Living in Jakarta doesn’t make it easy to practice healthy eating. As of late however, businesses promoting the clean eating lifestyle are on the rise. We’ve done our research and share with you some of the best options for eating healthy on the go, and the best part, they all deliver!
To help you kick-start your healthy habits, we’re also giving away a prize! Pura Vida Organic will deliver three of their tasty and wholesome NOCHE overnight oats, GRANDO granola, and MIEL honey right to your door! All you have to do is go to our Instagram and regram the Pura Vida image and tag @honeycombersjkt and @puravidajkt for your chance to win!
Pura Vida Organic
Instagram has been crawling with thousands of images by Jakartans eating super food oats, and Pura Vida Organic is the culprit. The Jakarta-based business operates on a philosophy of creating nourishing, 100 percent whole-food products that are free of additives, preservatives, and added sugar.
Their main and most popular product range is NOCHE, an overnight oats delivery service. You can get tasty and nutritious combinations such as the Chunky Monkey, peanut butter, homemade Greek yoghurt, almond milk (all homemade), oats, banana, and 70 percent dark chocolate combined together; or the Chia Nilla with dates, pumpkin seeds, vanilla beans, organic chia seeds, vanilla whey protein, homemade Greek yoghurt, rolled oats, and homemade almond milk. No wonder our Instagram feed is filled with oats!
And if that’s not enough for you they also produce MIEL, unheated, unprocessed raw honey from North Sulawesi, as well as their sweet, crunchy and coconut-ty GRANO Purely Granola.
Almond milk is the latest plant based milk taking the world by storm. A recent report by Food Navigator found that almond milk has become the new soy, making up two thirds of the plant-based milk market in the US.
As far as almond milks in Jakarta go, Yourganic has mastered the art of the creamy nut drink. Sold in cute, funky 250ml and 500ml bottles, Yourganic’s ‘Mylks’ definitely catch your eye at the supermarket. The varying label colours represent different delicious and creamy flavours: original, sweet dates, matcha, Rockin’ Iced Coffee, and Excelicious, which is made from raw organic maca. Our favourites by far are the original and sweet-dates. Yourganic might be a little pricey, but definitely worth it as a treat.
Yourganic have also expanded into almond butter, coconut water, overnight oatmeal, whole almonds, almond meal and cookies for all of your health-food needs. Note: Make sure you refrigerate or drink their ‘mylks’ right away as almond milk can spoil quite quickly!
Jakarta has a long list of fast-food delivery services but not nearly as many healthy ones. Thankfully businesses like Warung Kebunku are a great alternative with their farm-to-fork ethos. Using produce from their farm, the team at Warung prepare homemade dishes that are free of MSG and palm oil, then delivers them directly to your door.
The dishes are also extremely well priced and varied. Some of our favourites are the organic gado-gado (Rp 24,000), fried hand-made carrot noodles with organic chicken, egg, sprouts and vegetables (Rp 35,000), and the organic chicken with rice wrapped in banana leaf with sambal and sides (Rp 50,000).
If you like the produce they use in their homemade meals, you can order their fruit and vegetables too, as well as pantry staples like nuts and coconut oil, gluten-free products, green smoothies and eco-friendly bath products. If you are seeking the balance of a cleaner, greener life from kitchen to table Warung Kebunku is your best bet!
Warung Kebunku, Whatsapp 62-813/1007-7756.
Top image: Shalindra Kawilarang/Pura Vida Organics