Did you know that Quezon City is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of population? As expected, this bustling city never runs out of good places to eat. In fact, entire neighborhoods and streets in Quezon City, such as Maginhawa, Banawe, Tomas Morato, and Katipunan, are considered top foodie haunts.
While it’s hard to choose where to eat because of the large area and variety of establishments, some places just stand out from the crowd. Here are just a few of our top picks of where to eat in Quezon City.
Pino Resto Bar
Maginhawa Street in Teacher’s Village is one of the best places for food-tripping in Quezon City, as this foodie strip is home to many small, homegrown restaurants and food parks where you can enjoy a variety of different cuisine.
Before they moved to adjacent Malingap Street and expanded with Pipino Vegan restaurant and Pi Breakfast & Pies, Pino Resto Bar was one of the pioneering restaurants along Maginhawa Street when it was first founded in 2008.
Best known for their Kare-Kareng Bagnet, Pino Resto Bar dishes out Filipino fusion food with a creative and fun approach to cooking. Other bestsellers include Mini Sisig Tacos, Chicken Inasal Caesar Wrap, and Chunky Choco Tempura for dessert.
- Business name: Pino Resto Bar
- Address:39 Malingap, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, 1101 Kalakhang Maynila
- Contact number:(02) 84411773
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinoRestoPH/
- Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/c5hn78qWxaop6NXC8
Gourmet Gyspy Art Café
For those looking for different international flavors in one space and want to help a good cause while they eat, Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe is a great choice. This restaurant, which specializes in global gourmet food including keto and vegan-friendly dishes, aims to build inclusive communities by providing livelihood to adults with special needs.
Try their Greek Chicken Souvlaki, Roasted Veggie Hummus, Coco Mango Pasta with shrimp, Vegan Spring Rolls and more. They also have an selection of cakes and desserts including keto baked goods and keto ice cream.
Gourmet Gypsy currently has two branches in Quezon City, one in A. Roces Avenue and a newly opened branch in Maginhawa Street.
- Business name: Gourmet Gypsy Art Café
- Address:25 Don A. Roces Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
- Contact number:(02) 72111233
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gourmetgypsy/
- Map link: https://g.page/gourmetgypsy?share
Van Gogh is Bipolar
Since it first opened a decade ago, Van Gogh is Bipolar has been sought-out by both local and international tourists as one of the most unique restaurants concepts in the country. This romantic and quirky space run by an artist diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, offers an ever-changing menu that revolves around healing and setting moods.
VGIB Light now serves a 100% plant-based soups, salads and meals with a focus on natural ingredients with no preservatives. VGIB Shadow offers mood-healing feasts and set meals usually consisting of a soup, appetizer, personalized main course, and dessert served with organic tea in an eccentric and artistic setting.
- Business name: Van Gogh is Bipolar
- Address:154 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, Kalakhang Maynila
- Contact number:0922 824 3051
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vgibipolar/
- Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/SsRA4pzvhCmM55hE9
Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits
For those who want to match their food with amazing local beers and ciders and don’t mind exploring a lesser-explored area of Quezon City, head over to Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits in Banawe.
This microbrewery continues to push boundaries in the local beer scene using flavors like Guyabano and Mango for their hard ciders. Their menu ranges from old-school appetizers to pub-style burgers and small plates. Try out their offerings like Mushroom Tempura, Prawns in Aligue Sauce, Laing Lumpia and lots more along with your beer or cider sampler.
- Business name: Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits
- Address:13 Ubay Street, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City
- Contact number:09266179030
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wickedelias/
- Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/fiVNxBxgJmvuQnVe9