Take a long weekend off and pack your suitcases for an indulgent road trip you and your best friends need. From south to north, go as far as your car, and your appetite, can take you!
1. Marcia Adams
Marcia Adams, the not-so-secret garden and rustic restaurant, is known as the Tuscany of Tagaytay, and rightly so! For just P700, you get a three-course meal that won’t disappoint.
J. Rizal Street, Baranggay Sicat, Alfonso, Tagaytay City
Call to book
2. Milagros Private Kitchen
For a secluded yet intimately special dining experience, head to Milagros Private Kitchen. A lunch set menu for two is only P2,800 while the ala carte menu is available for groups of four or more. If you have the entire weekend to spare, they offer fun and easy two-day cooking workshops, too!
Milagros Private Kitchen
1640 Maglabe Dr., Brgy. Guinhawa South, Tagaytay City
0917.465.4617 / 0906.204.3248
Call to book (2 days before)
3. Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen
weekend feast! see you soon!Posted by *Bawai's Vietnamese Kitchen* (Tagaytay) on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In the mood for new flavors? Check out Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen, which offers delicious fare from one of Asia’s culinary gems set in a charmingly provincial home. This resto is definitely a welcome pause from Tagaytay’s bustle.
Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen
J.Hernandez Street, Purok 5, Bucal, 4118 Silang, Cavite
0920 972 2924
Call to book
SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES
1. Casa San Miguel
Whether you plan to just eat or stay at Casa San Miguel, a bed & breakfast and café in San Antonio, a visit to this art, music, and nature haven is a must. Everyone who’s come and gone only has high praises for Casa San Miguel: from Backstage Cafe’s sumptious comfort food, their yoga sanctuary and Instagram-worthy nooks, the Anita Magsaysay-Ho Gallery and Museum, to the six-room B&B’s impeccable hospitality.
Casa San Miguel
Evangelista St., Brgy. San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales
+63 917 772 4839
2. San Antonio Public Market
Before heading to the heavenly Pundaquit beach, make a stop at the San Antonio Public Market. Catch the 6AM delivery of fresh yellow fin tuna along with other tuna species. Sample delicious Pinoy kakanin like nilupak, sapin-sapin, and suman here as well!
3. Detour Urban Kitchenette
A quaint burger, pasta, and pizza joint in San Antonio, make Detour Urban Kitchenette your last stop before you head to your next destination. Carbo load with their mouth-watering selections. You’ll need it for the long drive.
Detour Urban Kitchenette
2nd Flr., Padua Bldg. National road, 2206 San Antonio, Zambales
0916 342 6961
SAN JUAN, LA UNION
1. Gefseis Greek Grill
Not far from San Juan Surf Resort is Gefseis Greek Grill. The authentic Greek restaurant, with the signature blue and white decor, overlooks the pristine beach. For just a little over P300, you can fill up with their delicious Souvlaki Platter, Poikilia, or their all-in-one plate dips.
Gefseis Greek Grill
San Juan Surf Area Urbiztondo, 2514 San Juan, La Union
(072) 603-0183, 0921 604 9989
2. Flotsam & Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel
Staying in Flotsam & Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel is enough to fuel your artistic passions with their homey yet imaginative set-up. But the food is worth a try, too. The bar and coffee selections, along with the daily menu, get our two-thumbs up. But it’s the weekends that you should look forward to -- they have five-star pop-ups from big brands and sought-after chefs!
Flotsam & Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel
MacArthur Hwy, San Juan, La Union
0917 802 1328
3. Surf Shack
Expect Surf Shack to be the ultimate surfer’s tambay place. The laid-back and hip open-air restaurant is where you can load up on locally flavored pizzas, fresh seafood, burgers, imported beers, and signature cocktails after a day of surf in San Juan Surf Resort just across.
239 National Highway, Urbiztondo, 2514 San Juan
(072) 607 4914
1. Baguio Craft Brewery
Warm up with a bottle of beer while in the summer capital of the country. Baguio Craft Brewery, with a chill rooftop bar that offers a view of Baguio, makes their beers right on the site. Make sure to order and take home their Lagud Strawberry Beer!
Baguio Craft Brewery
120 RKC Building, Marcos Highway, Baguio City
(074) 422 5043
2. Balbacua at Urban Kamote
There’s more heating up to do and the next best place to thaw at is Balbacua at Urban Kamote. They serve the famous Mindanaoan beef stew Balbacua extra special with the restaurant’s culturally artsy interiors. Located at the Ili Likha Artist Village, there’s more you and your BFFs should explore that will tickle the palate, and senses, while here.
Balbacua At Urban Kamote
Kiwing na Kahoy Food Kommunity, Ili-Likha Artist Village, Assumption Rd Baguio City, 2600 Baguio City
(074) 442 0980
3. KETCHUP Food Community
Can’t figure out what to eat but famished anyway? Head to Baguio’s local food mecca, KETCHUP Food Community. Eat your way through comfort food, Filipino, Indo-Malay, and Thai Cuisines at Green Pepper, Canto, Rancho Norte, Rumah Sate, and Happy Tummy.
Romulo Drive, Barangay Lualhati (Near Wright Park), 2600 Baguio City
VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR
1. Hidden Garden of Vigan
Welcome to Hidden Garden!Posted by Hidden Garden Vigan- Lilong & Lilang Restaurant on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Take a break from touring the historical city and revel in authentic Ilokano cuisine amid lush greens at Hidden Garden of Vigan. Sample the famous empanada, ukoy, and miki or try their Longganisa Burger and Bagnet Sisig.
Hidden Garden of Vigan
Bulala Centro, 2700 Vigan
0906 332 8309
2. Cafe Leona
In the heart of the city is Cafe Leona, named after Ilokano poet Leona Florentino who originally owned the house where the cafe is located. While the interiors will transport you back to the colonial Spanish period, the modern food selections will take you right back and while whetting your appetite. The best sellers are the Pinakbet Pizza, Caoayan Special Pizza, Bagnet Bacon Maki, and Longganisa Maki.
Calle Crisologo, Vigan City
For wallet-friendly but deliciously filling meals, Kuboville is the number one choice. The mix of Filipino and Thai dishes will keep you asking for seconds. Order the Tom Yum, Spring Rolls, and Locobaco.
Barangay III Salcedo St., Vigan City
0917 408 0008