Raw, Fresh, Organic
Words health-freaks like us love to hear!
The WHOLESOME TABLE has been in BGC for almost a year already and has sprouted into a few more branches in the posh Fort Area. Lucky us there are still sustainable restaurants in the area. (I heard the good ones are sprouting around QC) The wholesome table is owned by the beautiful model / celebrity Bianca Araneta who also owns the famous Italian restaurant named Aria in Boracay. It’s quite hard to find an all-natural, all-organic restaurant around the metro that’s well-designed and healthy at the same time.
The hip, organic vibe inside is an organicaholic’s dream haven- industrial lights, trees inside, mason jars, superfoods, crystals, rustic, shabby chic look and feel. The restaurant is always jam-packed with yuppies during lunch time. Foreigners flock around it during dinner time. I think they needed a bigger space. It’s great to know that people are beginning to make smarter choices in food.
What’s on the menu?
German cheese plates, organic meats, sandwiches, paninis, pastas, the famous Aria Pizzas, powerbowls, detox juices, nutmilks, smoothies, refreshers, coffee and of course lots of green and vegetarian choices- all coming from organic sources, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, wild-caught seafood and local artisan products. Everything is sugar-free, trans-fat free and they have gluten-free options as well.
This famous complimentary potato bread- is the bomb. I was contemplating if it was sugar-free and gluten-free. Unfortunately something as tasty as this is not. But it’s guaranteed to be bromate-free and preservative-free.
Organic mushroom fritters (320Php, around $8)
For appetizer we opted for something vegetarian. Whole button mushroom balls with mozzarella cheese breaded and deep fried. Nothing special about it. But the salsa sauce was obviously fresh and made from scratch.
EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA (P350, $7.77 +10% service charge).
This one’s our favorite. Layers of eggplant, mozzarella, tomatoes, and tofu bits in a rich tomato sauce, served with garlic bread. I even panicked I thought the tofu was meat! Meatlovers, would really love this tasty and rich dish. Totally guilt-free!
Salmon in Basil Cream (P380, $7.87 +10% service charge).
This salmon basil pasta is fresh, creamy, not too salty. It’s obviously made from fresh ingredients. It gives me peace of mind that there are no artifical salts and MSG mixed in it. Our usual pasta at home tastes like this one. It’s safe to say that Wholesome Table doesn’t scrimp on their ingredients. Given that it’s a bit expensive than the other restaurants around it. After eating, you don’t feel the guilt. 😉 Lesser salt, healthy oils, synthetic-free, preservative-free.
Lemon Grass Iced Tea (P150, $3 +10% service charge).
This one is just basically lemon grass and honey. Very refreshing. I love it.
I wanted to order more of their nutmilks, smoothies and their granola desserts but we are so full already. What happened to these two buffet-loving foodies before? Whole natural unprocessed food is definitely filling!
Just a picture of comfort rooms. They are very clean, pleasantly smelling and still have that organic vibe.
The Wholesome Table doesn’t really fit into the Filipino palette. Foreigners, mostly Italians and Europeans are raving about it compared to Filipinos. (You may see some negative reviews online) Filipinos have a high-carbohydrate, high-fat, high-glycemic way of life and I can attest to this because most of my relatives, family and friends and even me, used to have that kind of lifestyle. Pinoys (Filipinos) love buttery, deep-fried, flavourful and soulful food, even if we know it’s really not healthy. Filipinos love food that’s a little bit salty than the usual, sweeter, thicker and creamier. For someone who has been into clean eating / semi-plant based for almost two years now- it was just perfect for my palette. I love discovering restaurants that are toxin-free and all-natural as possible. Preparing and cooking my own food at home, I can say that Wholesome Table remained true to its manifesto.
Everything’s raw and fresh. And I love that they use superfood in almost all of their dishes. It’s rare to find a restaurant that does that. Overall, I love eating at Wholesome Food Table because I feel like I’m at home, and I have peace of mind. You will see the difference after eating there. You will feel cleaner instead of guilty for indulging.
THE WHOLESOME TABLE
Open Daily 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
30th St Corner 7th Ave Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig