‘Sur-pies!’: Jollibee’s new ube cheese pie is inspired by pandemic food trends

What's next—a Chickenjoy sushi bake? Read on

Pop in the name of love: these Pride Month treats beat the heat (and hate)

This year, there's a Transgender Pride pop and a Bear Pride pop. Read on

Step aside, $299 bilao. Amber shows Pottery Barn how it should be done

It’s been less than two weeks since Pottery Barn’s “bamboo wall art” trended on social media, as Filipinos noted the hefty US$299 price tag... Read on

Online bakeshop swamped with customers after creating Duterte-inspired birthday cake

A 22-year-old home baker has found herself the center of Pinoys’ attention when she created a dessert that looks similar to President Rodrigo Duterte’s... Read on

Jollibee partners with Yoshinoya, seeks to open 50 stores in PH

The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) from strengthening its hold over the country’s fast food industry, as it announced today... Read on

Too Pretty To Eat: Cebuano baker creates ‘portraits’ of Pinoy celebrities in artisan bread

Hotel pastry chef Marlo Lidot thought his life would change for the better when he was offered a job at a Maldives resort early... Read on

2020’s Plot Twist: Jollibee Champ is back

So, after so much drama, Jollibee is bringing back its signature Champ burger (well, at least in select branches). The Bee announced the Champ’s... Read on

Filipina captures childhood nostalgia by recreating Mr. Bean’s chocolate cake

Kids growing up in the 1990s have fond memories of Mr. Bean, a child-like television character played by comedian Rowan Atkinson who often finds... Read on

SM Bogus? PH gov’t warns public against buying ‘unregistered’ SM sugar

Et tu, SM? The mall giant became the butt of jokes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public yesterday against buying... Read on

Just Desserts: Cavite bakeshop’s Manila Bay cake takes jab at dolomite scandal

Rage is what many Filipinos are feeling whenever the controversial multi-million Manila Bay rehabilitation is brought up, but for a small bakeshop in Cavite... Read on

Manufacturer of Reno Liver Spread apologizes to PH gov’t, applies for license

Calm down, Pinoys. You’re probably missing Reno Liver Spread by now, but the decades-old food product may soon make a comeback– if it gets... Read on

Pinoys fume after FDA warns against eating ‘unregistered’ Reno Liver Spread

Add this to the list of surprising batshit crazy things that had to happen in 2020. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday... Read on


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It’s a wonderful time to be a beer drinker in the Philippines. Thanks to the recent explotion of the craft beer culture in the country, there’s now a broad range of local beers available in bars, restaurants, and even on the liquor aisle of your favorite supermarket. The industry’s...

Coconuts Manila Food & Drink

Restaurants are opening left and right; the best chefs have reached rock star status; and diners are willing to empty their wallets just to try the latest food trends —without a doubt, Manila’s F&B industry is thriving! Coconuts Manila is here to report on the most gastronomical destinations you’ve got to check out (or avoid). From craft beer bars to the cutest cafes, we’ll let you in on some of Manila’s best kept secret spots. Where to take your balikbayan guests for dinner? Where to get the best homemade dessert? Where to enjoy the crispiest lechon skin? Coconuts Manila regularly publishes food guides that can help you eat your way around the Metro. We’ve also traveled in different parts of the Philippines in search of the best culinary gems that the country has to offer (Bulalo from Iloilo, anyone?). Coconuts Manila writers are always interested in eating and learning about good grub. There’s always space in our tummies for sinigang and adobo, for cinnamon rolls and ice cream cakes. We try to keep up with the latest food trends, from the most affordable street food vendors to the finest 5-star dining restaurants. Over the years, Coconuts Manila has become known for a series of videos called Carinderia Crawl, where we visit the most interesting eateries in the Metro. We also have regular food columns like the Coconuts Hot Spot and the Critic’s Table. Watch this space, and we’ll serve you all the food and drink stories you can handle.