This restaurant just turned vegan food into irresistible delights

You won’t believe these dishes are actually good for you: (L-R) Chickpea Falafel, Mango Almond Cake, and Grilled Mushroom and Leeks. PHOTOS: Marriott Manila

Admit it: the biggest downside of going vegan is the frequently horrible food choices. How could something good for you taste so bad, right?

Well, not anymore.

At Marriott Hotel Manila, you don’t have to be scared of running out of ideas where to get your plant-based cravings. Imagine your usual vegetables reinvented by their award-winning chefs. Vegan or not, it’s a culinary treat you definitely shouldn’t miss.

Chickpea Falafel. PHOTO: Marriott Manila

At Marriott’s signature restaurant Cru Steakhouse, vegans can now experience elegant dining without the guilt. Their three-course vegan menu begins with the Chickpea Falafel, a Mediterranean appetizer made more flavorful with lemon-artichoke puree and grape relish.

Grilled Forest Mushroom and Leeks. PHOTO: Marriott Manila

The main course is Grilled Forest Mushroom and Leeks stuffed with fresh basil gremolata, garlic crushed baby potatoes and seasoned by tomato reduction.

For dessert, they offer lusciously playful Chocolate Mojito Ice Pops made with a fine mix of coconut, mojito, lemon, and chocolate cake on the side. The best part? The set meal won’t break the bank at just PhP1,300.

Vegan Bars. PHOTO: Marriott Manila

If you’re always on the go, drop by the Marriott Café Bakery for some Vegan Bars: Dark and white Felchlin Switzerland Chocolate clusters with salted pumpkin seeds.

Felchlin’s very own pastry chef Anil Rohira flew to Manila to team up with Marriott Manila’s Executive Pastry Chef Fil Afable to create one-of-a-kind tasty and healthy creations.

For those who haven’t fully jumped into the vegan ship, Marriott Manila also has guilt-free vegetarian delights to make the transition even easier. These low-sugar cakes are highly recommended for those who are trying to watch their calorie intake or even those who have diabetes.

Vegetarian Cakes. PHOTO: Marriott Manila

For once, indulgence doesn’t have to feel naughty. Check out their Mango Almond Cake, a sponge cake with mango gelee and mousse; Chocolate Sensation, a sable Breton with hazelnut and dark chocolate ornaments; and Chocolate Brownie made of bourbon vanilla bean and filled with hazelnut and pecan nuts.

Now, with these vegan delights, you will no longer have reasons to avoid healthy food — you’ll be craving for them!

Marriott Hotel Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City. Facebook.

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