Vegan Guide to The Philippines
If you didn’t already know, we both eat plant based! Every time we travel somewhere new we know the drill of looking up all the restaurants & cafes with options for us. Almost every where we’ve gone so far hasn’t been a problem for us, until The Philippines (more specifically, Cebu City). All the local food of the Philippines are meat dishes, and unless we went to a specifically vegan restaurant, we weren’t able to find anything to eat. Because it was a real struggle for us, we wanted to help any future plant based eaters out there! So read on below for our guide to all the vegan deliciousness we found in The Philippines!
Cebu City, Cebu
Wellnessland Vegan Cafe - Try the buko feast & the mango lassi
Crate Cafe - Try the vegan oreo donut
Lunhaw Vegan Cafe - Try the vegan sisig (local Filipino dish traditionally made with meat)
Planet Vegis - Try the vegan adobo (another local Filipino dish traditionally made with meat)
Lemon Grass Restaurant - Try one of the curries, they were spicy & delicious!
Siam - Try the tofu with cashew nuts
Alona Beach, Bohol
Shaka Bowls - Try the Cloud 9 Kook bowl & the iced latte with soy milk
Bamboo Place - Try the veggie burger and one of the Cebruery Craft Beers
Luna Rossa Vegetarian Italian - Try the penne with pumpkin smoked seitan. They even added nutritional yeast on top, yum!
The Buzzz Cafe - Try the spicy kinilaw talong & some of their coconut milk ice cream in a cassava cone
General Luna & Cloud 9, Siargao
Cafe Honest - a fully vegan cafe! Try ANYTHING because it’s all amazing!
Olas Banditos Seawadeeka - Try the tofu curry - this was our favorite meal in all of the Philippines!
Kermit - Try the handmade marinara pizza & their frozen mojito cocktail
Miguel’s Taqueria - Try the vegan burrito
Bulan - Try the marinara pizza
The Pleasure Point Cafe - Try the avocado toast and the iced Latte with soy milk
Finding plant based food in The Philippines was very difficult, but not impossible. Hopefully our vegan guide will help you out on your next trip! If you eat plant based, what was the hardest place you ever traveled to to find food?