Eating in several restaurants in the city can be a doozy. There are so many places that offer great cuisine aside from local or Filipino cuisine. Manila is filled with a variety of Asian, European, and Western-themed restaurants, but several restaurant establishments still haven’ caught up with a diversified menu. This means healthy options, as well as vegetarian and vegan options, are not often found in such restaurant menus.
With so many bustling areas and hubs developing in every corner of the metro, a few dining establishments have adapted healthy options in their menus. It ranges from more than just a salad to a heavy delightful dish of vegetable-friendly meals. Below are three outstanding restaurants in Manila to check out if you want something different but still stick to your healthy lifestyle.
3 Must-Try Restaurants for Every Vegan or Vegetarian Folks
1. Café Mediterranean
Café Mediterranean is a popular café among locals and expats in the Philippines. They have about 8 locations across the country and serve quite the selection for vegan and vegetarian customers. They have a special menu for green-eaters which include pesto pasta, eggplant parmigiana, falafel, roasted vegetable soup among others. Must-tries will have to be their lentil burger and their Hummus is a Meal menu.
You can give these dishes a try at Café Mediterranean in the Makati City branch in Level 1, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City which is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
2. People’s Palace
Another great vegetarian/ vegan-friendly restaurant is People’s Palace located in Level 1, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
People’s Palace is a popular Thai restaurant with a very precise menu that serves mostly healthy food. Some of its promising dishes include grilled squid and pomelo salad, classic pad thai and Khao pad. The best seller that many thoroughly enjoy time and time again is the bagoong rice with green mango, eggs, chili, cucumber, cilantro, and onions on the side to make it a dynamic dish altogether.
3. Little India Healthy Cuisine
The restaurant name is pretty much a given, Little India is an Indian restaurant located in 24-F Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City which is open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.
What’s great about this Indian restaurant aside from its vegan and vegetarian menu is the diversity of flavor they incorporate into every green dish. The basic Indian favorites were in the menu like roti, curry, makhani, kachumbar salad and many others. The best dish people come to Little India for would have to be their Veggie meat curry and their Palak Pakora which is an appetizer must-have.
Keep it Green, Keep it Clean
Sticking to your vegetarian and vegan lifestyle is a great commitment to living healthy. Although, mixing it up and eating anything else besides salad is another way to enjoy living that healthy lifestyle. Trying veggie friendly cuisines are utmost encouraged and hopefully, you can stop by one of the restaurants in this list before the year ends. Live healthily, go green, and celebrate your appetite for life!