Going vegetarian for whatever reason (others choose it for lifestyle or health reasons, some for ethical or religious reasons) can be tough in Manila if you don’t know where to look: meat is just so ingrained in Pinoy culture!
With the right guidance, however, this doesn’t have to be a chore. Whether you’re just trying it out, looking for healthier options or wholeheartedly committing to this lifestyle, fret not as we have gathered the list of vegetarian restaurants to try in the metro! Ranked in no particular order.
5. Corner Tree Cafe
This cozy little café offers an international fare of Asian, Middle Eastern, African, American and European vegetarian dishes on the menu, using mostly organic and whole ingredients to create simple yet tasty dishes. It’s a quaint little hideaway, perfect to bring even your non-vegetarian friends here. Try their famous Tofu Walnut Burger, or their Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna.
4. Wabi-Sabi Noodle House and Vegetarian Grocery
For those looking to cash in on the ramen craze, but want to stick to a meatless diet, Wabi-Sabi has just the answer for you. Their ramen is vegan-friendly, as they use mock meat. Trust us, it tastes just as good as the real thing.
The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., San Antonio Village, Makati
3. Live Life Vegetarian Café
Another quaint vegetarian café is Live Life Vegetarian, one of the newer vegetarian places in the area with a menu as straightforward as its name — they serve vegetarian comfort meals such as Vegetable Paella, mushroom quinoa, and halo-halo with almond milk and chia seeds! They’re also vegan-friendly.2240 Chino Roces Ave.Makati, Metro Manila .
2. Lucy In The Sky
Vegetarian places are quickly growing in the San Juan/Greenhills area! One of the newer ones is Lucy In The Sky at Wilson Street. The place is as quirky as its name, a Beatles song reference, wherein they also offer art classes for kids.
222 Wilson Cir, San Juan, Metro Manila
1. Edgy Veggy Cafe
Edgy Veggy Cafe used to be open only for delivery, but it’s nice to know that they’re finally letting customers dine in their cafe! Everything in Edgy Veggy is made from scratch, with absolutely zero preservatives and chemicals. Even their condiments are homemade! We recommend trying the Big Burger Burrito.
Brixton St, Pasig, Metro Manila
Watch out for Part 2!