Making the switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle is a continuing effort. By consistently purchasing products that are locally sourced, sustainably produced, or upcycled, consumers can lower their carbon footprint in the long run.
Here’s our guide to specialty brands and stores in or around Davao City that will help you preserve our precious planet without sacrificing your enjoyment and satisfaction:
The Vegan Dinosaur uses locally sourced and responsibly grown organic produce in their menu, which consists of preservative-free vegan delicacies sure to delight any palate. Try their new cold-pressed juices for a light and energizing pre-workout drink, or their blackbean veggie burger, made with a black bean patty topped with lots of vegetables, for an indulgent yet healthy protein boost.
The Vegan Dinosaur is located at Door A, Values School Building, Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City. For inquiries, visit their website: http://thevegandinosaur.com.
Minkah’s Urban Farm and Kitchen is eco-conscious down to its venue—a repurposed house with a back garden that breathes new life to the phrase “home away from home”. Their bestseller, lechon kawali, is made with organic pork raised by Kahayag, the restaurant’s partner farm. Their signature lemongrass-ginger, kamote tops, and passion fruit drinks are also refreshing must-trys.
Minkah’s Urban Farm and Kitchen is located at Upper Pluto-Virgo Sts., GSIS, Matina, Davao City. For inquiries, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minkahs.kitchen/?fref=ts.
SPECIALTY FOOD ITEMS
Bukidnon Milk Company uses automatic milking pulsators to draw milk from their cows, ensuring that the animals are treated humanely. Because the cows are able to roam freely and nibble on the farm’s pastures, they are able to produce premium fresh milk without the help of genetically modified organisms or GMOs.
Available in gallon, liter, and 200ml sizes. For inquiries, visit their website: https://bukidnonmilkcompany.com/.
Donnabelle Bakeshop is the first of its kind in the Philippines: here you’ll find organic options for all of your favorite baked goods, made with coconut sugar, coconut syrup, and fresh goat’s milk. A number of their pastries contain locally-sourced fruits that pair very well with their teas, a diverse selection that includes moringa, guyabano, and turmeric.
Donnabelle Bakeshop is located at Mt. Apo Street, Davao City. For inquiries, visit: http://laointegratedfarms.com/donnabelle-organic-products.
Bios Dynamis specializes in organic products, but their whole-grain rice in black, red, and brown variants is their most prized and sought-after offering. Owing to the single-pass milling process, Bios Dynamis says that their rice maintains the highly nutritious layer of bran that’s lost in the typical white rice varieties.
Bios Dynamis is located in Barroga Building, along Quimpo Boulevard and Metro Poker Complex, along J.P. Laurel Ave, Davao. For inquiries, visit their website: http://biodynamisshops.com.
Backyard Farms’ chickens are pasture-raised, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and fed a strictly vegetarian diet (which includes lemongrass, garlic, and ginger), which ensures that these chickens will be one of the healthiest you’ve ever had.
For inquiries, visit Backyard Farms’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/backyardfarmsph/?fref=ts.
HOME ITEMS & FURNISHINGS
Communitree Co. transforms old sacks and repurposed wood into handcrafted products that give your home a lovely, eco-friendly touch. Use their walnut crates to store fresh produce in your kitchen, or their rosemary herb fresheners to chase away musty smells in drawers and cabinets. Their wooden planters serve as natural containers for your beloved house plants.
Furn Studio by Gil Bumanlag specializes in one-of-a-kind home furniture that double as artwork, all made from upcycled materials like authentic, reclaimed wood. From wheeled coffee tables to candle holders in unusual forms to industrial drop lights, whatever you find will lend your home a laidback, rustic quality.
For inquiries, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/furnstudio/.
Chimes Boutiques play host to a long list of specialty brands, including Klean Kanteen, the California-based stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle brand that provides an eco-conscious solution to the problem of non-recyclable plastic bottles.
For more unique finds, visit the Chimes Boutiques website: http://www.chimesboutiques.com.
When it comes to helping out the planet, even a little can go a long way. We hope this guide proves useful on your journey towards eco-conscious living. For more tips, subscribe to our newsletter and follow our Facebook page.
*All photos were taken from each brand’s respective social media pages.