The Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio, is primarily known for its Panagbenga Festival or the Flower Festival. But another thing it is known for is the range and variety of food that it can offer you.
Lies hidden and unknown to people outside of Baguio are places you should really visit in Baguio. Or if you are a frequent tourist of Baguio and looking for other places to discover then this article is for you.
We already know that Baguio City has a wide range of choices for beautiful sceneries but what about the food and delicacies it offers? Have you tried the old and new cuisine that it could offer?
In this article, we’ll give you a list of some of the not well-known but really worth it places that you should go to when in Baguio.
1. BLAQK Bite Street Bistro
BLAQK is a fusion of Mexican Italian Cuisine. You can have their savory Seafood Arrabiata, unique Pizza Negra, or their activated Charcoal Burger. That is only a teaser of their wide range of food that you can indulge yourself into.
If you are going to visit BLAQK there is one thing you must try at all cost, and that is their Seafood Bucket. This is one of their bestsellers, seriously a must try and one food that you will not regret trying.
You can visit BLAQK Bite Street Bistro at 163 Lower Bonifacio Street, 2nd floor Perez Building, Baguio City. Their store availability is from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., Monday to Sunday.
Chaya is a modern yet authentic take of Japanese cuisine. They have a range of purely Japanese menu that is enhanced by modern preparation and the homey ambiance and vibe of their place. You can even sit on the sofa while you enjoy your pure matcha ice cream tower. It is a must-visit if you want to try authentic Japanese cuisine with a twist.
Visit CHAYA at 72 Legarda Road, Baguio City. They are available from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. every day.
3. G1 Lodge
One of the latest establishments to grace Baguio City is G1 Lodge Hotel. It is supposed to be a product of art inspired by Cordillera, and the modernity of the city. It has an exquisite design showing the beauty of the landscape of Cordillera and the finesse of a classy modern hotel cafe.
But enough about the design and artistry of the place, let us talk about the food. They offer seriously well-curated and prepared food. The way it was prepared screams luxury and class.
If you want one of their best we suggest you try their Fried Halo-Halo. It is simply scrumptious and delicious.
Try their place and food at 2 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
4. Hungry Project
Hungry Project is really what it says. It feeds the peeps with big stomach. They will offer you smoking plates of freshly grilled baby back ribs, grilled steaks, and grilled chickens. What makes their food one of the best is their to-die-for sauce and the way they cook their meat. It just melts in your mouth!
Hungry Project is located at 363 Legarda Road, Baguio City. You can dine in during any time of the day for they are 24 hours open.
#5 La Casa Bianca Hotel|Spa|Cafe
La Casa Bianca can be found along Leonard Wood Road just across the White Haunted Mansion. Despite the scary counter-part, La Casa Bianca is a romantic and relaxing place to get your food and relaxation.
It offers you a homey restaurant feeling for its main dining hall, and if you are feeling one with nature you can dine in the garden mini gazebos. They offer a mix of the western and local cuisine for food and they will surely satisfy your palate.
If you are a traveler they can also accommodate you within their rustic rooms. Then you can relax at their spas.
This is one relaxing area you should not miss when you visit Baguio. Visit them at 13 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
#6 La Parilla
La Parilla is another garden cafe that offers you a variety of tasty Filipino delicacy. You can eat their modern Filipino dishes while relaxing in their garden setting diner surrounded by bushes of plants.
You can view the cars passing by below and have an overview of the city while sipping your coffee or any blend of drinks.
You can even talk and eat beside the bonfire when the sun goes down.
Experience their garden cafe at 68 Kisad Road, Baguio City from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
#7 Pet’s Bulaluhan, Baguio City
If you are craving for a Bulalo, Sisig, or just a mix of ‘laman-loob’ then this is your place. And it is 24 hours too!
This is the go-to eating place of those who work in call centers and those who have late nights at the bar wanting some hot soup to calm their nerves.
But you have to wait in line to get to eat there. It is an eatery in a very small alcove so you have to be patient and lots of people are willing to wait in line just to grab a bite of their one of kind meals.
Pet’s Bulaluhan is located at Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City. It is situated right at the heart of the bus terminal where you surely cannot miss it. They are also open 24 hours every day.
Plakafé is an art cafe that is so well designed and provides a calming mood to its visitors. While waiting for your food you can look around and take a picture of the art installation around the place.
Then once you choose where to sit you will be served with the reinvented Filipino dishes that are made and sound to look so classy and modern.
You can visit Plakafe at 45 North Drive St. (behind NBI), Engrs. Hill, Baguio City from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
If you are looking for something to bring home that is kind of different from the staple Ube-Halaya by Good Sheperd and the usual combination of delicacies then Ongkoleyt is the place to go.
This is one food spot you surely cannot miss. It offers a variety of imported and limited-time offer chocolates and candies. Their collections will surely satisfy all chocolate lovers and satisfy those looking for novelty items or gifts!
Buy your pasalubongs at 100 Lower General Luna Road, Baguio City. They are open every day from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
#10 Rose Cafe
This one is really unusual because it might be situated in the town but it is a place you will not think about having very good food to offer. It does not even look like an eatery. But here is the catch, it might look like that but you have to wait in line to get to eat there.
Their ‘Pansit’ and ‘Mami’ are really worth the wait and the long line. But you have to eat fast because there are lots of people waiting to dig in their special ‘Pansit’.
For just 100 pesos you can have the locally famous Rose Cafe’s Pansit.
So there you go, there are much more food spots to know in the little town of Baguio so you might want to watch out for part two, if there will be. Nevertheless, you can go to Baguio yourself and look at the little nooks and cranny to discover little hidden treasures like these places.