North Adelaide Village Health Hub

For a healthy mind and body you’ll need organic wholefoods and luxe workout spaces. It’s all under one roof at North Adelaide Village.


This urban food joint is home to nutrient stacked poke, smoothie bowls, breakfast bowls and delicious wraps, and has become the go-to when looking for an easy, good for you meal. The North Adelaide store is the fourth Adelaide store to open and to coincide with its launch, four sweet new smoothie bowls have been added to the menu – you can choose from Green is Gold, Peanut Butter Miso, Acai Berry and Mellow Yellow. Or if you’re in the mood for something savoury, treat yourself to a chef-curated bowl like the Tuna Poke, Beef Bibimbap, Chicken Curry or Tofu and pair it with a smoothie or an organic kombucha off tap.

goodlife health clubs

The gym that is for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or a gym junkie. The 24/7 access gym has everything you need in the one location – exercise therapy, a cycle studio, a Hypoxi studio, sauna and free paring onsite. With a range of classes on offer, from Body Attack to yoga, you can choose the perfect one for you. Classes run from 5.45am until 7pm to accommodate for all member’s schedules; personal training services are also available if you’re seeking one-on-one coaching. In addition to this, members get access to home workouts and recipes, as well as a free activation session with a personal trainer.

studio pilates

New to North Adelaide Village, Studio Pilates North Adelaide delivers high energy, intense 40 minute Pilates reformer workouts that will transform your entire body. With great music, amazing instructors, personal attention and luxe surrounds, what’s not to love? Get started with six classes for $60 as a special introductory offer for new clients (terms and conditions apply). Book now at Studio Pilates North Adelaide.

romeo’s organic wholefoods

Romeo’s Organic Wholefoods specialises in organic and alternative foods. The staff at Romeo’s can assist in groceries for people with food intolerances, allergies, health disorders, vegans and vegetarians, or those just wanting to eat clean.

metropolitan fresh fruiterers

Metropolitan Fresh Fruiterers has provided premium fresh fruit and veg for over 30 years! Along with gourmet foods, specialty coffee and floral creations, they also have a cafe where customers can take a respite from grocery shopping and catch up over a coffee and a slice of continental cake.

North Adelaide Village
67 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide

Words Mia Vidale

Top Notch Dining at Pippo, North Adelaide Village

Stephen Russell knows his way around the kitchen – from plating up ‘bush tucker’ in an open-air diner overlooking Uluru, to creating honest, creative dishes as head chef of luxe North Adelaide eatery Pippo. We sit down with the man himself at North Adelaide Village to find out more about his influences and, of course, the must-try menu.

tell us about your background

Before my relocation to Adelaide I had just finished a three-year stint at Ayers Rock Resort. Prior to this, I worked in world-class resorts in beautiful locations all around Australia.

pippo’s all-day menu is diverse, showcasing a mix of cuisines – how would you describe the menu and what was behind the blend of flavours?

Our latest menu is a great way to showcase a contemporary Australian cuisine at its finest. The wood-oven was purposely built to create a menu with an honest and rustic feel [and] a fusion of flavours, while maintaining the delicacy of preparation I’m known for. I believe the menu in an all-day venue such as ours comes down to delicious and honest food – a meal that leaves you feeling content when you leave. 

how would you describe your cooking style?

Throughout my cooking career I have run kitchens in remote places. The benefit of travelling throughout Australia in my early years of cooking was that I was able to learn multiple cuisines and cook with a variety of native produce. My cooking style at Pippo is an extension of my travels and experiences. 

The use of fresh, seasonal produce is a big deal for you…

Seasonal produce is huge for me. We have access to some of the best produce here in South Australia and I want to showcase it. It’s about maintaining the integrity of the flavours and not over complicating them. There is a fine line and delicate balance between the two.

pippo also prides itself on supporting local growers and suppliers – is this even more important now as we navigate our way out of covid?

It has never been so important. The hospitality industry was hit hard when the pandemic hit. It was restaurateurs that had to reinvent themselves and suppliers whom also felt the effects of this. South Australian suppliers have world-class farmlands and produce, so why would we go anywhere else but our own backyard? We know that South Australian farms provide to many Australian regions – I’ve had the pleasure to work with this produce abroad so I’m excited to have close access to it at Pippo.

the menu includes a ‘feed me’ option, where the chef chooses the dishes. What would I get if i ordered this?

The ‘feed me’ menu takes you on a tasteful culinary journey at Pippo with a selection from our entire menu. It’s a great option as we are able to help create a menu with balance, and therefore an experience to remember!

what is the must-try dish?

Well, I can say the whole menu is a must-try, however if I had to choose from the current menu the 12 hour slow-cooked roasted lamb shoulder with hummus, spiced chickpeas, yoghurt and flatbread. For our upcoming menu we are showcasing SA Squid in a serrano pepper and lime salsa fresca, finished with a pea coriander sauce. Also, a pearl-meat and crab ravioli with bush tomato consume, chard corn, karkalla and a burnt saffron sabayon. 

Photography by Meaghan Coles

67 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide Village
08 7320 4367