The Wholesome Table: Macro Bowl, The Wholesome Bakery, and more!


The Wholesome Table 

Although I've been to a few restaurants offering healthier food options, the purest and most nutritious still goes to The Wholesome Table. My first visit was at their Estancia Mall branch and it was a different kind of experience from ambiance to food.
outside seating one with the nature 

The ambiance gives a feeling that you are one with the nature. There are trees, green leaves, wooden furniture, shades of brown all over the place yet managed to make your stay comfortable and serene.
calm and serene the bar 

They say that this restaurant is a reflection of the owner, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, from the interior and exterior of the restaurant, to every food being served. Every food should be approved by her, her family, and even her kids, before it can be included in the menu.

They follow certain standards and that is on top of their all-organic selections.

Avocado Toast (260Php)
Sourdough toast, dijon mustard, free-range eggs, avocado, dukkah spice 
Avocado Toast 

If only I could have Avocado Toast every morning, then I'd gladly wake up early to have breakfast. It is so simple -- toast, avocado, egg -- yet healthy and not boring. Avocado alone has a lot of health benefits and great tasting too. The spices sprinkled on this toast give a refreshing twist and kicks up the flavor.
Avocado Toast Cordillera Salad 

Cordillera Salad (solo - 190Php, regular - 350Php)
Kale, romaine, boiled duck egg, baked onions, carrots, Benget gooseberry tomatoes, squash, candied chayote, Benget pole beans, Sagada oranges, tossed in Cordillera citrus vinaigrette 
Cordillera Salad 

Cordillera Salad is colorful and vibrant -- similar to what you'll feel when you indulge on this very healthy salad. There are a lot of ingredients and texture, but they all go well together. I'm not a veggie lover but this is something I'll eat as this doesn't give you the "I'm-eating-vegetables" feeling. I know I tasted something sweet, good, and chewy... to my surprise, it's candied chayote!

Macro Bowl (450Php)
Quinoa, wakame, white beans, sweet potato, kale, spinach, Teriyaki almonds, garlic yogurt dressing
Macro Bowl 

Super food alert! Macro Bowl is nutrient-packed with carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proteins. There's a bit of spiciness from kimchi and sweetness from Teriyaki almonds. In the menu, it is tagged as "Wholehearted" meaning when you buy this bowl, proceeds will go to The Wholesome Table's feeding program for underprivileged communities.
Macro Bowl Poke Bowl 

Poke Bowl (450Php)
Raw salmon, wakame, brown rice, onion leeks, Japanese mayonnaise, stir-fry sauce, romaine, ebiko, furikake, togarashi spice, pickled ginger
Poke Bowl 

I love the Poke Bowl due to the Japanese flavors incorporated in it. It has sweetness but not overwhelming as the salmon, greens, and other spices keep it refreshing to the palate.

Mushroom Paella (solo - 620Php, to share - 1,480Php)
Saffron caulirice, button mushrooms, asparagus, artichokes, red onion, garlic, roasted pepper, walnut chorizo 
Mushroom Paella 

I am used to the kind of paella filled with meat and/or seafood. But this Mushroom Paella, although vegan, didn't make me feel something's missing. It is loaded with toppings, and still has that chorizo and meat taste though not sure how that was made possible. It just proves that meat or seafood are not really required to make a great paella.
Mushroom Paella 

When we talk about organic or healthy food, it seems hard to relate it with desserts and pastries. But thanks to The Wholesome Bakery, not only we can have less guilt, but we can also enjoy more as they are all oh-so-delicious!

Mango Cheesecake (slice - 170Php, whole - 1,530Php)
Butter, cream, cream cheese, gluten-free graham, mangoes, vanilla, honey  
Mango Cheesecake 

This Mango Cheesecake has soft texture which is typical to chilled cheesecakes, rather than baked. The mango taste isn't too obvious but more of just giving hints and balance to the cheesecake as a whole. But what distracted me was what appears to be cinnamon in the gluten-free graham crust. I personally do not like cinnamon and its flavor stood out.
Mango Cheesecake Cookies n' Cream Cheesecake 

Cookies n' Cream Cheesecake (slice - 210Php, whole - 1,890Php)
Cream, cream cheese, crust butter, vanilla, gluten-free chocolate cookie, honey 
Cookies n' Cream Cheesecake 

I enjoyed Cookies n' Cream Cheesecake more as the crust is made of gluten-free chocolate cookies. I also like how light it feels to eat it yet tastes good.
Cupcakes in Matcha Latte, Lemon, Strawberry Shortcake, and S'mores 

The Wholesome Bakery also has various cupcake flavors. All of them make use of gluten-free flour and only coconut or raw sugar. I've tasted two of them: Matcha Latte Cupcake and S'mores Cupcake.
Matcha Latte Cupcake (Php 80)S'mores Cupcake (Php 90)

I love the matcha in this Matcha Latte Cupcake. It isn't too strong yet well-balanced with sweetness. The frosting tends to be buttery though. What's surprising here is that the cupcake base has lemon curd in the core giving citrus spikes on the matcha's earthy taste. An interesting combination but I like it!

S'mores Cupcake, on the other hand, seemed to have cinnamon on the base which is not so favorable to my taste buds. But I like the torched fluffy marshmallow frosting.
Chocolate Cake (slice - Php 160, whole - Php 1,450) and assorted Cookies (Php 70-90)

The cookies are also so delicious you'd question if they are really healthier options. I've tried the Valrhona Double Chocolate Cookie and it is really divine!! Soft and chewy, it is a dark chocolate cookie with milk chocolate chips. Other pastries and cakes are worth-trying, it's just I can't have them all.
Fudge Brownies (Php 80)Banana Cake (slice - Php 70, loaf - Php 590) 

The concept of The Wholesome Table and The Wholesome Bakery just proves that organicnutritious, and healthier food don't have to be bland and boring. The dishes I've tried here are even way better in terms of taste and presentation than what I usually have. The place is also reflective of the kind of food being served -- organic. Overall, it is truly a wonderful experience dining here at The Wholesome Table, Estancia Mall branch. Bonus is I get to meet the owner, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde.
with Bianca Araneta-Elizalde 


The Wholesome Table
Basement Floor, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City
The Wholesome Table Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: I was invited as a blogger to feature this restaurant. I did not pay anything. Pictures with my watermark are mine.
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