Ah, New Year’s resolutions. Something we try to commit to at the beginning of a new year, but 50% of the time (or more, we don’t judge) fail to follow through simply because we don’t know how to keep going. The same goes for eating consciously, which sits comfortably at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. And it’s not hard to see why.
By eating well, you’re not only feeding yourself good food, but doing your body good as well. It’s fool-proof. But with so many dietary programs, keto, low-carb, plant-based, vegan, and the caboodle, where does one even begin?
If you’ve already done your research or consulted a nutritionist. Figuring out which diet fits your lifestyle or your body type is as easy as ABC. What comes next? Working out where to get your meals. And that’s where foodpanda comes in.
Whatever diet, we’ve got just what you need right here.
Keto: low carb, high fat
Keto diet, in the simplest sense, is consuming little to zero carbohydrates and loading up on fatty food. Doing this, in turn, will help your body burn fat for energy, allowing you to lose weight faster. But don’t quote us on this.
Ketos of Manila
Looking to start your keto journey as titas and titos of Manila… or wherever you maybe, basically? Try Ketos of Manila. They specialize in food that’s both tasty and certified ketogenic.
Got Filipino food cravings? They have the Keto Handle with Kare-Kare and Keto Oo Na, Sisig Na!. In the mood for Korean food? Feast on the Keto Ooom Bap! Bibimbap! and Keto Go! Go! Bulgogi. Got some room for desserts? Get your tiny spoon out for the Keto Confetti Cheesecake and the Keto Molten Lava Muffins. But the keto party doesn’t stop there. You can also order frozen meals you can refrigerate and eat at a later time. Keto keep up?
Nothing is more keto than meat, meat, meat! And where can you get your meat fix? From a Korean BBQ restaurant, that’s where. You’re in luck because Samgyupsalamat does door-to-door-delivery via foodpanda! You read that right. Samgyupsal delivery.
You can order the Takeout set, which consists of 2 choices of meat – heaping serving at that and a whopping 8 choices of side dishes. Mashita!
The Sandwich Guy
We know what you’re thinking. Keto? Sandwich? Make it make sense! Oh, yes we will. Not only does The Sandwich Guy whip up excellent sandwiches, they also have on their menu drool-worthy keto friendly salads.
Their salad selection spans from grilled chicken topped bowls, to tuna, to roast beef, to bacon bits. They also have a Kani Salad Roll. What a (Sandwich) Guy, right?
Chapes Keto Cake
So, you’ve chosen to pursue this diet. And then one day you pass by a cake shop with all your favorite treats on display. You think to yourself: did I make the right decision? Here’s your answer: you did! You can still indulge your sweet tooth even if you’re on a ketogenic diet.
Chapes Keto Cake is good at removing the guilty from guilty pleasures. You can choose from delectable cakes, donuts, and bite-sized delights you just can’t get enough of.
Low-Carb: protein and non-starchy vegetables
A diet everyone and their mothers know. Low-carb diet is basically limiting your intake of carbohydrates and swapping it for vegetables and protein. It’s low maintenance and guarantees you a full stomach each time. Wink wink.
When you’re on a low-carb diet, you know what’s good to eat? Fried chicken and burger patties. Zark’s Burgers has those and then some! If you’re feeling hungry, you can go for the Tombstone, which layers eight Zark’s signature patties into a sinful package. If you think you’re still too green for that, you can order the flavor-loaded triple cheeseburger Jawbreaker – we can’t guarantee your jaw’s safety, though.
While Zark’s is mostly known for its burgers, the restaurant also serves buffalo wings and chicken fingers. There’s always something for your low-carb cravings.
Kenny Roger’s Roasters
Kenny Roger’s Roasters is always a good idea, even more if you’re on a low-carb diet. You can choose the classic roasted chicken or have a go at their OMG Unfried menu. And to kick things up a notch, they also just introduced their Truffle Collection. If there’s such a thing as a perfect sentence, it would have the words truffle and roasted chicken in it. Apart from chicken, Kenny Roger’s Roasters also has rib plates, steaks and more.
And if you’re feeling extra healthy, they have salads to round out your meal times, too!
WingStreet by Pizza Hut
Having wings is always a winning idea. And if you’re on a low-carb diet, then all the more it is a special experience. You’ve got four different fried chicken wing flavor choices: garlic parmesan, honey BBQ, Asian sesame, and the maple honey sriracha. If you’re taking a little break from your diet – cheat day, if you will – they also have plenty of carb-loaded baked delights like the Mexican Baked Rice or the Baked Ziti Pasta. The choice is yours.
Vegan: primarily plant-based
Don’t panic, it’s organic! Going vegan, as the name suggests, is going for an all plant-based diet. Nothing coming from an animal on the menu, please. You’re saving the Earth, too.
Nothing screams vegan better than your good ol’ salad. And SaladStop! gives you that and more. You’ll be thankful to be eating your leafy greens with their varied healthy menu. Ever felt like being enveloped in a warm hug when eating? SaladStop!’s wraps will wrap your tastebuds with so much flavor. They have Hail Caesar, Go Geisha, and Man-Go Wild! Wraps you can order and munch on whatever time of day. You can never go wrong with their signature salad bowl versions of their wraps as well.
Oh, and did we mention they have crazily good-for-your-gut smoothies, too?
A little seed can blossom into something magnificent when planted in good soil and watered sufficiently. Translation: your vegan pursuit will come to fruition with your vegan diet needs delivered from Little Seed!
Looking for salad bowls? They have the Veggie Patty Bowl, VBBQ Rice Bowl, Tofu N Mushroom Rice Bowl and the list goes on. Want a more filling meal? Then go for Little Seed’s whole grain rice bowls. Want a 5-star experience? Throw in some sides like Quinoa & Peppers, Hummus, Lentil Curry, you name it.
Pizza and plant. We know, it kinda feels like something that would spark a debate like pineapples on pizza. But trust us, this one’s unarguably good. Enjoy your favorite slice sans the guilt with healthy vegan pizzas from Pizza Plant. All of the items in their menu are vegan, from cheese down to the chorizos and sausages they use as toppings. How? Their “meats” are made from soy protein. Are you curious now? Just order! Where to start? You can never go wrong with their Margherita Pizza. You can thank us later.
Plant-based: plant-based food as central part of meals
If you’re not sold on becoming fully vegan, then a plant-based diet is for you. Your meals consist of plant-based food, but the best part is you can still have your fill or meat and dairy products. Just in moderation though!
The Plant Based Project
Veggie isaw? Veggie BBQ? Vechon Lechon Kawali? Your eyes are not fooling you. Delectable plant-based dishes like these exist and they’re just a tap away! The Plant-Based Project is a dream come true for anyone doing a plant-based diet. When we tell you to check their menu, you better do it cause it’ll take us a day to discuss how awesome the choices are. You’ve got Filipino favorites Vegan Tapa, Dinuguan, Mushroom Tocino and more, which are 100% plant-based by the way. You can also get Vegan Egg Mcmuffin, Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites, Yakisoba and pretty much anything you want plant-based – not an exaggeration.
A plant-based adobo might sound so cosmic, but restaurant Cosmic has turned it into a reality. Stay seated. This is gonna be a wild and tasty ride to a galactic plant-based future, now.
Cosmic staples include Asian favorites like the Enoki Mushroom Tempura, Miso Soup and more. But where they shine is in their plant-based Filipino food selection. Take your spoon and fork out and have a heaping serving of classics Pancit Habhab, Vegan Coco Adobo, Caldereta with Garlic Greens, Kare-Kare and more. Got you craving? Order now and may the force be with you.
Corner Tree Cafe
Oh, we are so not done! Don’t miss out on Corner Tree Cafe’s yummy offerings. While this restaurant doesn’t feature a purely plant-based menu, you can ask them to make your order vegan! If this doesn’t make you say wow, we don’t know what will. They have tasty starters like Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Mayo, Spinach Feta Croquettes etc, then you can move on to amazing mains namely Thai Veg Curry, Buddha Bowl and more. They also have vegan burgers, soups, salads, desserts, drinks, and even a menu for kids!
Philippines, your journey to eating healthier starts now! Order your keto, low-carb, vegan, and plant-based meals on foodpanda: www.foodpanda.ph
By Mia Carisse Barrientos | Senior Content Creator