Are you always feeling tired and worn down despite your day not being hard? Excessive intake of gluten could be the cause of the problem.
When your body can’t break down gluten in your diet it can cause symptoms like diarrhea or headaches. Gluten is a protein usually found in grains such as rye and wheat which are commonly used in making pastries, pasta, etc.
Fortunately you may not have to give up your beloved treats in order to avoid gluten since more and more restaurants and stores are popping up around Metro Manila offering gluten-free products.
Here are our top picks.
Amores Gluten-free is an online store selling gluten-free/casein-free baked goods. The proudly claim the fact that they are the first gluten-free baker in the Philippines and they’re raising awareness about gluten intolerance through their tasty pastries and breads.
One of the great things about Amores Gluten-free is the fact that it’s home-made so they can tailor their products to the needs of their customers.
A must try are their green tea cookies, which are casein free, gluten free, and dairy free. They’re a great treat for kids and adults alike and are the perfect snack for an afternoon tea party!
Buying from Amores is as easy as placing an order on their website and setting a date for pick up at their store in Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Many people associate the words “gluten-free” with “taste-free”. That’s not the case with Jertie’s Kitchen. “Elevating plants to a whole new level” is their motto and they do exactly that with their mouth watering gluten-free desserts and dishes.
The plant-powered sister duo started their food journey when Jertie’s sister, Jaclyn, noticed her constant bloating and headaches start to decrease as she ate less food containing gluten and started eating more vegetables.
Their goal is to help people with gluten allergies and medical conditions get started on a gluten-free diet. With their workshops, they teach many people that living a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle isn’t as expensive or as difficult as they think.
Some of their popular products include vegan and gluten-free peanut butter cookies, dark chocolate cake, and cranberry almond granola bars are a must try which packs a bunch of flavor in bite sized pieces.
Be sure to check out their website which is always up to date with their latest workshops and seminars.
SUSI’s motto is “the key to sustainable living”. The restaurant is run by Bianca Mabanta who came to the Philippines from Barcelona to open this popular vegan restaurant. When you visit SUSI at their location in Burgos Circle you’ll notice that the restaurant has a calming and relaxing feel that complements the food they serve.
Each dish is branded with a creative names like Thom(Ato) Yorke-- a roasted tomato-beet soup named after Thomas Yorke of Radiohead. The Mac & Geez is the perfect solution for kids who hate eating vegetables. The cheese is made from soy cream and carrots. While the pasta is made from quinoa. Your children won’t be able to tell the difference between the Mac & Geez and conventional macaroni and cheese and you can feel good knowing your children are eating healthy.
Most importantly though, every dish is 100% vegan and gluten free. Plus their colorful and artistically arranged plating is the perfect for sharing on your Instagram account!
Gerald.ph is a gourmet grocer with an entire section of their website dedicated to gluten-free products that you can have delivered right to your doorstep.
They offer pastas made from rice and corn shipped from Italy for those who love pasta without the side effects of traditional pasta. Their gluten-free ketchup and seasonings are also a popular among those who want to add a bit of flavor to their gluten free dishes.
If you’re looking for gluten-free snacks try their vegetable chips which are a great alternative to regular potato chips or if dessert is what you’re after, try their chocolate mini-muffins without all of the nasty side effects that you get from regular muffins.
If you have gluten intolerance then finding gluten free products in Manila can be a nightmare in Manila. Fortunately there are more and more businesses around the city who are offering gluten free products.
So don’t wait any longer, give one of our picks above a try and tell them MyZenda sent you!
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