About The Store

Bathurst Health Foods has been in operation continuously in George St since 1956. It has had only a handful of owners between 1956 and now. The store is one of the oldest businesses still trading in George St.
Its current owner Xanthe Peterson is passionate about the Health Food Industry. She has a 50 year lived experience as a health food consumer. Xanthe is also an experienced natural health practitioner of over 20 years. She is passionate about independent health food retail and maintaining the integrity of a market for consumers that is seeing unprecedented growth in Australia.
Xanthe Peterson was raised in Bathurst and after 20 years away came home with her husband and children. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to reinvigorate Bathurst Health Foods. She remembers the store well as she would often purchase her trail mixes and banana chips there in the 70’s and 80’s. She remembers fondly the strong aromas of spices and herbs of the store from that time. Xanthe has always had a keen interest in health foods. She studied Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, Western herbal medicine, yoga, massage and food medicine. She ran a successful practice in the eastern suburbs of Sydney for 15 years. She has worked with corporate organisations, entire families, professional athletes and performing artists.
In 2019 the store was expanded and moved from its original location to a much larger store just over the road. It now operates as a wholefood and health food Market with eat in and takeaway cafe.
The Bathurst Health Foods team consists of 5 staff many of whom are trained practitioners. They collectively have a wealth of knowledge they are always happy to share. They focus not just on nutritional supplementation but also have a huge focus on health food and organic grocery items. The Cafe Staff consists of excellent wholefood cooks and practitioners.
Did you know it’s possible to do your weekly grocery shop at Bathurst Health Foods? Their range includes almost all you need to live a chemical free healthy life.
We look forward to seeing you in store.


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We focus on Organic, Biodynamic, ethically sourced quality products. Products, no matter their use, rich in nutrients, free of chemicals, and health giving in nature.


Over 3000 products in store and growing. We are always adding great products at great prices as we find them.


We require all staff to have extensive lived experience and natural medicine training. We love our range and more importantly we understand it and how to apply it in the best possible way.


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