Food Trip in Quezon City

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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