By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao 

Flower bouquets are among the top gift ideas on Valentine’s Day. They’re pretty, can fit any budget, and the wide selection of flowers can easily convey the message of love and adoration from one person to the other. 

Over the years, bouquets became more creative as they added more elements aside from the usual floral arrangement enhanced by ribbons and other accessories. Now, you can see bouquets made with stuffed toys, chocolates, and even liquor. 

But among the other bouquet ideas that are popular nowadays are bouquets where vegetables take the place of the flowers in a well-designed presentation. 

Aside from being unique, vegetable bouquets are more practical because their contents can be cooked and consumed, thus giving the recipient health benefits in addition to a profession of love. 

If you’re looking to give a vegetable bouquet, here are three shops that you can check out: 

L and R Flowershop 

This flower shop in Manila delivers fresh and well-arranged flowers for all occasions directly to their clients’ doors. It also helps design and conceptualize the floral arrangements for events such as weddings, debuts, anniversaries, and more.

A vegetable bouquet from L and R Flower Shop (Photo from L and R Flower Shop from Facebook)

Since they accept customized orders, they also offer vegetable bouquets to customers who might need some as a gift to their loved ones. The price listed on Facebook is P3,500. 

Visit LandRflowerShop on Facebook for more information. 

Food Bouquet Delivery 

In 2018, Food Bouquet Delivery, a food delivery service in Manila, started creating curated bouquets depending on the type of food or theme that the client requested. It created all kinds of bouquets that feature burgers, chicken nuggets, and more.

Food Bouquet Delivery creates vegetable bouquets that clients can personalize but adding a unique touch. (Photo from Food Bouquet Delivery on Instagram)

Another type of bouquet that the shop offers are vegetable bouquets since it’s technically food. Clients can specify what they can add to the bouquet and can even mix things up by adding some fruits or flowers here and there. 

The price of the bouquet varies depending on the design and its contents. 

Check out Food Bouquet Delivery on Instagram

Elpi Vellychon Haus 

Located in La Loma, Quezon City, Elpi Vellychon Haus is a restaurant that offers a vegan version of the Pinoy favorite lechon belly. It’s also developing vegan versions of meat products such as bacon.

Elpi Vellychon Haus in La Loma, Quezon City offers vegetable bouquets for P1,000 on a pre-order basis. (Photo from Elpi Vellychon Haus from Facebook)

This Valentine’s Day, vegan options are not only the products that the restaurant promotes as it also highlights the availability of a vegetable bouquet for only P1,000. 

For more information, visit Elpi Vellychon Haus on Facebook

Giving vegetable bouquets are only some of the ways that we can express our feelings for others. But in this economy, falling in love can sometimes be expensive so it pays to be practical every now and then while promoting healthy eating habits.