Pampanga is the perfect place to kick start your gastronomic journey! Dubbed as the “Culinary Capital of the Philippines”, Pampanga is home to famous Filipino delicacies such as halo-halo, tocino, and sisig. And to help you decide from tons of food choices in the area, here are some of our recommendations!
6. All Good Food
From the founders of All Good Milk Tea, All Good Food is dedicated to home-kitchen goodness from pastries, artisan bread, sourdough, and their best-seller, frozen Brazo de Mercedes! Prices vary from ₱270 to ₱750, depending on the size and flavor. It comes in classic, strawberry, and avocado. They have branches in Angeles City and San Fernando, which makes them a quick and fun detour for dessert!
5. Green Kitchen
If you are looking for a quick stop, Green Kitchen is located along MacArthur Highway in Waltermart, San Fernando. According to reviews, the service is fast and their delicious food choices are available at reasonable prices. They also noted the nice and cozy ambiance which makes it perfect for brunch. 😉
4. Hungry Neighbors
Traveling with people with different food preferences? Check out this fusion restaurant that serves American and Asian cuisine. Their Aglio Olio served with Frankfurter is one of their best-sellers–the best of both worlds in one satisfying plate! Try them in any of Hungry Neighbors’ branches: San Fernando, Angeles City, and Clark.
3. Laz Locale Pizzeria
Also located on MacArthur Highway in San Agustin Mall, this restaurant offers drool-worthy gourmet pizzas. Laz Locale Pizzeria serves Neapolitan-style pizzas that are hand-tossed, hand-stretched, and hand-crafted to perfection, and cooked at 500°C in 60-seconds! They are available for only ₱450 to ₱550, depending on the flavor, and would be great for to-go if you want to get back on the road as soon as possible. 😉
2. Orange Bucket
The Orange Bucket is an offshoot of “The Crowing Chicken”. Both are famous for the Cajun Seafood, which was first launched in May 2016. It is now Orange Bucket’s signature dish as it specializes in exquisitely flavored seafood and fusion cuisine. In Pampanga, you may pass by this restaurant on MacArthur Highway, San Fernando or Balibago, Angeles City. They also have branches in Tabang, Plaridel, Bulacan and Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila.
1. 25 Seeds and Cafe Fleur by Chef Sau Del Rosario
Have you ever dined in a mansion? Well, this restaurant is in a mansion/ancestral home built in the 1920s! It has been modernized while still preserving its homey feel by the world-renowned celebrity chef himself, Sau Del Rosario. The main sala has been turned into the main dining area and bar while the bedroom and the old dining room can be reserved for private dinners. 25 Seeds is located in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Angeles City.
BONUS: LC’s Stop and Chow
For those who are stopping over in Zambales, LC’s Stop and Chow is located in Cabangan. It is a family restaurant that serves home-cooked Filipino dishes in their Instagram-worthy gardens. Their best sellers are bulalong baka, kalderetang kambing, kilawing kambing, papaitang kambing and adobong kambing. They also have brick oven pizza and giant halo-halo to cap off your meal!
Fuel up not just your tanks but also your tummies for your road trips wherever your destination may be! Discover these dishes along the way from none other than the Culinary Capital of the country. And of course, always observe proper safety guidelines in your travels. 😉
Discover more mouth-watering dishes on My Hometown Is G.O.A.T., premiering tonight at 8:30 PM, only on AXN!
Full episodes will also be uploaded on AXN Asia’s YouTube channel starting November 10.
Do you know more notable food stops in Pampanga that people must try? Share them with us in the comments!
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