The vegan community in the Philippines is seeing a steady rise. More and more Filipinos are swearing off animal products and taking the shift to a plant-based diet. If you’re one of these plant-powered folks, here are some of the top vegan food hubs in the metro!
One of the first restos to have plant-based offerings, Likha Diwa is a humble, no-nonsense eatery in Quezon City. It sits on a cozy nook along the iconic Krus na Ligas in near UP Diliman. The food here is not strictly vegan, some are vegetarian, but the prices are super affordable and portions are satisfying – perfect for a student’s budget! The place also holds a buffet spread every Saturday!
- Business name: Likha Diwa
- Address: 1 Lt. J. Francisco, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
- Contact: (02) 8925 5522
- Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
- Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/BvfUvkQ8Pa3CGebD8
The Greenery Kitchen
Famed for its vegan sisig and other veganized Pinoy faves, the Greenery Kitchen has a devoted cult following. It’s located in Makati City, tucked amidst the hip and busy business district. The homey place offers a reprieve from the hectic city life. Be sure to try the vegan sinigang, and calamares!
- Business name:The Greenery Kitchen
- Address: 2078 E Pascua, Street, Makati, 1204 Metro Manila
- Contact: 0917 175 4574
- Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm
- Google Maps link: https://g.page/GreeneryKitchen?share
No one can say vegans are missing out on delicious comfort food, especially since Indulge is here with its signature plant-based pizzas. This vegan pizzeria is found in Z Compound along Malingap Street in Teacher’s Village. Aside from pizzas, they also offer pasta dishes, and the famous “broccoli bites” that will change the way you view “junk” food!
- Business name: Indulge
- Address: 33 Malingap St, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila
- Contact: 0917 202 6440
- Operating hours: Daily from 12 pm to 12 am
- Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/5voiRKgByGnapwXX6\
Wabi-sabi Noodle House
If you’ve a hankering for ramen and other Japanese fanfare, fret not! Wabi-sabi in Makati is here, bearing trayfuls of veganized version of Japanese favorites. From ramen to sushi to gyoza and even milk tea, it’s a sure-fire food trip without the guilt!
- Business name: Wabi-sabi Noodle House and Vegetarian Grocery
- Address: UG-4 MCS Fernando, Makati Cinema Square, Fernando St, cor Chino Roces Ave, Makati, Metro Manila
- Contact: 0918 962 2935
- Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm
- Google Maps link: https://g.page/wabisabi-makati?share
Amongst the party district of Poblacion in Makati is the widely popular Cosmic. Talk to a vegan and there’s a 99% chance that they’ve dined here. With a selection that includes classic Pinoy staples like bagnet, lechon, and isaw, as well as other Asian-inspired dishes, Cosmic draws vegans and not-yet-vegans alike. The hippie, trippy ambiance is also a plus!
- Business name: Cosmic
- Address: 2/F (above Ministop) 5057 P. Burgos, Cor, 1210 General Luna, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila
- Contact: 0946 770 0000
- Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10:30 pm; Sunday 12 pm to 8:30 pm
- Google Maps link: https://g.page/CosmicPhilippines?share
What’s your favorite vegan restaurant?