Stuck at home and getting tired of the usual lutong bahay options? Just because you can’t go out, it doesn’t mean you can’t satisfy your food cravings!
Rediscover forgotten neighborhood favorites and maybe even find a few new hidden gems in different areas in the metro — starting with Maginhawa (and other spots close by)! These restaurants all offer curbside pick-up and delivery — which means you can enjoy their food while staying safe at home!
Milk Tea, Desserts, and Snacks
Moonleaf Tea Shop
One of the first major milk tea chains in the country, Moonleaf Tea Shop is an easy pick if you’re craving milk tea, and you want affordable, tasty, and refreshing options.
Macao Imperial Tea
Another popular pick, Macao Imperial Tea is a brand milk tea drinkers all know and love. They often offer 2-for-1 promos, so be on the lookout and get a great deal while satisfying your milk tea wants.
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
Ok, CoCo isn’t exactly located in Maginhawa (with nearby branches in U.P Town Center and Regis, Katipunan) but it’s close enough– and too good to leave off! Even without the lockdown, skipping their infamous long lines by having your order delivered straight to your doorstep is a move you won’t regret.
Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream
Papa Diddi’s is an ice cream lover’s dream come true. This proudly Filipino brand serves up handcrafted ice cream made from locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you’re craving classic flavors or creative ones, you’ll love every scoop!
Cloud Cakes and Shakes by Kraver’s
While Kraver’s Canteen offers the complete cafe experience, what we really want to talk about are their cloud shakes — they’re basically milkshakes, but more! And with just one sip, you’ll never look at milkshakes the same way again.
Burgers, Pizza, and Other Merienda Spots
A U.P. favorite, Snack Shack is a must-try not just for burger lovers, but for anyone who likes eating (so, everyone). If you’re in the Maginhawa area and you’ve never had one of their amazingly tasty, incredibly-filling, and super-affordable burgers, then you definitely need to fix that ASAP!
Check their Facebook for more
Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
If you like pizza, then you already know all about Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza. But what you might not know, however, is that they deliver! That’s right — you can enjoy their top-of-the-line pizzas in the convenience of your own home through their own website delivery or via 3rd party delivery apps like Grab or FoodPanda!
Filipino, Italian, Japanese, and Other Restaurants
A true Maginhawa icon, Provenciano is a classic-meets-modern Filipino restaurant that should be on top of your list if you love homegrown cuisine. Enjoy common dishes like sinigang and adobo, or go for something more adventurous like McArthur’s Rice or the Potchero a la Provenciano!
Check out their Facebook for more
Buen Comer is a Mexican fusion spot and is perhaps the most famous garage restaurant in the Maginhawa area. Known for their Kare-Kare Burrito, Buen Comer’s unique burritos, quesadillas, and wraps make for the perfect takeout or on-the-go meals.
A favorite among Maginhawa regulars, Friuli Trattoria cooks up simple yet sumptuous Italian pizzas, pastas, and more. If you’re craving Italian but want to keep it within a budget, this is where you go!
Soru Izakaya is a Japanese gastropub that serves up modern sushi and cocktails like you’ve never seen before. Their colorful maki and bold flavors bring some deliciously kawaii fun to any meal.
Pino Resto Bar
Pino, a long-time Maginhawa favorite, serves comfort food with twists inspired by flavors from all over the world. Try their Longanisa Topped Nachos or Nori Fish and Chips for a flavorful detour at the dining table.
Check out their Instagram for more
A green spin-off of neighboring Pino, Pipino is one of the most popular vegan and vegetarian spots in Metro Manila. They serve 100% plant-based international comfort food!
Check out their Instagram for more
More Options Near Maginhawa
This home-based gyudon spot seems to have taken Instagram and dining tables by storm– and it’s easy to see why. Kodawari offers incredible gyudon trays fine-tuned for Filipino appetites at affordable prices! Make any meal extra special with Kodawari!
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge is a fine dining, garden restaurant hidden behind Katipunan. They offer a gastronomic fusion of Japanese and French cuisine for those looking for something a little more adventurous than their usual takeout.
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is the ever-loved casual bodega that serves Mexican food with a Filipino twist. Known for their Beef Nachos and addicting sauces, they’ll make any take-home meal a fiesta.
Want to discover even more great food options in your area? Stay tuned, SHOOR’s Neighborhood Food Watch will return!