As more people look for healthy options as they eat out, more restaurants are developing vegetarian-friendly menus for their customers. Because of this increase in demand, vegetarian restaurants are cementing their place in the food industry. We’ve drummed up a list of vegan-friendly restaurants in Metro Manila for you to peruse when you next go out to eat.
1. The Wholesome Table (@thewholesometable)
As one of the most well-loved restaurants in Makati, The Wholesome Table truly lives up to its name. Serving seasonal and nutritious dishes, they specialize in revolutionizing comfort food with healthier ingredients. Established by restaurateur Bianca Araneta-Elizalde and her husband Juan Elizalde, The Wholesome Table was founded on the shared passion for food made purely from fresh, natural, and organic ingredients. They want to change the misconception that organic food is only vegetarian and bland dishes by offering meat and plant-based comfort food to their customers. Try their Vegetarian Burger, which you can have with either a hamburger bun or lettuce.
2. Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe (@greensresto)
Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe prides themselves by being a “genuine lacto-vegetarian restaurant.” This simply means that their menu has no meat, fish, or eggs at all. They’re going to celebrate 17 years of being in business. Having been in the vegetarian restaurant business for almost two decades, you can trust in their expertise and time-tested menu that captured the hearts (and stomachs) of generations. Drop by their restaurant in Scout Castor Street in South Triangle, Quezon City.
3. Pipino: Vegetarian Food by Pino (@pipinoveg)
Pipino has curated a 100% plant-based menu selection that includes vegan lasagna, mac and cheese (made from nutritional yeast), kale malunggay pesto, and tofu sisig. Perfect for the foodie that wants to try out vegan alternatives to their usual comfort food. They also have a dessert menu that stays true to its promise of 100% vegan options, like vegan leche flan, chocolate chip cookies made with tablea and mascovado, and vegan chocolate cake.
4. Herbivora (@herbivora_ph)
Another member of vegan food options in Metro Manila is Herbivora in Malingap Street, Quezon City. Their promise is to serve meals that will never contain meat, dairy, processed ingredients, MSG, artificial flavoring, and preservatives. Try their new Coconut Basmati Rice Bowl with glazed tofu, mango, and purple cabbage cushioned inside a coconut husk.
5. Susi (@susiph)
To round this list off, head over to Burgos Circle in Fort Bonifacio and try out Susi’s menu of soy-free, sugar-free, and nut-free meal options. This gourmet vegan restaurant-boulangerie-delicatessen found in Forbestown is 100% vegan and gluten free. Try their Faux Gras made with smoke mushroom pate with roasted garlic and toast as an alternative to foie gras. Trust us, you won’t regret it!