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Is Davao the Newest Hub for Everything Organic & Delicious?

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jan 11, 2016
Is Davao the Newest Hub for Everything Organic & Delicious?

Every weekend, one of Davao’s malls opens a gourmet market.  Sellers are Davao entrepreneurs offering fresh organic treats.

Chef Angelo, one of the many Davaoeño entrepreneurs, makes salsa from tomatoes and chili, and dips from spinach and basil.

These salsas and dips go well with crackers, biscuits and breads, which are also sold at the market.  The spinach and basil are so good, you can use it for sauce in your spaghetti to make delicious pesto pasta, or use it as a dressing to your greens, and make a healthy salad even more delicious!

Green Bounty’s Kitchen has a wider range of products compared to Chef Angelo, though.  They have sesame, honey mustard, mango basil, kale and basil, and passion fruit vinaigrette for your salad dressings.  For your pasta, they have puttanesca sauce. If you're not in the mood for Italian or Western food however, Green Bounty also has tuyo in oil and shrimp paste.

What is common between the two sellers though is their commitment to using only the best and freshest ingredients for their products.  They also source out their greens from Davao’s many, many organic gardens.

Davao is abundant with fresh food, the city even has organic restaurants like the Wynward Valley and Balik Bukid to satisfy your healthy cravings.

How to get there:

Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.  Travel time is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

SM Lanang is 10 minutes away from the airport and the gourmet market happens every weekend.

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