Finished tasks earlier than usual so decided to scout around for new foodie haunts in Banawe Quezon City. Walking around we crossed the street to what looks like a building with renovations, you know with the bamboo scaffolding still in place and all. Turns out its a new store – SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR.
SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR started as a wholesaler and retailer of fresh fruits and organic vegetables. They deliver both imported and local products to supermarkets, groceries, etc. nationwide.
Testing the waters through bazaars last year which yielded success, they decided to put up a ‘physical’ store to showcase their products to a neighborhood setting.
Aside from fruits, they also have a wide variety of fresh organic vegetables at affordable prices like cherry tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, zucchini, etc. Powdered organic supplements like malunggay to spruce up your healthy drinks, healthy alternatives like coco sugar and chia seeds to top off your juices and shakes.
If you are a ‘snacker’ and you’re looking for healthy alternatives, Sunshine Fruit Bar has cassava chips, camote chips or a mix of both.
If cookies are your snack thing then try their oatmeal cookies that are sugar free. Or grab some granola to mix with dried fruits and pistachios for a healthy trail mix or flavor addition to your breakfast cereal.
While getting some arugula or romaine, grab a bottle of Whisk Salad Dressing. Try out a new dressing like soy ginger, tamarind, raspberry vinaigrette, lemon tarragon vinaigrette and a special dressing for those on Paleo diet.
And get this, they have a cozy nook where you can snack on healthy cakes and pastries or quench down your thirst with some detox juice!
Stash for this trip is a bag of kale, organic tea bags and some carabao’s milk – this will be on a separate post!
SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR
0922 882 3313
Sct. Alcaraz cor. Banawe St.
Quezon City, Philippines
Some of HEALTHY DAY CAFE’s food: Malunggay, Ampalaya, and Ginger lattes and a choice of non-fat or soy milk. Oatmeal Chocolate Panna Cotta, Chocolate Tofu Mousse and for kikays, they have a ‘Beauty Potion’ juice!
HEALTHY DAY CAFE, RESTAURANT AND NAIL SPA
0917-6381391 or 510-9896
739 Banawe Street, Brgy. St. Peter
Quezon City, Philippines
Its one of those days wherein after a quick shower you don’t want to dress up because you know you’ll just be going to one quick appointment. This was one of those days when a loose shirt, comfy shorts and slippers is okay – its just a dermatologist appointment. Any activity other than that, should (also) be relaxing like a massage, comedy movie or good meal.
Anyway, finished early from a dermatologist checkup and treatment, Ate Fely and I decided to try out Sugar Ray’s at Fisher Mall.
I think at daytime this sports bar is a good chill out place to grab a bite and watch a few telecast games or cable TV shows.
Or you can grab a bottle of beer and wait out the traffic at their long bar while watching TV.
Weird to some but this place for me is a good ‘day spot’ to do some work online. I mean really, they should serve good coffee and some pastries also for the ‘day’ patrons.
For ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, you can watch it at Sugar Ray’s and play a drinking game too! Its a trivia game plus you get to drink, fun isn’t it?!
We tried their cheeseburgers with a side of french fries with soda since it was still the afternoon. But they also serve steaks and different types of local and imported beer.
Who remembers these old-fashioned games?! Well I do! Nothing beats the ‘feels’ of playing in an arcade than on a tablet!
Fond of console games or you need to have a quick meeting and you don’t know where to leave your kids? Let your kids play here while you talk business and sip beer next door!
Galaga and Donkey Kong should be rebooted and downloadable on tablets, just saying!
Okay, ’90s kids probably don’t know the movie ‘Big’ starring Tom Hanks but Zoltar here is still a crowd favorite with his booming voice and fortune telling skills!
After watching a cable cooking show, a good burger meal and after getting my ‘fortune’ from Zoltar we happily went home!
Impromptu and advance ‘Mother’s Day’ celebration with my ‘Second Mothers’ (Tita Sally, Ate Fely and Ate Mabelle) and cousin Brie!
I rarely have free time, so after a prior engagement went to fetch them with Ate Fely for an advance treat! We had dinner at ‘Bida’ (hero/heroine) Filipino Kitchen because they’re ‘bidas’ in my life!
Ate Mabelle coincidentally cooked Baked Herbed Pork Chops & baked Banana-Almond Crunch for dinner which was delicious as always! We were full from the restaurant treat so the rest of the home cooked meal went to the fridge which if offered, would’ve happily agreed to take some home hehe! Will post recipes soon!
The advance ‘Mother’s Day’ celebration continued with coffee and custard cake at Tita Sally’s white house after dinner.
It was a good spur-of-the-moment decision and a fulfilling day! Nothing beats spending quality time albeit just a few hours with the people who love and support you unconditionally!