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Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe

Just this lunch my daughter asked me to join my sister and her husband to be at this location. We were to check the food and venue as this is the planned “reception” venue on their wedding day.

The place was tucked away in a corner on Roces Avenue, near Mother Ignacia and a stone’s throw away from Fisher Mall.

Anyway, upon arriving, my sister ordered their Mango Cooler and came with a serving for two persons so I shared with her. After discussing their (my daughter and husband to be) packages with the manager, we decided to try their food. I ordered Mushroom Orzotto, my sister had Spaghetti Al Nero. The kids had Seafood Laksa, Bacon and mushroom Pizza. All of which I tasted. The Laksa initially was too hot for me as I tasted it freshly served, I think I needed the hotness to settle down and mix-in. Succeeding spoonfulls were great.

My Orzotto tasted heavenly and truly worth it. Well all of the food ordered and tasted by me, I would give a high mark for taste and presentation. Even at an average cost of P399 per dish, dining here was truly great.

The Gourmet Gypsy story starts with a little school, called Open Hand, founded by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco. The school prepares young adults with special needs for work and employment. The vision for Gourmet Gypsy is a social enterprise, a way to present our advocacy for special needs employment in a delicious way. The restaurant is designed to serve as a transition lab for our students from Open Hand. More than 30 percent of our staff have special needs, and work in all areas of the restaurant – dining room, bar, kitchen, bakery and office.Even with our advocacy, we still ensure the integrity of the restaurant as a business. We use high quality local and imported ingredients – from farmers, producers and purveyors we know and respect. Everything we serve is made from scratch, without preservatives, extenders and MSG. Sustainability is something we are passionate about, so our menu and operations are designed to generate as little waste as possible. We care about our customers’ health, and are advocates of the low-carb lifestyle, so we have removed extraneous sugars and starches from most of our recipes to create more options for those on the Ketogenic, Paleo, LCHF, Gluten-Free, and Vegetarian diets.

We have literally traveled the world to bring back authentic recipes and ingredients to the discriminating palates of our customers. Our travel memories and experiences serve as the backdrop of the menu. Our hashtags #chefwayatravels and #traveltheworldonyourplate reflect our global gourmet ethos.

Welcome to Gourmet Gypsy and hope you enjoy your meal!


Address28 Maginhawa St. Quezon City
Philippines 1103
Phone(02) 7211 1233
Mobile Phone0995 382 5736, 0915 033 4421
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