Green Daisy Organic Restaurant and Store

Last May 22, 2010 the Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. with some selected guests from different NGO groups  went to Ms. Daisy  residence near  (UP) campus, we were given a bignay wine  and a gracious servings of Sung-sung  peanut  courtesy of Mr. Ray Ong and Mr. George Yao .

We were personally greeted by Ms. Daisy Lengenegger an Isabela province native  and organic natural health  advocate . Their 1950’s style of home together with a collection of various contemporary art works and a wealth of  flora and a small petting zoo with some pythons  and turtles  that accompany their  garden.

Her family bought the property in the mid -1990’s  but had no intentions of opening the property to business,  thru the persuasion of friends and relatives who marveled at her unique  organic foods,   rich culinary taste and organic produce  had strongly urged her to open a family -style restaurant in her residence.

The home-style restaurant can accommodate 25 to 35 guests per meal and pre-booking is highly recommended depending on the number of people and budget . She can adjust the meal menu and preference to suit the taste of the clients .  Her unique home furniture and garden settings   were already featured in several magazines , blogs and newspapers.

garden with lush vegetation

The garden  is surrounded by tall bamboos and high cement walls which is  bathed in greenery,  Green Daisy is more like dining in friend’s home instead of restaurant. In fact, it is Daisy’s home. Daisy has not only created a comforting, green oasis for her dining guests but she has also made a small retail space selling produce and products for clients who want to take home a memory of their organic experience.

organic store within  her home

According to her, They also had a stall selling organic rice and produce at the  Salcedo Park Saturday market and Legaspi Village Park Sunday market and is called Chlorophyll booth in reference to the green pigmentation  of the leaves .

Dr. Leonardo Co in his lecture

A short lecture by world re- known Filipino botanist and taxonomist Dr. Leonardo Co of University of the Philippines and native plant and trees advocate Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon . Their presentation  made the small group of horticulture and environment advocates learn the urgent need for conservation of plants and popularization of native plants in Philippine landscape.

Arroz Caldo ( organic rice and chicken )

Our group was treated to an organic buffet which consists of arroz caldo ( organic rice and organically grown chicken ), squash soup ( organically grown) , organic rice ( brown rice) , shrimp, organic chicken, and sumptuous salad.

members and special invited guest enjoyed their lunch buffet

Most dishes in restaurants come with the proverbial sides. Grains, leaf or root vegetables and even fruits are almost expected to accompany every plate. Unless it’s a soup, salad or vegetarian meal, the diner’s focus is always the protein. Some of us ignore these side garnishes. Others consume them without much thought or consideration of their flavor or texture. But at Green Daisy, vegetables, grains and fruits are given equal or even top billing on the plate.

At the end of the hearty conversation , our gracious host invited the group for another round of group discussion at her home.

Since the food here is not about mass production, guests do  expect to pay a premium. It’s about the quality of the food, not the quantity.

Contact Information:

Green Daisy Organic Restaurant and Store
Address: 20 Maginhawa Street , UP Village, Quezon City
Telephone: (02) 922 2409
Cel phone : (0917) 814 8262

Contact Person: Ms. Daisy Lengenegger

Email: greendaisy.organic @yahoo.com

Face book: Green Daisy

Note: For those who wish to come and dine at the restaurant , Please be advice to call or e-mail the proprietor at least  1 to 3 days before the appointed  date .

Prices and the organic foods tend to be higher compared to the regular restaurant.

3 thoughts on “Green Daisy Organic Restaurant and Store”

  1. We enjoyed the best lunch I have ever had in the Philippines at Green Daisy. Organic and fresh everything in such a pristine setting. We enjoyed lamb, paella, salads, lumpia, pesto sauce, flan, wine and so much more! The food was divine, and our host, Ms Green Daisy, gracious to the core! THANK YOU! ♥

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