The Good Seed Veggy Deli and Cafe
These days, with the abundant of information we get about the real essence of food and our daily habits in conjunction with our health from the internet and our peers, we find an inner curiosity surmounting from our gut to immerse in the various nutritional programs or food-based lifestyle available around like the Paleolithic diet, Gluten-free diet, Alkaline diet, Low Carb diet, Vegan, Vegetarian, and many more.
Among these, it is the Vegan and Vegetarian food lifestyles that have aroused a shift to majority of the earth’s population today.
For a nutritional lifestyle that for Vegans are solely plant based, and for Vegetarians, a mix of vegetables, dairy and poultry produces like cheese, milk and eggs, there surfaces a lighter and generally good feeling and perspective about life.
Whatever the reason may be, health, weight loss, or ecological conservation, and the like, many of these vegetable-loving foodies have found it in their souls to share their acquired knowledge and enlightened experiences from these blissful food habits to their communities.
One of them is Ms. Denise Celdran, the lady behind Edgy Veggy, now the Good Seed Veggy Deli, Manila’s well-loved vegetarian deli and cafe.
Having witnessed the slaughtering of cows drove Ms. Celdran to become vegetarian almost 30 years ago. Though being vegetarian with the meals usually highlighted with mung beans eventually appalled her during this first food shift, it was her participation in the Art of Living 10 years ago, which required her to be vegetarian in preparation for the yoga, breathing and meditation sessions that moved her vegetarian will to the core, and later inspired her to put up Edgy Veggy.
Following the success of Edgy Veggy as the local community’s favourite nourishment source is the Good Seed, the new vision of its ingenious vegetarian connoisseur.
The Good Seed sprouts a refreshing variety of vegetable-filled menu, honed from traditional culinary finds and local artisan delicacies.
Amid this deli-café’s eye-candy minimalist interiors, diners are assured delight and nourishment from its enticing and unique menu.
They have appetizers like Organic Brown Rice Risotto Balls with Marinara Sauce, Fried Leek Dumplings with citrus-soy Ponzu Sauce, and soups like Beet Ginger with Potato Soap and Roast Tomato Cashew Soup served with vegan sesame chips.
As for light fuelling starters, there are the likes of Asian Chop Salad with Edamame and Peanut Dressing, pluswarm bowls like Laksa rice noodles, tofu, mushrooms, julienned vegetables and Buckwheat Soba Soup with, gyoza, mushroom, miso, garlic, onion and scallions that are fit for this cool season.
And for some good carbo fill, they have Vegetarian Panini, Mushroom Sisig with Brown Garlic Rice, Vegan Callos with brown rice, and Fried Lumpia with Green Mango and Vegan Bagoong Rice.
While normal desserts usually add on sugar, the Good Seed’s vegan desserts add on sheer blissful joy with its decadent Cashew Brownie with Vanilla Sauce, Pannacotta with Berry Coulis, Apple Strudel with vanilla sauce and vegan coconut based Chocolate Cupcake supplied by Jertie’s Kitchen and Brown Sugar Pastries, which match superbly with their fresh roasted coffee from Mindanao.
The Good Seed obviously infuses love to life’s basic needs, and thus branches out to more sustainable measures, such as its Thrive Nutritional Program, which comprises of a detox menu full of live fruits and vegetables, nuts, superfoods, plant proteins, free from gluten, dairy, meat or chemicals.
With the Good Seed’s really good food, you are assured to eat well at your heart’s desires.
The Good Seed Veggy Deli and Cafe is located at 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Opening hours is from 9 am to 9 pm.