Unsure if all who venture here know exactly what organic food is, so just to clarify:
The item sold must have an ingredients list and the contents should be 95% or more certified organic, meaning free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and dyes, and must not be processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, or genetic engineering. The remaining 5% may only be foods or processed with additives on an approved list. (Lifehacker)
Now that that’s cleared up, to buy organic items or to not buy them is totally up to you, just know that if all this while you’ve been thinking that organic products are more nutritionally potent compared to those non-organic, then that’s an inaccurate reason to continue.
If you’ve been buying because they lack chemical pesticides or growth hormones or antibiotics, you’ll definitely be getting food with lower levels, but whether or not that actually has significant impact to your health remains inconclusive.
However, if the critical concern for you is environmental sustainability, or putting your money where your agricultural mouth is, then you do have compelling reason to keep buying organic.
Either way, to each their own. So I’m highlighting all retail outlets where you can buy both Organic and Healthy products in KL. My clear mission is for Malaysians to better their health (what with us being the most obese country in the whole of South East Asia) so I hope with this comprehensive list, buying and eating healthy food in KL becomes a tad bit easier and more convenient.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #1: Just Life
A retail concept that goes beyond selling organic products, Justlife™ reflects a passion for a career that inspires the love for nature and respect for life. It was their passion for quality organic lifestyle that led them to start their first organic shop in 1999, when organic was still new to Malaysians. Since then, their persistent effort in cultivating awareness for a chemical-free lifestyle and promoting values for authentic quality products remain unchanged. Today, Justlife™ is a name that stands for distinctive quality and inspiring organic lifestyle. They have a pretty extensive catalogue. You can get everything healthy here from just about any category, beauty, health, baby products, you name it, they have it. You can also conveniently shop according to your dietary needs; vegan, raw and gluten-free.
Tel: +603 7880 8035
Address: 15 Jalan PJU 3/47 Sunway Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #2: Planet Organics
Planet Organics was established by people who aren’t just farmers, but earth loving people who care about harmony between nature and human beings. They dedicate themselves to ensure their planet is protected while developing natural, healthy and organic products that are safe for everyone. This is the platform for people of all ages who want to start eating healthy again. Produce here is supplied from their own organic farm to customers who want natural healthy organic products of high quality at affordable prices. The brand believes in providing organic, natural and fresh produce for wellness. Most of their food are gluten free, lactose free and chemical free. A pretty well stocked place of organic products ranging from personal care items, household cleaning items and organic food needs.
Tel: +603 7886 0300
Address: 96-2B, Jalan PJU 1/3B, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya 47301, Selangor, Malaysia.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #3: BMS Organics
“Our retail concept is not only a business; it goes beyond profit making. As a family we passionately built BMS Organics to how it is today, upholding our mission to promote a holistic and healthy lifestyle and an eco-friendly diet.”
Adamant on creating zero pollution, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used in their organic farm. So you can get close-up with many different types of farm bugs that are commonly found in vegetables. There are good and bad insects. To control harmful pest population, natural means are used (like encouraging natural predators and insects that prey on bad insects). So you can be rest assured in the eco-friendliness of their fresh produce.
Tel: 1300 888 267
Address: 18, Jalan BP 5/11, Bandar Bukit Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor DE, Malaysia.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #4: Country Farm Organics
Country Farm encourages everyone to consume organic food without having to pay exorbitant prices. As the price gap between conventional food and organic food is extremely wide in Asia, Country Farm has taken upon itself to bring prices down by importing organic products in mass. Obviously they still cost more than what you’ll get in regular retails, but by paying a little bit extra, you are able to purchase food that are grown free of pesticides, chemicals, genetically modified or engineered ingredients, artificial flavouring, colourings, and preservatives. Available categories are food, nutrition, baby care and personal care.
Tel: (603) 3342 4401
Address: Lot 9, Unit C2, Natco Industrial Park, Lorong Keluli 1B, Kawasan Perindustrian Bukit Raja Selatan, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #5: The Village Grocer
The Village Grocer story is one of healthy evolution and commitment to quality. Their roots go way back to the 1950s, with a small neighbourhood grocery store in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. Forty years on, Pasaraya OTK was launched. This supermarket quickly became the go-to place for fresh produce, and two additional branches were opened in Sentul (2000) and Puchong (2003). In 2004, Village Grocer was born in Bangsar Village with its premium selection of produce. It continues to serve the residents of Bangsar and Kuala Lumpur with its large array of fresh produce and finest goods. Today, Village Grocer is a full-fledged chain of premium grocers across the Klang Valley and aims to be the leading premium supermarket chain in Malaysia. You’ll find healthy products of many categories here, and some interesting recipes and content on their site.
Address: C-7-9, Sunway Nexis, No. 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #6: Tiny Tapir
Tiny tapir is your best eco-friendly partner introducing quality eco baby stuff to the market. They are the pioneers of the cloth diapering and baby wearing movement in Malaysia, introducing some of the best baby cloth diapers brands such as Grovia, Bouncy Baby, Evolution Diapers. With baby wearing being their other passion, they have brought to Malaysia the best baby carriers brands as well, such as Manduca, Moby Wrap, Wrapsody and Ergo. A haven for mothers meeting both her needs and her baby’s, Tiny Tapir definitely is a great addition to our list.
Tel: +6017-690 1681
Address: 28D, Jalan Awana 15, Taman Cheras Awana, Cheras 43200, Selangor, Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #7: TM Organic Farms
TM Farms started in the year 2009 with the vision of being an integrated organic farm. They grow and raise their produce and livestock on 100% natural, virgin jungle land located in Lipis and Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. What’s really special about TM Organic Farms is their box deliveries. You no longer have to live on a farm to eat fresh farm produce. The produce you’ll get is sourced directly from their farm and other trusted supplier farms in Bukit Tinggi. All lovingly packed in the night in cold room facilities, then delivered the next morning to your home in refrigerated new vans. The goods will be delivered to you in a recyclable cardboard box. And you return last week’s box to them, it’s that simple. Plastic bags are used to a bare minimum when only absolutely necessary to protect the produce and ensure maximum freshness. You pick and order your box online, and they can be filled with vegetables, fruits, eggs, and even whole chickens!
Tel: (+60) 019-3678257
Address: 28A Jalan Kati F U19/F, Taman Medan Mas, Sungai Buloh, 47000 Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #8: Melvita
Melvita is a pioneering organic beauty brand born in the Ardèche, in the south of France. Somehow it has made its way to KL. They have a pretty extensive range of face care, beauty care, hair care and even toiletries. Had quite a bit of fun browsing their site. You can request free samples from them to try out, and with purchases of RM200 and above, delivery is free.
Tel: 03-2720 6303
Address: First Floor Mid Valley MegaMall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #9: I Do Care
IDoCare is committed to producing a line of environmentally-conscious products that allow people to live a greener and healthier lifestyle, without the need to compromise. They believe that everyone deserves the chance to make a difference, so they do as much, but with as little harm as they can. They specialising in green household cleaning products that are better for you and better for the planet. Their high performance concentrated cleaning products are 100% non-toxic, formulated from fully biodegradable ingredients, and thus absolutely safe for family, pets and the environment. By keeping formulas simple, natural, yet effective, they help save money and make socially responsible decisions for a healthier home and a better planet.
Delivery: No (Click link below to find outlets selling their products in KL)
Tel: + 603-6411 6733
Address: The Babyloft. Lot 43, Level G3, Publika Shopping Mall, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #10: Squeeeze Me Baby
Your one stop for all organic baby food, which mummy can eat as well. Who know smoothies could come in a BPA-free, colourful squeeze pouch! Well, one mother, Ann Yeap, filled with zeal to provide the best for her son developed this range of fantastically convenient smoothies, easy to store, carry around and consume. Fresh fruits and vegetables steamed to preserve their nutritional value, are then blended on the spot upon demand. Its aim: to provide the maximum amount of nutrients possible in each mouthful of smoothie consumed. Albeit Squeeeze Me Baby’s steep passion for nutrition, it doesn’t compromise on flavour. The smoothies here taste the most natural, absent artificial ingredients, making it taste as though you’re sucking up juice from the actual fruit itself.
Address: Lot S211A, Second Floor, Bandar Utama City Centre, No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #11: Vitacare
For those more focused on organic healthcare supplements, there is Vitacare. Carrying over 200 types of health and wellness products that are exclusive to Vitacare, their focus on healthcare led them to promoting holistic wellness in the community by providing the latest in organic products and herbal alternatives. Apart from their full range of health and wellness products, you can also avail yourselves to their healthcare services that include blood pressure and glucose level readings, full blood profile and their professional advice on general health issues.
Tel: +603- 7784 3833
Address: No 6, Lorong Tandang B, Seksyen 51, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #12: Alive Organic Sdn Bhd
Alive Group was established in 1998, focusing on producing and providing organic and environmentally friendly consumer products to the market. They also offer trainings, workshops and activities in promoting the harmony and balance of our Mind, Body and Soul. Ms. Teh Lilin, Alive Group’s founder firmly believes in developing and promoting organic-based consumer products. Her dedication and commitment has birthed a complete unique range of consumer products that only use ingredients that are organic, natural, non-harmful to humans and chemical free. Their products range from personal care, household care, baby care and even pet care. Plus, all their products are packed with environmental friendly and recyclable materials.
Tel: +603 2148 3606
Address: 1st Floor, Bangunan WSF, 42A, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #13: Organic For U Enterprise
They deliver fresh organic vegetables to your doorstep direct from organic farms. Involved in wholesaling and retailing of organic vegetables & organic fruits, there are currently more than 50 organic shops nationwide receiving their fresh produce every week. Fret no more about where to get your fruits and veggies! Organic 4 U’s got you covered!
Tel: +603 2303 1670
Address: 4, Jalan 7/18B, Taman Batu Permai, Off Jalan Ipoh, Batu 5, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #14: Opika Organic
OPIKA is a restaurant-cum-retail environment that promotes healthy and sustainable living and eating standards. Pika means Express in Finnish, hence the creation of Opika Organic, meaning Organic Express, is synonymous with the supply of quality and affordable organic food and products. The food and products that they carry at their market are carefully sourced with the knowledge of understanding its source, background of the producer and individual country’s organic standards. Basically the whole complete process of producing the product. All for the sake of taking good care of our environment.
Tel: 603 7732 2581
Address: Lot 105 & 106, Lower Ground, Old Wing, One Utama Shopping Mall, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #15: Green Bamboo Organic Shop
For all your organic vegetable and fruit needs! They sell homemade condiments and desserts too sometimes. And the occasional homemade soap.
Tel: +03-7980 1319
Address: 36A Jalan Desa Bakti, Tmn Desa, Wilayah Persekutuan (Old Klang Road) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #16: Green Sense Enterprise
Going Green Sense is an online ecostore, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a heart in both environmental and healthcare industries. They are on a mission to green the world, one person (and one business) at a time. Their product range is far from extensive though, with just two categories; healthy food and personal care, but you’ll definitely find some unique items here.
Tel: +6011 1330 3993
Address: 2-31B, Jalan Desa 1/1, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #17: Jaya Grocer
Not everything here is organic, but you can get some surprising finds. There is an organic category in their online store, where you can explore organic fresh produce, dairy and an assortment of food products. Definitely worth a look through. Plus with their larger range of outlets around KL, to shop here would most definitely be more convenient.
Address: The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603 2161 1323
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #18: Woods Macrobiotics
Established in 1993 as the first Malaysian Macrobiotic total health and healing centre, providing vegan Macrobiotic organic food including beverages, fresh produce, grocery, health books, magazines, healing CDs, obento lunch boxes delivery service, health cooking classes and diet consultation service, this place deserves a whole lot of recognition. Comprised of an artisan vegan organic bakery, a kitchen, a cooking academy and a retail outlet, you’ll find top quality organic products here.
Tel: +603-7958 5795
Address: AG-8, Block A, Ground Floor, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Organic and Healthy Retail Stores in KL #19: White Brick Oven
Named after the brick oven they built many years ago when setting up the bakery, these people are serious about organic pastry creations. They bake real bread from organic flours sourced from Turkey, part of the original Fertile Crescent. They also mill their own flours from wheat and heritage grains in a traditional stone mill from East Tyrol. Fermenting their doughs over many hours using leaven made from organic wheat or rye flour, then baking them in a hand built brick oven made from fire bricks, the founders create amazing artisan pastries both delicious and healthy.
Delivery: No. (Made to order)
Address: 1675a-1 Jalan Gajah 14, Kampong Kubu Gajah, Sungai Buloh 47000, Selangor
Now you know where all them healthy stores are at, time to increase frequency of eating at home! Home cooked food trumps eating out every single time. And you now have the means of finding where to get your healthy ingredients. But, if pressed for time or you’re at the office and can’t cook that healthy lunch your body deserves, check out this list of 20 Surprisingly Affordable Healthy Food Deliveries in KL. These will buffer well until your next home cooked meal 😉
And we all know that eating healthy, while gold, is not sufficient in our strive to get fit and keep healthy. Exercise is key, and it is not synonymous with going to the gym. For an exciting twist to the word ‘working out’, check out these Top 15 Fun Indoor Activities to Get Fit in KL Instead of Hitting the Gym.
If you’re like me and live in Malaysia, you feel the brunt of keeping fit what with all the tempting food present around every corner. So to lend a helping hand, here are 14 Practical Tips to Losing Weight and Getting Fit in Malaysia.
So go forth and try out shopping at the places above and let me know how it goes. Remember your getting fit now is an investment to your health tomorrow! And it’s never too late OR early to start! You’re very welcome to say HI, give advice or ask questions in the comments below just so that I know that my dispensing of knowledge had some sort of impact! 😀 Thank you for reading and welcome to your journey of getting fit in KL! Remember, you’re not alone!
For more tips and tricks on how to get fit fast and lose the weight you need to, check out my previous article here.