If you're religious, as part of your sacrifice this Holy Week, you need to abstain from meat. But being a good boyfriend doesn’t mean you need to abstain from taking your S.O. on a date during the season of Lent.
There are several meatless restaurants around the metro that serve amazing food—so much so that even the ravenous of carnivores might be converted into a vegan or a seafood lover. So say goodbye to those boring salads and veggie burgers! Impress your ladylove with this list of restaurants that won’t make you miss meat.
Address: 4th Floor, Uptown Mall, 9th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Opening hours: 10:00p.m. to 2:00a.m.
CargoFish serves authentic fish and chips from the UK. Placing an order starts with selecting the fish, with choices that range from tilapia to salmon. Then you pick your sides, which includes Proper Chips, Cargo Rice, sweet potato chips, onion rings, and slaw salad. You'll go crazy for their authentic British (chip shop curry sauce and mushy peas) and Asian-inspired (roasted garlic, lime chili cilantro, honey jalapeño and seafood barbeque) sauces that add a unique flacor to their dishes.
Onion Rings Cone (P85)
Pipino Vegetarian Food by Pino
Address: 39 Malingap, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Opening hours: 11:00a.m. to 12:00m.n.
Pipino makes vegetarian cuisine look delectable. The establishment offers dishes food lovers are familiar with like burgers, pizzas, pastas, kare-kare and pochero, only most are meatless. It's so good, you won’t even notice the lack of protein.
Garbanzo Burger (P285)
Vegan Lasagna (P185)
Tofu Bistek (P205)
Address: 252 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City
Opening hours: 11:00a.m. to 10:00p.m
Seafood fans can get their fill at this homey joint—their Crabby Fatty and Crisp Gambas Overload are a godsend. Before heading to the restaurant, here’s our advice: wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Plus, they have a lovely beach shack interior that's Instagram-worthy.
Garlicky Lime and Salted Egg Sauce (P650)
Crisp Gambas Overload (P350)
Aye! Mussel Soup (P220)
Address: 4th floor SM Megamall Building A, Mandaluyong City
Opening hours: 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m.
At Bliss Bowls, smoothies are served in a bowl topped with colourful ingredients like strawberries, bananas, mangoes, and coconut flakes. Remember, there's nothing sinful about indulging in some dessert.
Green Dream (P260)
Cacao Kiss (P260)
Cashew Nut Mylk (P145)
Green Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe
Address: 92 Scout Castor Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Opening hours: 11:00a.m. to 10:00p.m.
Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, the QC-based café is a top-notch treasure that won’t disappoint you with its meatless menu. Their dishes include chicharon, adobo, and kare-kare made from wheat and not pork. How's that for reinvention?
Vegetarian Barbeque (P100)
Sweet and Sour Supreme (P120)