too. There are so many new and innovative dishes being created to deliver a punch of nutrients while tasting fabulous, that are just waiting to be discovered. From healthy versions of nasi kerabu to steaming pots of vegetables and meats, here’s a list of where to find healthy eats around KL.
Fittie Sense, Bangsar
Located on the same row as Cziplee, Fittie Sense is a great place for made-from-scratch options. Pictured above is their Lamb kofte pita – a compact macro package comprising proteins from the lamb and whole-wheat, fats from the free-range egg yolk aioli, and wholesome carbs. Other dish examples include Avocado toast (coconut oil scrambled eggs, avocado, and sumac on wheat-free toast); Protein paleo stack (grilled chicken chop, sweet potato mash, two mollet eggs, asparagus, broccoli, pepitas, and sunflower seeds), and a dessert called Orange polenta cake.
Address: Fittie Sense, 23A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Fittie Sense
Mama Kim Sauna Mee, Desa Sri Hartamas
Mama Kim Sauna Mee uses hand-crafted hot stone bowls that are placed in a special oven for 50 minutes and heated up to 250 Celsius. They follow a 80/20 rule for a balanced combination of meat and more than five healthy colours of vegetables. Even the preparation of ingredients is thought out, where Ocean Minerals Salt is used to wash them. Dishes are prepared in five different ways – simmered, boiled, fried, baked, and steamed. Some examples include Baked cheesy mushroom rice, Boiled black porridge, and Wild mushroom fried rice.
Address: Mama Kim Sauna Mee, 10 & 20, Jalan 31/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Mama Kim Sauna Mee
The Good Co., Bangsar
Located within the Bon Estate just opposite Bangsar Shopping Centre, The Good Co. is a convenient place to try for Bangsar-dwellers. For an idea of what to expect, pictured above is their Nasi Lemak Beckham – butterfly pea brown rice, healthy sambal, free-range egg, kyuri, tempeh, roasted peanuts, cherry tomatoes, and rendang monkey head mushroom. There’s also artisan sandwiches, salad pots, soups, smoothie bowls, ‘jars of goodness’, granolas, and cold-pressed juices.
Address: The Good Co., 184, Jalan Maarof, Taman Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: The Good Co.
Ours Eatery, DC Mall
If you’re a fan of build-your-own bowls, check out this place in DC Mall. Ours Eatery serves up naked bowls, wraps, ‘sensational sweets’, and snacks. For breakfast, there’s dishes like Oatmeal nasi lemak and Greek yoghurt bowl,while all-day favourites include things like Chicken enchiladas and Mexican street corn chowder. Their guilt-free dessert features Earl grey and Buckwheat cookies, Chocolicious (sweet potato chocolate cake with almond butter ganache), and Your Highness (banana bread pudding made with bananas, eggs, organic oats, organic coconut oil & honey), among others.
Address: Ours Eatery, Lot G-12, Ground Floor, Damansara City Mall, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Ours Eatery
Paleolicious, Desa Sri Hartamas
As one might guess, this restaurant will cater to all your paleo needs. Some delicious sounding dishes include Paleo Thai pumpkin curry chicken with cauliflower rice, Pistachio-crusted salmon, and Aglio olio mushroom zoodles. There’s also cauliflower-based pizzas, vegetarian bowl options, and sides like Veggie sate and Raw veggies with guacamole, besides a good number of fresh fruit and vegetable juice combinations.
Address: Paleolicious, 58, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Oomph Cafe, Taman Desa
Whether you’re looking for food on the go, or to sit down and have a meal, Oomph Cafe in Taman Desa is one to try if you haven’t. Choose from dishes like Black pepper beef tenderloin, Spicy lime tilapia, or Ginger minced chicken as well as Peanut butter or CheeseCake brownies for dessert. Their specialty is their Grab and Go options, or ‘instant meals’. Basically, cooked proteins are packaged to be easily microwavable and help you eat clean wherever you go.
Address: Oomph Cafe, First Floor, No.52B, Jalan Desa Bakti, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Oomph Asia
Dietliciouss, Wangsa Walk Mall
Dietliciouss was founded with the intention to provide specialised meals for weight loss, muscle gain, and special care. They take nutritious, fresh, and high quality ingredients and turn them into carefully calculated portions to meet your needs. It’s better to grab your food and go, as they don’t really have proper seats for dining in. What’s special about Dietliciouss, is that they also function as a healthy food delivery for bulk orders. For instance, you could order their frozen meals and have them when you need to, or go for their daily lunch delivery where your food is served freshly cooked and ready to be eaten.
Address: Dietliciouss, Lot G40A, Wangsa Walk Mall, Jalan Wangsa Perdana 1, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Goodness Greens Cafe, TTDI
Opened by the same folks behind cold-press success La Juiceria, Goodness Greens Cafe serves up healthy meals all day long. The dishes range from customisable salads to an array of rice bowls, homemade pastas, and specialty wraps with flavours like nasi lemak and chicken quinoa. There are also smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices of course, and more.
Address: Goodness Greens Cafe, 32, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Goodness Greens Cafe
Raisin’ The Roof, inside Kind Kones
A delicious complement to Kind Kones’ tempting treats, Raisin’ The Roof serves up sandwiches and wraps that are good for you. Wrap options include Miso maple tempeh, Tofu Thai green curry, and Pistachio falafel, while they have two sandwich choices – Egg ‘mayo-ghurt’ and a Roasted beetroot and feta cheese toastie.
Address: Kind Kones, No. 61, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Kind Kones