Category Archives: Eat

Love Lokal: Cocolatto Dairy-free Ice Cream

I am a huge fan of coconuts. I go crazy over the long list of uses and benefits of coconut oil and the light, refreshing flavour of anything with coconut water, meat or milk.

Cocolatto is a local brand that started with a purpose. Sherwin Gope, founder of Cocolatto, tells me he wanted to start something that would make everyone happy. Of course, who wouldn’t be happy with ice cream? But when he said everyone, he meant every one. “I wanted to give a chance to people who thought they’d never have ice cream again,” he says. These include vegans, diabetics, lactose and gluten intolerants, etc. Continue reading Love Lokal: Cocolatto Dairy-free Ice Cream

Clean and Mean: Green Bar Now Delivers to Your Doorstep

The wait is finally over–for me, at least. Green Bar, a vegan cafe based in Alabang, has set up a kitchen in Makati allowing them to deliver to those who do not frequent the south. While they cannot bring the cafe over to us here for the full dining experience, it’s good enough that they have expanded their services and made their food more accessible especially because I think this is something everyone (non-vegans included) would enjoy.

They stuffed me silly one day and had me try nearly all the items on their menu. While I got to taste everything (yes, I did!), I made sure friends and family got to try too because I didn’t want to miss out on another opportunity to prove that vegan food could be THIS good.

So what was in my package? Here’s a blow-by-blow of each item.

Continue reading Clean and Mean: Green Bar Now Delivers to Your Doorstep

No Escaping Your Greens: The Vegan Food Delivery Service Guide

Manila, you are just about to run out of excuses NOT to go plant-based. I’ve listed down six vegan delivery services that will knock your socks off and make life so much easier for you. Now, there’s no need to worry about where to go. All you have to do is pick up your phone and let them find you. And darling, I say that is sweet surrender. No need to run away from your broccoli the way you did when mom tried to shove that fork into your mouth. Continue reading No Escaping Your Greens: The Vegan Food Delivery Service Guide

Ikigai Kakigori Cafe Serves Vegan-Friendly Traditional Japanese Desserts

Dessert lovers, rejoice! Yes, that includes me. A new vegan-friendly joint has just opened in Quezon City.

Ikigai, a small and simple cafe found at the Pos Building at the corner of Tomas Morato and Scout Madrinan, offers flavoured shaved ice known as the Kakigori. Continue reading Ikigai Kakigori Cafe Serves Vegan-Friendly Traditional Japanese Desserts

Meals that Nourish at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

Here it is! I saved my favorite part for last–the food. If you read my first entry about the recent Yoga Retreat I had at Atmosphere Resorts and Spa, I mentioned I would write a completely separate post on the food they served. I find it rather challenging to recall all the memories of dining at the resort only because I could barely do it without salivating (excuse me) and dreaming about my next food trip there. But yes, the taste and how deliciously rich their dishes were are clearly embedded in the memory bank of my tastebuds.

Continue reading Meals that Nourish at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

The EAT in Retreat

Hey, sweeties! I’m in an airport cafe right now waiting for my flight to Dumaguete. I’m all set for a 7-day Yoga Retreat at Atmosphere Resorts in Dauin.

I stayed up late last night packing my stuff and I could almost hear my mom’s voice in my head right now scolding me for doing it at the last minute. Well, I honestly always put it off because packing usually comes as a struggle to me.  The usual 2-3 nights is fine, but anything beyond that, I always end up putting so much stuff in! Continue reading The EAT in Retreat

Liq My Stick Crafts Plant-Based Pops for the Fun and Fearless

Hello from Wan Chai! It’s a few minutes past midnight and I’m back in our hotel room after a full day of walking and exploring the city. Been M.I.A. for the past few days because my days have been so filled from attending the annual Asia Yoga Conference, to going on a daily sweat sesh, to (guiltily) shopping for workout gear. And as much as I just want to dive in between the sheets, I also missed writing and sharing stuff with you guys. So, here I am. Continue reading Liq My Stick Crafts Plant-Based Pops for the Fun and Fearless

SUSI Brings Vegan and Gluten-Free Food into the Metro’s Mainstream

As one who has been on a plant-based diet for the past four years, I can say that Manila is truly evolving. Susi, the recently opened restaurant at Burgos Circle, BGC offers only Vegan and Gluten-free food. It’s the first Vegan and Gluten-free restaurant to run within one of the top commercial areas in the Metro.

Susi Facade

When I was first told in October last year about Susi, I thought it was pretty bold of them to pick Burgos Circle as their first location. If you ask me why, I’d give you two connecting reasons. One, veganism is a concept that majority of our population still hasn’t embraced and two, Burgos Circle is a prime spot. And given the costs of keeping a business running in a high-traffic area, Susi is going to need all the diners they can get to step into their doors. But it seems Susi has this all planned out. Continue reading SUSI Brings Vegan and Gluten-Free Food into the Metro’s Mainstream