Photos | It's a good place to eat healthy at Miranda

Fitness fanatic turned My Kitchen Rules contestant Scott Gooding has opened The Good Place, a completely gluten-free venue at Westfield Miranda.

Think low sugar, soy free, grain free and non GMO, with a big emphasis on sustainability.

"We aren't just using superfoods and tricking things up. We're using real food," Gooding says.

"I want to know the farmer, where everything comes from."

After successfully segueing from MKR into penning a number of books, why has he decided to plunge into food venues at this stage of his career?

"Mum and Dad ran pubs in and around London. It put me off, to be honest," he says.

"I went off on a fitness and health path but it's come around to creating a healthy restaurant, although I don't want to ram that down people's throats."

If you look on the menu at The Good Place, there's plenty of good.

You'll find green pea fritters with coconut and mint yoghurt, a vegan curry, and bruschetta served on pumpkin bread, while on the drinks list, there's a hibiscus negroni. Even the "spiders" are made with kombucha and dairy-free ice-cream.

Gooding argues the concept has wide appeal and that's why he is hosting a "people of influence" event at the venue from 6pm to 8.30pm on September 12.

Filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas will present her award-winning documentary Defendent S, about her fight to save Tasmania's forest. This will be followed by a Q&A with Gooding about ways people can reduce their carbon footprint, improve their lifestyle and grow positive change.

Champagne and nibbles provided at Level 4, Westfield Miranda, 600 Kingsway, Miranda.

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