Sustainable Shopping Directory
This was meant to be a comprehensive guide for where to buy biodynamic, organic, eco-friendly, handmade, healthy, raw, paleo (ancestral health), and sustainable food and goods in and around Metro Manila, Philippines. However, there are so many of these local businesses and events these days, I’m simply unable to keep up! :) So, this will just be a small list of my favourites. I'm constantly updating this guide and your feedback is welcome.
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I last updated this guide October 6, 2016.
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Online Grocery Stores
Healthy Restaurants, Meal Delivery, Snacks
Personal Care (Bath & Body) Goods
Art, Fashion, Design, Home
Technology & Innovation
Weekend Markets, Creative Workshops, & Other Events
Holy Carabao (review)
Hindy Weber Tantoco and her family own and live on this biodynamic farm in Laguna. They provide healthy products such as such as grass-fed meat, raw grass-fed dairy, gluten-free bread, coconut flour, and organic vegetables. They also provide specialty products such as artisanal cheese, lacto-fermented vegetables, herbal supplements, organic soap, and more. Fast, friendly, and reliable customer service.
Down To Earth
This biodynamic farm based in Bukidnon (with an office in Makati) provides grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, raw grass-fed dairy, and free-range poultry. Their products include delicious 72-hour broth, grass-fed bacon, raw grass-fed milk, raw grass-fed butter, coconut flour, fresh vegetables, and other healthy goods. They have a store at No. 7433 Ground Floor, Unit J, Yakal St., San Antonio Village Makati City (end of Mayapis St., near CASH & CARRY and next to Titania Wine Cellar & near SANTIS Delicacies), and a stall at the Saturday Salcedo Market. Friendly and reliable customer service.
As of September 2014, they have a brand-new online shopping interface with very convenient online payment and order status tracking.
Farm To Table
Delicious 100% grass-fed milk, butter, cheese, cream and other dairy products from Mindanao.
Wide range of organic soaps and bee products from Milea Bee Farm. Super delicious raw honey that goes great with calamansi for a simple sweet citrus drink or salad dressing.
SESOU Nature Source
Mostly skincare and household products such as soap, cosmetics, and detergents.
Branches in Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Market Market, Glorietta, and Trinoma.
ECHO Store, Market, & Café
Fresh produce and food items, as well as skincare and household products, and some fashion accessories. Café serves meals, snacks, and drinks.
Located at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City.
Ritual Shop & Café
Organic and traditional food, produce, body care, and home products. Plastic-free, so bring your own containers. Beautifully and lovingly handcrafted. Café serves drinks.
Ground floor inside The Collective building, 7274 Malugay St., Makati.
The Healthy Grocery
Super fast, friendly, and convenient online store supplying raw organic superfoods such as quinoa, cacao nibs, goji, acai, spirulina, chlorella, maca extra strength, yerba mate, and more. Everyday prices, great customer service, high quality products, and astounding value. Ships anywhere in the Philippines.
The Super Food Grocer
Online store specializing in raw, vegetarian, herbal, super foods such as cacao nibs, maca powder, and green smoothie starter packs.
The Wholesome Table Restaurant
100% fresh, organic, worry-free, healthy, tasty, gratifying food. Meat and seafood are free-range, grass-fed, or wild-caught. Located near Cake Club and Elias at High Street Central, BGC, Taguig.
Live Life! Vegetarian Restaurant
Strictly vegan restaurant-- they don't allow their diningware to even touch meat. Creative veggie dishes that don't rely on soy and wheat. Superb gluten-free dairy-free vegetarian lasagna that tastes like real comfort food lasagna! Cute little place located at 2240 Chino Roces Ave., Makati (across La Fuerza compound).
Juju Eats Restaurant
Salad bar with a great variety of fresh ingredients and yummy beverages like cashew milk and veggie juices.
Satinka Naturals Café
Serves organic vegan food and sells handmade bath, body, and home products. (I love their refreshing beeswax lip balm.)
1137 Kamagong St, Cor Pasong Tamo Makati
Healthy snacks such as organic kale chips and power bars.
Handmade soaps by May and Roland, made with using a low-temperature process, using pure olive oil, coconut oil, and natural extracts. Nothing else-- no preservatives, hardeners, colors, or scents.
Wide range of affordable non-toxic personal care products produced by local communities in cooperation with Gawad Kalinga.
Virgin coconut oil based line of affordable bath and body products such as soaps, body scrubs, body butters, shampoo, conditioner, and more.
Natural personal care products and wooden toys. (I use their Oasis VoCo Cream lotion as a daily face and body moisturizer. - Feanne)
Quirky, tasteful, handmade, one-of-a-kind furnishings made from parts of antiques, vintage items, and found objects.
The Manila Collectible Co.
Conscious, indigenous, novelty, and artisanal Philippine products. Located behind Manila Cathedral.
Handmade fashion accessories inspired by marine biology and made with recycled materials, by fashion designer Ken Samudio.
Scarves by Feanne
Unique scarves with beautiful drape and original art, designed and made in the Philippines. Follow @feanneart on Instagram.
Anthill Fabric Gallery
Cebu-based hub for local Philippine textiles and clothes, made by local communities and designers. Perfect source for gorgeous handwoven textiles from around our country, as well as unique contemporary Filipino garments. You can ask them for their catalogue-- most of their items are made-to-order to fit you perfectly-- and they deliver nationwide.
Unique, understated, handcrafted fashion accessories by Liana Navarro.
Sustainable solar energy solution for your home or business. Solaric takes care of the solar panel system setup, maintenance, as well as registering you in Meralco's solar program. Featured on Rappler: How practical is solar power for PH home owners?
Legazpi Market, Sundays, 7:30AM - 2PM
Local, eco-friendly, organic produce, food, and unique artisanal goods.
Legazpi St. corner Rufino St., Legazpi Village, Makati
Salcedo Market, Saturdays, 7AM - 2PM
Fresh produce and cooked dishes from a wide variety of cuisines.
Jaime Velasquez Park between Leviste St. and Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati
UP Diliman Recyclables Fair, semiannual
Turn your trash into cash at the Palma Hall (AS) parking lot in UP Diliman campus! This event happens a few times every year - follow UP Diliman Recyclables Fair on Facebook for their schedule. They accept e-waste, paper, plastic, and metal wastes.
Creative workshops for learning arts and crafts such as print making, bookbinding, jewelry making, leather working, paper cutting, sculpting, embroidery, woodcraft, and more, at this hub for artists, designers, and creative entrepreneurs.