We Filipinos are certified food lovers. Whether its breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks at midmorning including merienda in the afternoon.Food is the basis of our social life. Because the feeling of fulfillment after eating and bonding moments that we have with our friends, families over the food trips. We would even go to extreme measures just to satisfy our stomachs, if not our cravings.
So now, If you’re trying to figure out where to eat and hang out next, Here are some of the ones we’ve tried so far– Food Parks which becoming the “it” thing in food recently. This is for those who just simply want to go on a hassle-free food trip with their friends since there’s whole lot of awesome food selection under one roof; And Coffee shop and Restaurants, plus where to find them. Happy eating!
📍Mogu Tree Noodle House
Mogu tree Noodle House is known for its Do-it-yourself noodle soup. Yas! You read it right. You gonna choose your toppings, noodles and broth. They offer a shitloads of stuff for the toppings. Six choices for the noodles and two choices for the broth. I got to try their Laksa, it was surprisingly good! And oh my god! The food was served in a claypot making it hot all the dine along and the serving was huge. For the taste verdict, the taste is authentic and mild spicy but if you want to spicy it to the next level they provided you a chili oil. It’s super sulit.
60-E Lilac St, Concepcion II, Marikina
Monday to Sunday: 11AM-11PM
📍Pan De Amerikana Bakery and Restaurants If you are a sucker for great bread or one who’s fond of incorporating it into meals any chance you get, this fine restaurant, Pan De Amerikana must be in for your liking.
The place has incredible. I just love how refreshing the resto is. The luxury of it interior is breath-taking. It’s really very cozy and I regret not finding this sooner! The décors are effortlessly classy and there’s stuff that should pique your interest. The place is so grammable and blog-worthy look like. Also it brings you a sense of nostalgia without the tackiness.
The staffs are kind and they makes customers feel at home and grant them their own privacy. Everyone is allowed to take pictures.
The food tastes really good and affordable but didn’t sacrifice the taste for cost. It will make your mood neutral and just satisfy your hunger while enjoying the relaxing vibe.
92 General Ordonez Street, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City, Metro Manila
They also have a branch in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.
Photo Disclaimer: This image is from Pan De Amerikana’s Facebook page
The first upside down restaurant in Katipunan. Cool isn’t?
Monday-Saturday: 6AM-7PM Sunday: 7AM-3PM
📍Kantorini This food park will welcomed you by mouth-watering dishes and unique food concept. It has 25 food stalls. Huh! A bit tricky to decide which dishes to try. But it’s alright because it will redefine your dining experience by putting new flavors to different cuisines. The variations of dishes are from grilled, pasta, chicken, rice, noodles, pizza, ice cream and some sweets.
It was a nice place but I hope they can improve with regards to the availability of foods in some food stalls and the price– the food and drinks were a bit expensive. However the ambience is good. Pang millennial ‘yung vibes.
41 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
📍The Yard Initially, I had doubts in visiting The Yard Underground because of the bad reviews that I’d heard from the people around me but then I realized that I should try it out first and see it to myself before judging it. And I glad I did.
When I went there they have 30 stalls, if I’m not mistaken. The Yard is a place for the curious and adventurous foodies. It’s not air conditioned like the most night markets in other countries, but at least we got one here in Philippines our very own food market.
The food is delicious and tastes good than what it looks like. Their grilled burger is tasted like Army Navy’s belly burger, yeah seriously. While the fried squid was very soft and it melts in my mouth on my first bite and it was huge too.
207 Christian Route, Hill Crest Circle, Oranbo, Pasig City
📍Antiteasis: Books & Brews
Photo Disclaimer: This image is from Antiteasis: Brews & Books Facebook Page
The Antiteasis Cafe is one of those cozy nooks in Maginhawa. The place is refreshing even though their space is small, it’s evenly decorated and there were lots of books and most of the available books there were popular. I absolutely love how calming Antiteasis felt.
There’s a small blackboard where the menu is written but what’s cool was they will hand you an Ipad which has the whole list of what’s available tea they have.
When it comes to food though, they only have limited selection. Since I’m not in the mood for tea and I won’t drink coffee naman so, I ordered their bestseller, the Strawberry Yakult smoothie, which by the way tasted so terrific. The combination of strawberry and yakult is amazing! The teacups, pots, jars and glasses are very quirky and interesting too. I also ordered a blueberry cheesecake to go with my smoothie. Yeah, their cheesecake lifted up my mood.
Overall, the Antiteasis Cafe was a great experience and it is so cozy like you can forget how long you’ve been there already, or what it is.
Unit C, 154 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
📍Food Truck Manila Food Truck Manila or “FTM” is probably the is probably the tallest multi-level food park among the others food parks that I have visited. The Food Truck Manila Quezon City branch has 31 stalls which offer different type of concepts and theme perfect for gastronomical foody adventurer. There are stalls having a Game Rooms ( Beer Pong, Dart and Karaoke). It fit for Millennials, huh.
A perfect place to hangout! What I like it more is they’re covered park so you should not worry if it rains and it is also well ventilated. And to mention their comfort rooms got aircondition!? How cool is that! Most importantly is the Security is also regulated every night so you will feel very secure while dining in this park.
Photo Disclaimer: This image is from FTM’s Facebook page
The food prices are very reasonable starting from Php50 and up. The food verdict, it very tasty well at least for the foods we have tried.
They also have entertainment like live bands playing current song that every millennial can have a hugot to. So yas, it’s a very good place for chillnuman. But hey guys, drink moderately!
By the way, their game room is first come first served and they are requiring to avail their drinks in order to use the game room.
63 Kamias Road Corner K-1 Street Quezon City
Sunday – Thursday: 11AM-12MN (Bar closes at 2AM)
📍The Nest Taguig The Nest Food and Lifestyle Park or simply The Nest Taguig is the first and only food park in Taguig. Opened last September. They currently have there 28 different food stalls that offer different cuisines like Filipino, Japanese, Arabian and Korean, along with a variety of dessert choices.
The food park is a bit spacious than the other food parks in the country. The Nest Taguig has cool ambience and has serene setting. This can be the nestling place where you and your friends or families can dine and chill out.
For those who loves shopping, frown not. Because there’ll be retail stalls like boutiques and salons, which are soon to open. Oha!
While the foods are helluva good! Especially the Crackling Kare-Kare. I just love the deep fried salted egg chicharon bulaklak in it sauce. Yum! It’s really mouth-watering.
886 Cayetano Avenue, Palingon, Tipas, Taguig City.
📍Filling Station Bar & CafeFilling Station Bar and Cafe is definitely a go-to places especially if you love all things 50’s. This is a 30-year-old diner with a retro theme. Their concept and styles are all set in 50’s, along with a wide array of food choices that will fit the set era that they are highlighting.
This is good for those who live for Instagram-worthy corners. The walls and ceilings are covered from decades past: old vinyls, car parts, gasoline station signs, the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, holy wow! And other quirky whatnots.
What made me fall in love with this place are first, the chill and calming vibes it brings to you. I don’t know maybe because of the classic stuffs that surrounded me. And secondly, the neon pink and purple lights– making it look just like Pop Tate’s diner in the broody teen drama Riverdale. Yeah, it seems that I went to the Pop’s. Philippine version. Cool isn’t?
The Filling Station offers burger, pizza, panini, pasta, pancakes, waffles, milkshakes, coffee, cocktails, and beer 24/7. Plus all- day breakfast (including Pinoy breakfast). Their dishes are on the pricey side, but portion of each meal can satisfy two to three human beings (depending on your appetite, of course). But they are sulit sa bayad.
5012 P. Burgos, Makati City
Monday-Sunday: 24 hours
📍One Taste Sizzling Being a big fan of One Piece I really amazed to this One Taste Sizzling because of its One Piece themed restaurant. Yes, yes, yes!!! It’s super cute. I definitely enjoyed and adore all collector’s item, stuff and personalized decor in this place from the wall paintings, table designs, lights and action figures.
The food is superb. I really love the sisig. Its frappes and dishes are served with the famous character from One Piece. It’s very affordable too.
McArthur Highway Brgy. Bancal, Meycauayan Bulacan
📍Bag of Beans
Tagaytay is my safe haven so it cannot be out of the list of go-to places. There are lots of top restaurants in Tagaytay and Bag of Beans is part of them.
It’s a good dining experience, they have an airconditioned room and there is the open area. The ambience is feels more rustic and seems to be a good place for family and friends to gather and feast. Refreshing. Since its far from noise in the city it’s a perfect place to relax and having time for yourself.
I love Bag of Beans because of their heavenly hot chocolate and desserts. Most of all my happy pill, cheesecake!! I also tried their milkshake too. It was really good, it was sweet but not too much. Everytime I went there it lifted up my mood and I always left the place with happy tummies and full of smiles!
115 General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City