Five years ago an expat couple decided the best way to remedy a lack of healthy options in Yangon was to convert their apartment on Yaw Min Gyi Street into a salad bar.
Since then, Sprouts has become one of the city’s most reliable eateries for clean and nutritious fare. Its newly opened second major branch on the ground floor of Sanchaung’s Pyay Garden Office Tower promises to continue that tradition, with a range of innovate new additions to the menu.
Served in its laidback coffee-shop environment are classic and creative salads, breakfast omelets and toasts, rice bowls, smoothies and more. The second branch will also act as a delivery hub, ensuring takeaway dishes reach their destinations quicker. As part of its eco-friendly ethos, Sprouts provides compostable forks and spoons as well as brown paper bags in its deliveries, while its straws are also compostable and available on request only.
Spread throughout its offerings are ingredients sourced from reputable local outfits, such as Shwe Taung Nyo Gyi farm’s free-range eggs, Kokoya organic farm’s vegetables, and Yangon Bakehouse bread.
The bread can be enjoyed in a selection of toasts (4,000-5,500 kyats) including feta toast with spinach and two poached eggs or the more indulgent peanut butter spread on a thick slice with honey and chocolate shavings, best washed down with Sprouts’ banana smoothie.
Stand outs include the filling brown or white rice bowls, especially the spicy sesame chicken (5,500 kyats) heaped with broccoli, peanuts, capsicum, cucumber and chili with a side of ginger dressing.
Or for the most popular dishes, try the Holy Guacamole Salad, Pumpkin Patch, with feta, chickpeas, roasted veggie, and an addictive honey mustard dressing, and the Superfood Salad which of course includes quinoa and chia seeds.
Veggie, vegan and gluten free choices are abundant, and Sprouts cleverly stems its use of sugar by replacing it with dates. Try the chocolate nut truffles and coco energy bites for the flavorful result. These treats are available by the box along with jars of basil, beetroot and hummus pestos.
Sprouts also has a stall at the increasingly popular Yangon Farmers Market at the Rowing and Canoeing Federation on the banks of Inya Lake every Saturday morning. Plus fans of the cafe will be pleased to know that the ‘build-a-salad’ bar—the original concept for the eatery—is included in its new branch.
Address: Pyay Garden Office Tower, 346-354, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township
Contact: 09 955563298 / [email protected]