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10 Vegan & Vegetarian Metro Manila Restaurants Serving A Variety Of Healthy Cuisines For All Cravings

Vegan and vegetarian restaurants

Options for vegan and vegetarian restaurants are still limited in the Philippines, but several spots in the metro play the game really well with the plant-based recipes they serve.

So, whether you’re searching for good food that fits your diet or just looking to eat healthy for Sunday brunch, here’s a list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the metro to bookmark so you never run out of places to go.

– Vegetarian restaurants –

1. Quan Yin Chay Vegetarian – vegetarian Chinese-Filipino food

New Quay Yin Chay Vegetarian
The restaurant has rebranded to Vege Select in recent years
Image credit: @taku_peixe_boi via Instagram

For affordable vegetarian and vegan food, head to Quay Yin Chay Vegetarian or Vege Select in Binondo. Located in the oldest Chinatown in the world, this turo-turo (cafeteria) serves Chinoy-style plant-based fare.

A cup of rice and 3 dishes only costs P120 (~USD2.03), but you can also get a la carte orders. Plus, diners get a free pot of tea to prepare their stomach for the meal.

Vegan restaurants - Quay Yin Chay
Cua pao
Image credit: @one_valenzuela via Instagram

This vegetarian restaurant serves a wide variety of food, but we recommend that you try their veggie sisig, veggie bbq, eggplant in sour sauce, and vegetarian cua pao (filled steamed buns).

You can also buy uncooked meat substitutes and other vegetarian groceries from the store so you can cook your own healthy meals at home.

Address: 739 Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
6am-9pm, Daily
(02) 243 3356

New Quay Yin Chay Vegetarian’s Facebook

2. Wabi Sabi Noodle House – vegetarian Japanese dishes

Wabi Sabi
A traditional ramen house vibe
Image credit: Sherdon Go via Google Maps

One of the most unique vegetarian restaurants in Metro Manila servers amazing Japanese food without breaking the bank – right here at Wabi Sabi Noodle House.

Vegan restaurants - Wabi Sabi
Vegetarian ramen

Image credit: Wabi Sabi Noodle House Tomas Morato via Google Maps

Among the Japanese dishes they serve are a variety of ramen (from P200, ~USD3.38) made with veggie broth.If you want a different flavor and thickness to your noodles, you can also get soba. You can have these with vegetarian sides such as veggie unagi made with tofu.

For a cherry on top of their affordable Japanese vegetarian dishes, the restaurant has the ambiance of a traditional Japanese ramen house.

Address: Pos Building, Scout Madriñan Street, Barangay 305, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
12pm-9pm, Daily
0949 993 4240 | Wabi Sabi’s website

Wabi Sabi Noodle House’s Facebook | Instagram

3. The Vegetarian Kitchen – plant-based bento delivery

The Vegetarian Kitchen
Satay with couscous pineapple rice
Image credit: @thevegetariankitchen via Instagram

Have home-cooked vegetarian and vegan dishes delivered to your home from The Vegetarian Kitchen.

They make plant-based bentos (from P390, ~USD6.60) in a variety of cuisines. Some of their dishes are tofu tonkatsu, satay barbecue, japchae (a Korean glass noodle dish), and Korean fried mock chicken.

Vegan restaurants - The Vegetarian Kitchen
Japanese curry tofu tonkatsu
Image credit: @thevegetariankitchen via Instagram

They also offer party trays, so you can conveniently serve guests or bring delicious vegetarian and vegan food to potluck dinners.

The restaurant is only offering their food for curbside pickup and delivery for the time being, as their store is under renovation.

Address: 62 B, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Barangay Paligsahan, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 11am-5.30pm (Closed Mondays)
Contact: (02) 8819 9438

The Vegetarian Kitchen’s Facebook | Instagram

4. Corner Tree Cafe – vegetarian and vegan food from a wide variety of cuisines

Vegan restaurants - Corner Tree Cafe
Tofu teriyaki bowl
Image credit: @_iamkathi via Instagram

Corner Tree Cafe serves plant-based food from a wide variety of cuisines, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European.

If you’re worried about getting overwhelmed by their menu, we recommend getting their spinach feta croquettes (from P220, ~USD3.72), tofu teriyaki bowl (P340, ~USD5.75), and veg bibimbap (P410, ~USD6.94).

Corner Tree Cafe
Arroz a la Cubana
Image credit: @allidoiseatandeat via Instagram

They also have vegetarian and vegan kids’ meals, ideal for when kids are tagging along to your brunch with friends.

The restaurant has 2 branches in Makati – one in Bel-Air and one in Powerplant Mall.

Bel-Air branch
150 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0906 558 6177

Powerplant Mall branch
3rd floor (New Wing), Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm | Fri 11am-10pm | Sat 10am-10pm | Sun 10am-9pm
Contact: 0977 243 3487 | 0906 530 9721

Corner Tree Cafe’s website | Facebook | Instagram

5. El Chupacabra – Mexican-American restaurant with a vegan menu

vegetarian vegan restaurants - el chupacabra, taqueria chupacabra
El Chupacabra at SM North EDSA (branch)
Image credit: El Chupacabra via Facebook 

El Chupacabra is another restaurant worth checking out if you’re a fan of Mexican-American dishes. And with the multiple branches set up within the metro, this restaurant is easily accessible for vegans and vegetarians.

el chupacabra - vegan menu
Image credit: El Chupacabra via Facebook

While the restaurant serves non-vegetarian and non-vegan dishes, they offer a separated vegan menu to suit your preferences. You can try out anything from plant-based quesadillas, burritos, and tacos to vegan enchiladas, fajitas, and chili.

Address: 5782 Felipe Street, Ground Floor JVR Building, Poblacion, Makati City
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: (02) 7729 3358 | 0995 095 7202

El Chupacabra’s Facebook | Instagram

– Vegan restaurants –

6. Cosmic – vegan Filipino comfort food

Cosmic Poblacion-2
Cosmic Poblacion
Image credit: Cosmic Poblacion, Makati – A Vegan Restaurant & Cafe

Cosmic is a full-fledged vegan restaurant that serves mouthwatering, vegan versions of well-loved Filipino comfort dishes.

Vegan restaurants - Cosmic
Vegan sisig
Image credit: @cosmicphilippines via Instagram

Their menu includes kare-kare (peanut stew) with mock pork bagnet (deep fried mock pork) (P250, ~USD4.23) and vegan sisig (sour-spicy stir-fry) (P250, ~USD4.23). For dessert, they even have decadent vegan cakes.

This vegan restaurant has branches in Poblacion, Makati and Kapitolyo, Quezon City. But if you don’t have time to dine out often, they also offer vegan meal plans with delivery.

Poblacion branch
Address:  G/F 4980, P. Guanzon Street, Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu 11am-4pm | Fri-Sun 11am-8pm (Closed Tuesdays)
0915 365 8758

Kapitolyo branch
Address: 7 San Rafael Street, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Thu 11am-5pm | Fri-Sun 11am-8pm (Closed Mondays)
0968 693 1344

Cosmic’s Facebook | Instagram

7. iVegan – serves 100% vegan international dishes

Vegan restaurants - iVegan
Vegan bibimbap
Image credit: @iveganrestaurant via Instagram

iVegan is an inconspicuous vegan dining spot inside a building within the Makati central business district, making it the ideal lunch spot for vegans who work in the area.

This fully vegan restaurant serves international cuisine, including Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Italian.

Portobello steak with kimchi fried rice
Image credit: @medstruefaith via Instagram

While you might be tempted to order everything from their menu, we suggest that you try some of their highly recommended dishes, such as gyoza made with shiitake mushrooms (P290, ~USD4.91), bibimbap made with ground tofu bulgogi (P420, ~USD7.11), and portobello steak (P490, ~USD8.29).

Address: LPL Tower, 112 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0917 104 0490 | iVegan’s website

iVegan’s Facebook | Instagram

8. Pipino Veg – creative takes on Filipino vegan food

Vegan restaurants - Pipino veg
Pinakbet risotto
Image credit: @pinorestoph via Instagram

Many vegan restaurants in Metro Manila cater to the Filipino palate, but few of them do it like Pipino Veg. It elevates Filipino vegan food by putting unique twists on them.

You’ll see their creativity in dishes such as pinakbet (stewed vegetables) risotto (P195, ~USD3.30), brown rice arroz caldo (rice porridge) with mushroom and tofu (P195, ~USD3.30), and chop suey served with cauliflower rice (P265, ~USD4.48).

Pipino Veg
Vegan halo-halo

Image credit: @pinorestoph via Instagram

They pay attention to detail and use healthier rice and pasta options, including zucchini and squash noodles.

For dessert, they even veganized Filipino favorites such as halo-halo and leche flan, so you can enjoy these while sticking to your diet.

Address: 39 Malingap Street, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
10am-10pm, Daily
0915 230 1649

Pipino Veg’s Facebook | Instagram

9. Green Bar – vegan pastries in classic and fun flavors

Green Bar
Lemon meringue pie
Image credit: @greenbar_cafe via Instagram

For vegans with a sweet tooth, check out Green Bar in Makati. They sell vegan cupcakes, pies, doughnuts, danishes, and more, so you won’t need cheat days to enjoy these treats.

Vegan restaurants - Green Bar
Vegan doughnuts, brownies, and cookies
Image credit: @sincerely.danna via Instagram

Their doughnuts (from P80, ~USD1.35) come in classic flavors such as Boston cream, Bavarian cream, and fun, creative flavors, including chocolate-covered churro, and bukayo (sweetened coconut strips).

A bar and restaurant, they also serve vegan brunch items, including French toast, breakfast burritos, and breakfast banh mi.

Address: Greenbelt Radisson Building, 106 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 8am-10pm | Fri-Sat 8am-11pm
0917 808 2506 | Green Bar’s website

Green Bar’s Facebook | Instagram

10. WILD – all-vegan food truck

vegetarian vegan restaurants - WILD plant based cafe bar
Image credit: WILD Plant Based Café Bar via Facebook 

For vegans looking for some good old-fashioned fast food, head to the WILD food truck located in Taguig. You can try out any of their sandwiches, burgers, dessert, signature coffee, and even cocktails.

WILD plant based cafe bar - burgers, waffles, ice cream
Image adapted from: WILD Plant Based Café Bar, WILD Plant Based Café Bar via Facebook 

Aside from being affordable, their cheese burgers (from P295, ~USD5.28) can pack a punch with the protein, so it can leave your stomach filled until the next meal. It’s recommended to pair the burger with their mushroom fritters (P175, ~USD3.13) and refreshing iced tea cooler (P150, ~USD2.69) for the perfect meal.

Feel free to try their Soft Serve Espresso (P195, ~USD3.49) too, a sweet treat with an added caffeine boost.

This way, you can enjoy eating fast food and remain guilt-free.

Address: WILD Plant Based Cafe Bar, Ground Floor, Uptown Parade,  9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-12am | Fri-Sat 10am-2am
Contact: 0945 650 9178 | WILD’s website

WILD’s Facebook | Instagram

Metro Manila vegan and vegetarian restaurants

These vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Metro Manila prove that plants, too, can make great vessels for flavor.

We hope to see more of these dining spots across the country in the near future, so plant-based food can be accessible to more Filipinos!

Also, check out Odd Cafe in Makati, Baguio restaurants for casual and fine dining, and local brands to try. For more finds like this, head to The Smart Local Philippines.

Cover image adapted from: @one_valenzuela, @pinorestoph, @sincerely.danna via Instagram

Article originally published by Kim Shelly Tan on September 2022. Last updated by Jaya Fanoga on January 2024.