Going vegan comes with a lot of benefits.
In these tense times of uncertainty in one’s own health, especially in what we eat, there is so much to gain in eating vegan— it’s environmentally friendly, ethically conscious, and most importantly it’s good for your health. Admittedly, there are limited options for vegan dishes and restaurants locally, but these spots are kick-starting a trend that hopefully spreads nationwide.
Cosmic – Poblacion
Tucked away in the streets of Poblacion Makati, is this cozy cafe that serves up local flavors in completely vegan recipes. Take a break from the usual party scene of the district and head to this healthy alternative where you can try their vegan Filipino comfort food. Highlight dishes include their Vegetable Kare-Kare with Vegan Bagnet, Mushroom Tempura, and Vegan Sisig.
Cosmic is located at the Second Floor, 5057 P. Burgos Corner Gen. Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati. For inquiries, contact (0946) 770-0000.
Green Bar – Legaspi Village
Plant-based food takes a delicious form at Green Bar. Founded by vegan sisters, Jaderani and Sarada Santos, they started their cafe using their own family recipes and have grown their menu over the years. With a diverse menu with dishes such as Cheesy Potato Flatbread and Barbacoa Tacos, these sisters prove that plant-based food doesn’t have to be bland.
Green Bar is located at 106 Aguirre street, Legaspi Village, Makati. For inquiries and delivery, contact (0917) 808-2506
Go x Vegan Cafe – BGC
This restaurant not only promotes Vegan food but the whole lifestyle. GoxVegan frequently hosts events and endorse products that highlight the environmental responsibility and sustainable effects of living a greener life. Food-wise, their vegan burgers are a bestseller as well as their pastas and pizzas—all vegan, of course.
Go x Vegan Cafe is located at the Third Floor, The Fort Strip, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. For inquiries, contact their Instagram page here.
Pipino – Teachers Village
For those up north, this oldie but goodie QC restaurant has been serving 100% Plant-based Filipino Vegan Food since 2010. Using locally grown produce in all their recipes, must-try dishes include their Pinakbet Risotto, Buffalo Cauliflower, and Red Velvet Cupcakes.
Pipino is located at 39 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City. For reservations and inquiries, contact (02) 8-441-1773 or +63 (915) 230-7649.
The Good Seed – Kapitolyo
Formerly known as Edgy Veggy with its beginnings at the Legaspi market back in 2008, The Good Seed has long been a vegan staple for green eaters in the metro. For those looking for a feast, this place accepts bulk orders for to-share platters for your parties and events. Dishes to try include the Chickpea Spanish Omelette, Mushroom Tapa, and Bulgogi Tofu Steak.
The Good Seed is located at 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig. For reservations and inquiries, contact (02) 7-622-8679 or +63 (917) 847-4831.
The Grand Kitchen – Grand Hyatt Manila
The Grand Kitchen at Grand Hyatt in BGC offers world class fare with their all-day buffet, but a highlight among their offerings is their Green Mondays. Every Monday, during their lunch and dinner buffet, the culinary team behind Grand Kitchen dedicates a section for vegan and vegetarian dishes such as crunchy corn kakiage and ratatouille. Although this is only offered once a week, you can also order vegan dishes from their ala carte menu.
The Grand Kitchen is located at Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue Corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For reservations and inquiries you can check their website here.
The Wholesome Table – multiple branches
A pioneer in organic eating, The Wholesome Table is dynamic with its menu, offering something new almost every month. Though not a fully vegan place, their vegan dishes are flavorful and well thought out such as their Vegan Ricotta, Chia Pudding, Buddha Bowl, Protein Power Bowl, and their Coco-Nut N’Ice Cream. With multiple branches, they provide a tasty healthier alternative for diners all over Metro Manila.
The Wholesome Table has branches in Salcedo, Alabang, BGC, Greenbelt, and Rockwell. For reservations and inquiries, check out their website here.
Crosta – Poblacion
Although not a full vegan spot, Crosta in The Social food park in Poblacion is a pizza place that serves some of the tastiest vegan pizzas you’ll ever find. Their Vegan Shroomed Out pizza is filled with umami goodness from the Shiitake, Portobello, and White Button mushrooms; plus an allicin filled flavor from their garlic confit.
Crosta Pizzaria is located at The Social On Ebro, 5770 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati.