We were happy to discover new green shops in two Central Business Districts. One of them is a healthy-eats restaurant-store – Sugarleaf.
We have visited their Greenhills branch a few months back but it was just too far from our usual itinerary. When we heard that they were opening a new branch in Makati, we made sure we drop by within their first two weeks of operation.
Upon entering the new branch, we knew this visit won’t be the last. There were two floors: first floor was a grocery store while the upper floor was the dining area. Since we were still full, we just ordered their turkey sandwich, and lemongrass tea. We liked our sandwich and the tea was refreshing.
If you want to learn how to prepare similar healthy snacks and dishes for your family and friends, join us on April 14th in “The Beauty of Raw”, another entertaining and lively raw food workshop from Sugarleaf.
According to co-owner and Marketing Manager, Angelo Songco, this workshop is a half-day raw food science lecture and gourmet raw food preparation class for those seeking an effective natural alternative to fad diets, surgery, weight loss treatments or depriving calorie restrictions.
Talented certified raw food chef and lifestyle coach Mona Lisa Neuboeck will share valuable raw food nutrition information, everyday raw lifestyle tips plus six (6) raw cuisine demonstrations with optional hands on experience and recipes to keep and share with your loved ones.
The other store worth-visiting is ECHOmarket.
Finally, organic and fresh food and produce are available in one place seven days a week in BGC! The freshest organic vegetable and fruit produce, free range chicken and meats, fresh milk and eggs, and artisan breads and cheeses are made available seven days a week at the newly opened ECHOmarket Sustainable Farms in Serendra. The latest brainchild of ECHOtrio (Chit Juan, Jeannie Javelosa, and Reena Francisco) behind ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle, ECHOmarket embraces the same philosophy of sustainability–supporting local food producers and organic farmer groups all over the country.
We dropped by last week and young and promising in-house chef, Angelo, and store manager, Lorna, showed us around their green store.
What got us excited was their chiller packed with salad greens, vegetables and ready-to-eat food items. On their racks were fresh fruits from organic farms. In another corner were accessories and dry-goods manufactured by various communities supported by the ECHOtrio Chit Juan, Jeannie Javellosa and Reena Francisco.
Visit Sugarleaf and ECHOmarket this week, and don’t forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bayong!)
Is there a hard-to-find staple that you want our two green grocers to source for you?
SUGARLEAF MAKATI MEDICard Lifestyle Centre Paseo de Roxas cor. Gil Puyat Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. No. +63917 8039 055
ECHOmarket G/F Serendra (across Market! Market!) Bonifacio Global City Email email@example.com Tel. No. +632 567 3703