by Abby Ng
Practicing a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle can be difficult especially when Filipinos are huge meat-lovers. This makes vegetarian options quite limited especially for those who would prefer a healthier and more eco-friendly meal. Here are some places with vegan options you can check out– from restaurants, to cafes, to online stores!
Lucy in the Sky – Greenhills
This cafe can appeal to many because it makes vegan and vegetarian options for what would normally be a calorie-heavy meal. Filipino favorites like sisig, palabok, and even ch are all part of their menu. They also serve ready-to-eat plant-based dishes such as spicy curry and spicy adobo!
Quarantine Update: They are open for pick up orders and delivery from 11AM-7PM via FoodPanda.
Photos from @lucyintheskycafeph on Instagram
Agico Vegetarian Cafe – Greenhills
Japanese food is always a crowd favorite. Agico’s menu can definitely satisfy the bellies of even non-veggie lovers with their vegetarian options that give a twist to healthy eating! Some of their food include vegetarian ramen, california maki, and the classic katsudon.
Quarantine Update: They are accepting orders via GrabFood.
Photos from Agico website (http://agicovegetariancafe.com/)
Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe – Scout Castor St.
Finding vegetarian options could be time-consuming and costly especially when on a budget. Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe serves healthy, delicious, and affordable food with combo meals for only P120!
Quarantine Update: Not in operation.
EarthOrigins Marketplace + Cafe – Multiple branches
This cafe might just have everything you need when it comes to your vegan and vegetarian needs! EarthOrigins has a mini-grocery with sustainably sourced vegetables, meats, as well as organic poultry and spices for everyday use. Their cafe serves everything from breakfast food to tasty vegan desserts, not to mention it’s Instagram-worthy!
Quarantine Update: Their branches in Quezon City and San Juan City are open for delivery and pick ups via Grab and Lalamove. You can order groceries on their website http://earthorigins.ph
Vegan Options – Online
Vegan Options is an online store that serves vegan food that are ready to eat and easy to prepare. They have a wide selection of food choices which also include vegan spices and sauces for everyday use. This is a good start for beginners who want to sustain a vegan diet while not spending too much.
Quarantine Update: They are still in operation and delivering.
Photos from Vegan Options
The Real Happy Cow – Online
The Real Happy Cow is a food company that sells a variety of plant-based food ranging from vegan meals to vegan cheeses and spreads. Every item on their menu is guilt-free– they have no preservatives, no cholesterol, and you support local farmers at the same time. Plus, owner Lakapati Basa is a strong advocate for animal rights so this could be you supporting the same cause through your peso!
Quarantine Update: They are still open for deliveries via Grab and Lalamove as long as your area is open to the riders.
Photos from @therealhappycow on Instagram
Pipino – Teacher’s Village
Pipino has taken sustainability to a whole new level with 100% plant-based dishes using only locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. They also know the struggle of being vegan in Manila, which led to the making of more diverse meals and desserts to their menu.
Quarantine Update: Operations are suspended.
Photos from pipinoveg.com
Indulge – Quezon City
Pizza is probably one of the most calorie-dense foods we can never seem to resist. Indulge serves vegan pizza in different flavors, making it guilt-free but still delicious. They have dine-in and takeout options as well as a mini grocery with products from more vegan businesses you can choose from.
Quarantine Update: They are open for delivery via Grab and Lalamove. No COD payments.
Green Bar – Legazpi Village
If you’re looking for both a healthy and hearty meal, you should give Green Bar a try. They also cater to meat lovers by serving food like vegan longganisa tacos, vegan philly cheesesteaks, and vegan bacon cheese fries.
Quarantine Update: They are accepting deliveries and take-out via FoodPanda and LalaFood.
Likha Diwa sa Gulod – UP Diliman
This restaurant started out as a vegetarian and seafood resto before transitioning to a full vegan menu. Their meals are both tasty and affordable with nothing over 125 pesos. Definitely a must-try!
Quarantine Update: Operations are suspended.
Despite being meat-eaters, vegan and vegetarian options are slowly making their mark on the dining scene as restaurants become more conscious of their environmental impact. Healthier options are being introduced to the market, and has received a lot of praise since then. As these foods take over, hopefully people understand that healthy and delicious can definitely go together.