The term "plant-based" refers to food that is made without any animal products or by-products.
Filipino Food is generally meat-centric and lots of traditional dishes revolve around the use of animal parts and products such as eggs, seafood, gelatin and honey to name a few.
Luntian prides itself in revolutionizing Filipino Cuisine in New Zealand and as a vegan business, all of our food are plant-based and cruelty-free.
Our goal is to bring the traditional taste and remarkable experience of Filipino Food to New Zealand plates using 100% local plant-based produce without sacrificing the authenticity of flavours that is true to the Filipino taste.
We want to introduce the concept of eating healthier, cleaner and more sustainably through exploring Filipino food and leave a legacy of kindness and compassion on our plates while enjoying the unique tastes, flavours and textures of dishes made from plants.
By advocating for kindness and compassion through ethical eating, we also champion all Earthlings’ rights and seek to abolish speciesism by starting on the food on our plates. We believe that we can make a difference from the inside out and spread the message of caring for our planet and all its inhabitants. Our food is our tool to create a harmonious relationship with Nature and we aim to nourish and nurture souls by introducing the concept of conscious consumption and changing mindsets about food dictated by tradition.
Our operations model revolves around reducing food waste and we participate in a circular economy where we practise composting and recycling as much as possible and follow practical steps to make sure we lessen as much as we can our carbon footprint with our processes and products.
We are vegan foodies who are revolutionising a globally trending cuisine (Filipino Food) and prove that it is possible to eat healthy and delicious while enjoying genuine and traditional flavours without cruelty.
We are changemakers and trailblazers, because there is no one like us yet in Aotearoa and our vision is to help New Zealanders live a healthier life by being kind and compassionate in their food choices while still enjoying delicious options from global cuisines.