What’s good at The Grid, Rockwell’s new curated, minimalist chic food hall

Food parks and food halls don’t usually go for that minimalist chic look — it’s usually multi-colored LED lighting, bold colors, and a converted shipping container or two at these kinds of trendy communal food centers. The Grid, newly opened in the new wing of the posh Power Plant mall in Makati, however, is in many ways an ...

From NYC to BGC: Magnolia Bakery brings its famous cupcakes, banana pudding, and more to Manila

From NYC to BGC: Magnolia Bakery brings its famous cupcakes, banana pudding, and more to Manila

The original Magnolia Bakery in New York City has, in some ways, become a pop culture icon in itself — it was even filmed in a scene of Sex and the City, and was...

Black Scoop Cafe opens in Quezon City with build-your-own-dessert options

Black Scoop Cafe opens in Quezon City with build-your-own-dessert options

Maginhawa Street at Teachers’ Village in Quezon City has a much-deserved rep for being one of the best places to eat in the metropolis. And, the busy road has just welcomed...

First look: Ante, the new on-trend tea shop offering tea blends and booze-spiked teas

First look: Ante, the new on-trend tea shop offering tea blends and booze-spiked teas

When Filipinos say “tea,” they usually either mean milk tea with pearls, traditional Chinese tea served in ceramic pots, or English high tea in one of Manila’s...

Singapore’s Hawker Chan, of Michelin-starred food stall fame, opens in Manila this week 

Singapore’s Hawker Chan, of Michelin-starred food stall fame, opens in Manila this week 

When Singapore hawker stand Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodle earned a Michelin star in 2016, a nod that the dining guide typically reserves for high-end establishments,...

Burrow Café: This almost inaccessible cafe is the place to escape the chaos of Manila

Burrow Café: This almost inaccessible cafe is the place to escape the chaos of Manila

Almost a two-hour drive from Manila, Antipolo is a town nestled in the Sierra Madres that’s perhaps best known for being home to a Catholic icon called the Our Lady of Peace and...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Shake Shack coming to Philippines

IT’S OFFICIAL: Shake Shack coming to Philippines

After years of rumors that New York-based burger chain Shake Shack was coming to the Philippines, it’s finally official. Shake Shack itself announced that it will be...

Bai Nian Tang Bao debuts in BGC with classic Shanghainese dishes, soup dumplings, and giant tang bao

Bai Nian Tang Bao debuts in BGC with classic Shanghainese dishes, soup dumplings, and giant tang bao

We all know the BGC area is known for its bars and nightlife scene — but imagine our surprise when we rolled up to Uptown Mall last Thursday morning and felt the party vibes...

Cebu-based Rico’s Lechon to open 9 branches in Manila

Cebu-based Rico’s Lechon to open 9 branches in Manila

Pork lovers, rejoice! Cebu-based restaurant Rico’s Lechon is coming to Manila and is set to open nine branches that will serve its spicy flavored lechon (suckling pig)...

Grab’s new ‘assistant’ feature is fit for days when you’re feeling lazy

Grab’s new ‘assistant’ feature is fit for days when you’re feeling lazy

Have your hands full? Tired of doing literally everything on your own? Too lazy to get out of bed? Well, it’s time you go and make someone else do it (At least sometimes)....


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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.