Rarely do we find a food outlet that offers salad not as a siding, but as the main meal. And whoever said that salads are boring must probably have never tasted one that is prepared by this salad joint that tries to get people to eat well.
Juju Eats is managed by David and Katharina Azanza, the couple who also founded Juju Cleanse back in 2010, a juice brand that detoxifies the body through juice fasting. Juju Cleanse was mainly targeting the young and busy urbanites who wanted and needed to detoxify.
Eventually, David and Katharina recognized the same demand on quick, healthy, grab-and-go meals, which was why Juju Cleanse expanded into Juju Eats to close the gap and to provide a platform for healthy food and beverage.
The couple’s passion for a healthy lifestyle comes as no surprise, as they both are from a very health-oriented family.
“We have been in wellness since 1998. My parents (Eckard and Perla Rempre) founded and owned The Farm at San Benito. This is where our interest and knowledge of being in the wellness industry came from,” Katharina said.
The Farm at San Benito in Lipa City, Batangas tags itself as a holistic wellness resort, and a private paradise which allows nature to heal one’s mind, body, and spirit. In pursuit of the same goals—to provide holistic wellness, that is—the Azanza couple aims to establish Juju Eats as a mainstream healthier eating.
Juju Eats is for anyone who wants to feel good by living a balanced life, according to Katharina. She added that conscious eating can also be satisfying. With Juju Eats’ do-it-yourself menu, consumers can give a new spin on salad as they proactively choose their meal; perfect even for those who are non-salad eaters.
In comparison to the traditional fast food restaurants, Juju Eats is also fast, convenient, and affordable, but what sets it apart is that it provides unadulterated and highly-nutritious meals, which are mostly locally sourced. All ingredients are fresh from the farm—so much so that Juju Eats stores don’t have freezers—including those that are used for their Panini, wraps, pasta, smoothies, slushies, coffee, cold-pressed juices, and homemade fruit sodas.
“Our food is simple in the sense that there are no secrets behind what we do. We prepare everything daily, from scratch, using the freshest possible ingredients we can get our hands on, and we build our flavors with this. We do not use any kind of flavor enhancers, preservatives, or additives,” Katharina said.
Bannering the “Eat smart” slogan, Juju Eats guarantees that making the right food choices result to feeling good about oneself. When the body receives the nutrients it needs to function at its best, it is equally fulfilling to have resisted the temptations of unhealthy food.
“Garbage in, garbage out. If you habitually feed yourself garbage, then why are you so surprised when you don’t feel or look as good as you think you should?”, Katharina asked.
Familiar with the Filipino eating habits, which oftentimes include the excessive consumption of rice, Katharina points out that Juju Eats is not about deprivation, or that their meal plans are designed as weight-loss programs, but rather balanced solutions to provide people with healthier alternative.
“We want people to recognize the direct relationship between your food and your health. Food is fuel. We provide people with options to help find the balance between what they want to eat, and what they ought to eat,” she said.
Katharina then inquired, “Why are we so careful about the petrol that we inject into our cars yet so careless about the food that we put into our bodies?”
With the primary purpose of raising awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy body, Juju Eats also makes sure that they make healthy easy. “When the food is tasty, it’s easy to eat healthy. When the meal is affordable, it’s easy to choose healthy more often. And when delivery is convenient, it’s easy to eat healthy anytime and anywhere,” she added.
In light of the recent diet trends, whether scientifically proven to be effective or not, nothing is safer than realizing the fact that health and wellness is not merely a passing trend, but a constantly relevant concern.
Juju Eats currently has branches in Makati, Quezon City, Alabang, and Mandaluyong.
Juju Eats now offers delivery services with a wider delivery range. You can order with a minimum price of 250 pesos viacall (cash only) at 654-7180 / 0917 576 3012, online (cash & credit card), and mobile app (cash & credit card) on iOS and Android.