Healthy eating is a choice you can make, starting with these restaurants. Happy eating!
Being healthy takes a lot of work – exercising, eating healthy food, and checking up on your well-being constantly– but it is a lifestyle choice that rewards you in more ways than one. The Philippines is an agricultural country thriving with diverse options for healthy eating. Whether it’s gluten-free options, vegan, or home-cooked meals, these restaurants will open your eyes to the sumptuous world of nutritious food.
- Hummus Elijah
Are you looking to try Mediterranean food but with a healthy twist? Hummus Elijah has got it all for you. Located at 5059 P. Burgos St., Makati, this vegetarian restaurant showcases its bestselling hummus and falafel, among other dishes originating from the Middle East. Hummus Elijah offers authentic Mediterranean salads, shawarma, and even a variety of keto dishes– a must-eat for people following a keto diet. Its regulars have attested to its delicious food, so treat yourself to a healthy feast. Reach them through their Facebook page and Lazada store!
- Pipino Veg
Pipino Veg offers Filipino fusion cuisine, which encapsulates the Filipino food we crave but with a healthy dose of veggies and organic recipes! They offer Filipino feast staples such as veggie kare-kare, eggplant, and tofu miso, all types of sinigang. Located in the busy streets of Malingap Teacher’s Village, Quezon City, they also consider the party and “inuman” culture of Filipinos. For this reason why they introduced typical “pulutan” dishes with a vegetarian twist, such as Tofu sisig, Spring Rolls, Stuffed Bulaklak ng Kalabasa, and Buffalo Cauliflower wings. Eating Filipino-style meals and healthy living shouldn’t be a bore with Pipino Veg! Reach them through their Facebook page!
- The Wholesome Table
The Wholesome Table brings a unique freshness into the hustle and bustle of 30th St, Corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street Central, Makati. This healthy food restaurant prides itself on its flavorful gluten-free power bowls, gluten-free cakes, and breakfast plates featuring eggs, toast, and pancakes, among other Filipino brunch classics. They also have a variety of other sumptuous dishes that lean towards a more balanced diet, such as Salmon Bowl, Grilled Porkchop, and Truffle Mushroom Pasta. The Wholesome Table commits to its customers by serving healthy yet mouth-watering food—make sure to contact them through their Facebook page!
- Green Pastures
Promoting sustainable dining, Green Pastures in Level 4, East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall ensures customers that eating healthy shouldn’t be a chore but more of a delicious choice. This restaurant specializes in reintroducing food staples in a more improved, healthy way. Some of its fine selections include Pizza Bianca Porchetta, Clam Chowder, and Porchetta al Forno con Patate– pork belly cooked with herbs and spices. They also offer burgers of various kinds, such as the Garlic Herb Cheeseburger, Mushroom Cheeseburger, or Gochujang Cheeseburger. The Green Pastures’ diverse menu will satisfy your palate! To place orders, reach them on their Facebook page!
- Juju Eats
Healthy eating should always be associated with an optimistic mindset and good vibes! Juju Eats has branches within Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati, The Podium Mall, Ortigas Center, Salcedo Village, Makati, Vertis North Ayala Malls Quezon City. Juju Eats aims to provide healthy food with a dose of good juju to start people’s day. They offer different kinds of signature salads, such as their bestsellers Chatuchak Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, and Thai Chicken Salad. Juju Eats also specializes in making wraps more challenging and sumptuous – evident in their Pesto Salad wrap and Tuna Nicoise Pasta Wrap, among others. They also offer paninis, pasta, red rice bowls, cold-pressed juices, and more. Eating at Juju Eats will give you good juju for the rest of the day! Place your orders on their Facebook page or website!
- Vege Select
Bringing new life to long-standing Chinese recipes, Vege Select in 739 Ongpin St, Binondo offers a wide selection of food and side dishes that aim to appetize and revolutionize healthy eating! They showcase Chinese food staples such as vegan cuapao, vegan xiao long bao, and vegan sushi. They are also known for their diverse dishes, with a mix of Filipino and Chinese cuisine, such as vegan kiampong and the traditional crab and corn soup. Vege Select proves that Asian cuisine is an enjoyable treat healthily! Watch out for their daily menu on their Facebook page!
- Vegetarian kitchen
Are you looking for bulk meals? The Vegetarian Kitchen got your back. Specializing in homemade vegan plant-based bentos, food trays, meals, and bowls, they have all the healthy options to satisfy your cravings! Their bestsellers include Swedish Meatballs, Bonchon Cauliflower Chik’n and Japchae, Satay Barbecue & Couscous, Palabok Espesyal with Vegetable Okoy, Veggie Ukoy & Tokwa’t Baboy, Pinakbet, and Tofu Tonkatsu with Japanese Curry Bentos. They also offer food trays for big gatherings or hearty meals with the family. Conveniently located at 62B Mother Ignacia Ave., Brgy. Paligsahan 1103, Quezon City, make sure to grab your favorites by placing an order through their Facebook page!
Healthy eating shouldn’t mean we abandon the fast food menu that we all grew to love at some point. Break in Greenhills shook things up and reintroduced fast food staples, but this time, cooked with healthy ingredients. This plant-based vegan fast food chain offers chicken, burgers, and breakfast meals, all cooked using plant-based meat, a viable alternative to the otherwise conventional meats. The break is a life-changer for those who want to eat fast food without breaking their diet. Visit their Instagram or website for orders!
- Corner Tree Cafe
This vegetarian restaurant serves healthy food in a secure, intimate, and comfortable setting. Corner Tree Cafe, located at 150 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati, offers Pinoy-style dishes– from salads, desserts, and even party trays. Its salad specialties are Caramelized Apple and Feta Salad, Mediterranean Salad, and Quinoa Salad. They also add a vegetarian twist to Filipino dishes like Kare-Kareng Gulay, Adobong Tofu with Fried egg and Fried Rice, and their vegetarian Laing. Each dining experience at Corner Tree Cafe is satisfying with healthy goodness—contact them on their Facebook page for orders!
- Green Bar
This restaurant, bar, and bakery at 106 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati showcases its brand of healthy eating. Green Bar’s plant-based goodies and drinks have revolutionized healthy eating with its specialties Savory Turmeric Bun and Big Bite Kebab. They also offer a variety of alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktails– perfect for a healthy weekend unwinding with friends! Make sure to stop by or reach them on their Facebook page for orders!
Healthy living can also be a fun and delicious route, with sumptuous food to enjoy while being fit and living up to your body’s true potential. Healthy eating is a choice you can make, starting with these restaurants. Happy eating!
Contributed by Princess Friel Lontoc
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