MANILA -- If you've been trying to consume less meat and live a healthier lifestyle, but are having a hard time finding a variety of tasty dishes, you might want to head over to Mandaluyong today.
Good Food Sundays at Mandala Park along Shaw Boulevard is a Sunday market for local goods featuring local, organic, and cruelty-free food and drinks.
In this curated food bazaar, you can find vegan versions of barbecue, isaw, liempo, asado, sisig, sinigang, empanada, doughnuts and more.
Buddha Bowls from Gaia by Vego. Kara Santos
Vegan inihaw from The Good Choices. Kara Santos
Vegan longganisa and BBQ from The Good Choices. Kara Santos
Frozen pizza from Indulge, all-vegan pizzeria. Kara Santos
Condiments from The Real Happy Cow. Kara Santos
Assortment of dairy-free cheese from In a Nutshell. Kara Santos
Food-tripping at Mandala Park's Good Food Sundays. Kara Santos
Good Food Sundays at Mandala Park. Photo from Mandala Park's Facebook Page
While Mandala Park has long been a foodie destination for the vegan community, they welcome anyone who wants to enjoy good food. The family-friendly and pet-friendly outdoor bazaar with spacious parking offers plant-based alternatives to the usual dishes served in mall-based restaurants and fast food joints.
Some tasty finds include vacon (vegan bacon), peach-mango pie and Pinoy-style spaghetti with almond cheese from plant-based carinderia Vutcher; Vegan Beef Rendang and dairy-free condiments from The Real Happy Cow; Buddha Bowls from Gaia by Vego; barbecue and breakfast classics like longganisa and tocino from The Good Choices; dairy-free cheese from In a Nutshell Food Co,; and frozen pizzas from Indulge, the Philippines first all-vegan pizzeria, to name a few.
Be sure to bring reusable containers for takeout and easy-to-heat meals for the rest of the week.
Aside from the food and beverages, other cruelty-free housecleaning and personal care products like shampoo bars, toothpaste and soap are also sold. Zero Basics offers discounts to those who use their empty refillable containers.
Mandala Park occasionally holds free workshops with topics ranging from vegan cooking demos, food waste composting and beer brewing and fermentation featuring their partner vendors.
Good Food Sundays at Mandala Park, 1552 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday.