We’re halfway through November, which means 2019 is almost done. Soon it will be Christmas and shortly after, New Year—and we know how dreadful listing down New Year’s resolutions can be. Especially if they involve a healthy lifestyle change, like eating nothing but good and hearty vegan food. But how can you turn away from good old Lechon or some Christmas Ham? Luckily, one of the busiest cities in the Metro also boasts a few of the best spots for vegan restaurants. We’re talking about the heart of Metro Manila—Makati City.
If there are two things Makati is known for, it’s for their ever-bright Christmas decorations during the holiday season and their ever-busy streets. But what some people might not know is that Makati is one of the 10 most vegan-friendly cities in Asia as recognized by PETA.
That’s right! Burgers are out and meat no longer goes with meetings. Vegan is the latest innovation so chop-chop! Check out these vegetarian restaurants:
If you’re considering going green but are afraid of letting go of the meaty life then no worries! Green Bar’s got you covered.
This restaurant proves that alternatives are just as tasty. They have Cheese Sticks, Wings, Donuts and Nachos made up of vegetables that taste like your good old meat-loving ingredients or even better! At the end of the day, you’ll still feel the same comfort every junk food has ever given you.
If you’re a Greenbelt moviegoer, you’ve probably heard of Falafel Yo and have treated yourselves to this Middle Eastern treat while catching up on the latest flicks in the cinema.
But just in case you haven’t had the chance to experience it for yourself, a falafel is an amazing alternative to burgers. Some might even consider this more heavenly as everything inside is deep-fried—and we all know everyone loves crispy!
The best part is you can order a smaller serving, called Falafelito, in case you’d want to give it a taste test before going for the main thing. Once you’re ready, time to go for the real one and enjoy each savory serving.
This restaurant literally celebrates and promotes living life to the fullest by eating anything you want but guilt-free. LIVE LIFE! is a healthy fast food restaurant that turned every meal into a vegan dish while not removing the meaty satisfaction that we all know and love.
What’s also astonishing is that they also created new looks for some well-loved Filipino desserts—namely, Halo-halo, Turon and Mango Rice. Using almond milk and other alternatives, they recreated all that is sweet and familiar. This restaurant is certainly one of those unique places where you get to nab local delicacies with a vegan-twist.
That sums up our list. I’m sure your stomach must be rumbling from the promise of all those delicious servings. Have you decided which one you want to try first?
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Ri Ranjo | Contributing Editor
Ri is an online content creator whose works have been featured on Clozette, Elska Magazine, Blued Studio, and similar publications. He runs a personal page, a YouTube account, and an Instagram profile while traveling and working out in hopes of skyrocketing his digital career.