Great date spots: Romantic restaurants, rooftop bars and al fresco hangouts in (and around) Metro Manila

Dating in Manila is difficult, especially with the traffic that keeps people from leaving their houses. Of course, some special occasions still call for a proper meal in a romantic setting — something that might be difficult to find for couples who prefer to stay in and binge-watch the latest hit TV show. That won’t ...

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Seoul-searching in Manila: Where to find great Korean BBQ grills and restaurants in the city

Seoul-searching in Manila: Where to find great Korean BBQ grills and restaurants in the city

The Korean barbecue craze has been in Manila for a while, and it looks like shops specializing in the stuff are more than a passing trend — they’re here to stay. More...

Filipino Food 101: A cheat sheet to understanding the cuisine of the Philippines

Filipino Food 101: A cheat sheet to understanding the cuisine of the Philippines

Filipino food is often the underdog as far as the international food scene is concerned. Just last month, an Australian writer based in Jakarta drew the ire of Pinoys online when...

Where to find the best, most bangin’ cookies in Manila

Where to find the best, most bangin’ cookies in Manila

We wish we lived in a world in which all cookies were made equal, but alas, readers — we know that world does not exist. If there’s anything more maddening than biting...

Restaurants in Metro Manila serving modern Filipino food that won’t break the bank

Restaurants in Metro Manila serving modern Filipino food that won’t break the bank

Despite a recent survey which showed that Filipino fare is the fourth least-liked cuisine by other nationalities, the truth remains that our country’s food is awesome...

Super Scoops: This coffee cashew crumble ice cream was just named best vegan dessert in Manila

Super Scoops: This coffee cashew crumble ice cream was just named best vegan dessert in Manila

Vegan food gets a bad rap for being tasteless and unnecessarily fussy, but this local ice cream brand completely debunks those myths. Declared the “Best Vegan Dessert in...

Coconuts’ guide to finding great fried chicken joints around Metro Manila

Coconuts’ guide to finding great fried chicken joints around Metro Manila

There’s no denying that Filipinos are obsessed with fried chicken. Here, we’ve got the dish in all forms — with or without breading, Asian-style and...

The Coconuts Manila guide to Poblacion: Restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs in Makati’s hippest hood

The Coconuts Manila guide to Poblacion: Restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs in Makati’s hippest hood

Most of us grew up knowing Makati’s Poblacion neighborhood as Manila’s red light district. Throughout the aughts, however, it began its transformation into hipster...

The most memorable restaurants, bars, snacks, and food halls Coconuts Manila tried in 2018

The most memorable restaurants, bars, snacks, and food halls Coconuts Manila tried in 2018

There’s never a shortage of new restaurants in Metro Manila to try, and here at Coconuts Manila, 2019 has been particularly busy with hitting up trendy new hot spots,...

The Coconuts Taste Test: Here’s the lowdown on Christmas hams worthy of your noche buena feast

The Coconuts Taste Test: Here’s the lowdown on Christmas hams worthy of your noche buena feast

One of the best things about a Filipino Christmas is the noche buena tradition, an opportunity for the whole family to gorge on delicious food on the midnight of Dec. 25. Local...


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Coconuts Manila Food Guides

We do the leg work so you don’t have to end up lost and hungry. In the Coconuts Manila food guides and features, read about our explorations as we search for the best beef pares in Quezon City or the undiscovered watering holes in Marikina. Coconuts Manila loves to go deep into the Manila food scene- from surveying out-of-town restaurants that make long trips worthwhile, to checking out the best milkshake places in town. Our food guides and features will help you plan your next food adventure. Whether you’re a tourist wanting to experience the best of Filipino cuisine or a local looking for a new place to add to your regular spots, we’ll make sure you get to try all the best eats in the country's capital.