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Banana Blossom

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Welcome to Banana Blossom, where we believe that nourishing your body should be an exciting adventure filled with joy and happiness. Our mission is to redefine the way you perceive salads.

We take great pride in selecting only the freshest ingredients, carefully sourced from local Australian farms. With each salad, we pour our heart and soul into creating a symphony of flavours and textures that will tantalise your taste buds. Every mouthful unfolds into a truly satisfying experience

So, wave goodbye to uninspiring salads. Get ready to embark on a journey where health and indulgence finds their perfect balance. Welcome to the captivating world of salads reimagined.

We’re kicking goals!


Years in business, since opening our first restaurant on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.


Restaurants across Australia, and counting!


Delicious menu options!

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Meet Our Visionary Founders

Nat and Ben Thomas: The Dynamic Duo Behind Banana Blossom

Nat and Ben Thomas, an ambitious husband and wife team, stand as the driving force and visionary founders of Banana Blossom. With an unwavering passion for innovation and culinary excellence, they have spent the past 20 years revolutionising the concept of salads. Drawing inspiration from authentic Asian flavours and utilising only the freshest local ingredients, Nat and Ben have crafted a delectable experience that leaves their customers craving for more. Their relentless dedication has resulted in a truly mouthwatering fusion of taste and culture, delivered straight to your plate.

An image of the founders of Banana Blossom; Nat and Ben Thomas

Our Story

An image of Nat with her grandmother Yai

A Flavourful Heritage

Over a century ago, in the vibrant town of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Southern Thailand, Nat’s grandmother, Yai, captivated the community with her legendary Triple Chilli Sauce. This treasured family recipe, cherished for generations, became an integral part of Nat’s upbringing. As a young girl, Nat eagerly assisted her grandmother in concocting this culinary masterpiece, forging a deep bond and igniting her own passion for food.

Nat and Ben Thomas in the 90s

The Inception of Banana Blossom

In the mid-90s, Nat embarked on a journey that led her to Australia, where fate intertwined her life with Ben—a gifted chef renowned for his culinary mastery in some of Sydney’s most reputable restaurants, including his own. As their paths converged, a remarkable fusion emerged: Nat’s deep-rooted affection for traditional Thai cuisine, handed down through generations, merged seamlessly with Ben’s exceptional culinary skills. United by their shared love for exquisite flavours, they seized the opportunity to embark on a new culinary venture, giving birth to Banana Blossom.

Takeaway at the beach

A Journey Begins

In the vibrant year of 2003, nestled within the picturesque coastal town of Mona Vale, Sydney’s Northern Beaches witnessed the birth of a culinary sensation—the first-ever Banana Blossom salad. Bursting with captivating flavours, this innovative creation swiftly captured the hearts and palates of salad enthusiasts far and wide. Such was the overwhelming demand that it didn’t take long for Nat and Ben to expand their horizons, opening two additional stores in the neighbouring havens of Manly and Warringah, ensuring that the delectable delights of Banana Blossom could be savoured by an ever-growing clientele.

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A Delicious Journey Continues

In the present day, the tantalising creations of Banana Blossom await discovery in fourteen carefully curated locations across the stunning landscapes of New South Wales and Queensland. Nat and Ben find immeasurable joy in witnessing the pure delight their culinary masterpieces bring to the lives of their cherished customers. The resounding success of Banana Blossom stands as a testament to the enduring influence of treasured family traditions and an unwavering commitment to crafting extraordinary food experiences that leave an indelible mark on every palate.

Our Values



We are dedicated to operating with integrity and doing well in all aspects of our business.

Team of legends

Our growing team consists of exceptional individuals who work together to achieve remarkable results.


We break the mould by redefining food on the go offerings, delivering a fresh and unique experience.

Community Focus

We prioritise community engagement and actively contribute to the well-being of the communities we serve.


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The Elixir

Of Life


Our famous Triple Chilli dressing recipe dates back centuries. Banana Blossom founder Nat’s great grandmother was serving up our famous Triple Chilli dressing more than 100 years ago in the village of Nakhon Si Thammarat in South Thailand.

The recipe was handed down through generations of family before Nat passed it on to her husband Ben, the genius chef behind our salad creations. Nat’s family has been serving the dressing at local markets, often frequented by monks who would stop for a meal on their travels.

The top secret recipe was passed down through generations and might be an elixir for long life! Nat’s great grandmother lived to the incredible age of 106! And her grandmother 101! How amazing is that?

We think it’s the hours and hours of careful preparation needed to craft the dressing that makes it so special. Both Nat and Ben were trained to make it (with lots of trial and error!), but they did the hard work so you don’t have to. All you have to do is order up and enjoy, lucky you!

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