A List of Diabetic-Friendly Restaurants and Food Services in the Philippines

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A List of Diabetic-Friendly Restaurants and Food Services in the Philippines

 

While attending a diabetes awareness event last month, I realized how hard it must be to dine and be merry – especially this Christmas season! – if you have diet restrictions. That’s the inspiration for this biweekly post. I hope this list will help you discover healthy and yummy food choices especially if you have a pre-existing condition like diabetes.

 

Please remember that it’s always best to consult a trusted doctor or nutritionist if you have any medical concerns.

 

Diabetic-friendly restaurants and food services

 

Name

Details

Diabetic Diet ManilaA meal delivery service that caters specifically to people with diabetes.

www.diabeticdiet.com.ph

The Diabetes StoreA one-stop shop for people with diabetes in the Philippines.

thediabetesstore.com.ph

Satinka NaturalsA vegan and vegetarian restaurant and coffee shop that serves diabetic-friendly food.

0917 420 2279

The Sexy ChefA healthy meal delivery service. Messaged them and they said, “Depending on the type of diabetes and client situation, as well as the approval of their physicians and nutritionists, we do have meal plans that we recommend to our diabetic clients.”

0917 799 2433

Dr. Tam’s Vegan Haus“Located at Pasig City, this resto is established by a doctor who has committed to helping and providing an alternative place to eat for health buffs that fits well for diabetic people. Aside from nutritious food, it also offers other health products and hosts free health lectures,” says the blog All About Diabetes. (P.S. The reviews say the overall dining experience here is just average. The veggie soup is supposed to be really good.)

(02) 900 0548

Bodhi Vegetarian Health Food

A vegetarian fast food restaurant found in the food court area of several SM malls such as SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM City Manila, and SM Cubao.

They don’t seem to have contact details. They seem to be one of the most convenient options, though. Their operating hours are mall hours.

Sugarleaf (now EarthOrigins Marketplace+Cafe)A multi-cuisine restaurant serving healthy fare. It’s another recommendation from All About Diabetes: “Formerly known as Butchie’s, Sugarleaf…has become popular for its healthy menus that are safe for diabetic people such as a bowlful of organic oats, Pumpkin and Carrot Soup, slow-pressed Detox Juice, and Garden Fresh Salad. It also offers Free-range Chicken Sandwich and Turkey Waldorf which is a great snack for diabetics.” (P.S. The reviews seem to be positive, but take note that these are a few years old.)

(02) 369 9934

Harvest PhilippinesA health food store that also offers meal plans. Messaged them and they said their meals were diabetic-friendly because they “don’t use processed sugar.”

0932 878 5258

 

Compiling this list was a bit hard, by the way. Also, I couldn’t find diabetic-friendly restos in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. (If you’re a diabetic from these regions, do check out the websites below.) It must be tricky for Filipino diabetics to grocery shop or dine out!

 

Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/xhIlYS41kiI .
Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov on Unsplash.

 

Diabetic-friendly recipes

Not from or in the Philippines? Stumbled upon these cool resources of diabetic-friendly recipes:

Diabetic Foodie

Diabetes Food Hub

EatingWell

Diabetes is not a dietary death sentence, says Diabetic Foodie. Hopefully these links will help you figure out what’s best for you.

 

Know of any other diabetic-friendly establishments and resources? Do share them in the comments section below.

 

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