Where to buy kefir grains in manila?

Are you tired of drinking plain old milk and want to switch up your dairy game? Look no further! In this article, we’ll explore the wonderful world of kefir – a fermented drink that’s been gaining popularity for its numerous health benefits. But first, where exactly can you get your hands on some kefir grains in Manila? Let’s find out.

What is Kefir?

Before diving into where to buy kefir grains, let’s first understand what they are. Kefir grains are small gelatinous clumps that contain various bacteria and yeast strains. When added to milk or coconut water, these grains work their magic by fermenting the liquid over a period of 24-48 hours.

The result is a tangy drink with a similar texture to yogurt but with far more nutrition. With its high levels of probiotics and enzymes, kefir has been linked to strengthening the immune system, aiding digestion and even fighting cancer cells (okay maybe don’t take our word for it).

Types of Kefir

Now that we know what kefir is all about, it’s important to note that there are two main types: Milk Kefir and Water Kefir.

As the names suggest, Milk Kefir is made by fermenting dairy milk whereas Water Kefir is made using coconut water (although other types of sugar water can also be used). Both have their own unique taste profiles but offer similar nutritional value.

So whether you’re lactose intolerant or just prefer non-dairy options like coconut milk (we see you vegans), there’s a type of kefir for everyone!

Where To Get Some Grains

Okay now onto the main event – where can I actually purchase some darned kefir grains?!

Health & Wellness Stores

For those who want an organic option or just love to support local businesses, Health and Wellness stores like Healthy Options, ECHOstore, and The Green Grocer all sell kefir grains.

Pro-tip: If you’re new to brewing your own kefir at home, opt for a starter kit that includes the grains along with an instruction manual. Ain’t nobody got time for expired milk turning into cheese (speaking from experience.)

Online Sellers

For those who are looking for convenience in these trying times of global chaos (also known as 2021), there are various online sellers available on Shopee and Lazada where you can get fresh kefir grains delivered straight to your doorstep. Some vendors include Sugarray Kefir PH and PRO Vitamilk.

Bonus points: Buying from local online retailers supports small business owners – do good while nourishing yourself!

Facebook Groups

Facebook is not just for stalking people we used to know in high school or sharing cat memes! It’s also full of niche groups including some dedicated solely to connecting people interested in buying/selling/trading kefir cultures (what a time to be alive).

Some recommended groups include “Kombucha & Kefir Philippines” and “The Kefir Community”. This may require some patience until someone near you posts about selling the grains but it’s worth checking out if none of the other options works out.


So…you’re broke but still want that sweet probiotic goodness? DIY it!

While purchasing complete ready-to-go milk kefir kits” sounds tempting, making your homemade batches guarantees long-term sustainability – i.e., a one-time investment worth it. You’ll typically start seeing growth within two weeks after receiving them; afterward, they will continue breeding limited way longer than any boxed product.

All you need is some fresh dairy milk or coconut water (unsweetened), a quart bottle or jar which ends up being contaminated with the kefir grains and metal utensils (as they can destroy the bacteria) . And, with a little patience and experimentation with ratios, you can have your very own unlimited supply of kefir.

The bottom line: Buying vs. DIY all boils down to how much time and energy you’re willing to invest in acquiring some darned grains.


In conclusion, getting hold of either dairy-based or water-based kefir cultures in Manila isn’t that difficult! While it may take some research and effort—whether buying online or from your friendly neighborhood health store—it’s well worth it when thinking about taking care of ourselves better by improving our microbiome. So here’s hoping we’ve given you enough information for purchasing those precious milky glitters (aka kefir grains) appropriately suited for making thick delicious smoothies, breads or healthy alone drinks! Happy Kefir Hunting!