Spotted on social media: Coffee Bean promo, bring in tumbler or mug and get a drink for PHP100

Looks like starting the week right has become a tad sweeter — The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) is putting on its Mondays... Read on

Haw Haw candy ice cream is serving us with a cold, creamy hit of nostalgia

A new kind of ice cream flavor, inspired by nostalgia rather than some of-the-moment food craze, is trending in Manila right now: a soft-serve... Read on

Ginataan, a classic Filipino coconut milk snack, gets a modern makeover at this trendy dessert shop

One of the true unsung heroes of Filipino cuisine is the ginataan, a snack made with coconut milk, chopped fruit, and sticky rice balls that’s... Read on

Starbucks is selling (surprisingly affordable) reusable cups to use with summery cold drinks

Those who grab a cup of “Starbs” every day but want to limit their plastic consumption can do so with Starbucks’ new reusable cups.... Read on

Famous Amos gives away ‘golden tickets’ à la Willy Wonka in Manila store opening 

Those who longed to win a golden ticket from Willy Wonka as a kid can now (sort of) live their dream thanks to a... Read on

Internet, you did it: Dunkin’ Donuts now has a Munchkins bucket for your Choco Butternut cravings 

Thanks to netizens who won’t stop sharing their love for Dunkin’ Donuts’ Choco Butternut with cult-like fervor, the donut chain will now offer a... Read on

Sweet Ecstasy’s new ‘Beyond X Burger’ is serious comfort food for vegans

Non-vegans almost always associate vegan fare with healthy options, and many of those on meatless diets who just want to stuff their faces with... Read on

British favorite Ben’s Cookies opens in The Podium on July 16

Likely to join the list of best cookies in Manila is Ben’s Cookies: A British chain that’s set to open a shop in Mandaluyong... Read on

Food Trend Alert: Choco Butternut loaves, a la Dunkin’ Donuts, have arrived — here’s how to get ’em

If you ever thought to yourself “I wish this were bigger” when chowing down on a Choco Butternut donut from Dunkin’ Donuts — then... Read on

Booze news: MO Bar Singapore to takeover 3 Manila establishments this month

The Manila nightlife scene is getting a visit from one of its national neighbors this month, when Singapore’s swanky MO Bar takes over three... Read on

Oh, the pastabilities: Pancake House is offering unlimited spaghetti for PHP299

Here’s a bit of food news that might help alleviate those Monday blues: Pancake House is holding a juicy little pasta promo all this... Read on

Jollibee ‘Funko Pop’ goes formal in traditional barong for Philippine Independence Day

Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee is pretty much a national treasure, and so is the anthropomorphic bee mascot it’s named after — and the latter... Read on


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Mysticism, folklore, and the craft beer culture in the Philippines

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.