5 Green Restaurants to Try

Green products, green energy, even green restaurants. People are becoming more pro-active when it comes to preserving the environment. Did you know that by buying locally-sourced produce you're not only supporting our local farmers but also lessening your carbon footprint as well? Isn't it great to know that while you're enjoying a delicious meal, you're helping local businesses, too? Here are five green restaurants in Manila you should check out:

Sugarleaf believes in "foods that nourish" featuring a mini-mart of locally-sourced organic produce from La Trinidad Organic Practitioners and other certified organic farms. Try the Eat All You Can to Lose Weight buffet (P400 per person) and help yourself to hearty servings of organic vegetables, with a variety of home-made dips, dressings and sauces.  The meal comes with a bowl of their soup of the day. They also host workshops on organic farming, healthy cooking and wellness workshops monthly.

This cozy little cafe on the second floor of the Llanar building is a hidden gem in the busy Xavierville Avenue. A vegetarian-vegan cafe that sources from organic farms, Blissful Belly serves Filipino dishes turo-turo style. The Vegetarian Kare-Kare is a surprise treat (served with brown rice P125), a peanut-based dish loaded with kangkong and tofu skin. It's as good as having the real thing and it comes with an equally tasty bagoong.

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ECHOcafe promotes sustainable eating by offering an abundance of fresh, wholesome, locally grown produce. Their ingredients are from local farmers and producers, community groups, small organic farms and those who do not use any chemicals that are toxic to the environment. Try the Mushroom Burger (P225), a mushroom patty served with malunggay pan de sal with a side salad and mango preserve.

We're happy to hear that this cafe is finally open to franchising! This neo-vegan cafe is a great alternative to the usual fast food choices surrounding the cinemas. Grab a Heart Dog (P95), a meatless hotdog wrapped in a multigrain bun and low-fat cheese sauce. Chimara also donates 1% of your purchases to the Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education. 

A social enterprise restaurant that offers healthy Japanese food and creates jobs for the youth.  They source their ingredients, such as export grade tuna, from Davao. They also offer set menus for lunch, tea time and dinner for P300 per meal, so be sure to call in advance to check what they have to offer.


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