Philippines: Plants, Smiles, Art, & Tagalog


Oh, you think the Philippines isn't full of plant-based treats? Well, we can assure you, the vegan movement is alive, kicking, and delicious all over the Philippines.

Here's where you need to go when visiting the home of some of the most friendly people in the world. Scroll, scroll, scroll down and Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


Filipino Sinigang, Sour & Savoury Tamarind Soup at

Balay Dako, Tagaytay

Filipino Kare Kare, Stew with a Rich, Thick Peanut Sauce at

Corner Tree Cafe, Makati 

Traditional Filipino Food Veganized, Longganisa, Tocino, Corned Beef at

The Good Choices, Makati

Sandwiches, Coffee, Burritos at

Kismet Cafe, Makati 

Lasagna at

Le Voyage, Coron 

Traditional Filipino Veganized at

Cosmic, Makati

More Vegan Sinagang at

Corner Tree Cafe, Makati 

Vegan Grilled Cheese at

In a Nutshell, Makati

Assorted Tempura at 

Cosmic, Makati 

Sandwiches & Vegetable Soups at

Corner Tree Cafe, Makati

Soy Longganisa Burrito, Rice Plate at

Prosporo, Century City Mall, Makati

Pancakes at

Kismet Cafe, Makati

Spaghetti aglio e olio, (Spaghetti in Garlic & Oil) at

Amorita Resort, Bohol

More Spaghetti aglio e olio at

Le Voyage, Coron 

Filipino Taho, Fresh Soft/Silken Tofu, Arnibal, and Sago Pearl at

Street Vendors, All Over the Philippines 

Japanese Dessert at

Wabi-Sabi Noodle House in Makati Cinema Square


Traditional Filipino Veganized at 

8 Tables Future Food, Quezon City



An earth friendly, vegan market in the Manila area? Yeah. You heard that right. Locals told us about this gem, which is a market that housed local, artisan products, and then slowly became a vegan mecca for food. Held every Sunday from 11Am-8PM in Mandala Park, check out this market unless Legazpi Market is closer to you. This market is a lot smaller so if you want variety head to Makati. More on that market below.


We love zines, handmade goods, vintage things, do you love them too?

Make a stop in Cubao Expo, Quezon City and visit the hip shops you'd normally make a stop at. Vintage clothing, home decor, unique zines, Cubao has it all. 

Zines, Art, Pins, & our 100 page Japan Photobook at

Studio Soup Library, Cubao Expo

Vintage Accessories & Home Decor at

Uvla Store, Cubao Expo

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Vintage eyeglasses . #uvlastore #cubaoexpo

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While you're in Cubao, visit the homie at The Twelfth House, always good vibes, and locally produced menswear is housed in this clean open space where we've hosted multiple art shows.

Our last show featured our art collective Bloody Gums, as well as Filipino and Filipinx artists from around the world. 


The Legazpi Market: A Sunday market to make your locally produced needs and desires happy, happy. It's a Sunday market in the heart of Makati where you can get your fill of food, pastries, art, native products. There are over 100 vendors some small, some big, but we had such a great time meeting vendors and buying eco products that we have to say again, if you're in the Manila area on a Sunday this is a stop you need to take. 


A vegan grocery store?! We wish we could teleport back to this very special store that features items like vegan polverone, jackfruit sardines, mushroom adobo, honestly the list of exciting things they carry goes on and on. The owners of this market are sweet, caring couple that are so happy to make veganism more accessible to those in the Manila area. They even go as far as to deliver grocery items, which is super legit. When you walk up to the front of the location don't be alarmed, they aren't closed. You just have to ring the buzzer. Go here if you're looking for treats to take back home as gifts, we promise you're vegan friends will be so thankful.



Take a bamboo bike out on a tour in one of the oldest parts of Manila. Bambike is located in Intramuros and they have tours on a daily basis a few times a day. We had a great time learning about the Philippines with our very informative tour guide. We love what Bambike is up to in Manila and we were really excited to ride out in style on a beautiful bamboo bike. 

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Bamboo. Bamboo. A bike made of bamboo. Who woulda thought? 🎋 We met @bambike’s founder casually in the #Philippines and loved what his business was about. Making bikes of sustainable, natural materials, and supporting fair labor jobs with benefits in Gawad Kalinga is 100% a social enterprise we can get down with. 🇵🇭 So on our second trip back to #Manila we stopped by #Intramuros and took this pretty thing out for a ride. Safe to say we love this bamboo bike, can’t wait to become official ambassadors by bringing this bike back to #LA. Soon. Very soon. 🚲 Also, image featuring a backpack by @officialsiklopilipinas made ethically entirely of recycled tire inner-tubes and coming soon to

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Moving on... 


Salamat: thank you
Kamusta: how are you?
Magandang umaga: good morning
Masarap: delicious
Serbesa: beer
Banyo: bathroom
Ritrato: photo
Mahal Kita: I love you


First things first, Tanduay Rum is vegan friendly. Once you're on your trip, you'll appreciate this mention.

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Sippin' on some rum 💥 #BoholStyle #AllDayVegan

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Second, look for this brand when purchasing soy milk. Recognizing the packaging will make it easier for you to spot it out in a crowded market. 

Enjoy your travels!
with love,
Elizabeth & Chris


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