Manila Creamery joins the mango sundae craze, launches ‘Mango Float Parfait’

Manila has gone gaga over the mango float. Inspired by the classic icebox cake made of graham crackers, all-purpose cream, and mangoes — a staple... Read on

McDonald’s has a new range of chocolate sundaes, available until Feb next year

Craving for something sweet? Yesterday, McDonald’s started offering chocolate soft-serve ice creams — and they look pretty darn good. They’re limited edition offerings that... Read on

Sweet news: Macao Imperial Tea is offering a free upsize every Monday this December

Oh, Macao Imperial. Like we really need more calories coursing through our veins during the Christmas season, when our social calendars suddenly become rife... Read on

Filipino netizens are going nuts over the new Choc Nut spread; Here’s where to find it

Prepare to gain a pound or two, Manileños. A well-known Filipino childhood treat is currently making a comeback in the country’s hearts (and stomachs),... Read on

Din Tai Fung celebrates Xiaolongbao Day by giving away gift certificates worth PHP10,000 

Xiaolongbao lovers, listen up. Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung (DTF) announced earlier today that it will be giving away PHP10,000 (US$188.63) gift certificates to lucky... Read on

Yellow Cab Pizza Co. is doing an unlimited pasta promo on World Pasta Day, Oct. 25

Those who find themselves staving off constant cravings for Yellow Cab Pizza Co.’s Charlie Chan pasta can let their inhibitions go for one day: The chain... Read on

Potato Corner has a smartphone game that rewards you with fries IRL

Filipino mallgoers are all too familiar with the french fries stall Potato Corner. It’s a go-to mid-afternoon snack that now has its own dedicated... Read on

Starbucks to start offering its Pumpkin Spice Latte in the Philippines on Oct. 25

Basic caramel lattes are shaking. The Philippines will finally get a taste of one of the most Instagrammed drinks when Starbucks brings the Pumpkin Spice... Read on

New video ad for Max’s Restaurant goes viral with its message of inclusion [VIDEO]

A video advert produced by dining chain Max’s Restaurant has gone viral since it was uploaded this past Saturday on the company’s Facebook account.... Read on

Jollibee to open its first branch in Manhattan, NYC on Oct. 27

Will Jollibee blow the minds of New Yorkers? The Filipino chain is bringing its widely beloved Chickenjoy and other fast food offerings to Manhattan... Read on

MAXI Mango announces more Manila branch openings (sweet!)

MAXI Mango fans, heads up! The Davao-based business known for its spin on the Filipino classic mango float dessert announced yesterday that it will... Read on

Moonleaf to offer Wintermelon Milk Tea for PHP8 on its 8th anniversary

Ain’t no party like a milk tea party because a milk tea party don’t stop. Moonleaf, one of the more well known local tea... 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.