Introducing the province’s first plant-based delivery service, My Plant Kitchen
Happy news, health buffs — La Union’s first plant-based delivery service, My Plant Kitchen, opened earlier this year. Plant-based culinary pro and yoga instructor Khristine Tamayo, who is currently running the delivery service as a one-woman show, says her aim is to make La Union more plant-based friendly. She sources greens from their family-run farm and the local market, and is also working with resorts and café owners in developing products and offering plant-based meals.
Their creative menu includes adobong kamansi (from the breadfruit family and known locally as pakak); banh mi (a Vietnamese-style sandwich) filled with barbecued langka, or jackfruit; malunggay fruit (drumstick) in coconut milk; and pako (fiddlehead fern) salad. Khris comes from a family of vegetarians and has helped her mom manage Mother Sachi, the first vegetarian restaurant in Makati, which opened back in 2000.
While My Plant Kitchen currently delivers three times weekly for people based in San Juan and Urbiztondo in La Union, Khris is moving towards a monthly diet plan to cater to more people who want daily deliveries. “More people now want to eat healthier meals, but have no idea how to do it because most of them are either here on holiday, or have nine to five jobs and don’t have time to prepare a meal,” says Khris.
Apart from healthy eating, Khris is also an advocate of zero waste. My Plant Kitchen uses packaging materials that are biodegradable and reusable: food containers are made from cornstarch and come with wooden sporks.
My Plant Kitchen accepts orders Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at +63 933 507 8971. Complete meals start at P250, and you get a discount if you use your own container. IG: @my.plantkitchen
This article first appeared in the April 2018 issue of Smile magazine.