10 Vegan Restaurants In Manila For A Healthy Lunch Out
Being a vegan in this city can be quite a feat. Numerous restaurants are flocking the metro, but most of them are serving very sinful menu items that aren’t very vegan-friendly. When you want to celebrate an occasion or have a night out, it may be difficult to find vegan restaurants in Manila.
Or so we thought.
We combed the metro, looking for vegan restaurants that would excite even the pickiest eaters. To our surprise, there are actually several options all over the city, and they come in widely varied forms.
Of course, you have the more popular ones like Pipino, Juju Eats, and The Wholesome Table. But we looked even further and found more interesting options for the plant-loving set. These vegan restaurants in Manila are so interesting that you may even be able to drag your carnivorous friends along!
1The Good Seed by Edgy Veggy
The Good Seed gives you about a million reasons to go vegan, proving that vegan dishes do not have to be boring. Their restaurant menu boasts of various Asian food that nobody would want to miss out on! From starters, to mains, to desserts, everything’s delectable! We recommend trying their Bulgogi Tofu and kimchi rice.
The Good Seed also has a deli where you can buy food so that it’s easier for you to prepare your own vegan meals in the comforts of your home. What’s even more amazing about this vegan restaurant is that they offer detox daily meal plans that they can deliver to your doorstep for a round-the-clock healthy lifestyle. No more excuses to go vegan!
2Agico Vegetarian Café
Agico Vegetarian Café has a Japanese-inspired menu that will definitely make your mouths water with their wide range of food choices. Their menu items range from their take on street food to vegetarian versions of burgers. Since we’re talking about Japanese here, they definitely have maki and sushi rolls, ramen bowls and rice bowls.
Everything looks ridiculously good and healthy! Their food is made with non-GMO ingredients and does not have any preservatives. We suggest trying their quinoa burger (dressed in vegan mayo, as they promised, don’t worry) while pairing it with kale apple raw juice. Are you getting hungry now?
3Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Café
Trying to get your whole family to eat healthy? Bring them here. This house-turned-restaurant has the perfect homey environment for family dining. Whoever said that veggies are boring haven’t tried Greens. Although it has “vegetarian” in its name, most of Greens’ dishes are suitable for vegans as well. Make sure you tell your server that you are a vegan so you can get a vegan version of the dish you want.
We also heard from satisfied vegan foodies that you may ask the servers about which ingredients were used in their food items. This way, you’ll be cleared of accidentally eating food that does not quite fit your vegan lifestyle. Some of the best sellers are their grilled mushroom and tofu kebab, and sisig. These, and many of their other dishes, can totally trick anyone into eating healthy!
4The Kismet Café and Wellness Market
Kismet Café is a haven tucked in the middle of Burgos, Makati. It’s quaint, it’s homey, and it’s vegan-friendly! Not all cafés in the Metro serve the kind of food they do. The theme promotes wellness of the body and soul with the food that they serve and the hippie ambiance of the place (even their coffee is organic!). Kismet is another one of the vegan restaurants in Manila that have different choices on their menu. It runs from cookies, to sandwiches, to pizzas. Try their peanut butter pancakes with your coffee!
How about something chic and healthy for a date night? With Susi’s distinctive menu and beautiful rustic interior, the health nut in you will be in joy to find a fancy dining place serving 100% vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free food aka completely healthy plates! Popular dishes include the El Chimichurri (beet burger) and Carb-No-Nara (carbonara).
Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Open from Friday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and from Sunday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
+63 2 833 7874
6The Earth Kitchen
Farm-to-table concept restaurants are always worth a spot in our hearts and tummies, most especially if they serve super yummy food. The Earth Kitchen is definitely one of those. They make everything from scratch, so you’re sure to eat organic. Plus points: They also serve non-vegan organic food so you can bring your friends over! Now, that just makes it among the go-to vegan restaurants in Manila!
The Earth Kitchen
Upper G/F C2 Building, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City
White Plains, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City
Manila is dotted with several salad bars where you can DIY your healthy bowl of goodness. But Salad Stop, as many vegans say, is the best one. They have wraps and salad signatures you can choose from. However, the fun part lies in their DIY section of the bar where you can choose your greens, other ingredients, and your dressing. Take note also that some of their dishes may contain dairy products such as eggs, so better inform them beforehand.
We suggest getting Go Geisha, Iron “Wo” man, Habibi, and Gardens by the Grain for vegans as these dishes are dairy-free. And don’t be wary of getting their wrap, they are also free of eggs so you may indulge in them as you wish!
Just like any friendly neighborhood café, Green Bar serves hearty merienda choices. Their menu consists of pizza, sandwiches, wraps, and desserts. And they’re all vegetarian, of course, with vegan choices. Although they do not serve meat, all the items in their menu are full of flavor. Other than that, they serve sweets snacks from chia fruit cups to cupcakes to doughnuts. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Makati, this is one of the vegan restaurants in Manila to find the healthy kind of comfort.
Try their best-selling breakfast burrito and Hail Seitan sandwich. Don’t miss out on the doughnuts!
9Vegetarian Dinner Club
Vegetarian Dinner Club is one exciting vegetarian restaurant, for it will keep you guessing and waiting with much anticipation for three good reasons. For one, they are only open on Fridays and Saturdays for dinner service. Secondly, they change up their menu on those days, and you’ll have to check their Facebook page to see it. Lastly, and probably the best reason of all, they’re an eat-all-you-can restaurant serving an eight-course vegetarian meal!
A lot of the viands are Filipino-inspired and Indian-inspired, and make sure you ask which ones are suitable for vegans. All these you can enjoy for only PHP 200. There will be servers to guide you through the buffet table, and you may ask them which of the dishes are vegan or vegetarian. Come in early because the food doesn’t last long at the buffet table!
Vegetarian Dinner Club
37-A P. Florentino Street, Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City
Open from Friday to Saturday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
+63 2 624 6774, +63917 834 5885
10Corner Tree Café
Corner Tree Café is a little haven amidst bustling Makati. This is one of the vegan restaurants in Manila that offer a place to dine in coziness—a perfect setting to enjoy a healthy and hearty meal. They offer a wide menu, from appetizers to desserts that have the range of different cuisines. They have the basic salads to vegetable-in-disguise meals. A must-try is their Arroz a la Cubana. And of course, what’s a great meal without dessert?
Great thing is you can bring the whole family here. They even have a kiddie menu! But if you’re out with your friends or your partner and would fancy a drink, they also have a bar menu that you can enjoy for that little alcohol kick. Corner Tree Café promises a full experience and that promise, they deliver.
With these vegan restaurants in Manila, it’s easy to have a night out without compromising on the healthy lifestyle! Even if you aren’t a plant-based eater, try these places and let us know which ones you thought were worth going vegan for!
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