A Taste of Inclusivity: Alive Vegan Restaurant at The Farm Achieves HALAL Certification, Redefining Culinary Diversity

Carrots, cabbage and turnips wrapped in rice paper roll

’Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” spoke Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician revered as the father of medicine. Embracing this wisdom, The Farm at San Benito sets the stage for a delightful culinary journey, marking the advent of the festive season with a sensory-rich experience that blends gourmet creations with holistic wellness.

Guided by the visionary Chef Marie Pagcaliwagan, The Farm introduces a palette of culinary delights catering to both adults and children alike. As part of its commitment to overall well-being, the resort is set to unveil the “Unplug and Play” campaign under its Digital Detox initiative, encompassing its in-house restaurants Alive, Prana, and Pesce, with dedicated Kids menus.  The Farm’s culinary offerings transcend mere sustenance; they are a celebration of freshness harvested from the resort’s organic fields, elevating spirits and nurturing the soul.

In a momentous achievement, The Farm proudly shares the news of HALAL certification bestowed upon its renowned Alive! vegan restaurant. Situated in the picturesque Lipa, Batangas, The Farm has long been esteemed for its eco-luxury holistic medical wellness offerings. The HALAL certification for Alive underscores the resort’s dedication to embracing diverse dietary needs, welcoming the Muslim community with open arms.

Sweet corn with Chimichurri sauce

Alive! recognized for its delectable plant-based cuisine, has become a sanctuary for health-conscious individuals seeking vegan dining options. With HALAL certification, The Farm extends its hospitality to the Muslim community, ensuring adherence to Islamic dietary guidelines and instilling confidence in the culinary experience.

More than a sanctuary, The Farm is dedicated to providing a holistic environment where guests find rejuvenation not only for their bodies but also for their spirits and cultural sensitivities. The HALAL certification for Alive! signifies a leap toward creating an environment where every guest, regardless of dietary preferences or cultural background, embarks on a transformative wellness journey.

The Farm at San Benito invites you to embark on a journey where well-being meets gastronomic indulgence, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary.

The Farm boasts two additional in-house restaurants that features the distinctive flavors of wellness cuisine: “PRANA,” derived from the Sanskrit word for breath, life-force, or vital energy. Influenced by the timeless principles of Ayurveda, presenting Indian vegetarian dishes brimming with vital life energy. On the other hand, “PESCE” stands as The Farm’s pescetarian restaurant, placing a strong emphasis on health and the promotion of longevity, drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean Blue Zone® diet. Its menu showcases organic living foods, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish as a protein source, crafting a comprehensive and well-balanced dining experience that aligns with the principles of well-being and vitality.


For table reservations at any of our Wellness Restaurants, please contact: +63 917 629 6731. For accommodations and inquiries, you may reach us at (+63) 918 884 8080; (+63) 917 572 2325; or via email at [email protected]. Visit www.thefarmatsanbenito.com.

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