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You see organic weekend market being held every now and then in shopping malls near you. No doubt organic food products are gaining popularity as these promote not only a healthy lifestyle, but also the preservation of our environment and support for local livelihood—“organic” means there are no chemicals, synthetic additives, pesticides, and fertilizers used in the production of the food items.
But what if you want to go green for good? Are there enough stores to supply your needs? Well, we present several organic stores in Metro Manila that can help you not only get started but have a variety of options to keep you green and healthy.
You’ll find a wide selection of organic products at Healthy Options.
Healthy Options promotes a healthy shopping experience by offering a vast array of organic products, from farm produce to supplements and personal care. You can read from the labels that all of them are free of preservatives, chemical additives, fillers, and artificial ingredients. Animal testing and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are also a no-no at Healthy Options. Their stores are located at various shopping malls and retail establishments in Metro Manila.
Healthy snack alternatives offer by EarthOrigins Marketplace
If you are looking for certified organic produce and organically grown meats, you can head to EarthOrigins Marketplace by Sugarleaf Inc. They promote and advocate healthy eating by offering certified organic produce, which is harvested fresh daily, and a wide variety of organically grown meats such as chicken, pork, and beef. It’s a small marketplace/one stop shop full of kitchen and pantry essentials that also offers bath and body and home cleaning essentials that are environmental safe and free from harmful chemicals.
You can have a meal after shopping at Satinka Naturals.
Want to dine and shop? You can do both at Satinka Naturals, located in corner Pasong Tamo, Makati City. In 2007, the store started offering natural solutions for skin care and home care with the use of botanical plants and herbs. After seven years, it opened a bistro that serves vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes using organic vegetables from the Cordillera region.
Don't forget your eco bag when you shop at Ritual.
If you’re in the Makati area and on the lookout for some organic food, you can go to Ritual at Arnaiz Ave. (formerly Pasay Road). It is a small shop and cacao/coffee joint that offers local, organic, and eco-friendly products. The store does not use plastic bags so it is better to bring your own container or eco bag.
Healthy chips and snacks from Take Root
Looking for healthy and delicious alternatives to junk food? Look no further! You can check out Take Root, a natural food company that carries a wide variety of snacks made healthy and delicious for everyone. Some of their products include banana bread granola with flaxseed, homemade peanut butter bliss balls, and kale chips that come in different flavors. Take Root snacks are available at several dining establishments n Metro Manila such as Plaza Café, Makati, The Blue Kitchen in Mandaluyong, and Salad Stop! in Makati.
Cocogreen and Co. in Salcedo Village, Makati City offers raw, organic, and cold-pressed juices prepared especially for people on the go. Their products are customized depending on your needs—whether it is for weight loss, stress management, stronger immunity, anti-aging, or endurance. Other than juices, they also serve salads and other food items such as cheeses, dips and spreads, and glutten-free breads and pastries.
Leaf Kitchen Raw Food Grocer
Yacon syrup offered by Leaf Kitchen Raw Food Grocer
Leaf Kitchen Raw Food Grocer offers organic, vegan, or raw vegan, gluten-free, as well as dairy-free food. Their products are available for pick-up in Quezon City and Pasig City. You can shop for their products at organic food markets in the metro such as the Salcedo Community Market.
ECHOstore offers a wide selection of body and home care products.
Environment and Community Hope Organization Store (ECHOstore) in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig is a social enterprise founded in 2008. It promotes sustainable lifestyle and is the country’s first concept store of its kind. Its green and fair trade products come from marginalized communities all over the country. You can choose from their wide array of body and home products, fresh and organic produce, and meals made from fresh ingredients.
Different liqueurs in cute bottles
If you are searching for high quality artisanal oils, vinegar, liqueurs, wines, and spirits, you can head to Vom Fass Philippines for some great finds. They also offer gourmet food items, such as fettuccine and peppercorns with pink berries. You can experience the Mediterranean way of sampling artisanal products at Vom Fass in these locations: Edsa Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong, SM Aura Premier in Taguig, and Rockwell Power Plant Mall in Makati City.
Rooms will always smell fresh with these scented sprays.
Urban Pantry carries a range of gourmet delicacies and home essentials. Their products include salad dressings, fruit jams and spreads, as well as fruits and nuts in a jar. They also have room sprays that effectively eliminate odor with scents such as grapefruit and pine, olive oil and rosemary, lavender vanilla, lemongrass and green tea, and citronella eucalyptus and lemon.
With a long list of organic stores in the metro, going organic has never been easier. In the end, it looks like it’s only you that’s standing between yourself and a healthier lifestyle! Make the better choice today.
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Karen has more than 10 years of experience in writing for the web. She has covered a very wide range of topics - from health, lifestyle, and life insurance, to sports, real estate, basic interior design, and current events.
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