Known for their delicious and nutritious organic dishes, The Wholesome Table definitely has to be one of the prettiest restaurants to hit the town. Decorated with huge windows and a natural lighting to boot, the restaurant has been a favorite not only for its food, but also for its very instagramable look.
With a great resemblance to that of a green house, The Wholesome Table’s design concept is a collaborative effort from the owner, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, her good friend Isabel Lozano, and The Craftsmith Table. According to Bianca, they wanted to capture the feel of a farmhouse in Northern Carolina, bringing in elements that encapsulates just that, which ultimately transforms into the dining experience of their customers. They incorporated elements that are often seen on these farm houses like distressed wood, beams, stone walls, French windows, iron frames, and bricks.
Aside from its laid back and rustic feel, one of the things that stand out on The Wholesome Table’s interiors is their indoor tree, which branches out from the floor and is incorporated as part of their functional space. This has become their signature look, which you can easily spot on the restaurant, whichever branch you visit. Originally, the concept of the store was intended to have an outdoor garden space, but they were never really able to find the ideal location. Bianca has always imagined her customers dining under the trees, and she personally finds serenity when she’s surrounded by nature. Thus, she let creativity took place and decided to bring the outdoors in the restaurant instead. True enough, this element has been a refreshing addition to their interiors, creating a unique and relaxing dining experience.
The Wholesome Table offers organic and healthy dishes that were heavily inspired by Californian cuisine. The cuisine is a little global, including fusions from various origins, but has an emphasis on local and organic ingredients. The original menu was crafted by a team of chefs that the owner used to worked with, and also included Bianca’s personal recipes. They serve what seems to fall as ‘comfort food’, which are the type of dishes that people wouldn’t mind eating all the time. It was very effective because the menu wasn’t overwhelming and it didn’t feel too alien for its customers. It gave a feel of familiarity, while incorporating healthy alternatives to what we usually eat, and putting in new dishes on the table without coming in too strong.
They have different sets of menu depending on the time of the day, and our team was able to try their breakfast set, which included waffles, smoothies, and a hearty plate of meat and eggs. PS: Don’t forget to try their smoothie bowls for that kick of energy and sweetness without the guilt! If you are the type of person who doesn’t know how to eat healthy because you think that these type of food are boring, then you can start learning a thing or two with The Wholesome Table’s menu. Their dishes are sumptuous, and more than anything, offers you flavors that you wouldn’t really mind consuming on a daily basis. Contrary to what most people think, eating healthy does not equate to eating bland food, it only means that you have to be a little more creative, and the restaurant just proved that to be true.
With its superb menu, delicious dishes, beautiful interiors, and A+ service, one wouldn’t really mind going back and eat something healthy in a heartbeat.
THE WHOLESOME TABLE
Branches: Bonifacio Global City / Salcedo, Makati / Estancia, Pasig City