105 George St Bathurst NSW Australia 2795

Ph: +61 2 63313820

Email: bathursthealthfoods@gmail.com



Bathurst Health Foods has been in operation continuously in George St since 1956. Originally established as a bulk buy health food store. It has had only a handful of owners between 1956 and now. The store is one of (if not the) oldest business still trading in George St. The store was rebranded as a GoVita store in 2011 but still retained its original name and history.

On the 1st of October 2015 the store changed hands. Its new owners (Xanthe and Shea Peterson) reverted the store to its original name, Bathurst Health Foods, taking it back to its independent roots. They will retain and expand its bulk food offerings while also adding new and exciting ranges of traditional and modern health food products. Supplements, General organic grocery, body care, chemical free cleaning, bulk herbs and spices, leaf tea, baby care, and much more.


Xanthe Peterson was raised in Bathurst and after 20 years away is thrilled to be home again with her husband and children. 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 the store from that time. Xanthe has always had a keen interest in health foods. She studied naturopathy, yoga, massage and food medicine and ran a successful practice in the eastern suburbs of Sydney for 15 years.

Shea Peterson brings 20 years experience of health food retail management to the store. He was born in Colorado USA. He has managed large health food stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Hawaii and more recently in Sydney. Shea is an Ayurvedic practitioner having completed his training at the Ayurvedic institute of New Mexico and also in India. He has worked extensively as an Ayurvedic cook. He fell in love with Bathurst the first time Xanthe brought him here and was thrilled when the decision to move here permanently was made.

Shea and Xanthe have a passion for natural living inside and out. They are looking forward to the years ahead and to continuing the stores long and successful history, contributing to the health and wellbeing of the local community, and to meeting you all in person.


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