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Where to refuel on ACTIVE Day

Kristen Kipouropoulos

You can always rely on the Pop-Up Village at ANU to provide delicious food, but on ACTIVE Day this Sunday, things are getting a little extra – in the best possible way.  

When it comes to a living a healthy lifestyle, we’re all about balance. If you’re heading along to ACTIVE Day, we know you’re going to get a sweat on (and if you’re not yet, you can nab yourself tickets here). Big workouts mean big appetites, and it just wouldn’t be ACTIVE Day without a steady supply of healthy and delicious food. 

There’s an exciting variety of affordable cuisines at the Village. In addition to their standard menu items, there’s a bunch of healthy food items on offer.  

Here’s what you can expect:


The Canberra food icon, Brod, are offering their Veggie Brodburger, loaded with grilled veggies & salad, with or without haloumi, and a delish homemade aioli. There is also a vegan option available. This is plain proof that a burger can be a healthier choice! 

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Mikebabz are joining in on the fun and offering a delicious mixed plate of homemade falafel or spit roasted chicken, with homemade tabouli, extra salad and tahini sauce. The kebab stand without the guilt.  

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Tikka Stand are offering the Chole Pulao, a vegie-rich tasty chickpea curry served with fried onion, flavoured rice and cucumber yogurt raita.. This is nutritious Indian street food with a twist, and packed full of flavour.  

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Mix it up and try Zambrero’s superfood IQ Range, with either an IQ Burrito or IQ Bowl! Filled with the goodness of spirulina, black rice, amaranth seeds, and Salsa IQ with roasted pepita seeds and black turtle beans. Guaranteed to get your mouths watering and brains ticking! 


Sushi Smith are ready to woo you with their Black Rice Sushi Rolls.Why not skip the typical sushi made from white rice and try black rice instead? Sushi Smith stocks all its sushi rolls with black rice. Loaded with highest amount of antioxidants, protein and fibre out of all rices it’s definitely the healthiest and tastiest sushi option. 

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Coffee Lab’s Buddha Bowl workshop. We’re all well aware that Coffee Lab’s ANU and city locations make a phenomenal brew—but did you know that they also make the most divine, nutrient-packed Buddha Bowls? Learn how to make your very own Buddha Bowl at home with a free cooking demonstration—there’ll also be a sweet treat. 


Momos have their Steamed Momos or Thukpa Soupy Noodles on offer. Opt for the veggie steamed Momos which are packed with tofu & veggies, or try the marinated lean-beef-topped broth with lots of vegetables & egg noodles. Either option will leave you satisfied and with a happy tummy!  

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What the Pho present their Vermicelli Salad: Packed full of nutrition with rice noodles, sour carrot, salad & herbs topped with grilled pork, it’s a scrumptious option from this Vietnamese street-food stand. Otherwise, grab some Veggie Rice-Paper rolls filled with fresh salad & tofu. Yum!  

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If you’ve been to the VIllage by night (or by day, we don’t judge) you may well know Molo for their drink specials and all round good vibes. While you might not want an alcoholic beverage while getting ACTIVE, MOLO are joining in on the fun with their frozen yoghurt and Fresh Watermelon Slushies – the perfect snacks for cooling off after a sweat session. 


There’s no better pre-workout than good old fashioned coffee, and Kubrick have the house-roasted stuff in spades. While you can usually rely on them for mouth-watering pastries and snacks from Knead Patisserie, they’ll also be offering vegan protein balls and batch brew coffee for a very reasonable $6! 

There you have it – there’s bound to be something that tickles your tastebuds. Don’t forget that whether you’re there for a single session or the whole day, there’s plenty of food to be eaten and coffee to be drunk. We can’t wait to get ACTIVE with you!


Kristen Kipouropoulos

Kristen is a student at ANU, studying Commerce and International Relations. Born and raised in Melbourne, she's a passionate Canberra-convert, who takes any chance to boast to her friends back home about the capital. When she's not cramming for exams you can catch her rock climbing, playing double bass, and perfecting her winged liner. More about the Author