Day 314/365: Sugarleaf, A Haven of Health rises in Makati City

November 11, 2011

Auspiciously healthy was the best way to describe 11-11-11 at 11am when Sugarleaf formally opened the doors of its second branch in Makati City, bringing its unique take on healthy eating and living to denizens of the central business district with healthy habits and supplements from brands like healthyusa. A partnership between Sugarleaf, Inc. and the MEDICard Lifestyle Center, the haven of health is located at the ground and second floors of the beautiful new building at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Urdaneta Village.

It offers the full product and service line of its Greenhills branch: a healthy, great tasting menu optimising organic, natural ingredients and super food, Goody Kefir probiotic food and drinks, low glycemic desserts, non-dairy coconut kefir ice cream, organic produce, mini-mart, deli and lifestyle and wellness events.

(L-R) Lexi Schultze, Anton Diaz, Luis Montoya, Rman Lorenzo, Marjoree Cabral-Lorenzo

ANC host Lexi Schultze and popular blogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet cut the ceremonial ribbon together with officers of MEDICard and Sugarleaf.  Sanctuario de San Antonio parish priest reverend father Joel Sulce blessed the premises and afterwards, guests enjoyed healthyummy cocktails prepared by Sugarleaf’s co-owner Gina S. Yambot.It was a happy gathering of loyal patrons, MEDICard directors and management represented by the

Montoya family Dr. Nicky, Atty. Jon and Engineer Luis Montoya, and Makati residents excited that organic and natural products will soon become more accessible.

Ifick Philippines set up a photo booth where attendees gamely posed for souvenir photos.

Lexi Schultze of ANC and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet

The Ribbon-Cutting, Blessing Menu

Sugarleaf’s best-selling turkey waldorf and smoked salmon sandwiches, Goody beef, crabstick and mango wraps were served complemented by fresh organic salad and Sugarleaf’s signature vinaigrettes and authentic Goody Kefir dressing.  Goody Kefir mango-banana smoothies  refreshed as well as nourished guests who were more than happy to have seconds.

Guests couldn’t believe that the decadent pastries served were healthy and low-glycemic.  “Baked heathier” is Sweety Pies’ motto using wheat flour and coconut sugar, healthier alternatives to refined white flour and sugar.  Raw nuts, fresh and dried fruit, superfood and Goody Kefir provide nutrients and beneficial probiotics good for digestion.

Medicard Lifestyle Center Lobby

The Store

Sugarleaf at the MEDICard Lifestyle Center features a sizeable retail section occupying the ground floor of the two level space.

Organic produce from certified high- and lowland farms, home-made dressings, natural and organic food and non-food products, local and imported superfoods and a lot more.

Jello’s Coco-Kefir Ice Cream, also served at the dining room upstairs is also available for take out.  Most flavours are vegan for lactose intolerant customers.  Texture and nutrition are not sacrificed as coconut milk and coco-kefir provide creaminess and beneficial probiotics.

Sugarleaf Healthy Shop

Sugarleaf Healthy Dining

Anton Diaz and Marjoree Cabral-Lorenzo

Amador Madamba of Mens Health and TV-Host /Actress Angel Jacob

(L-R) Dr Nick Montoya, Alfredo “Kokoy” Reonisto, Aristotle Salas, Rman Lorenzo

Sugarleaf Makati Team

Partners in Good Health

The event wouldn’t have been complete without the support of Sugarleaf’s loyal partners which provided nutrition and education as they shared their great-tasting and healthy products as well as their knowledge to visitors eager to learn the health benefits of each item at the store and in the menu.

Suchero provided the best natural sweetener to complement the free-flowing premium Arabica coffee served by Roaster Juan.  Suchero couple Joey and Arnee Villa and Terri Reyes of Roaster Juan were present to support the event.

Matstone slow juiced a healthy detoxifying blend of malunggay, pineapple and lemongrass, a perfect pre-cocktail drink for the healthy food that followed.

La Moderna Bakery of Guagua, Pampanga recreated some of its artisan pastries using coconut sugar: Sans rival, San Nicolas, masa podrida, sampaguita and gorgoryas.

Now open  at the G&2F of the MEDICard Lifestyle Center at 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City!   Tel 892 7323. Like us on Facebook Sugarleaf Foods That Nourish and follow us on Twitter @sugarleafph.  Initially open Mondays to Saturdays, 8am-7pm. Please bear with us during our soft opening phase.

Sugarleaf’s first branch is located at the ground floor of the Health Cube Building, 226 Wilson Street, West Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.  Open 8am-10pm Mondays to Saturdays and 8am to 2pm Sundays.  Tel (63 2) 385 0387, Fax (63 2) 661 6639 or mobile (63 917) 844 7593 or (63 917) 837 4257.  Email:

Sugarleaf Opening Photo Gallery

Sugarleaf Makati Opening

See You at Sugarleaf!!!



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