Pulau Tikus is a great neighbourhood, especially around the wet market area on Jalan Pasar, to find organic health food shops and vegetarian eateries. Take a trip around Pulau Tikus to check them out. This is an update of a previous post on health food shops in Penang.
LSY Health & Organic Products
Run by CK and his wife, Miss Lim for over 20 years, this small store not only sells a range of healthy organic veggies and grocery items, you can also have fresh juices. LSY are the authorised dealer for the Hurom slow juicer, which juices faster and extracts more juice than most typical juicers. CK demonstrated how the juicer worked and made a delicious wheatgrass, apple and lemon juice called “Slimming Delight”. Many of CK’s organic veggies come his farm in the Cameron Highlands. A lovely little store run by passionate and knowledgeable owners. They also have a store near the Botanic Gardens.
Address: Store lot 102, 103, Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus Market, 10350 Penang. Open: Daily from 7.00am to 1.00pm.
After leaving LSY, and on the same street was the next organic food store we found,.
92 Organic Food Centre
This organic food centre sells a large range of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, groceries, personal care, skin care and cosmetics items. Shelves after shelves abound with everything you need for healthy eating.
92 Organic Food Centre is also a distributor of Nukleus clothing. Nukleus is a Malaysian company specializing in underwear and basic clothing made from eco materials such as organic cotton.
If you’re feeling hungry or thirsty after shopping, then you can pop into the ie Cafe next door. Dishes include asam laksa mihun soup, tom yum ramen noodle soup, hakka lei cha, kampung fried rice and green curry rice. Beverages include organic coffee and fresh juices. They do not use MSG, preservatives or additives and at least 70% organic ingredients with plenty of fresh herbs. You can also finish off the meal with vegan ice-cream.
Address: 11-15 Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus, 10350. Shop open: Tuesday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.30pm and Sunday 8.00am to 2.30pm. Cafe open: Tueday to Saturday 9.30am to 6.30pm and Sunday 9.30am to 2.30pm. Closed: Mondays.
ie Organic Food Centre also have a shop and cafe at 1-19 and 3-19 D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Baru.
A few shops down from ie Organic Food Centre you will come to Oon Organic and Natural Centre.
Oon Organic and Natural Centre
They have shelves after shelves of organic products including grains, beans, nuts, seeds, sea vegetables, oils, vinegars and even sulfur free goji berries. Also available are Daifuku macrobiotic products such as miso, spreads and cereals.
Address: 27 Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus, 10350. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 7.30am to 6.30pm.
On the other side of the road to ie Organic Health Food Centre and Oon Organic is the newly built Moulmein Rise apartment block and retail outlets. Here you will find our next health food shop and vegetarian cafe.
BMS Organics is a health food shop and cafe with many outlets around Malaysia. The health food shop offers a range of organic food, household and body and skin items.
The cafe serves healthy vegetarian food without the use of MSG, GMO ingredients and preservatives. Dishes include their signature nasi lemak, hakka lei cha, soy milk curry laksa as well as a range of noodle dishes, salads and sandwiches.
Moulmein Rise, Jalan Pasar, 10350 Pulau Tikus, Penang. Open: Cafe open: daily 9am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm. Shop open: 8am to 9pm.
Round the corner from Moulmein Rise on Jalan Moulmein is another organic health food shop.
TG Organic Shop
Newly opened (June 2017), TG Organic Shop is fully stocked with a wide range of organic health food products as well as household items. Nicely laid out with plenty of room to move around.
Address: 50 Jalan Moulmein, 10350 Pulau Tikus, Penang. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30am to 6.30pm. Sunday 7.30am to 3.30pm. Closed: Monday.
Go Organic is the type of health food store that most people imagine. A shop that looks homely and lived in with shelves after shelves stacked full of bakery goods, seeds, seasonings, nuts, noodles, snacks, cookies and grains. They also sell a good range fresh organic fruit and vegetables.
Unlike the other shops visited, they don’t sell much in the way of personal care items, but they do have some household products including eco-friendly washing up liquid.
Address: 7J Marble Arch, Solok Moulmein, Pulau Tikus, 10350. Open: Daily 8.00am to 4.00pm.
We hope you enjoyed your trip around Pulau Tikus, a great place for organic health food shops and vegetarian/vegan food.