How it all started
Back in 2016 Brother and Sister, living in Marbella realized they were missing a place where they could eat clean, and authentic healthy food to fuel their "feel good" lifestyle!
Walk into any major city such as London, Los Angeles or New York and you’ll have no problem finding healthy eateries on every corner, but here in Marbella, they saw a gap in the market…
A few healthy places started to pop up in Marbella, however most of them where only “claiming” to be healthy as a marketing tactic; meanwhile their sugar and oxidised oil salad dressings would drench pesticide filled veggies... this wasn't good enough for these siblings so they decided to take matters into their own hands and create ... Manuka
Manuka a cool place with nice vibes where they could hang out with their friends ... But this was just the beggining
REDUCE ANIMAL PRODUCE
We are advocates for natural foods and avoid chemicals and highly processed ingredients such as sugars and wheat flours. We do not add any sugars to our foods nor juices and anything we do sweeten is done so by using natural sugars such as honey, dates and maple syrup.
MSG is banned from our kitchen and we do not use fillers, additives or artificial thickening agents in any sauces or dressings. Instead our salad dressings are based with items such as cold pressed organic olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar.
We source organic produce as much as possible and we follow nature’s rhythm in terms of using fruit and vegetables which are in season or that can be obtained locally.
We are not a fully certified organic restaurant but are increasingly using more organic products, such as our eggs, breads, rice, quinoa, nuts, most of our leafed greens and all of our superfoods
It is also part of our ethos to support ethically run companies, which contribute to the sustainability of our beloved planet and all its creatures. You will find we use fair trade organic coffee, organic milk from small productions and grass fed beef that has been ethically grown and nurtured.
We try and contribute in caring for the environment by using bio-degradable cleaning products and take away ware, we do not use straws.
We believe every little bit can make a difference to bring about change and awareness!
GO ORGANIC WHEREVER POSSIBLE
USE NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR TASTE AND COLOUR
NO TABLE SALT
STAINLESS STEEL PANS
NO DEEP FRIER
We pride ourselves with the highest quality of cleanliness and hygiene in our kitchen. Our food prep is sealed in vacuum bags each morning and we use reverse osmosis water in all of our cooking, teas and coffee.
All food is cooked in stainless steel pans, avoiding aluminium traces, which can leave unhealthy heavy metals in the body. We avoid table salt and switch to healthier alternatives, such as high grade sea salt or Himalayan pink salt, which we also provide on the tables.
On request, customers have the option for their food to be cooked in Coconut oil, a far healthier alternative to oils high in Trans fats such as corn and seed oils found in most kitchens.
All foods are either baked or grilled, so you will not find any deep fryers in our kitchen!
Our philosophy is held strong in the front and back of house, we do not skimp on ingredients in our menus, nor do we cut corners behind the scenes in our kitchen.