Natural Tucker Cafe and Health Foods

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 8 reviews )

108 Darby St, Cooks Hill, New South Wales, 2300

Small cafe and supermarket. Offers vegetarian and vegan dishes using beans, tempeh, lentil. tofu, falafel, veggie burger. Fresh juice, tea and coffee. Stocks bulk organic goods, tea and spices. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Western, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Australian

8 Reviews

First Review by Wannabe Vegan!

best veg wraps plus - Edit

A healthfood monument in Darby St under new management.

Good selection of vegan foods, soups, wraps, salads.

Small organic grocery has some reasonably priced goodies.

Staff always friendly

Pros: always yummy

Cons: not a lot of sit down space and pie heater doesn't

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great juice and food - Edit

Came into Newcastle for work and found this place. Highly recommend.

Pros: Everything on the menu was essentially vegan.

Cons: Daggy sign out the front. Could do with some re-b

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Best vegan brownies ever! - Edit

Now this place was a great fund with a great range of goods and some fantastic vegan lunches but it is the amazing vegan chocolate brownies that stick in my die for!

Pros: Choc brownies, wide range of goods


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A diamond in the rough - Edit

I was pleasantly surprised at the variety this shop had to offer. The comprehensive collection trumps many health food stores I have been to. Paired with a friendly cafe (which stocks the renowned Funky Pies from Bondi), this is a must for both locals and visitors.

The interior is quite rustic, which adds to the experience. The brown and cozy embrace makes the most of the small space. The store is geared more towards offering bulk foods and odd bits for your pantry. However, it also provides many hygiene products - soaps, toothpastes, etc. Overall, an advanced inventory, especially for being located in a smaller city like Newcastle.

The whole foods menu offers a variety of choice for a hungry vegan. There are wraps and sandwiches offered, but the Funky Pies products are always a safe bet. The innovative collaboration of an organic shop and cafe provides customers convenience and satisfaction; no matter what they choose to spend their time on.
Updated from previous review on Sunday November 22, 2015

Pros: Great variety for store size, Extensive menu, Collaboration of cafe and organic shop

Cons: Limited seating (max. 15 seats)

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Perfect - Edit

Natural Tucker is a great little shop in town. It is well established and stocked with a good range of vegan products. Considering how little the shop is, the stock available is very comprehensive. Yesterday, I was able to just pop and and by delicious Adzuki Bean and Kumara burger. Yum!
The staff are always lovely, too :)

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mediocre at best - Edit

I had the Lebanese wrap and the Malaysian wrap. both really not great... bland food. first just tasted like full on parsley and second was just sweet chilli sauce. I can't recommend either of those wraps. maybe their other food is better. they have a decent amount of vegan options. but blah.

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Thank you Thank you Thank you... - Edit

I love the salads and vege juices for lunch. And while I wait I can find organic beauty products,fresh organic produce and groceries.
Jack also has amazing knowledge of his shops healing products. He is a wise one, sharing his knowledge with us as needed. The shop contains much to help people maintain natural, vital and abundant health.
Thanks Jack!

Pros: fresh organic food supplies, fresh organic vegetable juices, fresh organic salads, wraps and pies

Cons: It is very popular!, Not open in the evenings....

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Fresh and Healthy and Tasty - Edit

Lots of vegetarian wraps in mexican style and felafel and using Syndian products like pumpkin bites, etc. Tempeh and tofu. I had the kumera patty wrap and my partner had the mexican burger. We also tried the hot vegie roll but I thought it was like frozen vegetables inside which I don't like. This was overcome by the yummy soy latte and organic drinks and freshly made wraps and burgers. Will definitely go again when in Newcastle! I've been again twice and had a yummy mexi-burger and also a felafel wrap, so yummy! They have started serving Funky Pies and Byron Bay pies so that makes up for their disappointing hot vegie roll.
Updated from previous review on Thursday February 11, 2010

Pros: Fresh, Satay Sauce, Hot food

Cons: vegie roll, slow service, heat pies in a press

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