Fresh Earth Food Store

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 6 reviews )

103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa

Uses natural and organic ingredients and offers a full a la carte menu, weekday buffets, and an all-you-can-eat "table of abundance" Saturday buffet. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Western, Buffet

6 Reviews

First Review by pistol_pete

burger king - Edit

Amazing burger, chips were very original and their cookies and other sweets are delicious! As a bonus you can buy many vegan things in the store. :)

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Fresh earth promotes a fresh lifestyle - Edit

Found in the heart of Emmarentia, the charming restaurant has a vibrant, busy atmosphere. The menu cater for both vegans and vegetarians as well as raw foodies. All of the options simply sound to delicious to choose from. To top it all, they also have a bakery, satisfying everyone's sweet tooth, and a small grocery store that sells a variety of groceries, meat/dairy alternatives, supplements, toiletries, pet products and cosmetics - all vegan! Fresh Earth is definitely a must for every Happy Cow.

Pros: Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw options, Wonderful Atmosphere, Has a bakery and Grocery Store too

Cons: A bit pricy, Service isn't too great, Not open for dinner

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Nice place, good food - Edit

They have some nice pizza and burgers here. Slightly pricey. They have a store as well. I have been here a couple of times.

Pros: Vegan options, Good Food, Friendly staff

Cons: has non-vegan options

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vegan experience - Edit

Not a huge selection at the grocery store. Poor service on a few occasions, wait ages to get your meal. Unfriendly staff.

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Disappointment, vegans are an afterthought. - Edit

Fresh Earth Restaurant is incredibly disappointing, over and over. The vegan food served in the restaurant is low quality, often doesn't taste fresh or as it was with the lentil cottage pie, it was watery and flavourless. The only vegan food on the menu worth ordering are the burgers, and even then the bread itself is worth a skip. The waiters don't know what vegan means, so when you order vegan hot chocolate you still get served cookies that contain butter and eggs. Nor do they have vegan cookies for vegan customers. It's a poor show all round, with generally overworked staff and unaccommodating owners. It feels like they just put vegan food on the menu because they felt obliged, but couldn't really be asked to make much effort. There are always lovely looking baked things standing around without any vegan alternatives and it feels like vegans are an afterthought.

The store component stocks some interesting things and I would recommend a shop there for specialty items, but they are extremely pricey and I can't really imagine that imported items are worth buying considering the high cost and carbon footprint.

I avoid this restaurant at all costs. There much are better alternatives for vegans in the 3km radius which means I will never set foot in Fresh Earth again if I can help it. I patronized the restaurant for years and they have not added more than two new vegan options in all that time. I'd much rather support establishments that are interested in ALL their customers.

Pros: Health Shop, Vegan Cheese in Health Shop, Cookbooks and Magazines in Shop

Cons: Poor quality food, Expensive, Uninterested

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Awesome - Edit

Fresh Earth is awesome if you are vegetarian or vegan. Everything on the menu is vegetarian, and there are just as many, if not more, vegan options. Many of the dishes are also gluten free, and they will make pretty much anything on the menu vegan or alter it to suit your intolerances. They even have a bunch of raw vegan options. I had the vegan cheese burger and the berry delicious smoothie, and both were incredible. I was there with three other people who were meat eaters, and they really enjoyed their meals. It is mostly affordable, and I feel, good value for money. Our waiter, Ian, had a good knowledge of what he was talking about, and was really good at his job. Inside there is a shop selling tons of organic/vegan/local product. My favourite were the cruelty free cosmetics, as they are difficult to find in this country sometimes. They also have some good literature on offer. I would recommend Fresh Earth to anyone.

Pros: Super tasty food, Value for money, Excellent service

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