(Gula – Glutton) (Sana – Healthy)
A Glutton for Health
Food and Friends – Tasty and Healthy
Gula Sana is a lifestyle concept restaurant designed especially (but not exclusively) for people who do sports/exercise. It’s a place for people to meet at the restaurant for breakfast, fresh juice, smoothies, coffee and daily lunch specials. The idea is to get together and exercise at 6:00 am every morning and then start the day with good food. The exercise could be cycling, running or yoga/pilates, stretching or breathing. Breathing you ask? Yes – breathing can be full on extreme exercise. Just ask Claudio Solano who practices and teaches the Mayan Fitness Secret, one conscious breath at a time.
I am always fascinated by the people I interview whether it be a restaurateur or chef or entrepreneur. The passion, imagination and perseverance are different for each and every person. When I interviewed Pako Moreno, one of the partners in Gula Sana, it was evident that his passion is exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He was a personal trainer at Palmilla and Esperanza before he decided to bring something more to the community. He is an avid cyclist and is in the process of training for the Iron Man competition to be held in Cabo on October 25, 2015.
As a personal trainer, Pako was always looking for healthy food choices for his clients when he came up with the concept for Gula Sana. It is a restaurant where people can eat properly with excellent quality dishes – breaking the idea that nutritious food is boring. He and his partner, Diego Sanchez, have created a healthy alternative to eating and they are giving this to their friends and customers at a very fair price. The restaurant was conceived for all those people who don’t have time to cook or they do not like to cook or are simply looking to improve their lifestyle. They are believers in “This is my lifestyle – not – “I’m on a diet” That is how Gula Sana, a complete, nutritious and healthy food concept was born.
Gula Sana has a full breakfast with many gluten free options:
Along with a fresh juice bar with smoothies and green drinks.
The lunch menu consists of 2 or 3 specials each day – whatever is in season, fresh and creative – fish, poultry, vegan and vegetarian options.
Pako told me that he is not a chef but he is working on the new dinner menu with a very good friend and chef from Mexico City. He will bring in fun, interesting and delicious ideas for dinner which they hope to start serving by mid-October.
A celebrated mixologist, also from Mexico City, is devising sophisticated specialty drinks which will take advantage of fresh juice, fruit and spices. Gula Sana has a full bar with beer and wine and live music is planned for the fall.
The final touches for their new coffee bar (café) is underway where people can come and relax and just hang out – of course, after achieving their exercise goals.
I am confident that Gula Sana will be a success and will be a welcome addition to the Los Cabos restaurant scene.
Gula Sano is located at Paseo Finisterra y Blvd. Antonio Mijares, Local 8, San Jose del Cabo (where the old Local 8 Restaurant was located and in the same shopping center with the old favorite, Habaneros Restaurant).
Buen Provecho, Akiba
On A Different Note – Rancho Buen Dia – CSA Program
I am delighted to report that we have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in Los Cabos. I spoke with Lope, manager of distribution and sales for Rancho Buen Dia located in Todos Santos. I arranged to meet with him in October when the growing season has more to offer. The Rancho is a wife/husband and sister/brother partnership. If you are interested in supporting the CSA or want information, see details below.
Local Organic Veggie Boxes – We are gearing up for the 2015-2016 Community Supported Agriculture season! Receiving weekly organic vegetables/herbs/fruit freshly harvested from your local farm is a great way to promote delicious clean eating in your home. Memberships are rapidly running out, but some spaces are still left in Los Cabos, Todos Santos and La Paz. Find out if our CSA program is right for you – visit our blog and check out the article: Pros and Cons of being a CSA member ☞ Caroline Benzel, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://ranchobuendia.wordpress.com, 6121310326, Baja California Sur.